Many people like to explore new cosmetic products, among which the "easiest" ones to try are certainly shampoos. However, frequently changing shampoos and using ones with slightly more aggressive ingredients can lead to serious dermatological situations. Therefore, here is everything you need to know about shampoos, as well as healthy and well-groomed scalp and hair .
If it doesn't foam, it's not good?
All those who are not loyal to just one shampoo know that in their experimentation with products, they can sometimes come across something that will make them regret spending even one kuna. On the other hand, if such a thought occurs due to, for example, not enough floral scent. When real problems appear, such as irritation, redness or unbearable itching, it may be too late. It is best to know in time how each ingredient in the shampoo works and why it is preferable to avoid some.
"Until it lathers well, it has not been washed well enough", is the thought that often guides us when washing anything, including hair. However, what we don't really pay attention to is the reason why the shampoo foams or doesn't foam.
Namely, shampoos foam because of surfactants , i.e. surfactants. These are surface-active substances that reduce the surface tension of water, which makes it easier to create foam. Surfactants also help separate oil or any dirt from the water.
What is quite common in the world of shampoos is that of all forms of surfactants, sulfates are mainly used, namely Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) .
Both SLS and SLES can be potentially irritating to the sensitive skin of the scalp and head. Fortunately, there is an alternative to these ingredients, and it is hidden in natural shampoos that have less "aggressive" surfactants in their composition.
Gentler surfactants make a difference
Instead of products that contain SLS and SLES, choose those that contain surfactants of vegetable origin , such as coconut glucoside or sodium coconut sulfate . They do not dry out the skin or mucous membrane, and will give the hair natural volume and easy combing. These surfactants are gentler, healthier and you will definitely notice the difference.
The first difference you will notice is that such natural shampoos foam less . This does not mean that they are "broken", that you need more of them, etc. Use natural shampoos like any other.
Every Natural shampoo has a quality natural base
When it comes to Natural shampoos , their main advantage is certainly the simple formulation. Natural shampoos are enriched with natural essential oils of mint, lavender, rosemary, etc. In addition, they also contain hydrolyzed wheat protein that is certified gluten-free, and each of the shampoos can boast of being completely vegan .
When every Natural shampoo is fundamentally equally high-quality and natural, all that remains is to choose the one according to the needs of your hair.
Thus, Natural mint and lavender shampoo is recommended for damaged and dry hair . In addition to restoring your hair's shine, peppermint essential oil will give you a feeling of freshness and improve circulation in the scalp.
On the other hand, Natural Rosemary and Lemon Shampoo for oily and normal hair will leave the scalp with the feeling of aromatherapy long after washing.
For those who have a problem with a particularly sensitive scalp , an excellent choice is the Natural Sensitive shampoo , which will restore balance to the scalp.