More people are looking for organic and natural personal care, believing chemical ingredients like sodium laureath sulfate is harmful to their health. SLS is said to be a toxic ingredient which is suspected of being carcinogenic. It might be able to penetrate into our system with continued use.
As SLS functions as a detergent with cleansing and foam-building properties, it is always used in commercial shampoos. If you’re looking for an alternative, here are some arguably safer shampoos that are available Malaysia:
1. MELVITA Tired Hair Shampoo (200ml)
This shampoo revitalizes tired hair deep down, combining Sage and Geranium essential oils with a stimulating combination of Trace Elements (Copper, Zinc and Magnesium) and Maidenhair.
2. ORGANIX Cocoa Butter Shampoo
A shampoo with nutrient rich formula of cocoa butter which instantly repairs troubled tresses and imparts sheen. The babassu oil helps restore your hair’s natural elasticity along with sesame seed oil for conditioning and a luminescent shine.
Available at SASA, SkinLab and Shins
3. INDOCHINE Tropical Flower Shampoo (250 ml)
This all natural plant-based shampoo loaded with organic Honey creates a richly foaming shampoo that leaves your hair clean, soft, shiny, and healthy, with the ability to assist in reducing hair loss.
RM 35. Available at JustLife
4. PAUL PENDER Time Release Jasmine Shampoo (200 ml)
Unlike commercial chemical shampoos, Paul Penders Time Release Jasmine Shampoo produces only a small amount of foam but leaves hair clean, soft and free of flyaway strands.
RM 289. Available at Paul Penders
5. SUKIN Moisture Restoring Shampoo (250 ml)
Made with soothing aloe vera and chamomile to detangle and soften damaged hair. Nutrient rich rose hip oil and scalp conditioning burdock combined with hair strengthening proteins help improve texture and prevents splitting.
RM 33.20. Available at Natural & Eco Republic and Watson.
6. RENEW Purifying Shampoo
This pure, gentle daily shampoo will cleanse and strengthen any type of hair. Organic rose hip oil and burdock will keep the scalp healthy to prevent flaking, wheat protein will protect and lilly pilly will purify.
RM 42.90. Available at Natural & Eco Republic
7. ORGANICSENSE Natural Lavender Hair Shampoo
Cleanses, invigorates, restores & hydrates hair. Organicsenses Natural Lavender Hair Shampoo isan ultra mild formulation. It is enriched withnatural botanical extracts and pure Lavender oil.This hair shampoo is suitable for all hair type. rganicsenses Natural Lavender Hair Shampoo gently cleanses and invigorates both hair and scalprestoring lustre and hydration to dry and damagedends; leaving hair soft,healthy and full of body.
RM 48. Available at Little Green Planet
8. ALIVE Natural Lavender Hair Shampoo (200 ml)
The bamboo extract is rich in plant minerals and protein which helps reduce hair loss, reduces dandruff, strengthens hairs, improves hair shine and restores elasticity. It further enriched with radix polygonum multiflorum which nurtures the liver and kidney. It also helps reduce hair loss and darken the hairs.
RM 88. Available at Alive
9. YIK CHONG Natural herbs base darkening shampoo (200 ml)
This breakthrough innovation of Miracle Hair Darkening Shampoo eliminated the fear of cancer-causing by hair colouring agent because it is a mild, toxic-free, and harmless herbal based hair darkening shampoo. Continued use will makes the active ingredients of plant gradually seep into hair pore and form melanin and will gradually turn white and dull into healthy and brilliance black hair. Ingredients include Ginseng Tibet and Shou Wu.
RM 88. Available at Organics4u
10. Neal’s Yard Remedies Nourishing Lavender Shampoo (200ml)
A gentle creamy shampoo with nourishing jojoba and calendula to enrich and volumise fine hair and soften unruly curls.
RM 289 (Available at KLCC, Gardens Midvalley and Isetan, One Utama)
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