If you want gorgeous healthy hair and what woman doesn’t? Then you should know the most important key is knowing what’s in the products you use. Let me put it this way; KNOW what you are putting in your hair!
Black Hair Care and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
If you haven’t been told, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate in a common ingredient in many popular shampoos but for the life of me I don’t know why? The truth is, this chemical is used in industrial cleaning products such as floor cleaners and engine degreasers… and you’re putting it in your hair?
C’mon people! Just on the surface, if you knew nothing about this chemical except for the fact that it was used as the base in industrial cleaning products, you should be concerned. Here is the actual rundown on how this chemical affects your hair…
- It strips your hair of it’s natural oils
- It strips your hair of its natural strength
- It causes unnecessary hair breakage
- It causes systematic and methodical hair loss
- It is known to cause skin rashes
- It is known to cause scalp scurf (which is similar to dandruff)
- It is known to cause allergic reactions
Most Black Hair Care Products Weren’t Made With You In Mind
Sadly, most Black Hair Care products weren’t made with you in mind; that’s why it’s critically important to choose a Black Hair Care Stylist who truly knows our hair. You don’t want to put dangerous chemicals in your hair that cause breakage, hair loss and causes your hair to lose its natural luster and strength.
What’s The Black Hair Care Solution To Achieve The Best Results?
Talk to your stylist about your concerns. Make sure that she or he understands how to foster healthy Black Hair. Secondly, don’t fall for any of the slick hair care marketing gimmicks. These are tricks used by the money driven product manufacturers to entice buyers. Did you know that a high percentage of people have been conditioned to pick hair care products based solely on three things:
(1). The smell of the product
(2). The packaging of the product
(3). If the product has a hot name
Those are the last three barometers you want to use when thinking about Black Hair Care products. When considering putting any product in your hair, always read the ingredient list first! This way, you can avoid buying products created by hair care manufacturers whose only intent is to grab a share of the multi-billion dollar Black Hair Care market.
The Ingredients Reveal if a Product Is Suited For Black Hair Care
The FDA mandates that the ingredients be disclosed be on every product. For example, here is a partial list of ingredients in Suave Naturals Vanilla Flora Shampoo.
- Water (Aqua)
- Ammonia Lauryl Sulfate
- Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
- Ammonium Chloride
- Cocamide MEA
- PEG-5 Cocamide
That means this product has a high amount of water and then a list of other chemicals not designed for Black Hair Care. The most vital thing you can do to save damaged or dry hair is to protect it from harsh chemicals that deplete your hair strands of their necessary nutrients.
You want to use products that provide nutrients to your root and scalp, which are the foundation of healthy, beautiful and radiant Black Hair.