Searching the aisle for the best designer-made shampoo and conditioner, in the hope that it will make your hair long and luscious, is a common mistake made by many people.
You might pick the brightest, most fragrant, and popular shampoo and conditioner on the rack, without giving a second thought to its ingredients.
By neglecting this, you end up subjecting your hair to more harm. This is why many people opt for all-natural organic products that can be used to make home-made masks and shampoos. And for people who want a ready-made solution, there are stores providing chemical and fragrant-free hair products with variants like natural Jasmine conditioners.
Beware of the chemical war-fare you are inflicting on your hair.
5 toxic ingredients in your hair care products
Sulfate is a form of chemical detergent used to remove oil and dirt from objects. This cleaning agent is highly effective, which makes it hard on your hair.
The sulfate does not only remove the dust and dirt from your scalp, but also strips away the natural oil and moisture found in your hair. This makes your hair dry and frizzy.
Your deep-conditioning showers may also have a deeper effect on your body. Sulfate contains small levels of dioxane (a carcinogen), which may have a detrimental impact on your kidney. Kidney dysfunction can further lead to hormonal imbalance in the body.
Paraben is a known xenoestrogens. Xenoestrogen’s chemical structure is quite similar to human hormones. With excessive use, they cause hormonal imbalance in your body and pose cancer threat.
Fragrance may be delightful for your sensory nerves, but they can wreck your long beautiful hair. Manufacturers use a single term ‘fragrance’ on the ingredients list, and fail to mention the actual source of the scent.
They might be using an unregulated, harmful element to add desirable smell to your hair products. A research found out that around 3,100 chemical varieties are used to add scent to your shampoos and conditioner.
Exposing your hair to this much chemical, for a sweet smell, is an unnecessary ordeal.
An antibacterial agent used as preservatives in many of your hair care product, has similar negative side-effects as Paraben. It is considered as an endocrine distributor, due to its uncanny similarity to human hormones.
Researchers have linked this chemical to various health issues such as, weaken immune system, cellular reproduction, and weight loss.
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
This chemical is classified as developmental toxicant, by the state of California.
This means it can disrupt human growth and development and may also contain cancer causing agent.
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