Over the past few years, there has been a steep rise in sulphate-free products in the hair care industry. If you still don’t know what sulphates are and why you need to use shampoos formulated without them, you are not alone. This notorious ingredient found in the most common hair care products could be the reason why your hair looks frizzy and lifeless. Yup, really. If that alone doesn’t convince you to make the switch, here are four reasons that will convince you to hop onto the sulphate-free hair products bandwagon RN.
- 01. Won’t dry out the hair
- 02. Prevents hair colour from fading
- 03. Gentle on the scalp
- 04. Perfect for curly hair
01. Won’t dry out the hair
One of the reasons why sulphates are a villain in every hair story is because they produce a rich lather that easily washes off every bit of dirt, grime and oil. While this may sound perfect in theory, what it actually does is remove all forms of oils from your hair and scalp. Since it cannot distinguish between natural and artificial oils, shampoos with SLS and SLES leave hair frizzy, dry and brittle. The Tresemme Pro Protect Sulphate Free Shampoo and Conditioner combo is infused with Morrocan Argan oil that retains moisture and boosts shine.
02. Prevents hair colour from fading
You know how traditional shampoos fade hair colour sooner than it’s supposed to last? Blame sulphates for it. As explained above, sulphates are harsh cleansers and wash off everything that they come in contact with. Using a sulphate-free shampoo is perfect for anyone with coloured hair. It will not only protect your colour from fading but will also impart shine and softness.
03. Gentle on the scalp
Those with sensitive scalps know how some ingredients can wreak havoc on their scalp by causing irritation, dryness and itchiness. Sulphate is one such ingredient that can aggravate scalp sensitivity. To minimise this problem, it is recommended to use a gentle sulphate-free formula that will cleanse hair and scalp effectively without causing any irritation.
04. Perfect for curly hair
Curly hair lacks moisture, which means sulphates are the worst ingredient for anyone with curls. Since it will dry your hair out, it gets difficult for your curls to retain their coiled, tight pattern. Using a sulphate-free shampoo will transform the appearance of curls by retaining more moisture in the hair.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Oct 13, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.