Using Natural Hair Care
You've probably made the switch to natural hair care already to eliminate synthetic chemicals from your beauty routine, or if you haven't, you've been thinking about getting rid of SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate). Here is everything we've learned from making the switch to SLS free hair care, the products we use and tips to get lustrous golden locks.
What to Expect
The biggest difference you'll notice with a SLS-free shampoo are the bubbles - or lack there of. That's because Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is the main chemical foaming agent that creates such a lather with the product and your hair. When you eliminate SLS from your hair care you will find that the shampoo doesn't make giant foamy bubbles. This doesn't mean it's not washing - it's just a different feel.
The other big thing you'll notice is the difference in moisture. Natural shampoo won't strip the oils from your hair, unlike SLS shampoos. You'll find a little bit goes a long way and may act differently than your previous hair care. This makes natural shampoos the best option for hair that is dry or curly and if you have oily hair you won't have to wash very often.
What we use
Shampoo Wash & Shave
Best Features: Versatile, multi-use, ultra-moisturizing, synthetic free, scented with essential oils
This 3-1 Shampoo works as a body wash and shaving soap for the best multi-action natural hair care you can find. It's free of phthlates, Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) / Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), Triclosan, Synthetic Colors, Fragrance Oils and parabens. Made with balancing and skin-loving botanical waters of Witch Hazel, Helichrysum, Tea Tree and Rosemary. Hydrate and nourish your dry skin with this silky shampoo infused with oat protein and silk amino acids.
Best Features: Ultra-rich, Softening, Rinses out easily, synthetic free, scented with essential oils
Deeply nourish and hydrate your locks with aloe and babassu oil for a shiny silky soft hair treatment. Loaded with hair loving vitamins and protecting oils your hair will get the nourishment it wants and the you'll get the silkiness you desire. Lock in the power of nature to soften, hydrate and protect the driest hair and scalp. Instantly soften and hydrate your hair. Can be used daily for dry or curly hair or as a weekly conditioner for oily hair.
- Give you hair and scalp a couple weeks to detox if you're changing from a SLS shampoo to a SLS-free one. Read the full "How to Make the Switch to Natural Shampoo" blog post for more tips.
- Do you struggle with waxy residue or build up when using natural products? It may be related to hard water. Check out our blog post about problem solving waxy or oily hair.
- Do you struggle with an itchy dry scalp? Check out our DIY scalp mask and rinse treatment.