Imagine you’re walking down the beauty aisle or virtually shopping for hair cleansers, and you suddenly come across a sulphate-free shampoo. Ever wondered why there is a surge in sulphate-free products or what the presence of sulphates does to your hair? There are still many women who are unaware of the real difference between the two. If you’re one of them, this article is for you. Let’s discuss in detail what exactly is a sulphate-free shampoo, its benefits and how to pick the right products for your hair.
What is a sulphate-free shampoo?
Sulphates are surfactants, used as cleansing agents in many shampoos and other personal care products, which are used to produce lather and remove dirt and oil from the hair and scalp. However, sulphates can also strip the hair of its natural oils and moisture, causing dryness, frizz, and breakage, especially for those who have sensitive hair or have recently undergone chemical treatment. Sulphate-free shampoos use alternative cleansing agents that are gentler to the hair and scalp, like mild detergents or surfactants that are derived from plants.
What are the benefits of sulphate-free shampoo?
1. Strengthens hair
Regular use of sulphate shampoos can harm your hair and cause breakage by leaving the ends of your hair extremely dry. Most sulphate-free shampoos are made with natural components that strengthen the roots of your hair, keep your strands soft and smooth, and reduce breakage and hair loss. You can try the Kérastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste sulphate free shampoo which is formulated with Morpho Keratine, which brings uniformity and solidity to each hair fibre.
2. Helps get rid of itchiness
A sulphate-free shampoo is a great alternative for people with sensitive scalps to avoid possible irritation and inflammation. Sulphates are harmful chemicals that can irritate your scalp. Therefore, we’d suggest you prevent direct contact between sulphates and the scalp.
3. Does not strip off natural oils
As mentioned before, sulphates have a lathering effect that helps remove dirt from your scalp. However, these sulphates can strip off the natural oils and make your hair dry and frizzy. A sulphate-free shampoo does not strip off these natural oils that are beneficial for nourishing the scalp. The Kérastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste shampoo has a surface perfector that gives you soft and smooth hair and helps detangle it.
4. Preserves hair colour
Many women who have colour-treated their hair often complain about the colour fading within 2-3 washes. Sulphates can fade the colour and the natural shine after a few washes. Sulphates penetrate the hair cuticles, leaving them open and enabling the colour to fade away in a shorter period. This is probably why hair stylists recommend opting for sulphate-free shampoos after colour-treating or dyeing your hair. Sulphate-free shampoos leave your colour-treated hair glossy and shiny without fading out the colour. The Kérastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste shampoo is suitable for sensitive, colour-treated, and even chemically-treated hair.
5. Perfect for curly hair
Most women with curly hair often find it difficult to maintain their hair. It gets dry and frizzy if not taken care of properly. They are suggested to follow the CGM (Curly girl method) to get defined curls. Sulphate-free shampoos are perfect for curly hair as they help keep your hair hydrated and manageable. It also helps prevent frizz which is considered a true enemy of curly heads.
You can also pair sulphate-free shampoos with other nourishing products such as deep conditioning masks and hair serums to give you better results. Now that you know what a sulphate-free shampoo is, explore our wide range of Discipline products that can give you an anti-frizz treatment without causing your hair any harm.