This is always a hot topic. I often get asked are sulphate-free shampoos better for coloured hair.
While Liz Edmonds, colour director at Daniel Galvin, was doing my colour, we got talking about shampoos and sulphates, the most common being sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulphate (SLES). They have received a bad rap, with rumours on the internet that these are potentially carcinogenic, but that has not been proved. However, some people think that they do strip the colour from the hair.
|Daniel Galvin Extra Care Shampoo|
Liz told me washing your hair will inevitably lead to colour loss, no matter what shampoo you use. “Water, especially hard water, will cause hair to lose colour, as will being out in the sun or overexposing hair to heat.”
So, if you want to see whether sulphate-free shampoos really do work better on coloured hair, do a test and wash one side in a sulphate-free shampoo and the other in one that contains sulphates.
|L’Oréal Paris Hair EverSleek Smoothing & Moisture Shampoo|
If you have sensitive skin, you may find that sulphates, which tend to lather well, irritate you. Try a sulphate-free shampoo – I like the Daniel Galvin Extra Care Shampoo (£12.50). It contains collagen, which helps moisturise and strengthen the hair, and protein to make the hair soft and keratin for repairing damaged hair.
Another good one is L’Oréal Paris Hair EverSleek Smoothing & Moisture Shampoo, (£5.99), which uses a non-sulphate cleansing system. It’s particularly good if your hair is frizzy.
By Daralyn Danns