Non Coconut Derived Surfactant (Non Sulfate)
Many people are finding that coconut oil is stripping and that they may even have a skin sensitivity to it. In my herbal training I don’t use coconut oil as I have understanding that its very astringent. I’m assuming this is the downside to it being in haircare at higher %. Because of this many women don’t want to use anything that derives from coconut including surfactants.
1. But do coconut derived surfactants have the same composition as coconut oil once formed into a surfactant?
2. Should people with coconut sensitivity also be concerned with surfactants that come from coconut?
3. And what are some non sulfate alternatives like Decyl Glucoside that can be used as shampoo detergent alternatives?
I’ve also heard that Micellar Water may work but also may be too gentle for shampoo unless it was baby wash.
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