I use this shampoo before the matching conditioner and I find I don’t need very much at all. Initially it feels like a conditioner more than a shampoo but after a bit of massaging the lather develops and it is thick and gently creamy rather than foamy and frothy. I only use just over an inch long worm of the product squeezed out of the tube. It is pretty thick in consistency and spreads easily through my wet hair. My hair is pretty short at the moment so obviously if you have longer hair you will need to use more. I love the way the shampoo lathers so creamily and it feels like silk as opposed to cotton in my hair.
I rinse the shampoo out and then follow this with the matching conditioner. I don’t know what the shampoo would be like without using the conditioner as I never wash my hair without conditioning . I do make an effort to follow the advice and use tepid water and running water so that my hair is really clean.
WHY AVOID SLS ?
A sulfate is a chemical cleaning agent or detergent and that can remove oils from the hair and skin. The most normally used sulfate is sodium lauryl sulfate, and sadly this is found n products such as toothpastes, shaving foams and shampoos. These have been found to cause skin allergies and may be linked to cancer.
Most products that create a lather contain surfactants. They are in there because they disrupt the hydrogen bonding in water and then the sulfate is able to penetrate clothes or hair or whatever allowing it to spread evenly and lather up well.
SLS can cause eye irritation, scalp irritation, tangled hair, swelling of the hands, face and arms and split and fuzzy hair. There are more alarming reactions from prolonged use of products with SLS but if you are concerned then I suggest you look this up yourself. Suffice to say that this is NOT a nice ingredient and is only used in these products as it is cheap.
GENTLE ON YOUR HAIR
When you colour your hair you are already exposing it to chemicals and so it needs a bit of TLC to maintain the colour. Shampoos and conditioners with SLS strip the colour from your hair so if a shampoo or conditioner has a lot of alcohol it will strip the colour from your hair leaving it dry and brittle.
This shampoo has been created without SLS or alcohol and is very gently on the hair. This shampoo smells quite pleasant but not really strong, the conditioner that goes with it smells stronger in my opinion.
If you do have coloured hair they suggest you should wash your hair in tepid water rather than very hot water. Don’t rub your hair dry with the towel, you should gently squeeze your hair in the towel and pat it dry so that you don’t damage the hair strands.
Nourishing and hydrating.
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