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8 Reasons to Avoid Sulfates in Your Shampoo

Did you know that sulfates can be found in shampoos, toothpastes, soaps, mouthwashes, lotions and bodywashes?

sulfate-shampooSulfates are inexpensive chemicals that have been used for decades in personal care products and much more. Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is one of many surfactants which is used to break surface tension and separate molecules in order to allow better interaction between the product and your hair. This reduction in surface tension is what produces a rich lather that most us have grown to enjoy.

Surprisingly, on average, women add more than 200 chemicals to their skin daily. More than 60% of the chemicals that are applied to the body become absorbed into the bloodstream. Combine this with the use of hygiene and hair care products, there’s no surprise that people are scrambling to find a natural alternative. 

Although there has been conflicting reports surrounding whether or not sulfate is a carcinogen, it is very important to focus on the fact that there are many reasons why they aren’t good for you or your hair. 

Reasons to avoid Sulfates: 

  • Sulfates are an irritant to your skin, hair, and eyes.
  • Sulfates strip your hair of essential oils, which leads to dry and brittle hair.
  • Emits toxic fumes 
  • Sulfates are a penetration enhancer, which means that it can be absorbed into the skin and reach blood stream quick 
  • Continuous use of shampoos that contain sulfates have the potential to cause long-term damage to your hair.
  • A number of shampoos have a high concentration of sulfates that range between 10%-30%. Even at .5% concentration, it has been proven to have the potential to act as an irritant.
  • The use of sulfates can lead to tangled hair and split ends.
  • Sulfates can lead to color fading and hair loss. 

Benefits of using a Sulfate-free Shampoo:

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Envii Haircare Deep Moisture Shampoo

 

  • Relieves scalp irritation
  • Prolongs vivid hair color
  • Allows hair to retain moisture
  • Doesn’t completely strip away essential oils 
  • Improves manageability and thickness of hair
  • Prevents the scalp from absorbing harmful chemicals

If you are looking to improve the condition of your scalp and hair, look towards sulfate-free shampoo. Envii Haircare’s Deep Moisture Shampoo is sulfate-free and contains all the essential oils needed to retain moisture and hair growth.

 

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How Heat Protectants Save Your Hair

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Envii Haircare’s Jasro Milk Leave-In Conditioner and Shae & Mango Hair Butter

Do heat protectants really protect your hair from heat? Or are they just another gimmick used to take your money?

One of the worst things that you can do to your hair is apply heat to it. Heat styling, although highly damaging is a way of life for many of us. We spend hours each week blow drying, curling and flat ironing our strands. It does not appear to be an end in sight! So what can we do to minimize the effects of heat on our hair follicles? You’ve more than likely heard someone say, “my hair isn’t heat damaged or my hair is heat damaged.” My question is how can you tell? Heat damage can occur instantly upon impact whether you see changes to your hair texture or not. Just because your hair curls right back up or you don’t smell your hair frying like an egg after the use of heat does not mean that the damage is not already done.

There are numerous heat protectants on the market that claim to protect your strands from vigorous heat. How do you know if they will truly work?

Silicones

Any protectant with silicone listed as one of the first five ingredients is going to give your hair the needed protection. Silicones such as dimethicone and amodimethicone are commonly used in most heat styling products. Dimethicone is an anti-foaming agent skin protectant that conditions skin and hair. This silicone-based polymer prevents water loss by forming a hydrating barrier on the skin and hair. It creates a subtle gloss that feels smooth and silky. Amodimethicone is an excellent conditioning and softening property that are found in many premium quality heat protectants such as Envii’s Jasro Milk Leave-In Conditioner. This silicone is modified to better adhere to hair strands, seals moisture inside the hair shaft and protects from thermal damage. Silicones form a thin film around the hair follicles in order to retain moisture and lock out heat. There are some sources that describe silicones as an ingredient to avoid, but if you look at their conditioning properties and abundant protection from heat, you will discover that the build up from silicones is what’s actually protecting your hair! Any product that acts as a heat protectant will need to be washed out thoroughly before applying more. You always want to add silicone-based products to clean dry hair.

Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are natural oils that are used to dilute essential oils. There are a few carrier oils that give your hair thermal protection. Grape seed oil is by far the carrier oil of choice when it comes to added heat protection. Grape seed oil is well known for its high smoking point. Carrier oils should be used in conjunction with a silicone-based product in order to receive optimal protection. Silicones, unlike oil can act alone, but oils will need to be combined with another heat protecting ingredient.

…you will discover that the build up from silicones is what’s actually protecting your hair!

Best Practice 

Overall, heat is the leading cause of dry and damaged hair. To combat moderate to severely dry hair caused by thermal styling and chemical treatments, try Envii Haircare Products. When applying heat to your hair it is best to apply heat protectant product on clean dry hair to ensure that the product bonds to the hair follicles. Refrain from using heat more than twice a month. If you insist on using heat styling tools more than that, then it is best to stock up on plenty of deep moisture products and heat protectant!

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