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Why Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate is BAD for your hair...

Posted by Administrator on 6/16/2011 to Articles

Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate

Also known as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). This is the second most concentrated ingredient in shampoos. READ YOUR LABELS - the FDA requires that label ingredients are listed in the order of highest concentrations - meaning that the highest level of ingredients are listed first. Take a look at your cleanser or shampoo and you will find SLS is second or third. Simply disgusting. It is used in concrete floor cleaners, engine degreasers, car wash detergents, and just about every soap and shampoo on the market. In the same way as it dissolves the grease on car engines, sodium lauryl sulfate also dissolves the oils on your skin, which can cause a drying effect. According to the Journal of the American College of Toxicology, Vol. 2, No. 7, l983, SLS is a mutagen. In sufficient amounts, it is capable of changing the information in genetic material found in cells. It has been used in studies to induce mutations in bacteria. It denatures protein, impairs proper structural formation of young eyes, creating permanent damage. SLS can damage the immune system. It can cause separation of skin layers and cause inflammation to the skin. If it interacts with other nitrogen bearing ingredients. Do your own research - there have been many studies done on these chemicals.

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Frank Date 3/12/2012 4:09:07 PM
But the Laureth is not the same as the Lauryl. Why lump them together?
Erica Maleez Date 3/12/2012 5:43:09 PM
Sodium laureth sulfate, or sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES), is a detergent and surfactant found in many personal care products (soaps, shampoos, toothpaste. Both Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and its close relative Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are commonly used in many soaps, shampoos, detergents, toothpastes. There are different but found in all those products and not healthy. You want to buy products sulfate free!
Charles Date 6/24/2012 8:53:53 AM
Please can You send this and more information about SLS and SLES to my emailaddress so that I can teach children at school about the danger Thank you so much Regards Charles Palm Curacao Neth. Antilles
Charlie Date 8/9/2012 10:45:59 AM
This makes me upset because i just bought a shampoo/ conditioner & im trying to get my hair longer, y the hell would compnies put things like this in the product, thats jus going to make the customers not wanna buy their product, sulfate supposedly strips the oils from the strands smh. Im highly upset that i have to take this garnier fructis length & stength back. It says its suppose to make your hair 5x stronger help it grow & make it shinier.
Charlie Date 8/9/2012 10:46:18 AM
This makes me upset because i just bought a shampoo/ conditioner & im trying to get my hair longer, y the hell would compnies put things like this in the product, thats jus going to make the customers not wanna buy their product, sulfate supposedly strips the oils from the strands smh. Im highly upset that i have to take this garnier fructis length & stength back. It says its suppose to make your hair 5x stronger help it grow & make it shinier.
Elodie Date 8/9/2012 11:15:28 AM
Charlie I agree with you, and since I have been using only organic shampoo and conditioner my hair have been so much more healthier, less dry and grow longer! Organic is the key, for hair, skin care and food!
Elodie Date 8/9/2012 11:15:35 AM
Charlie I agree with you, and since I have been using only organic shampoo and conditioner my hair have been so much more healthier, less dry and grow longer! Organic is the key, for hair, skin care and food!
Tonia Date 10/3/2013
how to make you home made hair relaxer! I do relax my hair but I do the home made remedy all you need is coconut cream, olive oil,and regular milk in a PLASTIC bowl( not metal) it has to be plastic! combine 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 tablespoon of coconut cream and one third cup of milk first you combine the olive oil and coconut cream and the olive oil together, then you add the milk mix unti you see that the product is creamy then part you hair into 4 sections you can leave this on fro 1 to 2 hours then wash out completely with any kind of sulfate free shampoo I use the shampoo that ive mentioned before your hair will look great and you can use this procedure every week at least you know what your using in your hair NOT THE HAIR RELAXERS THAT ARE IN THE STORES!
Tonia Date 10/3/2013
A long time ago I used to use shampoos with that ingredient and it was making my hair dry and brittle but I use a shampoo called HARMON FACE VALUES BRAZILLIAN KERATIN SHAMPOO thers no harsh chemicals in it such as SODIUM CHLORIDE, SALT, DYES, SULFATES,PARABENS, GLUTEN and I love this product now my hair is very shiny and managable
 
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