When sulfate-free shampoo is better for hair? you need a safe formula with benefits for both the scalp and capillary fibers.
Before we look at why we should be using sulfate-free shampoo, let's make sure we know what sulfate actually is...
There are many varieties of this compound, but the ones traditionally used in shampoo and other cosmetic products are sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate and ammonium laureth sulfate. They are otherwise known as anionic surfactants. But why should we ban them from our haircare routine?
Sulfates can weaken the hair & epidermis over time
Sulfates are included in haircare formulations due to their ability to mousse and remove dirt and oils from the hair fiber. Most people can use sulfate shampoos without any dryness or itchiness, but those with a sensitive scalp may want to stear clear of traditional cleansing products, like sulfates, that might prove too harsh for their skin.
Why use sulfate-free shampoo?
So those are two reasons why we should steer clear of sulfates in our shampoo, but what do sulfate-free shampoos offer us?
Sulfate-free shampoo improves moisture retention and natural oil production. Dercos has created two sulfate-free options for sensitive and irritated scalps: one for normal/greasy-looking hair, and another for dry hair. They have been specifically formulated to do more than simply soothe the scalp - they help the skin strengthen and resist against irritation, for long-term comfort, while helping the hair preserve its fiber properties. Moreover, Dercos is safe for coloured hair: protecting the colour and reversing the damage caused by aggressive chemicals found in hair dyes.