Sulphates, parabens, formaldehyde releasers - many shampoos and conditioners on the market today contain these and other potentially harmful ingredients and chemicals.
While some commonly used hair care ingredients may initially appear to work well at cleansing, conditioning, softening and styling your hair, they can be harsh and they build up over time, ultimately leading to hair damage, not to mention your scalp. Read More
Surfactants like sulphates (sometimes spelt sulfates) are extremely common in shampoo because they create that rich, foamy lather we all love. But, although this lather feels like it’s really giving your hair a good clean, those sulphates can be too harsh and can strip your hair and scalp of its natural oils - not a good idea! Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, for example, is classified as an irritant and can contribute to skin problems including rashes and hair loss. It easily penetrates the skin and can circulate in the body for days, leaving residues in body organs. Sodium Laureth Sulphate is also irritating but the major concern is its tendency to be contaminated by other chemicals like 1,4 dioxane – a carcinogen previously found to contaminate up to 46% of personal care products tested according to the Environmental Working Group’s cosmetic database.
Hair products may also contain potentially harmful preservatives like parabens (associated with endocrine disruption), synthetic fragrances and artificial colours – this list goes on. At Naturally Safe Cosmetics, we stock naturally derived shampoos and conditioners, along with chemical free hair styling and treatment products made with the best ingredients from nature. So, what are you waiting for? Make the switch to natural hair care products today. Read Less