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Shampoo without sodium lauryl sulphates

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missbopeep Thu 22-Aug-13 14:07:57


I've seen L'Oreal advertised online but can't find them in my small-ish Boots.

Any other choices and not costing ££££s?

PoppyAmex Mon 26-Aug-13 21:09:30

missbopeep sorry to have derailed your thread - the sodium issue is for people who had the keratin treatment done.

missbopeep Mon 26-Aug-13 19:51:28

sodium chloride is simply salt- like you put on your chips grin

It's not the sodium that is the issue it's the sulphates.

missbopeep Mon 26-Aug-13 19:49:50

Okay- so I bought the Organix Moroccan Oil one then was worried when I read the ingredients.

I googled for ages and came up with various things including this one

I also found another more detailed account which said that the above chemical is not as irritating as SLS but it's not exactly innocent either. It just seems less likely to cause irritation to the scalp.

The article I found arrived at the conclusion that it was half as irritating as SLS because of the amount used in the organix shampoos- about 20% according to organix.

So- I'll use my shampoo up but might look further afield next time for some with any of this.

no worries, it obviously worked so maybe no need to change, I struggled to find one without and ended up with sainsburys kids cherry almond shampoo which is cheap and lush!

PoppyAmex Mon 26-Aug-13 19:15:39

Well that's odd, their website specifically says it's sodium free, so I'm guessing it's the Amazon listing that's wrong?


PoppyAmex Mon 26-Aug-13 19:13:24

Oh crap, you're right Step.

Now I'm thinking I'm senile because I've been told Organix was Brazilian/Keratin friendly since I've done my first treatment years ago.

I used to buy the Coconut Organix as recommended by hairdresser - now I'm wondering if that one has sodium too? hmm

Off to check now. Anyway, thanks for your attention to detail.

Product Description
Product Description
Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo has an alluring blend of antioxidant rich coconut oil along with lush keratin proteins to strengthen and soften the hair, while avocado oil and cocoa butter smooth the cuticle for straight, strong, tresses, adding a brilliant glow and luminescent shine. This rich sulfate and sodium chloride free formula smooths and strengthens your curly or wavy tresses. Indulge your senses with Organix, beauty pure and simple. Softly scented, Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo is also available in a conditioner and an anti-breakage hair serum for extra protection while styling. NOTE: The shampoo product utilizes a unique blend of sulfate-free surfactants but is not sodium chloride free.

sorry poppy but it clearly says on the site linked that it does contain sodium chloride. oops

GW297 Sat 24-Aug-13 12:58:58

I think it's time for me to give the green people shampoo another go after seeing so many recommendations on here. Plus they give a percentage of their profits to charity too!

AwkwardSquad Sat 24-Aug-13 10:00:45

Green People. Leaving the SLS debate to one side, I find GP shampoo and conditioner leaves my fine hair in great condition and it's the best range I've used. I've tried some of the other ones mentioned above, including Aveda, and so far GP wins, for me anyway. I use the Aloe one at the moment.

TwasBrillig Sat 24-Aug-13 09:42:34

Ah yes - I currently have my daughters 'asda eco baby shampoo."

It says no parabens and 'simply natural with no nasties'
But does have sodium laureth sulfate and sodium chloride (and 2 other sodium things -Benzoate and hydroxide)!!

Are there only a few products safe to buy then?

PoppyAmex Sat 24-Aug-13 09:34:47

Twas, like StepAway mentioned up thread you need to look for shampoos without sodium chloride and sulfates.

IME, salt considerably shortens the lifespan of the treatment.

TwasBrillig Sat 24-Aug-13 09:23:44

I'm still a bit confused. I have a Brazilian hair dry so bought a green looking shampoo but I haven't checked the ingredients. What am I looking for?

So far I've seen two different sls mentioned.

Would all three be labelled with those terms? Does any shampoo not have any of them and still work?

Luckily my Brazilian lasts a good time, but if I had the right shampoo would it last longer? My hair is thin anyway so anything that helps!

dirtyface Sat 24-Aug-13 09:13:47


there are actually lots of women around who have thin / thinning hair. they may not be actually bald but they are losing a lot of hair. there was a long running thread on here a while ago where there were loads of posters losing their hair. scared me shitless tbh

AKissIsNotAContract Sat 24-Aug-13 06:50:58

AKissIsNotAContract that is what I was going to ask too.

I think it's just a con to encourage people to buy more expensive shampoo. Ironic really that L'oreal is one of the brands that people are suggesting when it is well known that they test on animals. I'll stick to my SLS one that hasn't been squirted in rabbits eyes thanks.

Showtime Fri 23-Aug-13 23:32:25

I'm presently collecting recipes for home-made shampoos, need more research but sure it will be worthwhile.

EugenesAxe Fri 23-Aug-13 23:23:55

I'm another Green People appreciator - I use rejuvenating shampoo and conditioner. Their shower gel is also amazing; foams up as much as nasty ones on my scourer. You only need very small quantities.

Natural is a good website for all this stuff and you get reward points that translate into money off vouchers. I've used Faith in Nature; it's good but doesn't leave you as sleek as Green People. Think it's cheaper though.

delasi Fri 23-Aug-13 23:21:02

I use Body Shop Rainforest, Tresemme Naturals. Boots used to be sulphates and silicone free in their almond & coconut stuff - have a look at cheap own brands, eg Morrison's, Superdrug etc, a lot directed at dry hair are surprisingly sulphate and silicone free.

I do CG so I co-wash and just the odd low poo now and then so apologies if these suggestions end up being mainly conditioners!

This reminds me though, if you go sulphate free it might be good to silicone free too because silicone are hard to wash out and sulphates are usually needed to do that, so if you have silicone but no sulphate you might end up with a lot of product build up.

Rummikub Fri 23-Aug-13 23:15:06

I just checked my tesco shampoo. It doesn't have sodium lauryl sulphate but does have sodium laureth sulphate. Are they as bad as each other? I've tried turning to google but getting opposing view points. Some say its not as harsh and therefore used in baby shampoo.

AmberLeaf Fri 23-Aug-13 23:04:00

Lush shampoo bars do contain SLS though, they did take it out for a while but the feedback from customers was that they wanted shampoo that had suds!

AKissIsNotAContract that is what I was going to ask too.

Jins Fri 23-Aug-13 22:47:21

I leapt at this thread because I've moved to SLS free shampoos as well but I'm disappointed that many of the suggestions are full of silicones

I'll have to stick with my rainforest shampoo for a while but I'm getting quite tired of the scent

CakesAreNotTheAnswer Fri 23-Aug-13 22:47:21

marking place so I can read when not so tired. lush shampoo bars are pretty chemical free btw

heritagewarrior Fri 23-Aug-13 22:42:55

I'm with BeCool. I use Green People shampoo (sensitive skin one) and all my other products come from them too.....

RubyrooUK Fri 23-Aug-13 22:30:15

Are any non-SLS ones good for flaky scalps? Both DH and I get super sensitive scalps and have found only Head & Shoulders stops the pain and itching. I have tried far more expensive products but with no success - all of them leave me with a sore scalp after a few weeks.

TerribleTantrums Fri 23-Aug-13 22:13:49

I use Aveda, which I have to admit is expensive, but you only need to use a small amount so it lasts for ages.

Jason is good (but not the volumising one which turned my hair into straw). The only Naked one that I've tried is also the volumising one, and it didn't volumise at all.

Yes to Carrots (or Yes to Cucumber/Tomatoes etc) are reasonably widely available and, while I haven't tried the shampoo, the shower gel in the range is excellent so I would assume the shampoo is good too.

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