About Sulfate Free
CHOOSE YOUR SHAMPOO CAREFULLY
TO AVOID USING UNNECESSARY AND DANGEROUS CHEMICALS.
DO YOU KNOW…. WHAT YOU’RE PUTTING INTO YOUR HAIR AND AS SUCH YOUR BODY?
It is time for the truth about sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) and oledfin sulfonates.
Did you know that the very ingredients that give you that lather in your shampoo is also the most damaging to your hair, scalp and you?
Sodium laureth sulfate found in most shampoos is exactly what is used in car washes to get that soapy effect or mechanics/garages, where it is used to degrease car engines and as a garage floor cleaner…. You need to know that in the same way as it dissolves the grease on car engines, it also dissolves the oils on your hair & scalp which causes a drying effect but that is not the biggest issue here. There is the multitude of side effects.
WHY ARE THESE CHEMICALS AN ISSUE?
Researchers warn concentrations as low as 0.5% could cause irritation. Sulfate can lead to direct damage to the hair follicle which could lead to hair loss, scalp irritation, strip the hair and scalp of essential oils, dandruff, flaky scalps, colour fade, tangled hair, split and frizzy hair, eye damage, skin damage, swelling of the hands, permanent eye damage in children and even liver toxicity!
THE USE OF SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE IN CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS IS OF PARTICULAR CONCERN.
It is known that, whether it gets in the eyes or not, skin application does lead to measurable concentrations in the eyes of children. This is known to affect eye development, and the damage caused in this manner is irreversible.
It is critical to understand that just because a product is labelled as “natural” it is not free from SLS, sodium laureth sulfate or olefin sulfonates. Most common brands of “Natural” or “Herbal” shampoos and cleansers still use these harmful chemicals as their main active ingredient – check your labels! Many consumers are reading food labels regularly now, but it is important to get the message across that topical products are still ingested whether it is through the skin, scalp etc and not just by mouth! Therefore all beauty products, including but not limited to haircare, body care and cosmetics labels, need to be scrutinized just as carefully as food products.
In simple terms these ingredient are “highly irritating and dangerous”.
SO WHY IS A DANGEROUS CHEMICAL LIKE SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE USED IN SHAMPOO?
The answer is simple – it’s cheap and creates lots of lather and gives consumers the feeling that they are getting a ‘good clean’ but that could not be further from the truth, in fact it’s a bad clean in every way.
So do you still want it to be in your shampoo?
qabaTM SHAMPOO IS 100% FREE OF THESE DANGEROUS INGREDIENTS.
At qabaTM we put people first not profits, therefore we CHOOSE to leave out dangerous ingredients like sulphates and only use quality ingredients… and therefore take less profit margin because doing the right thing isn’t always the cheapest thing but it’s the most important thing for us!
That is why we stock a fantastic range of Qaba Sulfate Free, Organic Hair Products at Travis George Hair.