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Bad shampoo ingredients

Discussion in 'LifeStyle' started by Potholer, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. Potholer

    Potholer Active Member

    Some Shampoos and conditioners contain a very bad ingredient called Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. My Mum never buys any shampoo contatining it and always says never to becuase it's very unhealthy. I finally looked it up and -

    "A recent study at the University of Georgia Medical College, indicated that SLS penetrated Into the eyes as well as brain, heart, liver, etc., and showed long-term retention in the tissues. The study also indicated that SLS penetrated young children's eyes from developing properly and caused cataracts to develop In adults.

    May cause hair loss by attacking the follicle. Classified as a drug in bubble baths because It eats away skin protection and causes rashes and infection to occur.

    Is potentially harmful to skin and hair. Cleans by corrosion. Dries skin by stripping the protective lipids from the surface so it can't effectively regulate moisture.

    Another extremely serious problem is the connection of SLS with nitrate contamination. SLS reacts with many types of ingredients used in skin products and forms nitrosomines (nitrates). Nitrates are potential cancer-causing carcinogenics.

    Because of the alarming penetrating power of SLS, large amounts of these known carcinogens are absorbed through the skin into the body. A variation of SLS is SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE (Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate- SLES). It exhibits many of the same characteristics and is a higher-foaming variation of SLS."

    Look it up more if you want to but that's basicly it.

    And apparently shampoos and conditioners with silicon in them are very bad as it coats your hair in silicon but doesn't fully clean your hair and seals in all the dirt. Some people have no troubles whatsoever but others have troubles such as frizzy, dry, weak hair.

    I'm not so sure about the silicon but definitely avoid the Sodium lauryl Sulfate


  2. fastchaz36

    fastchaz36 New Member

    why do they bother to put it in it is so harmful [​IMG]

    I have just checked a ll of mine and none contain any Thank god

    [​IMG] i'm still shocked [​IMG]

    Charlotte [​IMG]
  3. gersgirl14

    gersgirl14 New Member

    could it cause greasy hair cause i use all different shampoos and conditioners
    but im lucky when my hair is straight after i dry it [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. Potholer

    Potholer Active Member

    No, I'm guessing it can't cause greasiness. It does the exact opposite - strips the oils from your hair, thereby making it frizzy.

    I'm not sure if I interpreted your reply correctly?
  5. Potholer

    Potholer Active Member

    Jeepers, I just found out that Cetaphil also has Sodium Lauryl Sulphate in it. So, now I have to use a different face wash...
  6. Katkandoo_kw

    Katkandoo_kw New Member

    I just checked....I have it in my shampoo....i'm going to have to wait until we run out (soon yes!) so I can go to the store and get something with out it...I use LONG AND STRONG Garnier Fructis....da*n so close too....[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Is that why when I comb my hair when I get out of the shower and wait awhile the roots in my part always get dry and itchy?!? I will so make sure I dont buy that type of shampoo ever again!!!
  7. Katkandoo_kw

    Katkandoo_kw New Member

    I got a new shampoo, its Thermasilk, not sure if you have it in y our countries...but yea well I'm gonna go take a bath and when I'm done I'll write the results in bold [​IMG] {my stepdad doesnt believe in the things but I do...[​IMG]}

    EDIT: results of Thermasilk...it felt great in my hair when I was washing it, and when even now, not too tight around the roots like when I usually have it up in a bun (thats how I'm wearing it right now) but if hair dryers friz your hair like mine you might not want to blow dry it, tomorrow I will use it but NOT blow dry it and it italics I will explain how my hair feels
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