Sulphates are cleansing surfactants or detergents that aim to remove product build-up from your natural hair. In short, they can help create a lather and attract oil and water to aid a more profound cleansing experience. Sulphates like Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and Ammonium Laureth Sulphate (ALS) can chemically remove grease and oil from your afro hair without needing you to scrub your scalp with vigour to get it clean. However, these types of sulphates can harm kinky hair, which is naturally dry due to its shape. Fortunately, shampoo can be free from harmful sulphates like the three examples above and achieve clean, healthy hair. So, here are our six benefits of using a sulphate-free shampoo.
Prevents The Stripping Of Natural Oils From Your Afro Hair
The spiral shape of curls makes it difficult for any moisture or oils to be evenly distributed among your afro hair. Therefore, kinky hair is typically dry, meaning it needs to hold onto any natural oils to prevent further dryness and breakage. A sulphate-free shampoo like ours with manuka honey prevents your natural hair from being stripped of its natural oils while also cleansing your curls from root to tip at the same time. Even more, the nourishing effect of our shampoo also means that your afro curls are left smooth, soft, and tangle-free, which aims to reduce your detangling time.
Encourages More Use Of Natural Products With Less Harmful Ingredients
Once you begin using a natural, sulphate-free shampoo, you will appreciate how natural plant oils and ingredients can restore your natural curls without harm. As well as lacking any sulphates, our products contain no alcohol, parabens, or mineral oil, meaning you are left with healthier, more manageable hair. For example, even a tiny spritz of our Everyday Curl Refresh With Coconut & Jamaican Black Castor Oils can naturally rejuvenate your afro curls and enhance their definition.
Aids The Retention Of Moisture For Your Afro Curls And Your Scalp
Eco-friendly natural products like our shampoo can also help you lock the moisture in your natural hair for longer. For instance, the ingredient of manuka honey has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to keep your scalp free from bacteria, reduces redness, and alleviates itching or abrasions caused by scratching. Moreover, as honey is a natural humectant, it can banish dryness while keeping your afro hair shiny and manageable. Our shampoo’s non-sulphate properties also help with potential irritation and inflammation of your scalp.
Can Prevent Curly Hair Breakage
An itchy scalp can also be accompanied by other conditions, such as dandruff or hair loss. Keeping away from sulphates when shampooing could reduce hair loss or thinning, and conditions associated with sensitive skin like eczema. Following our hydrating shampoo, you could use our Moisture Rich Conditioner With Manuka Honey & Avocado. This mixture also contains natural ingredients that nourish your scalp and help you safely detangle in the shower. Then, combat split ends and improve strand smoothness even further with our Leave-In Conditioner With Manuka Honey & Avocado Oil.
Reduces The Occurrence Of Frizz
Sulphates can cause your afro hair to become frizzy as they can create a negative electrical charge, allowing the humid air to cause swelling of your strands. Alternatively, the sulphate-free shampoo will seal your cuticles with moisture, especially when rinsed with cool water. In addition, to minimize the appearance of frizz on your afro curls, you could opt for your Curl Elongating Gel With Flaxseed Oil & Rosewater. This mixture’s ingredients can be used to maintain moisture during washes and prevent frizz and scalp issues.
Makes Getting Ready Easier And Bestows Confidence In Your Natural Curls
Using natural ingredients in your afro haircare routine that prioritises moisture retention over harmful styling and washing techniques allows your natural hair to grow stronger naturally. This means you should spend less time styling your afro hair to get ready, as it should already look and feel much healthier. It will also give you more confidence in your natural curls, which is essential to banish negative thoughts about your kinky hair.
When your hair is drier and more prone to breakage, it will be harder to maintain a natural curl pattern. In short, by helping you retain your afro hair’s natural moisture and preventing breakage, the sulphate-free shampoo will enable you to save time on your natural haircare routine.