Well, the time has finally come to reveal the truth about shampoos and dangerous chemicals found in some of the products we use on a daily basis for our hair.
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As you read through the following articles and lists, keep in mind that most of us are not going to the store and picking up a bottle of shampoo, toothpaste or whatever and reading labels. We are enamored at colorful labels with ‘fluffy’ words.
My purpose in sharing this information with you, is to ‘inform’ you and to encourage you to be a little more cautious the next time you purchase a product for your hair. Realize that the skin of your scalp is very porous and it actually absorbs the harmful chemicals into the body and can cause cancer and other sicknesses that you may not be aware of…do your research.
Included are links to reports from other sites that go into detail about some of the most common ingredients that are used in most of the popular brands of hair products today.
These reports are mainly about the ingredients used in anti-dandruff products on the market. As you read through and follow the links, you will become disgusted at what you discover.
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**Deadly and Dangerous Shampoos, Toothpastes, and Detergents: Could 16,000 Studies Be Wrong About SLS? By Dr. Mercola
SIDE EFFECTS of Top 3 Chemicals found in the common anti-dandruff shampoos:
3. Ketoconazole (Nizoral) : http://www.rxlist.com/nizoral-shampoo-side-effects-drug-center.htm
Popular commercial shampoos with Selenium Sulfide, Pyrithione Zinc, Ketoconazole (Nizoral), Coal Tar:
1. Head & Shoulders
2. Selsun Blue
4. Neutrogena T-Gel Shampoo, Stubborn Itch Control
5. Head & Shoulders Men Extra Strength Dandruff Shampoo
6. AXE 2 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner, Anti Dandruff, Armor
7. Suave Professionals Men 2-in-1 Anti Dandruff Shampoo & Conditioner, Classic Clean
8. American Crew Anti Dandruff Shampoo
Following are some of the most popular Anti-dandruff shampoos on the market; however look at the ingredients contained. Many of these ingredients, actually perpetuate the dandruff problem!
- Ingredients in HEAD & SHOULDERS Men Extra Strength anti-dandruff shampoo
Active Ingredients: Pyrithione Zinc (2%)
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamide MEA, Zinc Carbonate, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Cetyl Alcohol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Magnesium Carbonate Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Red 4, Methylisothiazolinone, Blue 1
- Ingredients in Nizoral A-D anti-dandruff shampoo
Active Ingredients: Contains: Ketoconazole (1 %)
Acrylic Acid Polymer, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Cocamide MEA, FD&C Blue 1, Fragrance, Glycol Distearate, Polyquaternium 7, Quaternium 15, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrochloric Acid, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Water (Aqua)
- Ingredients in Neutrogena T-Gel Shampoo, Stubborn Itch Control shampoo
Active Ingredients: Neutar Solubilized Coal Tar Extract (2%) (0.5% Coal Tar)
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide MEA, Laureth 4, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Dimer Dilinoleamidopropyl PG Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Polyquaternium 46, Menthol, Propylene Glycol, PEG 55 Propylene Glycol Oceate, Dimethiconol, Tetrasodiu
m EDTA, Citric Acid, DMDM Hydantoin (1346-159)
- Ingredients in Selsun Blue Dandruff Shampoo, Medicated Treatment
Active Ingredients: Contains: Selenium Sulfide Lotion (1%)
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Amino Methyl Propanol, Citric Acid, Cocamide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, DMDM Hydantoin, D&C Red 33 (CI 17200), FD&C Blue 1 (CI 42090), Fragrance, Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Menthol, Water (Purified), Sodium Chloride, TEA Lauryl Sulfate
For more information on chemicals found in personal and hair care products, visit the National Institutes of Health Library of Medicine Household Products Database — http://HouseHoldProducts.nlm.nih.gov
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