WHY ARE THEY SO HARMFUL?
Sulfates breakdown the proteins in the hair, proteins that your hair needs to remain healthy. Sulfates can leave a thick residue on the hair, which is why your hair seems so ‘soft’ and ‘clean’ after using these products. Sulfates can dry out your hair and scalp, causing irritation. A big issue with sulfates is the fact that they are not color protectant. Wether you’re a nice natural color or a fun vivid color, the sulfates can wash the color right out. As a hairstylist, I always recommend a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner to guests.
Parabens are put into most of our beauty products so they are able to have a shelf life. They are said to mimic estrogen in the body, which is why it is said to be linked to breast cancer. It is also said that parabens can be stored in the body for long periods of time, which in turn can cause health risks over time