No one likes dry hair, but a proclivity of women continue to use shampoos that advertise their ability to moisturize despite the fact that they actually contribute to the dryness of hair. Sulfates are a main ingredient in most shampoos because of their ability to clean the scalp and the hair. However sulfates can be very harsh on hair leading to dryness and lack of pliability. Common sulfates that are used in most shampoos include: sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate and ammonium laureth sulfate. Have you ever washed your hair with a shampoo that left your hair feeling too clean? You most likely were using a shampoo that contained the "lauryl" version of a sulfate which is harsher on hair. When choosing shampoos always choose ones with a low amount of sulfates or the "laureth" version which is much gentler on hair.
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The best solution to combat dryness is to choose a shampoo that is sulfate free. My favorite is Ojon Ancient Tribal Rejuvenating Cleanser. This shampoo's unique components will moisturize, increase elasticity, and restore hair. It has a delicious chocolate smell and can also be used as a body wash, facial cleanser, and shampoo. Not only is this shampoo sulfate free it also contains "the antioxidant equivalent to 125 lb. of blueberries". What a great way to begin the journey towards healthier hair. Available at Sephora.


Amy said...

my mom SWEARS by Ojon.

Michelle. said...

She know's the deal :-) The products are SO good right!