“Sulfate Free” – You might be hearing this term everywhere – In beauty magazines, blogs and often on products or TV ads ; Now, how many of you who are reading this know exactly what does that mean or how does it matter ? Too many questions popping on your head ? Straight from whether you should be concerned about your shampoo or other beauty products..
Sulfates are an additive to cleaning products that causes the foaming action commonly associated with soaps. The most common sulfate is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), found in most shampoos and conditioners.
Shampoos, for the good lathering ability, manufacturers add sulfates to them. Parabens help increase the shelf life of shampoos. While some studies have linked sulfates to cell damage, sulfates are considered safe in concentrations below 1 percent or when used for short periods of time.
If shampoos with sulfates are used over a longer period, It can cause skin irritation, depression, laboured breathing, diarrhoea etcThe studies noted that damage increased in higher concentrations but was limited in products designed for discontinuous use, such as shampoos.
Sulfates and Cancer Risk
Sulfates have been rumored to be carcinogenic, but this myth is unfounded. In the 1970s, some shampoos used a different compound, ethanolamine lauryl sulfate, which did contain cancer-causing nitrosamines.
Let’s get rid of all chemical contained products. Let’s move to a natural and more healthier option.
Ashtapathy Herbals captures Ayurveda in its purest form and brings the same to you in the subtle way. They have a variety of Sulphate and Paraben free range of products prepared from medicinal herbs through a 100% natural process with the guidance of ancient Ayurveda scriptures.
There are two shampoos available from Ashtapathy Herbals. Mud Shampoo & Deva Thali Shampoo
Natural Hair Cleansers – Sulfate and Paraben Free
A gentle herbal Cleanser enriched with the natural goodness of Hibiscus, Shikakai and Henna.Adding volume to your hair, it effectively tackles problems like premature greying, split ends, dandruff, dryness and hair damage.It is also an excellent conditioner that protects hair from daily damage.
A unique shampoo created with the tried and tested goodness of ‘Multani Mitti’ (Fullers Earth).Making it a natural cleanser that strengthens hair and enhances growth.Bringing about a natural shine along with lustre.Instilled with natural anti septic elements, here is an effective remedy for dandruff and split ends.It also tackles and removes excessive oil as well as toxins from scalp.Regular use makes hair radiant and beautiful. An ideal shampoo for everyday use.
For centuries, ‘Multani Mitti’ or ‘Fullers Earth’, has been trusted for skin care.’Multani Mitti’ is a natural cleansing agent absorbs and removes toxins from the body.This Mud Soap tackles excess oil, acne, blocked pores and hyper pigmentation.Resulting in brighter and more glowing skin.
Olive Oil, the beauty secret of beautiful women across the globe.It is one of the most natural ways to rejuvenate skin health.The soap is enriched with Olive and Coconut milk for smooth skin.Removing dryness, it keeps the skin radiant through out the day.
Devathali Leaf Soap
This is a refreshing herbal soap with the nourishing goodness of betel leaves.Other than effectively removing impurities from hair, it maintains and balances hair moisture.Also a natural cleanser that removes dandruff and treats split ends and makes hair shiny and healthy.The Leaf soap looks after skin too. Moisturizing, whilst keeping skin smooth and clear.