How to read the shampoo composition

In order to choose a good quality shampoo, you need to learn to read its composition. How to do it — read our material. Any shampoo should have on the label the full composition with specific components and clearly marked expiration dates. Most often, manufacturers use from 10 to 25 different components to create a good shampoo. Although there are products with fewer ingredients. Typically, such shampoos are less caring components. It should be noted that the composition of any cosmetic product is from larger to smaller. 

That is, the first composition is what means the most (it is water and liquid components), the latter introduced in the fewest (perfumes and preservatives). Water occupies a leading position and is about 80% of the total weight of the shampoo, then about 15% of surfactant (surfactants). The surfactant that is responsible for the fact that the shampoo nourishes and cleanses the scalp and hair. Most often today, cosmetic companies as a washing base known to all use of SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfat) and SLeS (Sodium Laureth Sulfat). They had been told already much. 

To be brief, the data of surfactants with continued use are dry scalp, provoke dry dandruff and dryness of hair and accumulate on the skin, if they are bad to wash (shampoo with the contents of these components must be washed for 3-4 minutes). Therefore it is better to choose funds with more mild surfactants. In particular, Cocamidopropyl Betain, Coco-Glucoside, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Lauryl Glucoside, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Decyl Glucoside. If the label of the shampoo does not specify what kind of washing substance is used, and it just says "Surfactant", the tool does not meet international rules for specifying composition of cosmetics. It is best left on the shelf. 

In addition to water and detergent components (there may be several), modern shampoos also present caring group of ingredients. They are added depending on the purpose of the shampoo. In this group are oils, extracts, vitamins, essential oils, proteins, collagen, keratin, modern silicones and so on. Plus, these supplements that they positively affect the hair and also soften the surfactants present in the shampoo. The last group of components that can be found in shampoo is a pH Adjusters, preservatives, colors, flavors. They do not affect the condition of the hair, but make use of the shampoo is pleasant, and allow you to store it on the shelf for a long time. Among the most common preservatives (thanks to them, the shampoo does not deteriorate) — methylparaben is, Etylparaben, Butylparabene, Phenoxyethanol, Methylsothiazolinone.Manufacturers of organic shampoos use food preservatives: Benzoic Acid, Citric Acid, Sorbic Acid. In composition they are always at the end. 

Components with the designation CL — a dyes, the place is also closer to the end. Sodium Chloride (salt) is used to increase the viscosity of the shampoo is present in almost all shampoos.

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