highlights, keratin treatments and Brazilian blow dries, all in the
pursuit of sleek locks that never seem to materialise - you might want
to address the small print on your shampoo.
In a bid to aid us
in the never-ending battle against frizz, colour fade and split ends,
haircare has rapidly become one of the fastest growing areas of the
beauty industry. Previously thought to be caused by environmental
pollution and heat damage, it came as a shock when 18 months ago
scientists discovered it's actually household chemical sulphate at the
eye of the storm.
Sulphates are essentially heavy duty cleaning
chemicals, found in toothpaste and body cleansers which are responsible
for providing that rich lather your experience in the shower. The two
main kinds of sulphate found in shampoo are Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). Meticulous in their effort to clean
and remove stains they strip your expensive colour, weaken delicate hair
follicles and cause uncontrollable frizz.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is at the root of the problem, the haircare market
has blown up with an abundance of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate-free shampoos
each packed with organic alternatives to harsh chemicals. We've scoured
the chemist and salon shelves for the best ones to suit each and every
hair type, because after all those painstaking hours spent in the chair
you deserve to shine...
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