Research has shown that there are many substances used in shampoos that create that perfect shine and volume, but are extremely harmful for your skin.
For example, sodium and ammonium laureth sulfates are known cancer-causing ingredients. Once Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate were found in almost every shampoo. When concerns were raised over the ingredients’ toxicity level, a lot of companies switched to the ammonium versions, which is to a lesser degree harmful for your skin. Furthermore, polysorbates are a solvent or emulsifier that helps bind oil and water together and is often used to dissolve in oil additives. Although it’s predominantly found in conditioners, there are some shampoos that contain polysorbates.This substance often leaves a residue on the skin, disrupts the skin’s natural pH and emulsifies lipids in the natural protective barrier. Glycol is used as a solvent to incorporate products into a formula and is also considered to be a cancer-causing chemical. Amodimethicone is a silicone-based polymer used to seal in moisture. However, they act like silicons and seal the scalp, not allowing to breather, which could lead to thinning of the hair. These are just some of the harmful substances that lie hidden in every shampoo bottle. You have to be aware what you use and if you decide to buy a shampoo, carefully study which substances it is made from.
One of the best and definitely the safest course of action when it comes to the health of your hair is to resort solely to using organic shampoo. This solution, although a bit unorthodox, can sometimes be the only way to ensure your hair and skin gets the adequate nourishment. There are two reasons against using organic shampoos and they are more local myths or urban legends that actual facts.
There are two most prominent urban legends that prevent most people from using exclusively organic shampoos. The first one is based on the fact that many people believe that the word organic means that it costs more. Even if this were so, the truth is that you can never put a price tag on your own health and your own safety. The difference in price between a genuine organic shampoo and a regular one that you are most likely to buy in a store are actually not that big. This organic myth relates to other organic products as well.
The second stereotype refers to the quality of organic shampoos. Most people are ready to believe that all harmful substances in most of the commercial shampoos are the price one pays in order for his or her hair to look good. This is again yet another urban legend. Organic shampoos are proven to be as good as, and in some cases even outperform regular hair products. If you also consider the fact that the organic shampoo is completely safe for your health, it’s clean which kind of shampoo you will use.
When buying a shampoo for your hair, think twice. Do you want your hair to soak up all the harmful substances and look nice for a while, but slowly destroy its natural balance? Organic shampoo is made from natural substances and it will make your hair both beautiful and healthy.
At the picture below you can see the quality of my hair after using organic shampoo for just three months. All of my friends complimented how silky and soft it is. Believe me and try it out!
About the Author
Amy Mia Goldsmith is an Aussie who loves to read and has been writing novels and short stories as long as she can remember. She is currently studying and working in a bookstore. Her passion is beauty and organic makeup and she loves to spend her free time hiking and of course – make up shopping!
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