Saturday, November 16, 2013

Should I use Sulfate Free Shampoo?

Sulfates are used in body products for its lathering abilities. Sulfates have been known to cause irritation to those folks who have susceptible skin, such as those with eczema. If you suffer with this problem, you might want to try a shampoo which doesn't contain any sulfates. But, be aware that some hair conditioners and shower gels also contain sulfates. Here is a listing of the types of sulfates that are used in bath and body products, I've listed them in order of irritation. The first in this list is the most irritant and the last is the least irritant. Ammonia Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, TEA Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Myreth Sulfate. Sulfates have the ability to strip away your hair and body’s natural oils, causing over drying. Even people with the problem of very oily hair may wish to refrain from using sulfates. Reason is, yes the sulfate will indeed remove the oiliness, but, the over drying stimulates the scalp to produce even more oil. Requiring more frequent shampooing. This becomes an endless cycle of trying to maintain a balance. Individuals that might want to refrain from the use of sulfates are: Folks that are bothered with dandruff. Sulfates will exacerbate dandruff. Folks with chemical or color treated hair. Sulfates are known to strip and fade the color. African Americans. African Americans naturally have dryer and more brittle hair and may find the use of sulfate free hair products more beneficial. So, the choice is yours, use sulfates or sulfate free. What are your thoughts? Let us know your experiences with bath and body product with or without the use of sulfates. Thanks for reading, Barry Mountain Crafted | It Just Makes Good Scents!

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