Here’s a fun fact you probably didn’t know – your shampoo doesn’t need to lather to effectively cleanse your scalp! Shocking, right? Most of us associate ‘lather’ with the feeling of being clean because, for years, brands have added sulphates (lathering agents) to our cleansing products – soaps, shampoos, shower gels, face washes. Everything we use lathers up a lot, encouraging us to believe that lather = clean. Unfortunately, the harsh truth is that products that give you lots of foam and lather will usually contain some type of sulphates. And sulphates are not your best friends. The cleansing agents are added to produce a satisfying rich lather, but it is this lather that strips the hair and scalp of moisture. Eventually, this leads to thinning hairlines. In the short run, you may not notice any of these effects but in the long run, making the switch to sulphate-free is the best decision you can make for your mane.
If you’ve ever tried a sulphate-free shampoo in the past, you probably felt that it didn’t lather enough and offer you a satisfying cleanse, right? We’ve been there, felt that so here’s a list of sulphate-free shampoos that are tried, tested and approved by us.
If you are looking for a shampoo that cleans and softens your mane at the same time, the MyGlamm Superfoods Passion Fruit & Rosemary Shampoo is for you. This shampoo works up a creamy lather that is gentle on your hair and scalp. It also delivers nutrients to your mane so that it thrives and grows.
You’ve heard of charcoal in skincare products, so now get ready to enjoy it in your haircare as well. Charcoal is the best ingredient to draw out impurities from your skin, and since your scalp is just an extension of your skin, this activated charcoal shampoo by StBotanica really works. Combined with natural oils, green tea extract, silk protein and vitamins, it thoroughly cleanses your mane and leaves your scalp feeling clean and clear.
With an aim to reduce water wastage, the Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo works up a lather with less water and it also delivers a therapeutic cleanse thanks to its minty formula. The rosemary extracts used in this formula also adds shine and strengthen the hair, making it a no-nonsense product that gets the job done so well and how.
For all those of you with frizzy hair, stock up on this shampoo right away because you’re going to fall in love with it. The Schwarzkopf Mad About Curls High Foam Shampoo does exactly what the name suggests and more. When you massage it in your scalp, you instantly get a bubbly foam that feels gently cleansing and nourishing. It also enhances your curls and keeps them moisturised and bouncy.
Allow your scalp to be soothed and refreshed while your locks get repaired from damage with the Wella Elements Renewing Shampoo. This shampoo provides a cooling lather that is not too intensely minty yet it feels invigorating on the scalp. It is perfect for anyone who uses too many styling products and tools on the regular.
Infused with goji berry, alfalfa, and Brahmi, this nourishing shampoo by The Earth Collective offers up a nourishing lather that effectively cleans your mane. It also strengthens the hair to reduce hair fall and revives it with bounciness and shine.
These lathering shampoos make us happy we’ve gone sulphate-free.
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