My hair became dry again after I had it dyed recently. The hairdresser, who was tasked to style my hair, was pretty horrified by its condition. It was limp, with uneven coloring and very dry ends. Granted, it didn’t look that horrible on my head, but upon unbiased inspecting, I was told I’d been neglecting my hair for much too long. Well, I’m not surprised since the last time I visited the salon was close to two years ago and during that period, I’d even attempted to trim my own hair.
When it comes to hair products, sulfates are often said to be best avoided. Why? They can be damaging for your hair and your hair follicles. However, unless you’re looking at a no foam shampoo, chances are, your shampoo is going to contain some sort of sulfate. But the most common and also most notorious ones to take note are really sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate and ammonium lauryl sulfate. Shampoos containing these ingredients are best avoided if you can help it (unless they’re listed way down the ingredient label) for the following reasons:
I don’t usually try hair products as readily as I would with skincare products but I decided to take these Apivita Shine & Revitalizing Shampoo plus Conditioner with me when I was away for some short trips as they were conveniently sized for that purpose. I was a little leery of my decision as I didn’t want to live with bad hair days for my trips but in the end, I just threw caution to the wind.
Did you know that some hairdressers actually have very sensitive skin on their hands? Apparently, many of them have this problem because they’re in constant contact with chemicals such as ammonia on a long term basis. My ex-hairstylist has this problem and I know he has to take medication to curb the frequent flare-ups of eczema on his hands. So this is the reason why more salons are introducing ammonia-free permanent hair color. An example is Ecorganics I visited two weeks ago that uses a safer permanent hair color with Simply Organic Oil Emulsion Haircolor.