Sulfate-Free Shampoo: Why You Should Switch Now

Woman Washing her Hair

So apparently “sulfate free” is the new buzz on the beauty street. If you haven’t been privy to this new trend, start pulling out your shampoo and conditioner bottles. It would be surprising if your products were sulfate free, and if they are, it probably isn’t promoted all over the front of the bottle. The fact is, this is a positive selling point, as sulfates are bad for the hair. Perhaps you’ve wondered what the big deal is about sulfate-free shampoo and cleansing agents. Here is a bit of knowledge.

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Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a relatively inexpensive, yet rather powerful, grease cutting detergent that also aids in the foaming nature of soap. It’s been used in all kinds of soap products, from your shampoo and facial cleansers to heavy degreasing agents used on concrete floors. So, SLS is used to make soap “soapy” and it cuts and removes oil effectively.