• Not all Sulfates are Created Equal

    Not all Sulfates are Created Equal

    You may have heard bad things about sulfates and are told to stay away from them. We are here to spread awareness and share with you that not ALL sulfates are created equal (aka - they're not all the exact same). First off, let's start out by explaining what sulfates are and why they are put into lots of personal care products. Sulfates are detergents made of sulfur-containing mineral salts. The most common are Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). They are good at dissolving grease and grime, which is why we often get that “squeaky clean” feel afterwards. There are a lot of harsh variations out there making them known as “aggressive” detergents. 

    Our shampoo bars are different because they are made with sodium coco sulfate (SCS), a natural cleanser from coconut oil. So what’s the big difference you ask?!

    Sodium lauryl sulfate is lab altered causing it to have a lower ph, which strips natural oils from your hair and skin. This sulfate version is very common and is used in many floor cleaners, detergents, shampoos and conditioners. Harsh sulfates can sometimes cause reactions; redness, itchiness, and overall poor scalp conditions. This can sometimes lead to dry skin, hair loss, and hair breakage from dry and brittle hair.

    We love sodium coco Sulfate (SCS) because we believe it's more gentle on the hair and skin. SCS is derived from coconut and left in its natural state which contains fatty acids that our hair and skin need. Our coco sulfate shampoo bars are highly concentrated, giving you a rich lather and are even safe for most chemically treated hair. SCS has a more complex molecular structure which has a much greater molecular mass than that of SLS. This can prevent it from penetrating the epidermis and not allowing it to reach the living cells under the skins surface, which is why it can be less irritating than other sulfates. 

    So there you have it…our short version of why we love SCS! We know the name “Sulfate” has a bad rap, but just know not all sulfates are the exact same! <3 

    Love always,

    Amber & Dyana 

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