So what is ‘SLS’ free , and why avoid it?
On average women add more than 200 chemicals to their skin daily, and more than 60% of these chemicals get absorbed directly into the bloodstream; I came to realize as a hairdresser you are warned the danger of ‘bad products’ to your hair, but I honestly have been stunned about the effect on health !
Now if you tell me, spend an extra £4.00 on my hair because it will look nice, im in!
I don’t take my hair off, its with me every day and id quite like it in old age (still bright blue at 90 I hope)
However the adverts have made us believe that the stuff on the shelfs ARE good; so it can be hard work explaining WHY your being RIPPED OFF and putting yourself at risk- I’ve turned to the science-y bloggers of the world to help me out, taking snippets and adding a hairdressers input –
What is ‘SLS’?
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate.
There are many products labelled as ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ that still contain sulfates. The aim of SLS Free is to help you discover products that do not contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (commonly known as SLS) is a widely used and inexpensive chemical found in many mainstream personal hygiene products such as shampoos
SLS is a detergent and surfuctant which essentially means that it breaks surface tension and separates molecules its inexpensive and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is found in a number of industrial cleaning agents such as engine degreaser and industrial strength detergents. It’s also widely used as a skin irritant when testing products used to heal skin conditions.
I personally have scalp psoriasis; and I originally had been told (by many people) to use (dare I even say it) head and shoulders! I was completely covered in psoriasis! It was all over my face and body, I now realize this was because in the bath and shower it was aggravating my skin!
Thankfully I started hairdressing at age 15 and stopped using ‘off the shelf’ shampoos, I can say from personal experience; when I tell people I have it, they don’t believe me now! Its so calm – but I was covered!
I can say my skin problem has halved since swapping and from my research I can see why!
So having 'fallen out of love' with my usual go to shampoo and conditioner range , I set out looking for a Sulphate, SLS free and parobon free products I could bring to the door steps of my clients, friends and family!
I was introduced to Beever Hair Care by another hairdresser, who uses it- and sent me some to use, now it obviously ticked all the usual box's ; nice smell, nice to use, and my hair blowdryed well along with feeling soft and shiny! but hay! that's all expected yes!
But i fell in love because it was really impresses to find a salon quality product that didn't test on animals !
Nice hair is nice, but saving a few animal on the way... that's amazing!
We all know animal cruelty is not what we want to support, but sometimes the option is not there, hard to find; or simply not on our minds!
a quick google search turned a simple 'nice to know' into something i felt i needed to support!
if you would like any information on any products from Beever hair care, just ask!
the range offers everything from shampoo, conditioners , oil , heat protect and masks... and a lot more!
I can advise you on the best product for your hair, colour and even for health !
im also happy to say i will soon be offering packages to include these products to brides-to-be for the best possible results on your big day (along with lots of lovely shine and to help you grow your hair!)
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