So recently i’ve noticed a bit of a change in the haircare industry. A year ago I found it near impossible to find shampoos and conditioners without sulphates or sodiums in them. (In particular I was looking to aviod sodium laureth sulphate/sodium lauryl sulphate, a chemical commonly used in shampoos and conditioners because it lathers up. However, it is a chemical we really should avoid using on our hair, because it strips the hair of its natural oils.) I used to order a very specific brand online because I thought it was the only brand I could use on my hair, but how wrong was I? I was completely unaware of the organic haircare products I could get from my local shops and supermarkets!
A couple of days ago I was in my local Waitrose with my mum when I noticed they had quite a good range of organic haircare or haircare without as many sodiums and sulphates in them. I was actually really shocked to see it, I hadn’t expected to ever be able to buy my haircare products in boots, let alone a supermarket. I was particularly impressed by a range called Organix. They have such an extensive range of products and are easy to find in Boots. They are also really affordable, with most things priced at £6.99! I picked up their moroccan oil shampoo and conditioner, which smells amazing as well 🙂
It seems to me that there has been a real shift in haircare, with a lot of brands ditching the sodium laureth sulphate/sodium lauryl sulphate. This makes me really happy. It’s nice that products that are better for your hair are becoming more mainstream and eaiser to buy. It’s certainly made my life a lot eaiser!
So next time you’re shopping for your shampoo and conditioner, I would really recommend you check the ingredients and try to avoid products with sodium lauryl sulphate/sodium laureth sulphate listed second or third on the list, because it really is bad for your hair and, as they’re now pretty affordable, why not? You might even find you enjoy using the more organic products!