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Need help to stop the 'greasies' What can help and what is just hazardous? Find out here...


Blog post posted by Natural Skincare Authority on February 1, 2010 at 10:35pm

Hi Everyone,

We are currently reviewing the Pantene Pro-V Always Smooth 2 in 1 Shampoo. Check out the recent blog posts to find out what we have learned so far! It has been very interesting to uncover the multitude of effects and hazards associated with simply washing your hair. The most concerning part is though, for so many (especially women), this is just the very tip of the ice berg of the amount of products we use on our bodies every day, all in the name of skin care.

How many chemicals do we really apply to our skin each day? What is the cumulative damage caused by this use over years and decades of application? What can we do about it?

These important questions is precisely where we are headed with this topic, so stay tuned.

Today, we will look at some more effects of the chemicals in this Pantene shampoo, which if you look closely, are probably very similar to many generic brand shampoos currently on the market. Remember, these chemicals usaully have about 10 to 30 'other names' to disguise themselves with too.

Let's have a look at Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS). A particularly hazardous chemical which is listed as the second ingredient in Pantene. The ingredients are listed from highest content to lowest, therefore we can ascertain that this chemical has a formidable presence in this product.

Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate is the ammonium salt of lauryl sulfate and has the following concerns associated with it:
* possible carcinogen - ALS is expected to be a possible cause for cancer, organ system toxicity and eco-system toxicity
* restrictions imposed for its use in cosmetics
* irritation to the skin, lungs and eyes in very low doses
* also listed as -

This chemical is a definite concern and NSA recommends avoiding this chemical completely in your shampoo decisions. Also remember to check your conditioner and any cleansing or cleaning agents used anywhere else on your body!

The purpose of ALS in shampoo is to act as a detergent. Bunn writes in his article about Pantene Pro-V at salon.com "The most common shampoo detergents are ammonium lauryl sulphate and one of its molecular sidekicks, ammonium laureth sulphate. These viscous, yellow liquids, with the water of a shower, are enough to make your hair clean. They help stop the greasies." They help stop the greasies, and present a danger to your health simultaneously.

Is there anything out there that can 'help stop the greasies' and not be hazardous to your health? Of course there is! Although, it is much harder to find out about, because the chemical world is so massive and so profitable, and so much easier, that it is just so much more readily available.

Do your research before you leave home. Find out what shampoos don't contain ALS. A google search will answer you in no time! Go to www.natural-skincare-athority.com for more information.

We will continue tomorrow...

Yours in Natural Skincare,
Kelly Makin.

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