The best shampoo is one that that is healthy for for body, hair and scalp.
Many shampoos claim they provide beautiful hair, but are they really healthy for you? Your skin is the largest organ of your body. What you put on your skin or scalp gets into your body. Harsh manufactured chemicals can cause poor health, poor hair and poor scalp conditions.
A healthy shampoo cleanses thoroughly while being free of harsh chemicals. It should be mild or gentle, useful for a variety of hair types. It should maintain a healthy pH balance, prevent hair loss, get rid of dandruff and stimulate hair growth.
STOP! Look at the ingredients in your personal shampoo. See if any of these chemicals, mentioned below, are listed on the ingredients label. Learn the dangers of harsh, manufactured, ingredients and how to find the best shampoo for you!
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE (SLS): A coarse powder produced by combining sulfate with lauric acid. It removes oils, de-greases and gets rid of dirt.
Commercial products use SLS as an inexpensive foaming agent in soap,
shampoo, toothpaste, mouthwash and more. When absorbed into the body,
it can mimic the activity of estrogen. Breast cancer in women, PMS
problems and a drop in male fertility have been linked to high
SLS is designed for use in products that are
used briefly, then followed with a thorough rinsing. If rinsing is not
adequate, residue may be left on the scalp. This can weaken hair
follicles and lead to baldness.
SLS can cause skin and eye irritations. It cleans by corrosion. It dissolves oils on skin, stripping it of its protective surface lipids and interrupting moisture regulation. Skin becomes dry and irritated. Rashes, infections, inflammation and contact dermatitis can all be a common reaction. Environmental contaminants can invade the lower skin surfaces, easily.
1.4-dioxane is a probable human carcinogen, as stated by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Traces of it have been found in some products containing SLS. The FDA encourages manufacturers to remove it, but it's not required by federal law.
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE:
This compound exhibits very similar characteristics to sodium
lauryl sulfate. It's higher foaming, but somewhat weaker than SLS.
GLYCOL: A clear, colorless, nearly odorless hygroscopic liquid. It's
used in antifreezes and de-icers. It helps retain moisture and carries
scents in shampoos. It causes release of excess oil from the
scalp. It can cause skin sensitization and allergic reactions, like
hives or eczema.
OLEFIN SULFONATE: A compound of both petroleum
and coconut oil. It's a surfactant that helps oily molecules dissolve
in water. It's generally considered to be safe, although high doses can
have toxic effects. The question is, "From where was it derived?" If
derived from petroleum, it would be considered a harmful additive,
destroying all health benefits.
AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE: A
surfactant and inexpensive foaming agent. Designed for use in products
used briefly, followed by a thorough rinsing. It may cause irritation
to the skin and eyes.
PARABENS: A class of controversial chemicals used as preservatives in commercial skin and cosmetic products. They have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. They mimic the estrogen hormone. No effective direct link between parabens and cancer have been established, however they've been found in breast cancer tumors.
Parabens, used commercially, are synthetically produced, with some identical to those found in nature.
IMPROVE HAIR AND SCALP CONDiTIONS
-- Avoid shampoos with harsh manufactured chemicals. Use shampoos that are free of parabens and harsh, damaging, sulfates.
-- Eat healthy. Salmon, dark green vegetables, carrots, nuts & whole grains can help to revive, add shine and vitality to hair.
-- Drink water. Replenish skin tissue, moisturize, flush out toxins, improve blood circulation and more! The Mayo Clinic suggests the average "8x8 Rule", drinking 8 glasses, of 8 ounce size, everyday. Keep water in those skin cells!
-- Use a natural goats milk shampoo. Goats milk has vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K! It keeps skin close to its natural pH level. It's naturally moisturizing. A homemade shampoo with goats milk and mild, natural, ingredients cleanses, strengthens, adds shine and manageability to hair. It protects against scalp build-up, reducing dry flaky scalp conditions.
FINDING THE BEST SHAMPOO
Often, commercial shampoos use cheap, harsh,
manufactured chemicals as a foaming agent. Often, homemade shampoo uses
natural coconut oil as a lathering agent, instead. Discover the natural difference!
Some shampoos contain essential oils that may be slightly irritating to the scalp. Tea Tree oil, (Melaleuca oil), is often used in a shampoo for oily hair. It helps get rid of dandruff and relieve oily hair. In rare cases, it's known to cause allergic contact dermatitis or itchy scalp conditions.
Goat milk shampoo is handcrafted into a variety of scents or unscented, with no fragrance(s) added at all. An unscented, natural, goat milk shampoo can be extremely mild and gentle, super for sensitive skin! It's healthful and skin nourishing. This homemade shampoo is popular and among all time best sellers. It just may be the best shampoo for you!
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