Monday, May 17, 2010

Did You Know???

Most of the shampoos out on the market contain harsh sulfates that can strip your hair, causing it to become dry and eventually leading to breakage. How do you know if your shampoo contains harsh sulfates? Look at it's ingredients...harsh sulfates include:

  • Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
  • Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
  • TEA Laureth Sulfate
  • TEA Lauryl Sulfate
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Shampoos with the above ingredients should be used for clarifying only. It's recommended that you clarify once a month. This will allow your hair treatments to penetrate your hair more effectively. Are there any gentle sulfates that will not damage your hair? YES! These include:

  • Polyoxethylene Fatty Alcohols
  • PEG 80
  • Sorbitan Laurate
  • Decyl Polyglucose
  • Cocamidoprpyl Betaine
  • Sodium Myreth Sulfate
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
So, the next time you shampoo and wonder why your hair feels so stripped and dry....take a look at it's ingredients to see why :-)