Sulfates are surfactants whose main purpose is to clean. In the case of shampoo, they clean hair fiber and create a good lather. Sulfates eliminate the dirt that accumulates in hair due to the environment, pollution or product buildup. Sulfates are therefore characterized for having a “stripping” effect that loosens and eliminates accumulated dirt and product buildup.
This stripping effect is beneficial because it ensures good hair hygiene. Nevertheless, sulfates may cause irritation in the case of very sensitive scalps and skin. Moreover, the stripping effect has been proven to be counter-productive in color-treated hair because it deteriorates and weakens the quality of the applied color.
One of the leading products within the LAKMÉ catalog is the TEKNIA COLOR STAY shampoo, which is designed to protect color-treated hair. TEKNIA COLOR STAY is formulated with an acidic pH to close hair cuticles and maintain the color’s resilience, thus achieving vibrant color and natural shine. The formula includes an antioxidant extracted from sunflower seeds, which helps protect color-treated hair from the effects of the sun and, consequently, helps prevent color loss.
Staying true to our passion for achieving excellence in the protection and optimal endurance of color-treated hair, we now present a new sulfate-free formula. With this formula, color last 50% longer than with the previous formula. SULFATE-FREE COLOR STAY SHAMPOO delays the loss of pigments and provides extraordinary, vivid color.