Do you find your hair looking dull, feeling dry, and a bit damaged? You're confused because you do everything you're supposed to when it comes to your hair. Maybe it's not you, but it's your shampoo. We're here to help understand the importance of switching to sulfate and parabens free shampoo.
What is Sulfate, and Purbeans?
Many people, may ask what exactly is Sulfates, and Parabens? Sulfates are a cleaning agent found in quite a few of our household cleaners. For example, laundry detergents and other household cleaners. Even though Sulfate gives you that great foamy lather that you love, you shouldn't use a product that strips your hair of its natural oils.
Parabens are used as a preservative for your shampoo to have a longer shelf life. So it's great that your shampoo will last longer. So what makes it so bad? According to studies, some Parabens have been linked to estrogen-like effects.
But why should you switch your shampoos?
1. Hair Texture.
If you are a Woman of Color, trying to protect your kinks and coils. Sulfate-Free shampoo isn't the route for you to take. Sulfate can be a little rough on our kinks and curls. Even if you're doing all of the protective styles possible, we must still think of the chemicals we are putting in our hair. Sulfates are known to truly clean and remove oil. When it comes to black women and our hair, we need our natural oil for our hair.
2. You Color Your Hair.
Have you ever wondered, why your hair color is looking dull and faded? It could be your shampoo. When you are dealing with colored hair, you need to give it special care outside of the beauty salon. Look for shampoos that are sulfate free, and also are great at holding moisture to your hair.
3. Sensitive Scalp
If you have recently found yourself, noticing how dry your scalp has become. It may be due to your shampoo. Sulfate is known to cause irritation on your skin and scalp. So if you have found yourself having an irritated scalp. Look into switching your shampoo around, you may find a true difference.
Now some may wonder, how can my shampoo and the environment correlate at all? Well, your shampoo has to go somewhere when you rinse your hair out and it goes straight down the drain. Sulfates are harmful to our groundwater, so it can be harmful to the fish and other aquatic animals. So let's not only protect our hair but let' help and protecting the environment as well.
5. Healthier Hair
If you are someone that has damaged hair, either from overcoloring or from overheat styling. To bring your hair back to a healthier state, it's recommended that you use a milder cleanser for your hair. A sulfate-free product will probably help you nurse your damaged hair back to life.
So as much as we love, a great shampoo that makes our hair smell like an island vacation all year long. We need to make sure, we are picking products that are great for our hair as well.
Love + miracles,