Sulfate free Beard washes are specifically designed to use in your beard. They contain moisturizers and ingredients that aren't harmful for your skin or facial hair. Sulfate-free products are considered milder, less drying alternatives to their sulfate-containing counterparts. When using Sulfate Free Beard washes the lather may be reduced, as sulfates are the reasons the lather is there in the first place. Just remember more lather does not equal better cleaning power.
What is Sulfate?
The most common sulfate is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) which is an additive to cleaning products that causes the foaming commonly associated with soaps. Sulfate can be found in many shampoos, conditioners and skin cleaning products. Sulfates act as a surfactant, a substance that reduces the surface tension of water, helping your shampoo loosen the grease and sebum from your hair and scalp. Although products containing sulfates wash away dirt and grime they may also strip away important stuff our skin and hair creates and needs, leading to a loss of moisture which can dry out your hair and skin causing irritation.
There are many benefits to using a sulfate free beard wash formulated for beards over normal shampoos and soaps. Here are 2 Key Benefits:
Benefit #1: Maintains Your Natural Oils
Using a sulfate free beard wash will help preserve your beard and skin's natural oils which are important in keeping your beard healthy and well groomed. If you strip your skin and hair of these natural oils, you run the risk of your facial hair being dried out, week, breaking and creating split ends which will make your beard look untamed and neglected. No one wants that!
Benefit #2: Hydrates
Using a sulfate free beard wash will help ensure that your beard and skin stay hydrated. This will make your beard look smooth and healthy, as well as making your skin not dry out and flake. When you have dry skin underneath your beard it starts to flake, becomes itchy and doesn't look appealing and neither do ingrown hairs which are very uncomfortable. A beard wash that includes Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice is an excellent choice and is one of the best moisturizing agents which help rid dry skin. The key ingredients of Aloe can be absorbed by the skin up to 7 layers deep.
These are some great benefits of using sulfate free beard washes. You want to make sure you are doing everything you can to keep your beard and skin healthy and using the best products without putting harmful chemicals into your hair and skin.
Our moisturizing Beard, Hair & Body Wash is sulfate-free, super gentle and hydrates your beard, keeping it fresh and clean, soft, shiny and healthy. Our beard softener washes are specially formulated for beards, but it can also be used as a hair, beard shampoo or a body wash that will leave you with a clean beard that is soft, manageable and frizz free.
Skully's Beard, Hair & Body Washes contain No harsh chemicals, solvents, or detergents. Each ingredient was chosen carefully to clean your beard with out drying it out or damaging it. No SLS, No SLES, No Parabens. Our beard washes are a staple to any beard maintenance routine. Shop the best beard care products on the market today!