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Sodium Laureth Sulfate/Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLS-SLES)
- Sodium Laureth sulfate an accepted contraction of sodium Lauryl sulfate (SLES), is an anionic detergent found in many personal care products (Soaps, Shampoos, Toothpaste etc.) SLES is in expensive and very effective foaming agents that are used in many cosmetic products for their cleaning and emulsifying properties. They behave similarly to soap.
- SLS is a detergent which essentially means that it breaks surface tension and separates molecules in order to allow better interaction between the products and your hair. This in turn create a lather which makes shampoo more effective cleanser.
- Sulfates are bad for hair-
- Sulfates have a strong potential to be an irritant to your skin hair and even your eyes. Sulfates are capable of stripping your hair of essential oils. This can lead to the feeling that your hair has become extremely dried out, both in term of its appearance and how it feels to the touch.
- Continuous uses of shampoo that contain sulfates have the potential to cause long term damage to your hair. Some of consequences that can result from using shampoos containing sulfates include irritation of scalp, tangled up hair, hair that feels frizzy or hair that has become split.