If you are concerned about the environment you might not have realised the damage sulphates can do. Sulphates are used in many cleaning products, including shampoos because they produce a lathering effect. But many environmental experts believe the benefits of sulphates are greatly outweighed by the negatives.
- First of all, many sulphates come from palm oil, which we know is responsible for the destruction of tropical rainforests. These rainforests are not only essential for reducing greenhouse gases, but for the survival of the animals in those regions.
- Secondly, sulphates are tested on animals to measure the amount of irritation on the skin. But despite this testing, they can still cause irritation to the skin, eyes, mouth and even lungs.
- The most worrying factor about sulphates is that if it is contaminated during manufacturing then long-term use of it has caused cancer in laboratory animals.
If you want to switch to a sulphate-free shampoo we have these seven recommendations:
If your hair is dry and in need of some TLC then this sulphate-free shampoo contains jojoba and avocado extracts which nourish and moisturise for soft, silky locks. Features 97% of all natural ingredients.
A non-sulphate shampoo that cares for dyed hair without stripping it of moisture. Great for any type of hair that has been over-processed or damaged by colour treatments.
Tangled hair needs an enriched shampoo and this one contains amino-acids with wheat protein in a morpho-keratin formula to nourish the driest and most abused hair.
This award-winning sulphate-free shampoo adds shine whilst cleansing without irritating your scalp. It is good for sensitive skin as it contains soothing argan oil and sweet almond oil.
Not only is this sulphate-free shampoo free of nasties such as parabens and chemicals, but this product is also suitable for vegans. The company are based in Bath and supply their products to spas across the country. This is your opportunity for a little spa luxury at an affordable price.
A sulphate-free shampoo that gives volume and shine. It uses aloe vera and soy proteins to nourish in a weightless shampoo.
Free from sulphates, parabens, silicones and not tested on animals. This shampoo cleans whilst coating the hair with an invisible barrier to stop humidity and frizz.
Another vegan-friendly shampoo that smells lush and leaves your hair ‘salon-worthy’. Expect glossy tresses with added vitality and bounce.