Tearless Shampoo (and Lauryl Sulfate)

shampoo WITHOUT tears or FOR tearsBetween New Year’s campaigns I rented a room in Simferopol – I wanted to wash my clothes well and wash my clothes. There was a shower, hot water too, but there was no shampoo. Therefore, I washed my hair with ordinary soap. Of course, it got into my eyes, and it began to “pinch”, so actively that I wanted to immediately study the issue of “no tears” shampoos. Why don’t they pinch their eyes?Oddly enough, I did not forget this idea and, returning from hiking, I found article about shampoos without tears. It states that tear-free baby shampoos do not use sodium laureth sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate, a highly irritating substance.I go to the bathroom, check the arsenal of baby shampoos available there. Lauryl sulfate is in EVERYONE!!! The original idea (about shampoos without tears) is immediately forgotten, I start digging in a new direction – first I find the analysis /” title=”Caution – baby shampoo!”>harmful substances in baby shampoos, and then this:

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)Derived from coconut oil, this inexpensive detergent is widely used in cosmetic cleaners, shampoos, toothpastes, bath and shower gels, bath foamers, and more. It is perhaps the most dangerous ingredient in hair care and skin. In industry, SLS is used in garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers, car washes, etc. It is very highly corrosive and does remove grease from surfaces. SLS is widely used in all clinics of the world for experiments as a skin irritability tester. Researchers use SLS to irritate the skin of animals and humans, and then treat the irritated areas with various drugs. Recent studies at the Medical College of the University of Georgia have shown that SLS enters the eyes, as well as the brain, heart, liver, etc. and lingers there. This is especially dangerous for children, in whose tissues it accumulates in high concentrations. These studies also show that SLS alters the protein composition of children’s eye cells and delays the normal development of these children, causing cataracts (Green).SLS cleanses by oxidation, leaving an irritating film on body skin and hair. It can contribute to hair loss, dandruff, acting on the hair follicles. Hair dries out, becomes brittle and split at the ends. Another serious problem is the association of SLS with carcinogenic dioxins and nitrates. SLS reacts with many cosmetic ingredients to form nitrosamines (nitrates). These nitrates enter the bloodstream in large quantities when washing with shampoos and gels, taking baths and using cleaners.Many companies often disguise their SLS products as natural, stating “derived from coconuts.” We will not, undeservedly, insult coconuts and will not use products with SLS (Hampton).Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)Ingredient similar in properties to SLS (ether chain added). #1 ingredient in cleansers and shampoos. It is very cheap and thickens when salt is added. Forms a lot of foam and gives the illusion that it is thick, concentrated and expensive. This is a rather weak detergent. Used as a wetting agent in the textile industry. SLES reacts with other ingredients and forms dioxins in addition to nitrates.

And what do you want to wash your hair with now? After reading all this, I will now think 10 times before using anything shampoo-like (there is also Lauryl sulfate in liquid soap and toothpaste). Apparently, it will be necessary to switch to solid soap and tooth powder. True, it doesn’t hurt to check them either – you can’t blindly believe in old stereotypes.But he lived calmly, did not bathe.

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