What are sulphates?

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Written By Sam Robinson

Sulphates are found in various shampoos, as their foaming agent properties creates the extra lather in the product. Sulphates will emulsify grease and remove it from the hair. 

The most common sulphate found is ‘Sodium Laurel Sulphate.’ Sulphates also act as a surfactant which helps to loosen sebum away from the hair and scalp.

Unfortunately, using shampoos with a high concentration of sulphates can strip away the hairs natural oils leaving it feeling dehydrated. If your hair is colour treated it is best to avoid sulphates as they will fade colour quicker than non-sulphate options. 

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