Saturday, 21 March 2009

Ingredients to avoid!

  • Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA) - Used as an emulsifier and foaming agent. They can cause allergic reactions and dryness of hair and skin. Toxic if absorbed into the body over a long period of time.

  • Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate - A cheap, harsh detergent used for it's cleansing and foaming properties. It often comes from petroleum and can cause dandruff, skin rashes and allergic reactions.

  • Petrolatum - Also known as petroleum jelly, this mineral oil derivative is used for it's emollient properties in cosmetics. It has no nutrient value for the hair or skin, manufactures use it because it is very cheap.

  • Stearalkonium Chloride - Developed by the fabric industry as a fabric softener and is used in hair conditioners and creams. It is cheaper to use than beneficial proteins or herbs. Can cause allergic reactions.

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