Many people know that some shampoo ingredients are known to cause more bad than good to the hair. But do you have inkling as to which ones are these? It is an odd challenge to understand shampoos and their workings. More importantly, the price difference between ‘bad’ shampoos and ‘good’ shampoos can be huge, making most people’s choices easier. There are even communities which believe in making their own shampoos. After you read through the following ingredients, you would most likely pull up your shampoo and read the ingredients and throw it out in case it carries any of these! Yes, hair care without chemicals is possible and we tell you how.
Did you know about sulfates?
One of the most famous shampoo ingredients is sulfate. It is added to large number of shampoos to give them their foamy texture that makes you feel good. But it may not actually be good for your hair and scalp. Sulfates are strong chemical detergents which are often used in dishwasher tablets or sink cleaner! So understand what’s going into your hair before you apply it as sulfate is known to cause redness, itching and scalp irritation.
What about Formaldehyde?
Often used to preserve things, formaldehyde is a chemical that is very efficient at killing a wide variety of bacteria. Being a carcinogen, it is a big irritant. So getting it in your eyes can hurt badly! This chemical causes skin irritations, rashes, and damages respiratory system.
What do you know about Isopropyl alcohol?
Derived from petroleum, Isopropyl alcohol is used to dissolve and clean oils, which is why it is used in most shampoos to cut out the grease, leaving your hair looking clean and shiny. It is also used in antifreeze and shellac, making some people believe that it is not appropriate for hair wash. Like other types of alcohol, it is very dehydrating and strips hair of its moisture which can lead to damage.
Know Propylene Glycol
This is a detergent which is mainly involved in washing your hair. It penetrates hair to clean it and leaving it looking refreshed, but in the process, it can break down the hair proteins and make it weak and dull. Moreover, it acts as an irritant for the eyes and skin.
What other alternatives do I have?
Now that you are aware of what ingredients can mess with your hair, you may be wondering about the alternatives. Natural shampoo and conditioner could be the answer you are looking for. With the most popular Revivogen shampoo and conditioner range, you can fight off hair loss and thinning issues with ease and restore lustre and health to your mane.