Sulphate-Free Cleansers (Shampoo, Facewash, Bodywash, etc)

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    Dec 17, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
    I would be interested to hear experiences from RJers who have switched or trialled non-sulphate body cleansers e.g. Shampoo, face-wash. These products reportedly don't dry your hair / skin out as much and are less irritating than products with Sodium laureth sulfate, or sodium lauryl ether sulfate (which are used as as surfactants for effective foaming).
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    Dec 19, 2011 11:54 AM GMT
    Damn - looks like no-one has at least trialled these products.
  • metatextual

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    Dec 19, 2011 11:56 AM GMT
    Jason products are alright. there's tonnes of other brands that you can get at green/health stores...
  • mikey_101

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    Dec 19, 2011 3:12 PM GMT
    SLS and SLES are not good for your skin.

    They cause more problems than the problem they are intended to solve.

    Just like the medical industry, so the beauty industry is realy about causing longterm problems with their products.... that they handliy have a solution for aswell... at a price.

    Yes, use that facewash for too long, and you will be needing moisturiser to combat the facewash.... use the moisturiser for too long and the parabens will cause problems......

    dont wory though, coalgate-palmolive or some such chemical company will have a solution to the next problem they create for you.



    Use a simple olive-oil paraben and SLS free soap..... moisturises your skin as you wash, no harsh chemicals, no problems.
    Also works great as a shampoo.

    http://www.ethicalsuperstore.com/products/good-ideas/oliva-olive-oil-soap---125g/
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    Dec 19, 2011 9:20 PM GMT
    Thanks for the replies guys. I will see if I can get these products in Australia icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 19, 2011 9:27 PM GMT
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    I use all kiehl's stuff.

    I'm told it's sulphate free but I never really paid attention to it all icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 19, 2011 9:29 PM GMT
    Tried some non sulphate products, never found one that really compared well to the originals.......especially with regards to shampoo, usually left my hair really dry and unmanageable because they also remove the silicones........icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 19, 2011 9:29 PM GMT
    yes

    avalon organics for my face

    carols daughter for my hair.


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    Dec 20, 2011 9:51 AM GMT
    whateveryo saidTried some non sulphate products, never found one that really compared well to the originals.......especially with regards to shampoo, usually left my hair really dry and unmanageable because they also remove the silicones........<img src="http://a.rjstatic.com/images/icon_sad.gif" />


    The silcones are parabens....... carcinogenic.



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    Dec 20, 2011 8:22 PM GMT
    bazungu saidI would be interested to hear experiences from RJers who have switched or trialled non-sulphate body cleansers e.g. Shampoo, face-wash. These products reportedly don't dry your hair / skin out as much and are less irritating than products with Sodium laureth sulfate, or sodium lauryl ether sulfate (which are used as as surfactants for effective foaming).


    I was just about to start a thread like this. I read about sulfates and how bad they supposedly are. I even read the sulfates in shampoos could cause hair loss. It makes me cautious of using shampoo. There are conditioners that don't have sulfates and I use that.
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    Dec 20, 2011 8:29 PM GMT
    From doing a bit of research the worst sulphates can do is over strip your scalp/hair making them dry/brittle or making your hair color fade faster.

    There is no study that I've seen that links it to the development of cancer.

    Sodium lauryl sulfate used in the majority of shampoos is very mild.
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    Dec 20, 2011 9:53 PM GMT
    I didn't say they cause cancer but that I read it could cause hair loss.

    But even if it didn't, dry and brittle hair is not for me.

    I used only conditioner with no sulfates last night, hair looked nice after shower, then I wake up, and omg, my hair was beautiful

    but if I use shampoo it just looks bad....

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    Dec 21, 2011 2:21 PM GMT
    whateveryo saidFrom doing a bit of research the worst sulphates can do is over strip your scalp/hair making them dry/brittle or making your hair color fade faster.

    There is no study that I've seen that links it to the development of cancer.

    Sodium lauryl sulfate used in the majority of shampoos is very mild.


    The most violently irritating personal care product I have ever used was a soap-based shampoo from Aubrey Organics. No matter how tightly I kept my eyes closed, it would seep in, sting like hell, and make my eyes solid bloodshot red. On top of that, it left my hair feeling like straw.

    There are similar surfactants to SLS that are gentler, like sodium olefin sulfonate and sodium laureth sulfate, and those are the ones commonly found in higher quality shampoos. Look at the shampoos in a health food store, and the ones from Aubrey Organics will most likely be the only ones based on soap; most hippie-brand shampoos use the gentler SLS alternatives.
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    Dec 21, 2011 2:26 PM GMT
    If you are in the US or UK, Whole Foods store-brand shampoo, conditioner and body wash do not contain SLS and are mad cheap.

    Every once in a while (like after a whole day of working/sweating outside, a long hike,etc.) I will use a different, stronger shampoo just to change it up and get a deeper clean feeling. I loved Body Shop's cobalt blue shampoo for this, but they stopped making it.