Sulphates are heavy duty cleaning chemicals that provide a rich lather.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are mainly found in shampoos, and are responsible for weakening delicate hair follicles, stripping away your expensive colour, and causing unmanageable frizz.
So it’s no surprise the hair-care market has introduced alternatives to harsh chemicals, and is focusing more on softer, natural ingredients.
We’ve scoured shop shelves for the best ones on the market, because after all those painstaking hours spent in the hairdresser’s chair you deserve to shine…
Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo, R290 for 250ml
An invisible band-aid for hair thanks to the Astaxanthin – a powerful antioxidant that provides smoother, stronger locks. A must-have for anyone looking to maintain their length.
Hask Macadamia Oil Moisturizing Shampoo, R139,95 for 355ml
Restores and revitalises dry, damaged hair. Perfect for those dye-hards that are looking to make their colour last longer.
L’Oreal Vitamino Color Soft Shampoo Sulfate Free, R232 for 150ml
Fortified with replenishing natural plant extracts and corn mint essential oils, it provides optimum protection. The weightless formula doesn’t overload your hair, making it easy to rinse out. Bonus!
Mizani Moisture Replenish Shampoo, R202 for 250ml
Formulated with a blend of coconut, olive, and marula oils, it creates a feather-light veil over your locks to stop humidity from entering the hair’s cortex and weakening elasticity. A walnut sized amount is all you need for defined curls and noticeably silkier tresses.
Digital Editor at woman&home magazine, F1 Fan, Chocoholic.