When buying shampoos you will be thinking of lush, black, beautiful hair, but have you ever imagined the adverse effects it can bring about to your hair and scalp health? Following a few good hair care tips can actually save yourself from the harmful effects of using shampoo daily.
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What all things do we check while buying a shampoo? Price… the brand…and most possibly the directions on how to use it. In fact, when buying any cosmetic products no one would check the harsh ingredients that it contains.
Do we need to take the ingredients for granted when we are paying and buying high quality shampoos and other cosmetic items?
Shampoos are meant for cleansing, providing good hair care and more than that we all expect some cosmetic benefits also. But, the truth is that there are many harmful effects of using shampoo daily because of the toxic ingredients it contains.
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Sodium Lauryl Sulfate(SLS) used as a foaming agent is the most toxic ingredient found in shampoos, (even in the best of products). SLS is one of the active ingredients used in detergents meant for cleaning garage floors and engines. Possible damage to hair roots and scalp occurs when you use shampoos frequently.
Mentioned below are some of the harmful effects of using shampoo daily.
Shampoo contains Diethanolamaine (DEA), a wetting agent, and nitrite, a preservative used in shampoos. These two chemicals reacts forming Nitrosamines – a cancer causing compound. Also, parabens, a preservative used in shampoos, can cause breast cancer as well.
Kidney & Liver Problems
Diethanolamaine (DEA) or Triethanolamine(TEA) can cause potential damage to your liver and kidneys, if used frequently. Always check for the ingredients while buying shampoo. Never use low quality products on your skin as it will damage your health without you knowing it.
Hair & Scalp Problems
The dangerous ingredient in shampoo, SLS,causes damage to hair follicles and cause hair loss. SLS, foaming agent in shampoo has protein denaturing properties causes inflammation and skin irritation with many other scalp problems.
The toxic ingredients such as SLS or SLES can cause cataract in adults if you overuse it. More shockingly, everyday shampooing in kids can hamper the proper development of their eyes. Another chemical, Formaldehyde used in shampoos cause burning sensation in your eyes.
Some ingredients in shampoo such as DMDM hydanto in, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, quaternium-15 and bronopol contains a chemical called formaldehyde, a sensitiser. Asthma, chest pain and shortness of breath are some major harmful effects of using shampoo daily.
Daily shampooing decreases the natural production of oils of the skin, thus causing various skin irritations. Frequent exposure to shampoo can cause rashes, skin inflammation, itching, redness and eczema because of the various harsh chemicals present in all the beauty products.
The toxic ingredients packed in shampoo can pose a threat to your entire immune system, if used repeatedly. Mainly, the ingredients like SLS and SLES found in 95% of shampoos causes a major risk to your immune system rather acting as a good hair care ingredient.
The harmful effects of using shampoo daily are endless. So, while buying shampoo take extra care to find the ingredients listed in the label and try to go for SLS free shampoos to lessen the side effects on you.