If you’ve been to unDONE, you already know that our exclusive hair care products are sulfate and paraben-free. Not to mention we offer the sustainable beauty of Davines that offers plant-based, natural, biodegradable ingredients that not only care for your hair but are environmentally safe. But what does that mean for you? What makes our products different from those containing sulfate and paraben ingredients? Why are these ingredients so harmful?
What Are Sulfate & Paraben Ingredients?
Have you ever wondered what’s in your store-bought shampoo? What makes it lather and how it makes your hair feel soft? The truth is that unless you are buying professional-grade salon products, your shampoo most likely contains harmful chemicals that can actually damage your hair and even your health. Parabens are chemicals that are used to prevent bacteria. Sulfates are cleansing and foaming agents. While paraben and sulfate ingredients were developed with the best intentions they are also linked to cancer and can be found in a wide variety of other cosmetic products like deodorant, makeup, toothpaste, body wash, and lotions.
Why Are They So Harmful?
First and foremost, sulfates can break down the proteins of your hair. These proteins are what your hair needs to be healthy. Sulfates can also leave a thick residue behind making it seem like it feels soft and clean. They can dry out your hair and irritate your scalp. Even more, sulfate-containing products offer no color protection. This means that after spending your hard-earned money on a custom hair color, a sulfate shampoo and conditioner will wash it right out.
Parabens, on the other hand, are put into our cosmetic products to extend their shelf life. However, they also mimic the hormone estrogen in the body which can increase your chances of developing breast cancer. Even worse, your body can store parabens for long periods of time, which in turn, can present a variety of health risks.
How Can You Avoid These Chemicals?
When searching for quality hair care products, it’s important to understand that the labels won’t say “sulfate” or “paraben”. Instead, they will be listed with a prefix before them such as “calcium sulfate.” Salon-grade products, however, often label their products as sulfate and paraben-free so you know what you’re buying. As Boise hair salon stylists, we always suggest buying your hair care products from our salon or other professional beauty stores.
As with all of the services unDONE Salon offers, we are committed to providing you with healthy, beautiful hair in every way possible. The salon-grade products we offer are no exception. If you would like more information on the best products for your particular hair, our Boise hair salon stylists would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Just stop in, take a look, and have a chat with any member of our team. You’ll be amazed at the reduction of bad hair days you will have once you find the safer, more natural product with high-grade ingredients. Not only will you have healthy, beautiful hair but you’ll save money down the road.