Your Sulfate-Free Solution to Beautiful Hair
By: Rashida Ashley
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Chil' there's been many a time during wash day when I'm expecting to spiritually drain all of the negative energy of the day while washing my tresses. Unfortunately, out of those times, I've washed negative energy from my scalp and some much-needed moisture for my hair. Over time, my garden of tresses became itchy, dry, and just plain uncomfortable. Little did I know there was a solution.
Enter bhs, where the impasse between choosing scalp or hair care is resolved to tend to your tresses in all their beauty. The collection features a line of sulfate-free anti-dandruff shampoos and conditioners. (Big thanks to the creators since sulfates are a big no-no. A sulfate is a salt that forms when sulfuric acid reacts with chemicals. Sulfates can dry the scalp, often leaving it itchy and irritated.) Instead, salicylic acid and other ingredients have been added to alleviate dryness, flakes, and itchiness gently.
The Scalp Hydration Experience
Over the past two weeks, I tried bhs and took note of the effects during and after washing compared to my usual brand. While new and old products smelled great, their similarities diminished once washing began. When washing with my older brand, it was like the scene in the Disney movie Hercules when Hades goes, "Whoa, is my hair out?!" Instead of the products extinguishing a fire, they stripped an unbalanced amount of moisture from my scalp and hair. Even after moisturizing my hair, my scalp still felt itchy.
On the other hand, I was honestly surprised by bhs. It smelled good and made my scalp feel comfortably clean, leaving and adding a good amount of moisture behind. My hair and scalp felt comfortable after moisturizing and going about my day.
Things to Know About bhs
bhs was launched in 2022 online and in the stores at Walmart. It is a sulfate-free, color-safe, parabens, and dye-free collection. The line consists of anti-dandruff shampoos and conditioners for every hair type. (Damage Repair, Full & Strong, Smooth Frizz, Fresh Detox, and Scalp Hydate.) Its shampoos are formulated with 3% salicylic acid and conditioners with 2%.