Hemp Shampoo 250ml
Perfect for all hair types. Leaves hair shiny and smooth and keeps a healthy balance of oil on the scalp to help prevent dandruff. Conditioning Shampoo is a non-alkaline to protect your hair, skin and scalp. Only a small amount will leave your hair shiny and soft with bounce and body. No thickeners added.
What about Sodium Lauryl Sulphate & Sodium Laureth Sulphate?
Our shampoo contains Sodium Laureth Sulphate. Sodium Laureth Sulphate is a by-product of Sodium Lauryl Sulphate and is even milder. It is not carcinogenic, but may irritate very sensitive skin. This is a very controversial area. Some people are trying to avoid Sodium Lauryl Sulphate and similar surfactants (sudsing agents) because they've been told these are harmful chemicals that can cause a whole host of health problems. There are a lot of urban legends floating around about what these chemicals can do to you (everything from causing cancer to kidney damage). Most of these rumours are not based on any scientific fact.
First of all, you should know what Sodium Lauryl Sulphate is. It is a foaming agent used in shampoos, detergents, toothpastes, etc. It is naturally derived from coconut oil (a natural ingredient). You will find it and its derivatives on ingredients labels under many different names. All soaps and detergents can irritate the eyes. Therefore, rubbing pure Lauryl Sulphate on your skin would not be a good idea. In its pure form, it is an irritant. However, sodium Lauryl Sulphate has been used for many years in many different products intended for use on the skin (and even in the mouth) and is generally considered safe. It's used in most of the "natural" products you'll find because it is a very good foaming agent, has no taste is considered safe bymost people and is considered "natural" by many. Many natural product manufacturers use this ingredient because it has been so widely used for such a long period of time and it does a good job.
We feel there is nothing wrong with using Sodium Laureth Sulphate in the amount it's used in the products we sell. For those with very sensitive skin, you may want to try to avoid Sodium Laureth Sulphate. However, there is a lot of bad publicity on the substance (and a lot of just plain wrong information floating around). Chlorinated water is probably more likely to be the culprit when it comes to skin condition, especially when it's hot!
We have tried a Potassium-based soap and found it made our hair brittle and dry so we have elected to keep our Hemp Seed Oil Fortified Shampoo which leaves hair soft, shiny and resilient. It also tones the skin on the scalp and removes old built up residues due to the hemp oils amazing natural cleansing action.