Damage of SLS: truth or fiction

For the first time about the dangers of SLS (and its native congener SLeS — Sodium Laureth Sulfate) are talking a few years ago. At first, it seemed that all this is just marketing, and attempt producers of organic matter to force the buyer to pay more (although this is not always the case). However, over time it became clear that conversations about the SLS is not just advertising, but an attempt to force the consumer to think. 

If you move away from chemistry, and to talk about Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) / Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS) / Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) from the point of view of the ordinary consumer, it is possible to identify that the problem of dry scalp and the problem of dry hair with no real reason for this was the massive problem. Pay attention around: how many girls that are not "bullied" over the hair a frequent coloring or Perm, you have to look dull, dry and lifeless hair? And in addition to this, and even dandruff or itchy scalp. Of course, you can "push" these problems on the environment or poor diet. 

However, the most common cause of hair problems is SLS and its close relatives. SLS is the sodium salt of laurylsulphate, very cheap production which have a good performance in the ability to clean of dirt. Tools based on this PAVA excellent effect, creating a rich foam and wash the skin up it would Seem, what more could you ask for head? However, clean these components is very aggressive, and the constant use of dry scalp and hair. Hence all the problems. The reason is the mass usage of this PAVA is its cheapness. At the same time, it must be emphasized that no other effects on the human body from the SLS in addition to dry, that is not proven, and are simply conversations. 

Pay attention to trichologists advised to use shampoos with SLS or SLeS only in cases when you need deep cleansing (for example, a number of salon treatments). Also shampoos with these Surfactants can be suitable for people who rarely wash their hair (1-2 times a week). The rest, to protect the hair from dryness and brittleness, it is better to use products without these components. But if I were to summarize the opinion of experts, the damage SLS — not so much the tool itself, as in the frequency of its use. Initially, this surfactant is not suitable for daily contact with skin. It must be applied only when necessary. 

Do I need organics?

After reading about the dangers of SLS and its relatives in the form of dryness, breakage and itching of the scalp, many people immediately think immediately about using organic cosmetics. Think even those who don't like natural formulations, but wants to have beautiful hair. I hasten to inform you that the funds without SLS and SLeS can be found not only in genuine stamps. Today shampoos with mild Surfactants that respect the hair, there is virtually any brand whether professional care, the segment of mass-market or luxury.

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