Like all of us, you buy a shampoo for you or your family without taking the time to check what’s in it. Yet we find in some shampoos of sulphates which are foaming agents or even silicones, which have the function of sheathing the hair by wrapping it in a synthetic film. If a dab of shampoo containing sulfates can be harmful to an adult imagine its effect on a young child! How do sulphates are they dangerous ? If there are no healthy shampoos that are safe for health while being economical, why not washing hair with some homemade shampoos. We offer 5 natural shampoo recipes.
What can be dangerous in shampoo
Sulphates in shampoo
Sulphates are compounds useful for cleaning hair, lathering shampoo, and stabilizing the product.
Sulfate: beware of danger
Sulfates are irritating to the skin, aggressive to the mucous membranes, allergens, and may be absorbed by the eyes, heart, liver, and brain.
If there are hundreds of varieties of sulfates, two of them are most often used in the components of beauty and hygiene products.
These are sodium lauryl sulphate (SDS) and sodium laureth sulphate (SLS).
– SLS: sodium laureth sulfate
Main active ingredient in shampoos, it is an agent causing an abundant and soft foam in appearance, but which, in reality, play a drying and irritating role, which results in the scalp greasing faster, cause dandruff and hair loss. Sulphates can also damage colorings.
– SDS: sodium laurylsufate
SDS is not as effective a detergent as SLS, but is much milder, however it can temporarily cause dry skin, redness and itching.
List of sulfates to avoid
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS)
Sodium Myreth Sulfate (SMS)
Sodium Coco Sulfate
Silicones in shampoo
Silicones cover the hair with an invisible varnish that protects it from humidity, makes it shine and allows it to be easily disentangled.
Silicone: beware of danger
Silicone is not dangerous for health, on the other hand, in the long run, it risks suffocating the hair by preventing it from breathing, and weakened, the hair can become brittle and dull.
List of silicones to avoid
A shampoo without sulfates
A sulfate-free shampoo will wash the hair as well, only it will lather a little less.
A natural shampoo
There is no such thing as a natural shampoo on the market, whatever its composition, we will add preservatives.
The only solution is therefore to make your own shampoo.
5 natural shampoo recipes
– Sshampoo homemade for dry hair with Marseille soap and oils.
1 tablespoon of grated Marseille soap
1 teaspoon of Pure Oil, Argan
1 teaspoon of honey
– In a salad bowl, melt a tablespoon of grated Marseille soap in a bain-marie
– Add a teaspoon of argan oil and a teaspoon of honey.
– Mix well.
– Boil water (a coffee cup)
– Gradually add boiling water to the mixture.
– Let cool.
– Add 2 drops of rose essential oil.
Apply the shampoo to your hair, gently massaging your scalp.
Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Whether you use a homemade, organic, sulfate-free or sulfate-free shampoo, it is essential to rinse your hair thoroughly after washing it to remove any residue.
– Sshampoo made-House for greasy hair with panama wood andsuperfine green clay
Clay is particularly suitable for oily hair.
Panama wood slows down the production of sebum.
But beware, it can darken blond hair.
20 g Panama wood bark
1 tablespoon of‘Green clay
5 drops oforganic lemon essential oil
1/2 liter of water
– In a saucepan, boil the water + the panama wood for 15 minutes.
– Add the clay.
– Add lemon essential oil.
Apply this mixture to your hair, gently massaging your scalp.
Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
– Homemade shampoo for all hair with thyme and soap
The soapwort or “soap grass”, suitable for all hair types
A tablespoon of Tcertified organic dried hyme
A tablespoon of soapwort.
– In a cup pour boiling water over a tablespoon of thyme.
– In another cup, pour boiling water over a tablespoon of soap.
– Infuse these infusions for 8 minutes.
– Filter them then mix them to obtain a scented shampoo that does not sting the eyes.
– Apply to the hair.
– Rub the scalp gently with your fingertips.
– Shampoo home made anti dandruff with Marseille soap and rosemary
Prepare an infusion of rosemary by pouring a quarter of a liter of boiling water 5 tablespoons of dried leaves.
Let it steep for 10 minutes.
Add to the infusion 100 g of grated Marseille soap and a glass of olive oil.
Let cool and mix well before using.
– Shampoo home-made dry between 2 shampoos
Pour talcum powder or cornstarch into your hands and massage the scalp.
Then brush for a long time, upside down, until the dry shampoo.