Only if you cared enough to read the minute notes on your rather expensive bottled wonders, you would know that unhealthy locks or distressed skin is the doing of all those SLS-laden formulas. Never too late, eh.
Short for Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, when infused in cosmetic products, SLS is a notorious skin and scalp irritant. If used over a long period of time, SLS-infused formulas can clog pores, cause acne, and lead to excessive hair fall or dandruff. Well, reason enough to swap your beauty kitty with SLS-free goodies, ASAP.
Here’s where you can begin to start using products without Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Mane Things First
There’s no beauty question that Ayurveda doesn’t have an answer for. Thanks to herbal magicians like the Kama Ayurveda Bringadi Intensive Hair Treatment Oil, we don’t need to time travel to that era in search of dazzling tresses. Infused with herbs like Indigo, Licorice, and Gooseberry, this intensive treatment prevents hair loss, dandruff and premature greying.
Who’s The ‘Poo
Now here’s a shampoo that’s (metaphorically) good enough to eat. Thanks to a formula that boasts of real banana puree, your hair will smell like a dream, hon. This one from The Body Shop is a gentle cleanser and perfect for hygiene freaks who N.E.E.D to wash their hair every day. Goes without saying, all that banana will leave your scalp feeling squeaky clean and strands super shiny.
Consider this as sunscreen for your hair. Not only does this herbal hair conditioner stimulate hair growth, but it also protects your precious mane from harmful UV rays when you’re directly exposed to the sun. Plus, the fact that its an SLS free hair product seals the deal for us. Boasts of the goodness of Wheat Germ Oil, Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil, and Aloe Vera extracts.
How can we forget about our glorious skin? Here’s a list of top SLS free skincare products
Skin Solutions 101
Wash, Wash Baby
In layman’s language, this one’s a superstar. While Tea Tree extracts reduce acne, blemishes and dark sports, Neem heals dry and damaged skin. And then there’s Aloe Vera that undoes the damage that Mr. Sun does to your skin. All in all, this beauty takes care of the grime trapped in your pores in the most organic way possible.
A Tone-d Face
Firstly, cheers to non-alcoholic toners. Now, here’s one that’s also free of SLS. It doesn’t get better than this, right? Containing skin soothing agents that help control excess sebum, this dermatologist approved toner tightens the pores while reducing skin irritation. What’s more? In the long run, this also works as a reliable anti-acne agent.
Hydration To The T
What’s better than a moisturizer that leaves your face matte as hell? We’d say nothing. Controlled hydration, a non-shiny texture, and acne combat are just few of the skills of this master moisturizer. While Glycolic Acid accelerate the skin renewal process, the antioxidants present in Green Tea extracts act against the acne formation process.