Don’t Let Green Be Your Summer Shade

By Dana Barker

If you’re planning on spending your summer in the pool there are a few things you can do to prevent getting that hint of green to your blonde locks from the chlorinated water. Read More

What’s the big deal about “sulfate free”?

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Sulfates are the primary detergents that make shampoos, body washes and other cleansers foam and lather. They decrease the surface tension of the water so that it spreads out easily and allow the water to adhere to the dirt and grime so they can be removed from your hair and scalp.

However, sulfates dehydrate the sebaceous gland and strip your hair of moisture and other essential oils.  They also damage your hair follicles and may contribute to hair loss.  Sodium lauryl sulfate, for instance, is extremely harmful to exposed hair follicles as they may become clogged.sulphate free shampoo

If you switch to a sulphate free shampoo and miss that rich lather and “squeaky clean” feeling, just remember that “squeaky clean” means your hair has been stripped of essential oils, and lather is not essential to cleaning. Sulfate free shampoos like those offered by J Beverly Hills and DS Laboratories use natural ingredients to cleanse the hair and create lather without causing the irreversible damage caused by using of a sulfate-based shampoo.

By: Tracy Maloney