Hair Care — harmful effects of chemicals on our hair

Look out for these harmful chemicals in your shampoo

1 SLS/SLES or Sodium Laureth Sulfate We all love lather, don’t we? It gives us the reassurance that the shampoo is doing its job and deep cleansing your scalp. However, the foam comes from a chemical agent called Sodium Laureth Sulfate which eventually strips away natural oils from your scalp and makes the hair rough and brittle. It is an anionic detergent and surfactant found in many personal care products. 2 Paraben A commonly-used preservative found in personal care products such as soaps and shampoos, parabens is known to cause skin allergies including dermatitis because they penetrate deep into the...

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