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What is the difference between detergent and shampoo?

What are surfactants in your shampoo?

  • Our Shampoos contain natural surfactants, a type of detergent that allows oils and dirt to mix with water. To use shampoo, simply add some shampoo to wet hair while you are in the bath or shower.

What are the ingredients in shampoo that protect hair?

  • Protectants: Many shampoos contain additional ingredients intended to protect hair. The most common additive is sunscreen. Other chemicals protect against heat damage from hair dryers or styling aids, chemical damage from swimming pools, or build-up from styling products.

How does detergent remove sebum from hair?

  • This hydrocarbon portion of the molecule binds to the sebum coating hair, as well as to any oily styling products. Detergent molecules also have a hydrophilic portion, so when you rinse your hair, the detergent is swept away by the water, carrying sebum away with it.

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