5. Focus on Natural ingredients
Whether natural, based on vegetable extracts (Shea, Aloe vera, Nettle…) or organically labelled, these shampoos are suitable for everyone. They wash efficiently with plant-based surfactants, which are mild and respectful, such as Coco Betaine and SLSA (sodium lauryl Sulfo acetate). By choosing this type of shampoo, one is sure to have a product that respects both the scalp and the hair, and does not coat the lengths of a occlusive film. “But organic shampoos, for example, are not necessarily ‘ all-plant ‘, because the labels allow a little chemistry,” says red-haired. To know what is in his shampoo, you must read carefully the labels, especially if you want a really natural shampoo! “. These products leave the hair clean and soft, often shiny, but also a little squeaky and rough. A natural shampoo (or conditioner), also applied in the process, will have the burden of giving back softness to the lengths.
6. Flee products that make a lot of foam
“The more it foams, the more it attacks the scalp,” stresses Dr. Nina Roos, dermatologist. “A true soft shampoo should froth less: this low foaming power proves a low level of surfactants. The moss is wasteful! “, continues David Baco, from Furterer. In addition, little foam is less shampoo and less water to eliminate it. “This also allows a better tolerance of the product,” adds the formulator. Moreover, a claim ‘ biodegradable formula ‘ on the vial is a real plus to be taken into account at the time of choice “, he concludes.
7. Do not smother my lengths
We’re opting for a silicone-free shampoo. These highly used molecules smooth and sheathe the hair fiber. This can be an asset for stubborn, dry or hard-to-comb hair. But in the long run, as they do not get eliminated or little, the silicones end up smothering the hair, which decays. “Only assets that protect the hair from moisture, and therefore from frizz, these silicones are eliminated, however, better than before,” explains Denise Golden. But above all, they are replaced by other molecules, polymers that smooth the scales “. For David Baco, “Silicones are still widely used for their shaping properties, but are not very ‘ eco friendly ‘.” That is, they are not biodegradable and end up in wastewater. So we avoid them as much as possible.