Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hair Ingredients to Avoid

Ladies! Please be careful which ingredients you are putting in your hair! I know I switched shampoo routines and it made allll the difference.

Ingredients to avoid? Why? (p.s. if you have more to add to this list, post below!)
  • sodium lauryl - skin, scalp and eye irritants; may be carcinogenic
  • diazolidinyl urea - skin irritants; a possible carcinogen
  • parabens (methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl) - poses risk to certain cancers
  • silicone (or chemicals that end in -cone) - some known tumor promoters; biodegradable
  • lanoline, petroleum and mineral oil - suffocating; irritating
  • propylene glycol - neurotoxin; damaging to kidneys and liver
  • phenoxyethanol - known to cause allergic reactions to the skin on contact
  • cocomide DEA, diethanomaline (DEA), triethanolamine (TRA) - a possible carcinogen
  • fragrances - irritant; some are volatile petrochemical compound
(as taken from http://naturalsunshine.ning.com/; there's even a wallet printout that you can printout for those beauty supply visits)

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