Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Top 10 Chemicals that cause hair breakage and hair loss

Here is a list of chemicals that you should avoid and that may cause hair shedding, tangling, breakage, hair loss and even alopecia:

  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Mineral Oil and Petrolatum
  • PEG (polyethylene glycol)
  • Propylene Glycol (PG)
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
  • Chlorine
  • DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (momoethnanolamine), and TEA (triethanolamine)
  • FD & C Color Pigments
  • Fragrance
  • Imidazolidinyl Urea and DMDM Hydantoin
Before you use your favorite hair spray, lotion or relaxer check the ingredients on the back of the bottle. Make sure none of the above are listed.
To stay on the safe side, buy only herbal based products or make your own recipe at home.

Stay healthy to keep your hair healthy!

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