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Shampoo Ingredients That You Should Stay Away From

I’m sure most people’s thinking is why do I need a healthy shampoo, or why would I need to buy an all natural organic shampoo? To tell you the truth, almost every shampoo on the market is filled with toxins and harsh chemicals. You’re probably thinking, what’s the difference? It’s just going on my hair anyway. Well, it is going on your hair, but it is also getting absorbed through your scalp.  So, all those harsh chemicals are being absorbed into your bloodstream, which can be damaging to your health. Here is a list of all the harmful ingredients that you shouldn’t have in your shampoo.

1.    Sodium Lauryl Sulfate-

This is the number one ingredient in almost every shampoo on the market today. It has shown links to, organ toxicity, irritation of the eyes, and cancer, hormonal imbalance.

2.     MSG-

You only thought it was in food, right? Well, it has also sneaked its way into hair products too.

Here are some others to look out for:

Dioxane, Deithanolamine/DEA, Propylene Glycol.

Parabens you should avoid-

Propylparaben, Methyparaben, Ethylparaben, and many more.

What to look for in your next shampoo:

The ideal shampoo to buy would be an all natural shampoo, preferably made with organic ingredients. Some good natural ingredients that would be good for you shampoo to contain are: citric acid, vegetable glycerin, wheat protein, sorbic acid, vitamin E, and peppermint oil.

The shampoo I’ve currently have been using is SHIKAI Everyday Shampoo. It works great for my hair and smells great too!  Here is the link for the shampoo I use.


I hope you found this interesting and informing and will keep an eye out for those harsh chemicals.

This entry was published on June 3, 2012 at 3:17 AM and is filed under Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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