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Table Of Content
History and facts Page
All about sulfate free products
The History Of Shampoo
Before shampoo there was the bar soap. People used bar soap to wash their hair in a one shot type of deal. Bar soap however was an irritant to the scalp and really did not do a lot for the look of the hair.
In the 1930's the very first cleaning liquid for the hair was created it was a synthetic blend that frankly was not much better for your hair.
Dr. John Breck is credited with creating a PH balanced shampoo for the hair in 1936 when the popular “Breck Girls” were born as the face of the newly formed hair care company.
By the 1960's and about 1000 improvements later what we think of as shampoo today was born. Shampoo is made up of several different ingredients.
The primary ingredient in any shampoo is water which is also the main ingredient to which surfactants are added as are a full range of other chemicals all meant to get your hair squeaky clean and a promise of a host of other traits you want for your hair.
Since Dr. Breck's inception of what a shampoo should be there has been an entire corner of science dedicated to improving upon shampoo. It is a very precise science that looks at the composition of the hair shaft and the chemical reaction of the hair shaft to specific chemicals.
Long before shampoo made the seen AND before people were scrubbing their heads with bar soap people kept their hair and scalp clean by using essential oils to clean their hair.
One of the major draw backs of course of using oils to clean the hair without a surfactant is that hair was a little bit too greasy back in the day!
For about 40-50 years shampoos were created with a bevvy of chemicals. Until the last decade no one was really paying attention to what those chemicals can do to the body.
There has been some indication that the chemicals in shampoos can have many very serious side effects and consequences.
Today people are moving back toward formulas that are all natural and that depend heavily on essential oils and other things found in nature to get their hair sparkling clean and healthy to avoid exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.
Are You Washing Your Hair Right?
How many times have you seen the “lather, rinse, repeat” instructions on shampoo labels. These directions have even taken on a life of their own.
Is it necessary to lather, rinse and repeat to get your hair clean or is that just a tradition that started because a guy wanted to sell his shampoo.
You guessed it, it is in fact bad advice that is attributed to none other than Dr. Breck himself.
It is not necessary to lather rinse repeat. You can leave the repeat part out. Washing your hair one time is sufficient.
You also should not be washing your hair everyday. Washing your hair everyday is actually very bad for your hair.
You hair needs the natural oils from your scalp to stay shiny and to grow. Washing away the oils from your scalp does not help you hair.
Yes, you need to lather and rinse well but avoid repeating because all you will do is dry your hair out.
Start by wetting your entire head and instead of adding shampoo directly to the scalp (which may be an irritant) make a cup with your hand and squirt the shampoo into your hand.
Shampooing your hair is really an act of washing both the hair and the scalp. You want to start at the top and work your way down and gently massage the scalp as you go.
You do not need a lot of shampoo to get the job done. A quarter size amount is typically good for any length of hair.
There is no need to scrub vigorously. Your scalp can easily become irritated so you do want to be gentle with it.
A gentle massaging motion is sufficient and will revitalize your scalp and actually stimulate hair growth. A gentle massage will also get the blood flowing in your scalp.
One of the key mistakes that many people make is that they do not rinse their hair enough.
Shampoo residue can leave hair looking lack luster. So be sure that you rinse all the shampoo our of your hair.
Always take steps to protect your eyes from shampoo unless it is a formula that is made especially with eye protection in mind.
Children and babies with very fine hair only need a very small amount of shampoo, a dime size amount will suffice for them.
In some cases you can actually just use some shampoo on a wash cloth to wash very fine hair to avoid any scalp irritation.
Shampoo is a very interesting subject when you give it some thought!
What Ingredients To Avoid In Shampoos
Everyone loves the idea of having perfect hairstyles that emulate professional looks that you have when you leave the salon.
The main problem is that many people end up with dry and damaged hair before they know it and your shampoo could be the main culprit.
There are a wide variety of ingredients that are included in traditional shampoo formulas that have been extensively studied and have shown to be damaging to the hair and skin of people that use them.
Below is an informative guide to teach you about the different ingredients that you should be avoiding in your shampoos and the ingredients that you should be looking for.
Ingredients to Avoid
If you’ve done any research into chemicals and compounds that are bad for your hair, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the 3 hair killers:
Commonly known as the ingredients that are responsible for creating the thick bubbly lather in shampoos, sulfates were originally designed for industrial cleansers.
These chemicals are responsible for cutting through grease and grime in order to get rid of all of the oil in your hair.
The main problem is that your hair doesn’t need all of its oil removed, just the excess that is created throughout the day.
The more oil that is removed from your hair, the more oil your body is going to produce to make up for what it doesn’t have which results in heavier and greasier strands than ever before.
There are also harmful byproducts that have been found inside of sulfates, including 1,4-dioxane, which has been linked to kidney and liver damage.
Parabens are typically known to be antifungal and antibacterial agents that help to clean different surfaces, but in an incredibly unhealthy way.
Numerous studies have shown that parabens have been found inside of tumors and can be related to significant changes in hormone functions, particularly in younger girls.
One of the largest concerns that consumers have with parabens is that they are found in almost every type of children’s shampoo because they are such strong preservatives that keep formulas better for longer.
There has been some speculation around whether formaldehyde is one of the main gases that is exuded from parabens after they have been stored for a short period of time.
Phthalates are typically found inside of plastics but they can also be used to create the majority of fragrances that you have in your shampoos.
These ingredients are on a variety of lists in different countries that point directly to carcinogens, the items that are responsible for creating cancer and other ailments.
Other studies have noted phthalates are responsible for disrupting the endocrine functions in young girls and exacerbating the symptoms of asthma in both children and adults.
In fact, California banned the use of phthalates in children’s toys dating back to 2009. The main way to make sure that you don’t fall victim to these harmful components is to read through the ingredients list on your shampoo.
If it simply states “fragrance” there’s a high probability that phthalates are in the formula. Instead, look for labels of essential oils and specific scents that are used to create the fragrance.
Ingredients to Look For
Now that you’re aware of the 3 main things to avoid when you’re shopping for shampoos, it’s important to consider the beneficial components that every formula should have so you can reap the benefits of healthier and moisturized hair.
Raw Plant-Based Ingredients
Opting for 100% organic shampoos is by far your best bet when it comes to making sure that you and your family are protected from the dangers of harmful chemicals.
There are a variety of different brands that have the mission to avoid all unnatural ingredients when creating their formulas.
There are thousands of plants around the world that offer just as many cleansing properties as man-made synthetic chemicals and they smell much better than you could imagine.
Ensure that you read through the ingredients of your shampoo and notice if there are any raw plant-based items included.
One thing that is known about healthier options in terms of shampoos is that the companies don’t spend a lot of time creating extravagant packaging that is only going to damage the environment.
Try to find companies that work with recyclable materials as you can know that their idea of protecting their consumers and the environment is their number 1 priority.
In fact, you could also choose to opt for bar soap designed for your hair instead of liquid shampoos as they have the least amount of packaging imaginable.
If all else fails and if you’re feeling a little creative, consider making your own homemade shampoos at home from a variety of different ingredients including baking soda, olive oil, coconut milk, avocado, and more.
You can get the perfect amount of moisture from items that you would generally buy from the grocery store.
A Look At Sulfate Free Shampoo
You’ve probably heard a thing or two about sulfate free shampoo in the media lately.
People from all walks of life are claiming that sulfate free shampoos are not only more effective at maintaining the health and appearance of your hair, but that they are also better for the planet as a whole.
Do You Need A Sulfate Free Shampoo?
Is a sulfate free shampoo right for you? That’s going to depend very strongly on you. It’s important to consider a number of factors.
It’s important to do the research on these shampoos, and it’s important to understand all of the information associated with these products.
There is a great deal of information associated with these shampoos that should be kept in mind.
From that point, you can decide whether or not these sulfate shampoos are right for you.
Information On Sulfate Free Shampoo Products
While researching the subject of sulfate free shampoos, there are a number of facts that you’re going to come across.
As you begin to learn more and more about these types of shampoos, you will be in a much better position to decide whether or not to pursue one of these products.
When it comes to a sulfate free shampoo product, here is what you need to know:
As you can see, there are legitimate medical reasons that create the demand for a sulfate free shampoo.
Unless you happen to be allergic to any of the ingredients utilized in one of the formulas of these shampoos, it’s a possibility you should definitely consider exploring.
These are some of the basics of sulfate free shampoos, but there are a few more things that you’re going to want to keep in mind.
Additional Information On Sulfate Free Shampoo Products
The above information is really only the beginning of developing a true understanding of sulfate free shampoos.
There are a number of other things that should be taken into consideration:
This should give you a fairly rounded overview of sulfate free shampoos. The benefits of these shampoos are clear.
While some people continue to dispute just how damaging shampoos containing sulfates really are, the fact remains that there are a number of downsides to the shampoos that you are used to buying.
What You Need To Know About Sulfate Allergy
The subject of sulfate allergy is a subject worth taking seriously. There is a great deal of information on the subject.
If you are at all curious as to whether or not you have one of these allergies, you will naturally want to do everything possible to learn more.
Do You Have A Sulfate Allergy?
The background information on the subject of a sulfate allergy is a little on the dense side of things, but it still represents a fairly straightforward body of knowledge.
Whether or not you have it is going to come down to a few key pieces of information. If you do have this type of allergy, your next step will be to learn more about how to manage and treat it.
In addition to this, you are going to want to learn about the ways in which sulfate allergies are different from other types of similar, but nonetheless unalike allergies.
A Look Into Sulfate Allergies
The symptoms of a sulfate allergy can be very mild, to extremely debilitating. This is going to depend on how sensitive you are. One of the biggest problems for those who have this type of allergy is the fact that sulfate is a fairly prolific component.
You can find it in a variety of personal hygiene products, such as shampoos, conditioners, soaps, toothpastes, and even laundry detergent. Those who have this allergy are going to want to look for an ingredient called ammonium laurel sulfate.
You can even find a type of sulfate in multivitamin tablets. Simply put, this is an ingredient that shows up in a lot of different things.
Some speculate that the reason why so many individuals have a sulfate allergy is due to the fact that it’s so commonly used in so many products.
Nonetheless, if you are concerned into whether or not you have this type of allergy, you are going to want to look into some of the symptoms of sulfate allergies.
One of the most popular symptoms by far involves a skin rash marked with lots and lots of itching.
These rashes are capable of lasting for a number of days, and they generally begin upon contact with the product containing sulfate.
The more severe cases of sulfate allergies can include the appearance of hives, with the tissue becoming swollen in short order.
This swelling can even impact your throat, which can naturally lead to a plethora of breathing problems. Conditions such as hepatitis and asthma can even make appearances.
How To Treat A Sulfate Allergy And Other Considerations Dealing with a sulfate allergy comes down to two things:
Treatment involves looking for real ways to treat sulfate allergies. Management involves doing everything possible to avoid a negative reaction.
In terms of treatment, you’ll want to make sure you have the allergy to begin with. This is something you are going to want to do prior to taking any medications.
Once the diagnosis has been established, you can explore your treatment options. If you have a reaction, your first step will be to cease using any products you suspect caused the outbreak to begin with.
Taking vitamin C is a good method for dealing with the more mild cases of an allergic reaction to sulfate.
Quercitin is a natural product with a variety of antioxidants that have been proven highly effective against sulfate allergy symptoms.
While working against the inflamed areas, this product can also help to toughen up your immune system, which can prove to be extremely useful in dealing with an allergy like this.
When it comes to preventing sulfate allergies, the important thing to do is remain calm.
Most people are capable of living with this type of allergy just fine.
Obviously, the biggest preventive measure you can take against this type of allergy is to eliminate any products that contain sulfates from your home.
This may sound like a significant lifestyle change, but it really isn’t. You will find a huge array of physical and online retailers that offer products that are completely free of sulfates.
At the end of the day, the biggest lifestyle change you have to make is that you simply have to become a careful reader of labels.
If your partner has a sulfate allergy, you will want to strongly consider switching to sulfate-free products, as well. This will make things easier for everyone.
Sulfa, sulfite, and even synthesized fragrance products can create similar allergic reactions.
In fact, if you are indeed allergic to sulfates, then there is an excellent chance that you might be allergic to the antibiotic group known as sulfa.
With sulfites, you’re talking about something that is commonly used to help preserve foods for longer periods of time than normal.
These components are different from sulfates, in terms of allergies, but they can still cause problems for someone with a sulfate allergy.
More information: The natural allergy relief guide
Why Are Sulfates Bad For Hair?
If you ask the question of “why are sulfates bad for hair”, you’re going to discover that the answer is quite surprising.
An increasing number of people are beginning to learn the various negative aspects to using hair products that contain sulfates. The more you discover about the question of why are sulfates bad for hair, the more likely you are to begin to wonder about your alternatives.
While these alternatives to shampoos containing sulfate do indeed exist, a little education on the subject is still essential.
What Are Sulfates?
The answer to the question of why are sulfates bad for hair demands a little background first.
Take a quick look at the ingredients list for the shampoo you’re currently using. If you notice that one of those ingredients is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), then that’s where your sulfates are coming from.
These chemicals are quite commonly found in not only shampoos, but in a host of other cleaning/hygiene products, as well (such as toothpastes and soaps).
Why a company would choose to include a chemical that contains sulfates is not a difficult concept to understand.
These chemicals act as a foaming agent, are cheap to include in the products, and are capable of removing that unpleasant-feeling oily buildup in your hair.
There are other reasons as to why sulfates are prevalent in your current shampoo, but those are certainly the main ones.
With all this in mind, you are in a better position to ask yourself why are sulfates bad for hair.
Are Sulfates Bad For Hair?
On the subject of whether or not sulfates are bad for your hair, an increasing amount of information points to the following fact: Sulfates are not good for your hair.
While the severity of this fact can vary from one person to the next, there are a number of reasons as to why sulfates are not good for your hair:
These are some of the reasons why shampoos that contain sulfates are bad for your hair.
Sulfate Free Shampoos
With all of these reasons as to what shampoos containing sulfates can do to your hair, you’re likely going to start to wonder if it’s perhaps time to start looking at alternative shampoo products.
The most important thing to consider with sulfate free shampoos is the fact that the best of them are going to leave your hair feeling softer and cleaner than it ever has before.
Best of all is the way it’s going to do this without causing any particular irritation to your hair.
When it comes to the subject of sulfate free shampoos, it’s important to look for natural ingredients. Organic shampoos can bring a lot of benefits to the table.
Unfortunately, certain alternative shampoos have simply replaced sulfates with other damaging chemicals. As long as you focus your search on sulfate free shampoos that contain natural ingredients, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.
It’s true that sulfate free shampoos are a little costlier, but the benefits are such that you’re probably not going to care.
Examining Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) is considered to be something of an extremely close relative to sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). If either of these chemicals sound very familiar to you, there’s a good reason for that.
Both of these chemicals are quite prevalent in some of the products you use every single day of your life. Both SLS and SLES are a very common ingredient in shampoo.
SLES In Modern Times
In recent years, sodium laureth sulfate, whose origins can be traced back to the fact that it is derived from the coconut, and the fact that the coconut tree was so important in certain cultures, has received a bit of negative attention.
A growing number of people are becoming concerned that SLES is the cause for a number of skin and hair problems.
As more and more people become concerned with the potential negatives of using shampoos and other products containing SLES, it is something that you may want to look into for yourself.
By understanding the basics of SLES, you can better appreciate its good and bad points. While a lot of people, including a number of health experts, will tell you that the negatives of SLES are more significant than its positive points, the final decision on the matter is actually yours to make.
Is Sodium Laureth Sulfate Good Or Bad?
Answering the question of whether or not sodium laureth sulfate is good or bad is not as easy as matter as you might think.
You’re going to need to become familiar with the basics of SLES, and you’re going to want to determine whether or not this knowledge applies to your situation.
As the number of people who have complained about different consequences arising from the use of SLES shampoos increases, there’s a very good chance that you may need to begin exploring alternative shampoo products.
Thankfully, there are alternative shampoo products that you can explore.
But first, let’s take a look at the basics of sodium laureth sulfate:
Alternatives To SLES
All of the above information should be kept in mind, when it comes to the subject of sodium laureth sulfate.
The more you learn about this chemical, the more likely you are to want to explore your alternatives.
Thankfully, there are indeed alternatives that are available to you. SLES free shampoos are becoming more and more popular with consumers.
Using natural ingredients, these organic shampoo alternatives have definitely found a place with those who no longer wish to use SLES-based shampoo products.
These shampoos have also been proven to offer consumers a greenfriendly alternative.
What You Need To Know About Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
Ever heard of sodium lauryl sulfate? If you haven’t, then you’re going to want to learn everything you possibly can about this particular chemical.
This is a chemical, which is also known as SLS, that has been getting a lot of attention from the media, bloggers, health experts, and those who are extremely enthusiastic about organic products.
The more you learn about sodium lauryl sulfate, the more you’re going to discover that it plays a very substantial role in your day-to-day life.
Why Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Matters
To put it simply, you’re generally going to hear about sodium lauryl sulfate as it relates to shampoo and other hygiene products.
Take a look at most popular shampoos from the largest commercial entities that release these products. Chances are, the stuff you’re using in your hair right now contains SLS. In fact, SLS is the reason why your hair gets so foamy in the first place.
A lot of people take for granted the fact that SLS is such a commonplace component to their shampoos and other hygiene products. However, a growing number of people are becoming concerned about what SLS is really capable of doing.
While there are some sodium lauryl sulfate benefits that certainly can’t be denied, there are a number of negative elements to the chemical that are getting more and more attention as time goes on.
Sodium lauryl sulfate matters because of its good and bad points. It may turn out that the bad points are such that you may need to begin searching for alternative products, such as sulfate free shampoos.
For this reason alone, it’s worth learning more about SLS. There are a number of factors concerning SLS that are well worth discovering.
Facts About Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
If you ask someone who has sworn off SLS shampoo products, they’re going to tell you that the negative points of SLS far outweigh the positive points.
While an increasing number of individuals believe this to be true, the ultimate decision in this matter rests with you.
With that thought in mind, here’s a look at everything you really need to know about sodium lauryl sulfate:
While the chemical is indeed inexpensive, and while it can eliminate oily residues, there are some negative components that must be considered.
SLS In Shampoo Products
If you’re beginning to wonder if it might be time to seek alternatives to SLS shampoos, the answer to this question could indeed be in the affirmative.
Sulfate free shampoos are continuing to become more and more popular. Utilizing organic ingredients, sulfate free shampoo is not only better for your hair, but it’s also better for the environment.
All About Alcohol Free Shampoos
As we strive to become more and more health conscious every day, many women and men are calling into question the daily products that they use on their hair.
When it comes to hair care, you may have noticed that an overwhelming amount of hair products either contain alcohol or some other potentially harmful chemical.
When it comes to finding the right products and shampoos for your hair, is alcohol free the right way to go?
Is Alcohol Bad for Hair?
While anything in excess can be dangerous, using hair products with a lot of alcohol on a regular basis can be quite harmful.
When it comes to products with alcohol in them, the less you use, the better your hair will look and feel as alcohol can be incredibly drying and can cancel out any nutritional value that your hair products provide.
So, in a word, yes-- alcohol can be bad for your hair. This is what has driven many people to search for alternative alcohol free shampoo and conditioner. Since it is the shampoos job to clean and the conditioner's job to nourish, adding alcohol into the mix isn't really all that helpful.
People that do use shampoos or conditioners containing alcohol may find that it acts as an irritant to the skin, eyes and sometimes the respiratory system.
When used on the hair excessively, alcohol products can cause hair to look dry, dull, flaky and lifeless.
The drying nature of alcohol is the main reason that many people are moving away from alcohol saturated products and looking for sulfate-free alternatives for their hair and bodies.
Why Use Alcohol at All?
If alcohol can be so harmful in hair products, many people wonder, "why do companies use alcohol based products?".
The main reason for alcohol in items like shampoo, conditioner and hairspray is that it acts as a preservative to keep these items as fresh as possible. Naturally made hair products on the other hand don't last nearly as long and must be properly stored or refrigerated.
Additionally, alcohol can be added to certain products to thicken up the the mixture and to keep them from foaming. If you are a fan of items like hairspray and mousse, alcohol based hair products may be unavoidable.
However, if you use alcohol in other products, it is a good idea to search for alcohol free shampoo to lessen the damage to your hair.
Benefits of Using Alcohol Free Shampoo
Whether you take a break from alcohol based products or you completely make the switch to all natural shampoos and conditioners, you will soon notice a difference in the quality of your hair.
Breaking away from alcohol based products will leave you with shinier and more voluminous hair. You may notice that you don't have as many spit ends as you once did and that its appearance is healthier overall.
Once you start using only alcohol free products, you may notice faster hair growth, thicker hair and a cleaner scalp. The use of alcohols and extra products can often cause an unnecessary build up in the hair and on the scalp itself.
Many of the hair products you use don't need to contain alcohol. These shampoos and conditioners are typically clearly advertised as "alcohol free" or "sulfate free".
Most popular brands have their own line of alcohol free products, so keep an eye out for your favorites.
When cleaning out your cabinet, be on the look out for "alcohol",
"methanol", "alcohol denatured" or "isopropyl" in the list of ingredients. These are the most frequently used alcohols in hair products that are on the shelves these days.
Best Alcohol Free Shampoos
Shopping for alcohol free shampoo doesn't need to be difficult. Here is a quick guide of some of the best alcohol free shampoos around.
#1. Alterna Replenishing Moisture Shampoo
This shampoo is sulfate-free and is great for color treated hair. This shampoo will give you that extra boost of moisture while keeping your color from fading away.
#2. Nexxus Vibrancy Retention Shampoo
This shampoo is created with argon oil, almond oil, and coconut oil to leave your hair revitalized and nourished. With each wash, your hair will stay healthy and moisturized.
#3. Paul Mitchell Wild Ginger Moisturizing Shampoo
This alcohol free shampoo is a hydrating blend of incredible scents and a special moisturizing formula. If you have dry hair or damaged ends, this shampoo is just for you.
#4. Organix Nourishing Shampoo
This shampoo is infused with coconut milk and is the best way to achieve smooth and silky strands with just one wash.
No matter where you are in your hair journey, it's time to get healthy. Purge your cabinets of anything that is too drying and try out an alcohol free shampoo for yourself.
While you may not notice results immediately, you will be doing your hair a world of good.
The Benefits Of Aloe Vera Shampoo
There is no doubt that the aloe vera plant is one of the leading in the health industry when it comes to natural products.
Why wouldn't it be?
The gel alone from inside the plant leaves contain 75 different properties.
There are so many benefits, but specifically, this article is going to cover using aloe vera shampoo instead of regular shampoo. From defending against dandruff, to strengthening hair and lengthening it.
When it comes to hair, we all want beautiful, strong, and above all, healthy hair. And having dandruff is not that. Actually, it is anything but.
Your scalp is itchy and scratchy, and normally you have those annoying flakes. Those flakes are dead skin cells. If you are using a dandruff shampoo that works, great, but if not then you might want to try switching to an Aloe vera shampoo.
The gel located inside the plants leaves contain proteolytic enzymes, which is great for us. These proteolytic enzymes help by exfoliating the scalp, eliminating the itch and urge to scratch.
Not only that, but it breaks down all the dead skin cells (those annoying white flakes) which ultimately makes them disappear. Now how amazing is that?
It is no secret that we all want to fix our dry, damaged hair. Whether it is from consistently blow drying it, to straightening it. Over even curling it and dying it. We all have our own favorite things to do to our hair.
But normal shampoo could also be doing harm as well. Normal shampoo can strip hair of the natural oils it needs to stay healthy. Aloe vera contains an chemical similar to keratin which we all know all know is pretty amazing stuff.
However, aloe vera shampoo is able to penetrate our hair completely, all the way through. This allows the amino acids to do their work! It adds shine and softness to each and every strand.
Not only that, but it also helps control the effects humidity has on our hair. That means no frizz, and tons of moisture. So we can have the beautiful shiny hair models have that we see all throughout magazines.
Now I know a lot of people dye their hair and worry about the color lightening and fading away. There are a lot of products out there specifically promoted just for hair that is color treated. And some really do a great job.
But if your finding it hard to find one for hair then maybe trying an aloe vera shampoo is perfect for you. Like stated before, it contains 75 different properties, some of which are B3, B12, and B-complex.
These specifically help lock in the color all while rejuvenating hair. A great aloe vera shampoo is that by the brand JASON, which is available on big online retailers. It's has great reviews and gets the job done!
So he higher end the product, the more costly it can be. There is no shock there. And if one is able to afford all the high end costs, then good for them. But unfortunately, not everyone is able to do this.
If that's the case, there are still great products out there for us. A few of them are ‘Ole Henriksen Aloe Vera Deep Cleanser’ for about $24.00 which is pretty good.
And despite it saying that it is a cleanser do not get me wrong, it most definitely has more of the characteristics as a shampoo. You even use it exactly the same way. This is available at sephora. Another one which was stated before is by ‘JASON’. It is a moisturizing 84% aloe vera shampoo. This one can be picked up at Target.
Also, for those who are a little more adventurous, we can make our own. Here below is one specific recipe which I actually have tried.
DIY Aloe Vera Shampoo Recipe
There are many different combinations that can be made with the recipe, all by switching out different herbs and essential oils.
For dry hair one could use the herbs burdock, or rosemary. For oily hair you could use mint or lavender. The possibilities are endless.
With everything that's been said, one might think that there possibly is not anything else this one little plant could do.
You, however, will be surprised. There is one more thing on my list of amazing benefits. This is to promote hair growth, as well as hair loss prevention.
The same enzymes that help with dandruff, help with this also. They promote growth and help retain natural moisture. Aloe vera helps rejuvenate the hair follicles and prevents the hair from thinning.
So ladies, if your man has a growing bald spot or thinning hair, try switching out his shampoo.
So there you have it! From repairing dry and damaged hair, to getting rid of dandruff.
From protecting color treated hair and promoting natural hair growth. All in all, switching your everyday regular shampoo to an aloe vera shampoo has multiple benefits.
The possibilities and benefits are endless, all we need to do is find them.
All About Ayurvedic Shampoos
The people of India call the science of life Ayurveda. It is a system where traditional native medicines are remedies for various health diseases.
More common is in the treatment of common diseases like coughs, cold, nausea et al. the Indians are also infamous around the world for their beautiful and natural hair.
This is from the use of Ayurvedic shampoo. For generations, they have mastered the art and science of creating Ayurvedic shampoo with an infusion of natural hair care and treatment herbs.
These Ayurvedic shampoos and other hair care products will give your hair the proper nourishment it needs without any side effects.
It may be out of the hectic schedules of the modern life, but the synthetic hair products give instant shine and bounce but with adverse effects to your hair.
Hair specialists recommend the use of such kind of Ayurvedic hair treatments for natural nourishment as well as care. This is because they are completely safe to use.
You will find many Ayurvedic shampoos in the market and here are some of the top Ayurvedic shampoos on Amazon.
This is an Ayurvedic shampoo for use by both the men as well as the women. It provides hair nourishment and care which works to protect the hair against hair thinning and eventual hair loss.
Reborn Max also awakens and rejuvenates your hair though a greater moisturizing formula to strengthen your hair.
The production of this type of Ayurvedic shampoo uses herbs used by generations for more than 5,000 years to encourage overall hair health.
The best part about this hair product is that you get a 100% lifetime satisfaction guarantee with a 100% cash back guarantee if the results are not entirely satisfactory. You will get your money back. Use of this product will also boost your self-esteem and confidence with full, thick, and healthy hair.
Auromere Ayurvedic Aloe Vera-Neem Shampoo, 16 Fluid Ounce
This Ayurvedic shampoo has a rating of 4.5 stars on Amazon. It is one of the best Ayurvedic shampoos if you are considering a moisturizing shampoo.
It uses the ancient holistic natural science practiced in India, which seeks to bring total harmony to the body, mind, spirit, and life. This highly rated shampoo combined the rich extracts of need, hibiscus flower, and aloe Vera.
Modern science recommends the use of Aloe Vera for hair nourishment for its qualities as a hair tonic, which promotes rich and abundant hair. Need soothes the scalp and the skin while the hibiscus flower extracts nourish the hair’s roots for strength and encourage the maximum growth of your hair.
It is the go to Ayurvedic shampoo for thinning, dry and hair damaged by perms.
Darshana Natural Moisturizing Shampoo
With a rating of five stars, you will not regret this Ayurvedic shampoo. It has a fresh and clean orange fragrance, and it has received favorable customer reviews.
Repeated use of Darshana will result in improved hair moisture and shine giving your hair a full look. It also works to repair, protect, and strengthen your hair with 18 Ayurveda amino acids.
It is recommended for all hair types since it has a stable pH balance of between 4.8 -5.8. Users of this Ayurvedic shampoo are proof that it makes your hair much silkier and softer making it easy to style since it does not leave any residue in the hair after washing.
It lacks the damaging hair elements of synthetic shampoos, which are sulfates, phthalates, silicones, parabens, and artificial fragrances.
Ancient Ayurvedic Herbal Hair Therapy Shampoo- System II
This is another of the Ayurvedic shampoos that have a rating of five stars. It helps to strengthen the hair at the roots preventing and controlling hair loss at the same time nourishing and conditioning the hair and the scalp.
It contains all natural ingredients and nature's powerful anti-DHT ingredients for combating hair loss and thinning.
Continued use of this Ancient Ayurvedic shampoo will encourage the regrowth of hair and more than ten users have attributed it as the reason for the volumes of hair with a natural shine. It is not only for people with natural hair, but it also works for chemically treated hair.
Dhathri Chemparathi Thaali Ayurvedic shampoo
This Ayurvedic shampoo got a rating of 4.5 stars. Customers hail it as the best treatment for hair loss, and it helps to maintain the color of your hair, leaving it thick and healthy after using the shampoo.
This Ayurvedic shampoo uses 100% natural Chemparathi Thaali which is safe for use on a daily basis to enhance the beauty of your hair by cleansing and deeply conditioning.
The result is a natural shine to soft and silky hair that allows air to go through the volumes of your hair and this has a cooling effect to your head.
The list above will give you an idea of what to expect when shopping for Ayurvedic shampoo. A soothing hair accompanies most of these brands of shampoos and scalp oils some that fight dandruff and flakiness of the scalp.
What You Should Know About Sulfate Free Baby Shampoos
It is now well known that cosmetic or beauty products contain sulfates and parabens.
In other words, the various products we use for our personal grooming and hygiene contain chemicals.
Sulfates are used in shampoos, deodorants, lipsticks, lotions, scrubs and even in toothpastes. This has been the practice for more than sixty years now.
While not many baby products contain sulfate, you must pick sulfate free baby shampoo. Baby shampoos have traditionally contained sulfates and still do.
Those that don’t contain sulfates and other parabens will be sold with the label of ‘sulfate free baby shampoo’ and ‘paraben free’ tags.
Why Choose Sulfate Free Baby Shampoo?
Let us explore why you should get sulfate free baby shampoo.
But most people want to prevent rather than think of a cure. It is wiser and much safer to just use sulfate free baby shampoo instead of checking the concentration and then being conscious all the time to rinse more and thoroughly.
Sulfate free baby shampoo may or may not have this problem. It is necessary to not isolate sulfate as the only culprit.
If you are opting for sulfate free baby shampoo and that has some other chemical which will have a similar effect as that of sulfate, then your baby wouldn’t really benefit from the change.
You must ensure that your sulfate free baby shampoo doesn’t contain parabens or any ingredient that will lead to hair loss, dry hair or itchy scalp.
How to stay away from Sulfates and Parabens?
There are companies that would clearly label their products as sulfate free baby shampoo, because it is a marketing win-win.
However, companies that use sulfates and parabens in their shampoo will not mention the same. You would have to look at the label and study the ingredients to know if the product indeed contains sulfate and parabens or not.
It is not that difficult to know. You can check the label and it will mention sulfates almost at the top of the list of ingredients. Parabens are not really spelled out as such on the label. You should look for the likes of butylparaben, propylparaben, methylparaben and alkyl parahydroxy benzoates.
The Bestselling Sulfate Free Baby Shampoos
Puracy Natural Baby Shampoo & Body Wash is a sulfate free baby shampoo. It is hypoallergenic, free of gluten, vegan and has citrus essential oils. It is a bestseller on Amazon. The shampoo contains natural preservatives and has been developed by doctors.
The sulfate free baby shampoo is suited for all skin types and is suitable for kids who have eczema, sensitive skin or cradle cap. The pH balanced formula and vegetable based moisturizers nourishes the skin, retains the softness and yet it does the cleansing job.
Sweet Baby Shampoo is another sulfate free baby shampoo. It doesn’t contain any parabens, dyes or phthalates and is completely natural. It is a vegan shampoo without any toxins and only plant based ingredients. But it doesn’t contain tea tree oil or lavender oil which can cause endocrine disruption.
CeraVe Baby Wash and Shampoo is a bestselling sulfate free baby shampoo. It is tear free, it repairs the skin on the scalp, there are vitamins attending to moisturizing and the shampoo is gentle, hypoallergenic and without any artificial or unnatural fragrance.
Johnson's Natural Baby Shampoo is a very popular sulfate free baby shampoo. It is mild and hence gentle on the skin. It doesn’t contain any parabens or dyes and essential oils which could be irritating for the scalp.
The shampoo has been tested for allergies and has been found to be safe. You can weigh your options and choose the best sulfate free baby shampoo for your child.
All About Biotin Shampoos
Over the years, people have tried all sorts of remedies to treat and prevent hair loss.
However, is there such a miracle product that can guarantee this? Yes, there are, and many of these products consist of nutrients essential for healthy nails, skin, and hair. A product with biotin for instance.
What is Biotin?
Biotin is a vitamin found naturally in various foods that we eat daily.
Biotin should be included in our diets for some reasons. To begin with, Biotin is a vitamin B complex also known as vitamin H. It helps to metabolize amino acids and fatty acids in the body.
According to some research, biotin has also been said to assist in stabilizing sugars in the blood.
We get biotin from foods such as liver and kidneys, carrots, nuts, eggs, dairy products, wheat products, mushrooms, beans, Swiss chard, halibut, some soy products, vegetables, and fruits.
Biotin is famously known for promoting healthy hair. In fact, many individuals who report hair breakage and loss often suffer from biotin deficiency.
Symptoms of biotin deficiency include:
By adding more foods rich in biotin in diets alongside biotin products such as biotin shampoos, an individual is not only guaranteed to have healthier hair, nails, and skin but also increased metabolism.
There are cases where individuals cannot tolerate biotin in food especially those of blood group A as they are not able to absorb biotin from food.
This is also hard for people suffering from GERD (severe acid reflux). Hence individuals with this problem would do well getting this nutrient from supplements rather than food. It is here that biotin products such as shampoos come in.
It’s not known what amount of biotin is required for hair growth. However, a study reported that those who take additional biotin daily noticed improved hair density and return of their natural hair color.
What Is The Relationship Between Hair Loss And Biotin?
Science plays a pivotal role in describing the relationship between biotin and hair loss. Hair loss is the first symptom of biotin deficiency in the body.
Other symptoms include dry and cracked nails and skin, brittle nails and hair breakage.
In this case, it makes logical sense that if one gets enough biotin, the symptoms will gradually be reversed. Throughout the years, studies have been conducted regarding biotin and hair loss.
Several of these studies have affirmed that indeed there is a link between the two and with proper amounts of biotin, hair loss and breakage can be reduced or eliminated altogether.
Most people associate thinning hair to aging. Both women and men look forward to hair changing as they age. In reality, however, it is possible to maintain a healthy and thick hair with proper products.
Do You Require Biotin?
Despite biotin naturally occurring in foods, most people are unable to get sufficient amounts. Other people have problems absorbing the vitamin whereas others just have poor dietary habits.
It is because of these that supplements are required.
Why Does Biotin Shampoo For Hair Growth Work?
Your body requires biotin for vital bodily processes like keeping the right level of blood sugars. It is also essential for healthy skin.
Biotin benefits for putting an end to hair loss as well as encouraging new hair growth include helping the body metabolize oils that will essentially keep the scalp healthy facilitating right conditions necessary for hair follicle growth.
If the scalp becomes too dry, hair growth will not only be slow, but one will also be prone to infections that can result into damaged hair follicles.
If there aren't sufficient amounts of biotin available in the body, the body usually takes what is available and uses it to sustain the most critical processes instead of using it to grow new hair.
At this point, one will notice that the hair has started thinning and becoming brittle. Hair growth will slow down, and eventually one will lose a great deal of their hair.
Biotin is also very crucial for cell division which is something paramount for hair growth. Allow your body enough supply of biotin, and you will consequently have enough left to provide your head with healthy hair.
Who Can Use Biotin Shampoo for Hair Loss?
The great news is, everyone! Anyone can use biotin shampoo for hair loss and get positive results. It works just well for men as it does for women regardless of the age that one has started using it.
Overall, it is clear that biotin shampoos stand out. These products can not only be used by men and women but can also be used by anyone regardless of their age. These kinds of shampoo work to reverse baldness, hair breakage and loss.
They also help in thickening the hair adding texture and volume to your hair. Try a biotin shampoo and see for yourself!
A Guide To Sulfate-Free Body Wash
One of the most important parts of your shower is to make sure that your body is sufficiently clean after a long day out.
This is where soap and body wash come into play as they help to ensure that all of the dirt and grime is removed from your body’s pores.
One concern that has been brought to the attention of health-wary consumers is whether body washes with sulfates are the right formulas to use or not.
In fact, many people have made the decision to switch from traditional body wash brands to more organic formulas for a number of reasons.
Below are some important factors to take into consideration when it comes to choosing between a sulfate-free body wash and a regular formula that contains sulfates.
Working with Sensitive Skin
There are millions of people on the planet that are dealing with sensitive skin on a regular basis. Whether they know that they can’t use certain products because it causes puffiness or if they’re prone to itchiness and redness, there are many sensitive skincare concerns in the world.
Body washes that contain sulfates are only going to make matters worse, especially if you use them on a regular basis. This is because you can either be allergic to sulfates or your skin simply won’t work well with the formula.
Sulfate-free body washes are specifically designed to give individuals with sensitive skin a way to get clean that they can rely on.
Organic Formulas are Best
Although some sulfate-free body washes might not be entirely organic, they will include more ingredients that are safe for your body and give you the ability to have soft, supple, and glowing skin.
Instead of relying on harsh chemicals that are designed to cut through grease, the organic compounds inside of sulfate-free body washes are essential for giving your skin the nourishment that it needs to stay healthy.
It’s essentially giving you the ability to look and feel cleaner than ever before meanwhile making sure that you’re getting the right nutrients into your skin.
You can also find sulfate-free formulas that are 100% organic from natural food stores or health stores in your area.
Reducing the Prevalence of Skin Concerns
It’s quite common for people to suffer from an array of different skin concerns ranging from eczema to body acne.
Sulfates are incredibly harsh on your skin and the more that the chemicals penetrate your body, the more likely you are to either exacerbate existing conditions or damage your skin to where you develop new ones.
Many people that have been using regular body washes that contain sulfates have noticed an increase in psoriasis and eczema over the years. In most cases, dermatologists suggest using sulfate-free formulas when you’re dealing with dry, itchy, and cracked skin.
As mentioned, it gives you the nourishment that you need meanwhile medicating any concerns with natural ingredients.
Restoring Skin’s Moisture
In order to make sure that your skin looks its best, it has to get enough moisture on a regular basis and at times, regular skin creams can’t do as well as a gentle body wash and a moisturizer.
Without moisture you are prone to experiencing premature signs of aging, flaking skin, and skin that simply looks dull and dry. The more that you use regular body washes with sulfates, the more likely you are to continually do damage to your body every time that you take a shower.
With the help of a sulfate-free formula, you’re letting your body maintain a healthy level of moisture. This is not only important for people that have naturally dry skin, but naturally oily skin as well.
The more natural oils that are removed from your body as a result of sulfates will make your body produce an increased amount of oil on a regular basis, forcing you to become more oily than ever before.
Sulfates are Chemicals
Above all, it’s important to remember that although sulfates create foam and bubbles, they are chemicals and formulas that include them typically include an array of other chemicals as well.
These compounds were originally used in industrial cleaners and cleansers until beauty companies realized how inexpensive they were and could help to make their formulas appear like they were working better.
There’s nothing worse for your body than putting it in a situation where it’s having toxic ingredients applied on a regular basis.
Once the protective layers of your skin are breached, sulfates can easily penetrate your blood stream and potentially cause different side effects within your body.
Choosing sulfate-free body washes is simple considering that more companies are beginning to realize how damaging they can be to the bodies of their consumers.
Your best option is to find a reputable organic brand such as Jason or Trader Joe’s and choose from their assortment of sulfate-free washes for different skin types.
What Are The Benefits Of Chamomile Shampoo?
Most of us understand and appreciate the benefits of the chamomile herb, particularly when it is used as a tea.
However, the benefits of chamomile go far beyond simply being an ideal herb to make a tea that is well known for soothing the nerves and more.
For example, did you know chamomile can be used to create a powerful, extremely useful chamomile shampoo?
It’s true. Even better, creating this shampoo is pretty easy, and it also has the perk of being pretty inexpensive.
Chamomile Shampoo Benefits
Brewing a tea from dried chamomile flowers has several established benefits. Chamomile tea can be used to treat such conditions as anxiety, insomnia, fever, or even inflammation.
The medicinal elements of chamomile can also be applied to your hair on a variety of levels:
These are the main benefits of chamomile shampoo. Obviously, the next step is going to involve learning how to bring this life-changing haircare possibility into your home.
Where Do I Find Chamomile Shampoo?
There are a few chamomile-infused shampoo products on the market.
Reviews for these products are by and large good. If you don’t want to bother with learning how to make chamomile shampoo, there are a few solid options available for you on the retail market.
However, the truth of the matter is that it’s pretty easy to make your own chamomile shampoo.
When it comes to utilizing chamomile tea and shampoo into one amazing package, you have a few different options that you can consider. For example, some people find it effective to simply brew a strong batch of chamomile tea.
This means letting it steep for a decent amount of time. From there, you can take an old shampoo bottle, or any old bottle you please, and fill that bottle with one to two tablespoons of whatever shampoo you are currently using.
Some people prefer to add one tablespoon, while others like to have a soapier feeling with their shampoo.
It’s your choice to make, but remember that you don’t want to add too much shampoo. It can serve to make the chamomile less effective.
You will also want to decide how many teabags you really want to use. The rule of thumb is two, but one more won’t hurt you. At the same time, it won’t make much of a difference either.
What you ultimately want is just the right balance between the shampoo and the chamomile tea.
Keep in mind that the mixture is going to be a little runny. In essence, you are going to feel as though you have just dumped some tea with a little shampoo on your head.
That is how it is supposed to feel. You will then want to work the blend into your scalp, as you normally would. Afterwards, simply rinse, and you’re all done!
As far as conditioner is concerned, this is also your choice to make. Some people like to rinse their hair, use the conditioner, wash the conditioner away, and then repeat these steps with the chamomile tea shampoo.
You can also use chamomile tea to create an extremely effective chamomile hair mask.
Combine these ingredients to make a hair mask in a snap.
You’ll make the tea, bringing it to a boil. You will then add the rest of your ingredients, taking care to stir the entire blend as much as possible.
When you’re finished, use your shampoo/conditioner, then apply the hair mask to your dry areas. Keep it covered for fifteen to twenty minutes, and then rinse with warm water and some shampoo.
All About Coconut Oil And Coconut Shampoo
Over 10 million people living in palm tree-growing regions, and they regard it as a wonder fruit.
Every part of the palm tree has its uses such as the leaves thatch houses, the trunk for making furniture as well as other items.
The coconut kernel is edible, the husks for making ropes, and the milk in a variety of ways, such as food preparation, and ingredients in cosmetics.
This tropical oil has hundreds of benefits including
Coconut Oil Shampoo
Organic coconut oil shampoo does not come cheap, but the price is worth the benefits you will get for using it.
There is a growing increase in the number of coconut oil shampoo brands to meet the growing demand for this sweet smelling shampoo.
A few years ago, use of coconut oil in hair was a sign of backwardness and most people preferred the oil-less synthetic chemical shampoos.
Those that knew the benefits continued to use coconut oil and the percentage that used the synthetic shampoo quickly realized their mistake and they are back to using coconut oil as well as the coconut oil shampoo.
Here are the benefits of using coconut oil shampoo.
Stop Hair Loss and damage
Indians have arguably the silkiest and most healthy hair thanks to the widespread use of coconut oil. There are various recipes used for generations that are now part of the modern day coconut oil shampoo. They use a special blend of herbs and coconut oil and its continued use have shown that it can slow down and eventually stop hair damage and loss.
The continued use of coconut oil shampoo has long lasting cooling effects on the head as well as the scalp. It is especially necessary for people who experience severe scalp sweating and hot heads.
Many shampoo brands that promise moisture retention, contain harmful ingredients such as sulphides and sulphates that dehydrate your hair. Organic coconut oil shampoo has a high moisture retention capacity.
Coconut oil hardly breaks down nor evaporates easily. Its stable nature allows it to lock moisture in your hair giving it a soft and moist texture and prevents breakages.
Dandruff can be a cause of embarrassment and many of the anti-dandruff shampoos are not capable of eliminating the problem. Mix the coconut oil shampoo with castor oil and lukewarm water, massage it often into your hair and scalp and you will realize positive results immediately.
Tangle Free Hair
Many soap and detergent based shampoos leave your hair dry and brittle, and combing it becomes a nightmare. The coconut oil in the shampoo has healthy fats that help to detangle your hair in the process of cleaning it. Your hair also benefits from improved elasticity and it prevents your hair from tangling even after you dry and condition your hair.
Coconut oil shampoos are sweet smelling and they add a sweet and appealing scent to your hair. For the best results, make sure you read the label before making a purchase.
The most common ingredient in the shampoo goes at the top of the label; if you find that coconut oil is towards the bottom of the label, it means it does not have enough coconut oil in it.
You can get many organic coconut shampoos, on the e-commerce and you can read reviews to help you in making the correct buying decision. Coconut oil conditioners can extend the benefits listed above.
All About Cruelty Free Shampoos
Trying to find the best hair products to use is not always easy. There are many options to choose from, which means that it can easily become overwhelming.
If you want to use the best products for your hair, it is important that you look for natural and cruelty free hair products.
Many of the popular normal shampoos that people tend to use on their hair contain a lot of chemicals that can be harmful to your natural tresses. This includes chemicals like parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate and so many more.
The cruelty free shampoos that you can find in-store and online do not contain these harmful chemicals that can damage your hair.
These cruelty free shampoos are also not tested on animals, which means that nothing is harmed during the production process.
If you are looking for a natural and cruelty free shampoo that you can use on your hair, it is time that you learned what the best options are for you.
We have complied a list of the best cruelty free shampoos and what benefits they can offer your hair.
This means that no matter what hair type you have, there is a cruelty free shampoo that is the ideal match for you.
Here are the best cruelty free shampoos that you should be using:
This is a natural and cruelty free hair care line that is extremely popular and known for making products that protect the health of your hair. This means that if you are looking for a shampoo that will make your hair strong and shiny, this is the cruelty free shampoo that you need to give a try.
This shampoo is designed to be nourishing for your hair and it is also affordable, which is not always true of natural and cruelty free hair products. This means that if you are looking for the most value in the shampoos that you buy, it is best to start with Davroe.
You are sure to be impressed by the formula of this cruelty free shampoo. It will leave your hair feeling full and glamorous.
This is another shampoo that is advertised as 100% cruelty free, which is a huge plus for users of this product. It is also known as a natural shampoo and it is designed to be an invigorating shampoo.
This means that it contains green tea and when it is applied to the scalp and hair it leaves behind a tingling sensation. It will leave your hair feeling healthy and makes a difference in hair growth.
There are a full line of Giovanni hair care products, but it is the shampoo that gets the best reviews and is known for being such a great buy. This is a cruelty free shampoo that you really should give a try.
This is a cruelty free shampoo that contains jojoba oil. This is an oil that is great for making your hair look and feel nourished. If you want soft hair that is tamed, it is a good idea to add this cruelty free shampoo into your hair care regimen.
It really will start to make a difference right away and your hair will seem silky smooth to the touch.
There is a full line of Babaii products that you can give a try, but the shampoo is known for being above and beyond what you expect.
This is one cruelty free shampoo that you are guaranteed to not be disappointed in at all. The first use will make you a believer.
This is a brand of hair care products that you can find in just about every store. It is known for being affordable, but not all the products that Loreal makes re cruelty free.
However, they are making a new line available in stores that is cruelty free and all natural. This means that if you are looking for a cruelty shampoo that is priced at a real bargain, it might be a good idea to give the new cruelty free line by Loreal a try.
Just be sure that you read all the labels before you make a purchase top be sure that it is in fact a cruelty free shampoo. Not all of the Loreal products require no animal testing, but there are some that are cruelty free, so you just need to be sure that you find the right products.
Cruelty free shampoos that do not require any animal testing are the best option for you and are great for the health of your hair, This means that if you want amazing hair that is healthy, you should switch to a cruelty free shampoo today.
Sulfate Free Dandruff Shampoos
Many people choose sulfate free just to avoid some of the irritants that are found in sulfate formulas even when they do not have dandruff.
There are plenty of great options that are available for sulfate free formulas. Most of which are marketed as dandruff shampoo.
Whether you have dandruff or not you should choose a dandruff formula because there is a longer history of dandruff formulary being successful.
Just because it is a dandruff shampoo it does not mean that you cannot use it on your healthy dandruff free hair. It is a great option for anyone that wants to protect their hair from the drying effects of formulas with sulfates.
There are several things you want to look for in an anti-dandruff shampoo because the sulfates have been removed there needs to be something else that replaces it to ensure that while your hair is being washed it is actually being washed.
Any sulfate free formula should have natural alternatives that are proven to work like Tee tree oil or sodium cocosulfate. Other ingredients can be natural cleansers that can also hydrate like Jojoba oil. Most people do not realize that oils are natural cleansers.
Oils will attract other oils and help to get your hair and scalp clean without the drying damage. Online retailers offer a plethora of dandruff formula shampoos that are sulfate free and that are good for your hair.
Tea Tree Shampoo:
This shampoo is made to naturally heal dandruff but can be used on any hair type with great results. This formula has all the natural ingredients that have been shown to improve hair quality and reduce the incidence of dandruff.
Jason Natural Dandruff Relief Shampoo:
Another great shampoo that you can find on Amazon that is sulfate free and that offers natural healing properties that will make any head of hair look great. This formula is great for relieving a dry itchy scalp.
Derma Change Organic Shampoo And Conditioner:
This shampoo and conditioner set offers completely organic ingredients and is of course sulfate free. It restores natural hydration to the hair and scalp and helps to reduce dandruff, itchy scalp and dry hair.
This formula is a good example of how a dandruff shampoo can be a great shampoo for any hair type. If you have dry itchy scalp, dandruff or if your hair needs some real hydration this is a great formula.
Whether you choose to protect your hair and scalp from the drying effects of sulfates or not is a personal choice but if you have dandruff you have to choose a sulfate free or you risk increasing your dandruff problem.
A Guide To Sulfate Free Face Washes
Every person loves having the ability to clean their skin at the end of a long day, whether it’s because they want to clean makeup out of their pores or if they’ve been sweating all day.
Instead of opting for a generic over-the-counter face wash from regular brands, it’s important to consider sulfate-free washes.
There are a variety of reasons as to why sulfates can be quite damaging to your skin, especially the delicate nature of your face.
Below are some things to take into consideration about sulfate and several brands that you can turn to in order to find the best face wash for your skin type.
What are Sulfates?
Sulfates are a phenomenal ingredient for manufacturers as they give them the ability to cut their formulas with an inexpensive chemical that helps with lathering, foaming, and cuts through grease.
Unfortunately, sulfates are the last thing that you would want to put into your hair and on your skin. You can typically find them in shampoos, face washes, and dish detergent.
Sensitive Skin Concerns
One of the main issues that people experience with face washes that include sulfates is the fact that they irritate their skin beyond any realm of control.
This is why many women find that they have to deeply moisturize their skin after washing their face in the morning and in the evening.
Although sulfates are useful for lathering and creating bubbles, the chemical compounds can also be a nightmare for sensitive skin. You might begin to notice that you’ll have more dry patches, redness, and itchiness if you continue to use a face wash that contains sulfates.
Creating Dry Skin
Even if you were born with oily skin, using a face wash with sulfates in it will transform you into someone that has to deal with dry skin.
Although the chemicals are great for cutting through grease, they also get rid of any natural oils that your skin has produced throughout the day.
For people with oily skin, this is the number one thing that you would want to avoid because the less oil that your skin has, the more likely your body is to overproduce sebum (face oil) to compensate for what it’s lost.
Inevitably this would turn into you suffering from excessively oily skin after washing your face on a regular basis.
Individuals with preexisting dry skin conditions will also have to be wary because sulfates can only make the situation worse.
You’ll begin to notice dry patches on your face after each wash that might be difficult to remedy even with a thick moisturizer.
It can also make it quite difficult to apply your makeup to a soft and even base, forcing your foundation to attach to the dry skin and making it appear blotchy.
Instigating Skin Allergies
A lot of people also find that they are particularly allergic to sulfates, which can lead to a variety of skincare concerns. If you’re suffering from acne, you might notice that more and more pimples will start popping up.
People have also been known to develop other conditions such as allergic contact dermatitis and existing conditions could be exacerbated such as eczema.
The more skin conditions you’ve dealt with over the years, the more likely sulfates are to bring them back to your attention.
Sulfate-Free Face Wash Brands
Here below are some of the best brands available at the moment.
#1.Trader Joe’s Nourish
One of the best places that you can find sulfate-free face washes is from organic stores including Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.
Apparently the Nourish line includes top tier ingredients that can typically be found in high-end labeled face washes but it is sold for a much more affordable price.
The “All-In-One Facial Cleanser” is a great item that you can buy for around $6 USD and it gives you the ability to wash your face without having to worry about sulfates, but still get that perfect clean feeling afterwards.
#2. Mario Badescu
Although their collection of face products might be more expensive than most, Mario Badescu is a company that gives individuals the opportunity to have great facial products that are going to last a long period of time.
As a high-end skincare brand, they have been talked about in a variety of TV shows and promoted by A-List celebrities such as Kylie Jenner.
They have a wide collection of sulfate-free formulas and specially designed products for many different skin types and skincare concerns.
As a top of the line brand that is about as expensive as you could imagine, Kiehl’s gives customers the ability to put their best face forward, but for a price.
Their products are known to be less delicate on the wallet, but they work very well and last an incredibly long period of time.
They have a line of sulfate-free formulas that are specifically designed to help with a variety of issues ranging from dry skin to oily skin. You can typically find their items in Sephora or in Kiehl’s stores in your area.
All About Gluten Free Shampoos
Take a moment and perform a thought experiment with me. Think back, and try to recall every health craze or fear that has come up over the past decade. Chances are you can recall a few.
Now, take a moment and see if you can identify what the current craze is.
If you said gluten, then you are correct.
Gluten is found in a number of different sources and is central to a typical healthy diet. It is consumed in one form or another around the world, and it provides a great deal of calories.
Recently however, there has been a wave of anti-gluten everything. From anti-gluten diets to anti-gluten shampoo, an entire industry has emerged to provide people with gluten alternatives.
Lets take a look at the anti-gluten craze. We will examine what gluten is, what the hysteria is surround gluten, and why all of this has dramatically improved the lives of a small subset of individuals.
Where Is Gluten Found?
Gluten comes from the latin word for glue. It is what holds a number of different proteins together. Gluten is most commonly found in wheat, as a well as a number of related grains.
Gluten is what makes bread dough elastic, and it is the reason why thin pizza crusts, as well as the typical loaf of bread has its shape. Recently, gluten has been tested and used in a number of different products.
Because it does a good job holding proteins together, it has been used in shampoos and conditioners, as well as other beauty products.
Being all natural, gluten is often seen as a healthy alternative to artificial chemicals.
Why Do People Avoid Gluten?
It is widely believed that having a gluten free diet will make you healthier. In addition, the gluten-free diet is being marketed as a way to lose weight fast.
Neither of these are supported by evidence that suggests gluten in particular is the direct culprit.
For example, a person eating no gluten is less likely to eat very unhealthy things, like pastries that have flour in them.
In addition, gluten is relatively high in calories by itself. Simply by not eating these calories, you lose weight. This fad has extended into a range of other products that clearly state that they are gluten free as well.
It should be noted that this will make no difference if you are avoiding gluten for health reasons, with one exception.
Celiac Disease is an auto immune disorder that effects roughly one percent of all Americans. Celiac Disease is an inability to process gluten fully, leading to a number of terrible health side effects, including death.
Though people without Celiac Disease may be choosing a gluten-free diet for the wrong reasons, it has led to a diversification of gluten free products for those who have Celiac Disease.
This has no doubt made it easier for those with Celiac Disease to shop, as well as increase the diversity of their diet. In addition, things like Gluten free shampoo can be very useful to someone with Celiac Disease.
In addition, it should be noted that a small percentage of people also have a general intolerance to gluten. While this does not display itself as full blown Celiac Disease, not eating gluten when you have this intolerance does increase your overall level of health.
Again, this is only true for a very small subset of the population.
What Are Some Kinds of Gluten Free Shampoo? Some gluten free shampoos include:
In addition to these products, there are many more that are out there and are also clearly labeled as gluten free.
These can be purchased either in the store, or through online. Purchasing online provides a wider range of gluten free shampoos to choose from, and it is a popular choice among those with Celiac Disease.
What Should I Look Out For In The Ingredients List?
Not every shampoo will clearly list gluten as an ingredient. If you are looking to avoid gluten in your shampoo, then watch out for the following ingredients.
While some of these may not always contain gluten, it is better to not take the risk. These ingredients include:
A Guide To Sulfate Free Hair Conditioners
If you’ve been looking into relying on more organic products in your daily life, you’ve undoubtedly heard of sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, and for good reason.
As with most cleansers and cleaners, there are assortments of chemicals included in their list of ingredients that can be quite damaging to your body.
Since your hair is incredibly fragile, you’re going to want to make sure that it gets the nourishment that it needs to stay strong over the years. By opting for a sulfate-free conditioner, you’re going to experience a variety of beauty benefits that you’ve never experienced before.
By choosing a conditioner that doesn’t have sulfates, you’re going to be putting far more moisture into your locks than ever before. If you’ve been the type of person to suffer from irreparable dry and damaged strands, a sulfate-free conditioner could be just what you’re looking for.
When you have a formula that includes sulfates, it will get rid of all of the natural oil in your hair, much like dish soap gets rid of grease and oil off of dishes.
Although this might seem promising, it’s the complete opposite of what your hair needs to be healthy. The less oil that your hair has, the less healthy it’s going to be.
A sulfate-free conditioner is designed to get rid of extra oil but still puts a healthy amount of moisture back into your strands and your scalp.
If you’re the type of person that combats frizz during the winter and summer, you no longer have to worry about using cans of hairspray to keep your hair looking fresh.
Frizz is a direct result of hair with an insufficient amount of moisture, which causes your hair to look unkempt and damaged.
The more moisture that it receives results in tamed locks that are going to look phenomenal in any type of style. It’s the perfect way to combat against flyaways and other difficult aspects of having various hair types.
Protecting Your Color
Many men and women around the world venture to salons to change their hair color, in fact, many consumers even dye their own hair at home.
The most common complaint is that the color has the tendency to be stripped out over a few washes, which is the last thing that you want when you put hundreds of dollars into the perfect look.
This is a direct result of using a shampoo and conditioner that has sulfates, as they are designed to get rid of color.
In fact, when individuals are stripping their hair and removing excess color, the formulas consist primarily of sulfates.
This is why it is essential that you choose a sulfate-free formula that is useful for maintaining the beautiful tones that you have in your hair. You can typically find these formulas titled under “color-safe”.
Reducing Hair Loss
Whether you’re suffering from hair loss as a result of genetics or because of consistent styling, switching to a sulfate-free conditioner is a great way to keep your hair strong throughout the years.
This again relates back to the moisturizing properties that you’ll be able to use to your advantage.
The more moisture your hair has, the healthier your scalp will be and since an unhealthy scalp leads to an increased amount of hair loss, a sulfate-free conditioner is essential for individuals with this concern.
Reducing Scalp and Skin Irritation
People with sensitive skin have to go through all of their beauty products and choose specific items that aren’t going to cause excessive drying, itchiness, or flaking.
Sulfates have been known to bring a variety of detrimental side effects to the lives of people with sensitive skin, including: swelling, redness, scaly patches, and more.
When you opt for a sulfate-free formula you’re actually going to have the ability to reduce flaking and dandruff, along with excessively oily hair and excessively dry hair.
You might also find that when you start using a conditioner with sulfate, it can negatively impact other parts of your body including the sides of your face, your ears, and your shoulders.
If you’ve begun to experience skin irritation, it might be time to consider the products that you are putting in your hair.
One of the main things to take into consideration when you’re choosing between sulfates and no sulfates is the fact that they are chemicals that were originally designed for industrial cleaners and cleansers.
There have been several instances where sulfates have been linked to different conditions including eczema and psoriasis, as well as the inflammation of acne and the development of dry skin.
By choosing organic formulas or formulas that don’t contain any sulfates, you’re giving your hair the moisture, protection, and nourishment that it needs to stay healthy and look its best throughout the years.