Along with the rapid development of the chemical industry, the understanding came that not all synthetic substances are absolutely safe for humans and the surrounding nature. This understanding did not pass by the shampoos. A detailed study and analysis of their composition identified harmful and not entirely safe components. Given the desire of consumers to use safer cosmetics, manufacturers began to produce eco-products. Sulfate-free shampoos have become one of the directions of natural remedies. Let's try to understand how they affect the hair and how to use them correctly.
What is the harm of sulfates and what is it
Sulfates are salts of sulfuric acid. Their main purpose is foaming. Using a shampoo that contains sulfates can cause side effects: scalp irritation, dryness. This shampoo will increase dandruff and sebum production, forcing you to wash your hair more often. Long-term use of these shampoos can cause hair loss. Also sulfates can contain toxic impurities and pollute the environment.
Considering the possible side effects, it is advisable to replace harmful shampoos with safer ones. Many manufacturers have sulfate-free shampoos in their lines. You can choose organic shampoos from the brands NATURA SIBERICA, L'Oreal, Granny Agafia's Recipes, SYOSS, ESTEL and others. Such products have a softer effect on the scalp, do not dry it, do not cause dandruff, and even help to reduce it. They also do not cause allergies, do not disrupt the work of the sebaceous glands, and do not damage hair. At the same time, they are able to protect hair from the harmful effects of external factors, improve their condition and even enhance growth. Sulfate-free shampoos are ideal for baby hair.
How to use organic shampoos
The organic products will most likely need to be refrigerated after opening. Natural detergents produce much less lather, so you will have to rinse your hair twice. First you need to take a little product in your hand, warm it up, apply to wet hair, massage, leave for a few minutes, rinse with hot water. Repeat the procedure. It is possible that persistent styling products will not rinse off well. Then you will have to rinse again.
In general, shampooing with a natural detergent component is not much different from a product containing an artificial detergent component. The frequency of hygiene procedures also depends on the work of the sebaceous glands, on the amount of styling products used, on the degree and intensity of pollution. According to the assurances of the manufacturers of natural shampoos, they can be used daily. They are really safer and softer on the scalp.
But dermatologists still do not recommend washing your hair every day. They recommend washing your hair as it gets dirty. Dry hair is less dirty and can be washed once a week. Normal can be washed twice, and oily two or three times a week. If the need for washing appears more often than once every two days, then this is already a problem and must be solved by a dermatologist. If the reason for frequent washing is the use of a large amount of styling products, then it is better to reduce the amount of styling products, rather than increase the frequency of washing your hair. Despite the fact that sulfate-free shampoos are safer, you should not wash your hair every day.