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Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is an effective cleanser and it is widely used in variety of cosmetics as well as in clinical products. It is inexpensive and is produced synthetically. Because of its easy production, it is widely used across the world in most of the household things, such as soaps, shampoos, hair coloring, toothpaste, washing or laundry detergents, shaving creams, mouthwash, body wash, skin cleanser, moisturizing lotions, and lot other cosmetics. Not all of us use the mouthwash or hair color products but what we all certainly use is shampoo and finding a shampoo without sodium lauryl sulfate is quite challenging. But this article gives you the list of SLS-free shampoos that you can refer to when you are going to buy shampoo the next time.

List of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate-free Shampoo
  • Aubrey Organics Shampoo
  • Aloe Jojoba Shampoo
  • Neutrogena Triple Moisture Lather Cream Shampoo
  • Pureology Shampoo
  • Johnson and Johnson Baby Shampoo
  • Nature Gate Organic Shampoo
  • Burt Bees Shampoo
  • Avalon Organic Shampoo
  • Allafia Shampoo
  • Alba Shampoo
  • Beauty Without Cruelty Shampoo
  • Dessert Essence Shampoo
  • Jason's Tea Tree Scalp Normalizing Shampoo
  • Jason's Kids Only™ Extra Gentle Shampoo
  • John Masters Shampoo
  • Shikai Shampoo
  • Kiss My Face Shampoo
  • Ultimate Shampoo
  • Silken Shampoo
  • Logona Shampoo
  • Real Purity Shampoo
  • Nurture My Body Organic Volumizing Shampoo
  • Henna Aloe Vera Shampoo
  • Max Green Alchemy Scalp Rescue Shampoo
This is not the exhaustive list as you may find some other shampoos in your local market. You can also do a on-the-spot research before buying a shampoo by going through shampoo ingredients list on the bottle. Go for the shampoo that is free of SLS or has it in less quantity. You can also go for a shampoo that puts SLS in the bottom of the ingredients list. Being at the bottom of the list generally, means it is low in quantity. However, use this option carefully. You can study about a particular shampoo product online too. All you have to do is read reviews on different websites and get the information about the shampoo you wish to buy. Apart from this, you may wish to go for natural or herbal shampoos or may use homemade shampoos that are prepared without SLS. You can try various homemade shampoo recipes that are without SLS. After going through the above shampoo list, you must be wondering why SLS is so bad and need to be avoided.

Dangers of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

As I mentioned earlier sodium lauryl sulfate in shampoos is beneficial as it helps in removing the oil, dirt, and buildup from the hair. But its regular use can cause hair and scalp problems. It can wash off the protective layers from the hair and skin which in turn, can make your hair and skin dry. This may result in excessive dandruff, itching, and hair loss problems as ultimately it attacks the hair follicles.

SLS cleans everything by corrosion, does not regulate the moisture effectively and cause long-term damage and injury. Its regular use can denature the proteins in the skin that not only results in skin irritation but also allows environmental contamination to enter and reach the inner layers of the skin resulting in varied skin disorders.

SLS also reacts strongly with other chemicals that are used in shampoos. This reaction can produce even more disastrous effect on your skin and hair. It can lead to various skin allergies and eye problems. According to some research studies, it is proven that SLS can penetrate the skin even by application and can easily reach eyes, brain, and liver and damages the cells present there. It also interferes with the hormone levels in the body and cause unwanted results. Its far too regular use can cause gastrointestinal and liver problems.