Taking care of your hair is very important. Indeed, this has a direct impact on the health of his hair. In addition, hair in good shape will be less likely to fall out. It is even possible to delay baldness by using shampoos that nourish our hair. Today, Starks, a clinic specializing in hair services, warns you of the dangers of certain components present in shampoos that are found in supermarkets.
Toxic Ingredients to Avoid
Despite their labels, the bottles of shampoo found in supermarkets are often not as beneficial to our hair as it seems. Indeed, these cosmetics are often just an explosive cocktail of chemical ingredients. Even if their label indicates the presence of natural active ingredients, be aware that they are drowned in the middle of these toxic substances.
Here is the list and dangers of the ingredients to avoid:
These are washing and foaming agents that act as detergents. They are also found in household products.
Their dangers? They are very irritating and allergenic to the scalp. In addition, they dry and break the hair. Given their aggressive properties, Starks recommends completely banning this type of shampoo, because it weakens the hair and therefore can have a direct impact on androgenic alopecia.
The main surfactants to avoid: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate.
Derived from plastic, silicones give the illusion of smooth, soft hair. However, they are very stuffy for hair and a hair that does not breathe is a falling hair.
The main silicones to avoid: dimethicone, dimethiconol, phenyl trimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, cyclotertrasiloxane, polysiloxane, trimethylsilylamodimethicone.
Quaternary Ammonium and PEG
These chemical compounds have the same effects as silicones. However, they are integrated to replace these.
Here are the main ones to avoid: Polyethylene glycol (PEG), Polypropylene Glycol (PPG), Cellulose, Cross polymer.
Even though they don’t affect androgenic alopecia, the preservatives in shampoos are no less bad for our health. They are endocrine disruptors that have an impact on fertility and the development of cancers.
Preservatives to flee: parabens, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone.
In summary, it is advisable to take care of your hair with natural products without irritant, preservative, silicone and ammonium components. To prevent hair loss as much as possible, you must invest in a “mild” shampoo with a neutral pH.