July 28, 2015

The danger of chemicals in the shampoo

Danger of chemical in ShampooWhen you wash your hair, enjoying the foams it produced and the smell the fragrant coming out of the shampoo. Your hair looks healthy, beautiful and shiny thereafter. You would have thought you have gotten the best shampoo you need. Well, look again at the shampoo and the ingredients it contains. Do you know what these chemicals are for?

The fact is that many of these chemicals are actually highly toxic. Many of them are synthetic detergents or animal by products. Why would all these chemical got to do with your hair then? Let’s look at some of these ingredients.


1)      Ammonium laureth sulphate

It is a common detergent found in shampoos and conditioners. It is highly toxic, cancer causing and can be absorbed by the skin easily.


2)      Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

This is the main ingredients in many shampoos and conditioners. This is also a chemical that is found in engine degreasers or floor cleaners. It can enter the body through the skin and has some damage effects.


3)      Parabens

This is a synthetic chemical that is deployed to extend the shelf life of products. They can cause skin irritations through allergic reactions.


4)      Lauramide DEA

This is essentially the product that produce all the foams in the soaps. It can cause skin dryness and can also cause cancer.


5)      Propylene Glycol

This is the product used in the shampoos to help moisturize the hair which is also used in anti-freeze.


6)      Synthetic Fragrances

The fragrances are known to cause headaches and dizziness, skin irritation that may even lead to respiratory problems.


7)      Polyquaternium

This is essentially a conditioning agent which will also cause skin irritation and even anaphylactic shock that may be fatal.


8)      Alkylphenol ethoxylates (Coal Tar)

This is very often found in typical anti dandruff shampoos. Though it is good in treating dermatitis or eczema, it will also cause other problems such as headaches, asthma attacks, and fatigue and even cancer.


When you have issues with certain shampoo or conditioner that results in itchy scalp or even hair loss, you could be reacting to one of these chemicals. So do be cautious of many of these shampoos and you may even explore making your own using herbs and other ingredients.

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