What does it mean for a shampoo to be hypoallergenic

We are all used to experimenting with products that may or may not trigger some kind of allergic reaction, and this depends on many factors. Therefore, whenever a person has skin problems, such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, chronic urticaria and allergies, they will often tend to use hypoallergenic products to spare their body the triggering of reactions like the ones just mentioned.

In this article, we will talk about this subject and what it really means for a product to be hypoallergenic. So, how about staying with us and reading along?

Why do some products cause allergies?


Allergies are caused by an over-sensitivity to some substances that come into contact with our body. And thus, it can trigger allergies, from foods to cosmetics, such as certain brands or types of shampoos. Symptoms are usually skin irritation, swelling, itching and in more serious cases, impaired breathing, which can lead to anaphylactic shock.

Therefore, allergy is a critical reaction, as it serves as an alert that something external is a threat to your health. This is when the immune system releases various substances as a way to react and defend the body. 

Everything that causes an allergy is an allergen, which can be dust, mold, pollen, pet dander, seafood, cosmetics such as soap and shampoos. Therefore, we will talk a little more about products that come into contact with the skin.

What are hypoallergenic products anyway? 

By definition, these products are those that have specific active ingredients in their composition, with the aim of avoiding any type of allergic reaction as much as possible. Therefore, they are always indicated for those who have skin sensitivity, even on the scalp. Most of the time, they are formulated with natural and neutral active ingredients, which can really help to avoid reactions.

In addition to these characteristics, in order for a product to truly be classified and authorized to circulate as hypoallergenic, it must pass a variety of tests to prove its effectiveness. FDS defines whether a product is dermatologically tested.

Anyone who has sensitive skin and scalp already knows that they cannot use anything without proper medical advice. In addition, it is necessary to know which active ingredients and substances cause allergies and check the labels of shampoos and other products. 

A fundamental fact to note on labels, and many forget to do so, is to confirm that the shampoo clearly states whether it is hypoallergenic. This matters because there are differences between hypoallergenic and anti allergy. Do you know what they are?

What is the difference between hypoallergenic and anti allergy?

It is very common for people to think that it is the same thing, with identical function, but there are very distinct differences between one and the other.

Hypoallergenic shampoos are made with compounds that have a lower chance of causing allergies in users. On the other hand, anti-allergic drugs are drugs indicated for the treatment of allergic reactions, that is, the latter act when the person has already presented allergic symptoms.

It is important to remember that hypoallergenic products cannot guarantee absolute absence of allergic skin reactions. Everything changes  from organism to organism, and each one can suddenly present different reactions and to different degrees.

Indications and uses of each type

As we have already pointed out, hypoallergenic products are indicated for sensitive skin and scalp, as they present different active ingredients, with more neutral substances. Thus, its purpose is to ensure additional protection to prevent against possible agents that cause allergies.

Anti Allergy drugs should only be consumed if the body has allergic reactions to certain types of compounds. This means that the substances have already manifested themselves as harmful. For all purposes, it is always recommended to consult a specialist to carry out the appropriate tests and find out what your level of sensitivity is.

In addition, using a good shampoo, perfume, soap or other type of cosmetic with hypoallergenic characteristics will hardly harm someone.

Is the Gradual Gray Shampoo hypoallergenic?

Hypoallergenic Shampoo

Yes, our product is dermatologically tested, hypoallergenic, and sulfate, paraben and SLS-free!  

In addition, the Gradual Gray Shampoo contains keratin protein complex, pro-vitamin B5 and collagen. These ingredients help protect and strengthen your hair, while the cationic pigments do their job of darkening the strands.


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