Our hair is not safe from harmful chemicals that contain from hair care products, not all shampoo labeled as “all-natural ingredients” aren’t safe. It can affect the growth of your natural hair. These are some chemicals listed below:
1. Propylene Glycol
Found in Shampoo, hair sprays, moisturizers, sunscreen, makeup products, conditioner and some styling gels it is an active component in antifreeze. This is one harmful chemical that can affect also the liver, kidney, and brain.,
2. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate
This can affect hair growth because the closely related compounds are found in car wash soaps, garage floor cleaners, and engine degreasers. One of the cheap lathering ingredients. A sulfate that combines with other chemicals can form carcinogenic nitrosamines. SLS's are known to be skin, lung, and eye irritants.
3. Imidazolidinyl Urea and DMDM Hydantoin
Also known as Human Carcinogen. Containing formaldehyde (formaldehyde-donors), it can be shown in some hair straightener. This chemical is used to prolong the shelf life of the product. Exposure to this chemical can cause heart palpitation, depression, headaches, chest pain dizziness, chronic fatigue and loss of sleep.
4. DEA (Diethanolamine), MEA (monoethanolamine), and TEA (Triethanolamine)
Are known to form cancer-causing nitrates and nitrosamines. They are clear, colorless, thick liquids with ammonia-like odors.
Also acts as a pH adjuster, counteracting the acidity of other ingredients.
(MEA or ETA)
Monoethanolamine is also known as Ethanolamine. Its primary use is for feedstock in the production of detergents, emulsifiers, polishes, pharmaceuticals, corrosion inhibitors, and chemical intermediates.
It is used as a buffering agent, masking and fragrance ingredient, and surfactant, in addition to its primary use as a pH adjuster.
5. FD & C Color Pigments/Synthetic colors
These synthetic colors are derived from petroleum or coal tar sources. Synthetic colors are suspected to be a human carcinogen. Consider using Henna hair dye for a natural, healthy hair dye alternative.
This chemical is known as an oxidizing agent, it strips our hair of their natural oils, and leaves us looking dry. The reaction of melanin pigments with chlorine changes natural hair color to straw color of keratin. like black to blond.
7. Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
This chemical can be found in conditioner, strips the natural moisture of your hair. This contains Dioxin that may cause harmful health effects, including hormonal problems, infertility, and cancer.
8. Fragrance (Synthetic)
Even though this chemical can make you feel fresh and clean, this is carcinogenic and toxic. One effect of fragrance is hormonal disorder. Phthalates or a salt/ ester of phthalic acid are used to some product to make the smell last longer which is also an endocrine disruptor.
Aside from the mentioned chemicals, there are still many harmful ingredients that can be harmful to your hair, that is why you need to be very careful in choosing the right product for your hair. We from the GlammedNaturallyOil family only want the best for your hair and body, that is why we make sure that our products are monitored and made in 100% organic product.