Unless you’ve been living in a beauty-free bubble, chances are you’ve heard the term ‘sulphate’ or ‘sulphate-free’ . If you’re uncertain about what these products are we have a simple explanation for you and list of our favourite sulphate – free products you need to try
In the beauty world, sulphate is the thing that gets your product to foam so that you can lather up to your heart’s content. While it is found in a range of beauty products, it is most common and spoken about in shampoos… and conditioners too. Most people feel that if their shampoo doesn’t foam, they can’t adequately clean their hair, and while we get where they’re coming from, they aren’t quite correct.
Sulphate-free products are equally good at cleaning, and they might be kinder to your skin and hair. While sulphate isn’t exactly harmful, it can strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving you with dry, brittle hair – which nobody wants. And if you have sensitive skin, sulphates can cause more redness and irritation, and dry out your skin further.
If you suffer from skin sensitivity, itchy scalp, brittle hair, dry and flakey skin or just general irritation, you may want to check out these sulphate-free product:
Hask Monoi Oil Nourishing Shampoo, R149
Nourish your hair while you wash it and give it the moisture boost it so desperately needs. If your hair is dry or has been colour treated, you’ll want to give this SLS-free shampoo a try.
Palmer’s Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Protein Pack, R29,99
Everyone should use a mask on their hair, and a mask that is deep conditioning, filled with protein and coconut oil is a complete win all ‘round. Your hair will thank you by looking all kinds of fabulous!
Hask Greek Yoghurt Pomegranate & Cranberry Shampoo and Conditioner,R179,99 each
If Greek yoghurt is good for you to eat, it surely should be good for your hair, right? This dynamic duo will feed and nourish your hair and repair damaged locks, and since it’s free from sulphates, gluten, parabens and is not tested on animals, we say it’s a win for everyone.
The Victorian Garden, Jasmine & Lotus Flower herbal shampoo, R150
Want to feel like you’re on an exotic trip in India – without any scalp irritation or dry, damaged hair? This completely natural shampoo is all kinds of fantastic, and will give you the added benefits of volume and shine… yay!
Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo, R290
This salon brand has been a professional favourite for some time – and it’s easy to see why. Your hair will be stronger and smoother, damage will be a thing of the past, and the lack of sulphates mean you don’t have to worry about any irritation.