As salons remain closed at the minute, now more than ever is a good idea to protect, maintain and prolong the colour and style your hairdresser lovingly created. One of the best ways to do this at home is to use a professional shampoo.
So what is the difference between professional shampoo to supermarket shampoo and are they really better for your hair?
Well the truth is YES! absolutely salon quality shampoo really is better, that's why hairdressers use it, it makes their life easier and here is why.
Salon shampoos contain a bigger proportion of high-grade ingredients that protect and nourish the hair, and less of the ones that strip the hair of its natural strength.
Here is a list of chemical ingredients found in supermarket shampoos and what they do.
The following ingredients are NOT found in our Jennifer Luis Shampoo Bars.
Soduim Lauryl Sulfates (SLS) / Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
Sulfates are a chemical used as a cleansing agent found in household cleaners, degergents and even shampoo. The purpose is to create a lather, and while your hair might feel clean it can also be left brittle, dry and stripped of colour.
Silicone helps smooth the hair and give it shine, sounds amazing yeah? Well actually no! because what it actually does is give the hair a false smooth and shine finish by coating the hair in a plastic like coating. This acts as a barrier, preventing nourishing ingredients from penetrating the hair. Over time this will lead to dry brittle hair and can cause hair to weaken and break.
What are parabens and why are they in so many shampoos? Well parabens are essentially another word for preservatives. Preservatives are required to give shampoo a shelf life, allowing them to survive for months or sometimes years.
In 2014, a British study found traces of five parabens in the breast tissue of 19 out of 20 women studied. This did not prove that parabens cause cancer but identified that the parabens were able to penetrate the skin and remain in the tissue. Parabens also impact the environment, it has been reported that parabens have been found in marine mammals. Researchers believe it's likely these parabens come from product we use that have made it into the ocean.
WE believe healthy hair is beautiful hair and well nourished shiny hair is the ultimate goal. You can achieve this using good quality professional shampoo. So until we get to sit back in front of our stylist having our hair returned back to its immaculate cut and colour it deserves, now is a great time to invest in preservation and hair health.