Oh I do enjoy a good lathering when I wash my hair. Scrunching my fingers into my follicles and massaging away as the bubbly foam expands with it. It all feels so relaxing, almost heavenly. However, there is something ‘rather devilish’ working to create such an experience. Certain chemicals are used to make these blissful bubbles that we all know to expect, and these chemicals are what separates the Superstar SLS and Paraben free shampoos from the harmful shampoos that a lot of us use.
Have you ever found yourself reading the ingredients of your shampoos? I have, I needed some reading material in the tub ?, anyways you would notice one of the main ingredients will be either: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), or Ammonium Laurel Sulfate (ALS) but trust me, these chemical nasties are not what you want on your skin!
SLS, SLES, or ALS are pretty much the main ingredient in most shampoos
Those science folk have found out in research trials that these sulfates are all “moderate hazards” when it comes to your health! That includes both in and out of your body. 16,000 studies saw that these chemicals can irritate your skin and eyes, cause toxicity on many levels inside the body, and in worse case scenarios, possible mutations and even cancer.
Okay breathe. That is a lot to take in, and it’s rather shocking too. Even I had my mouth agape when I looked it up. This is why I think it’s important to share with you the answer; one that delivers you with beautiful hair, and no risks to your health.
Throughout my hunting for SLS and paraben free shampoos, I found some gems such as:
- L’Oréal Paris’ “EverPure” range – priced friendly with a range to suit your hair needs and still foam impressively
- Australian Organics – plant based hair care with essential oils, free of nasties and not tested on animals
- OGX (Organix) – wide range of organic products that are sulfate and paraben free
My current favourite is OGX (Organix) with their super wide range of luxury products for all types of hair care. The packaging is pretty too, as are the sweet smells; they are salon-inspired and suitable for all hair types!
My OGX coconut milk set (my fave so far from the range)
Just browsing the OGX website is rather alluring. The shampoo itself appeals to my girly needs, with its fancy fragrance, and its delivery of gorgeous glossy locks, plus it meets my “and it’s good for me!” rule too. A win-win by all accounts!
So, what are you waiting for? Jump on the ‘healthy-hair-inside-and-out’ band wagon, and start experiencing the differences these products make to your hair, health and life.
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- Image 1 posted by Sacha Kurucz courtesy of Sherrie Marie, as seen here
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