Shampoos are generally used to clear away the dirt and excessive oils from our hair but unfortunately, they also take away the necessary oils from our scalp making our hair dull, dry and rough. Therefore, the need for conditioners arises in order to retain the moisture and luster. So, using shampoos and conditioners has become a part of our daily lives. Lately, a lot of cut-throat competition has developed in this field and the industries have started to promote their products every now and then by proving themselves above the other while confusing the customer what to choose.

Sulphate-free and silicone-free hair shampoo and conditioner are often recommended and advised as the best hair products to use. Let’s learn what the elements, silicone, and sulphate actually mean and how they harm your hair.

Silicones

Silicones are polymers comprising of oxygen and silicone atoms chained alternatively. Silicones in hair shampoo and conditioner are water-insoluble i.e. they are difficult to wash out. If you want to identify the presence of a silicone in a hair shampoo or conditioner, look for the word ‘cone’ at the end of the word in the ingredients like Dimethicone or Cyclomethicone.

Silicones give you the temporary happiness to look at your illusion of synthetically shiny healthy hair but actually in the longer run, they harm your hair as they are so strong chemical elements that along with the dirt, they also wash away the necessary moisture and oils from your hair leaving your hair dull rough and dry. It may also cause mild itch and may give a look of abnormal hair structure. Most of the times silicones are responsible for causing split ends and breaking of hair strands. Moreover, over a period of time, silicone starts to deposit its residue on your scalp which starts harming the strands from its very roots. In order to avoid all these issues, silicone-free hair shampoo and conditioner is very important.

Sulphates

Sulphates or sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) is found in most of the shampoos as it is a very effective cleansing agent and is cheap which makes it get into the hands of the production agencies in a very cost-effective and best result giving manner. But unfortunately, its good results do not last very long. Like silicones, sulphates too cause itchy and flaky scalp as it strips away the essential oils and moisture from your scalp. Moreover, its residue is equally harmful in the longer run. If you wish to save your hair from such harmful issues and preserve your natural beauty, use sulphate-free hair shampoo and conditioner.

One must use dermatologically recommended hair shampoo and conditioner. Silicone-free and sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner are offered by Re’equil which are dermatologically tested. It is not only silicone-free and sulphate-free, but its natural ingredients also remove the leftover residue of earlier used chemicals which harm your hair. Moreover, it gives a lustrous, moisturised, healthy and naturally shiny look. The absence of silicone helps the pores to open which provides fast and healthy hair growth. Its products are safe and effective for all hair types as it provides ’effective and honest cosmeceuticals.’