Guest Review: Sulphate-Free Shampoo

If you have a thick, curly or wavy head of hair the chances of you looking for hair care products which suit you to a T are tough. If something is good for the scalp, it can make the hair rough. If something helps in oil/sebum reduction then it can make the hair frizzy and hard to manage.

And if you are an individual who is particular about reducing their carbon footprint and using less chemicals in their personal care products, then you have quite a balancing act to follow before all the boxes are ticked off.

Say hello to our latest guest reviewer- Jhumur. A travel enthusiast, a mom, a techie, a dabbler in art forms and a voracious reader with a big laugh- Jhumur recently faced a problem with her hair which led her to the product she’s recommending for us today- Lever Ayush Anti Hairfall Bhringaraj Shampoo. But first let’s find out what sulphate actually is and why it’s in so many shampoos if doctors are vetoing its use.

According to Healthline.com– “Sulfates are chemicals used as cleansing agents. They’re found in household cleaners, detergents, and even shampoo. Two main types of sulfates are used in shampoo: sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate. The purpose of these sulfates is to create a lathering effect to remove oil and dirt from your hair. If your shampoo easily makes a lather in the shower, there’s a good chance it contains sulfates. Sulfate-free shampoos make little to no later:- read the whole article here.

This is what Jhumur has to say about how she discovered this brand’s goodness- “I recently started using Ayush shampoo. Off late, I was suffering from itchy scalp. My dermat asked me to shift to a non-sulphate based shampoo. She gave me a lot of names. But when I looked them up they all contained sulphate in some form. Plus other options on web were expensive and no surety they would deliver to my location.

Then while I was browsing at my local Sahakaro Bhandar I stumbled upon Ayush. Quick scan revealed-NO sulphate! Bought it and it is really good. No itchy scalp. Don’t have to use moisturizer post shampooing and it’s really soft on my hair. It’s so good my child has started using it too. So bye-bye to L’oreal which by the way (IMO) is best in the market compared to all the other brands out there.”

This product is available in 2 sizes- 175 ml and 330 ml. It retails at Rs. 210 on Amazon for the 330 ml (the 175 ml isn’t stocked at this time). On Flipkart for the same amount for 330 ml. On Nykaa it’s priced at Rs.110 for 175 ml and Rs.210 for the 330 ml.

According to research available on the internet, while a sulphate-free shampoo may not be the best friend your hair’s ever had, but it definitely is great for the environment!

So try out a healthier way of life for your hair, you and everyone else- try Ayush!

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