Selecting Healthy Shampoo

With a plethora of shampoo products on the market, it’s hard enough to pick which one will best serve your needs. Sleek packaging, stylish promises, and a wide range of ingredients only further complicates matters. When it comes to opting for a healthy shampoo, here’s a bit more about what you should look for.

To Avoid
Many companies include the words “natural” and “organic” on the front of their products, but you need to investigate closer in order to ensure that your products are actually safe. The main items to avoid altogether include:

  • Sulfates
    There are two major types of sulfates, either sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). Both are skin irritants that are employed in products as foaming agents. In other words, they help your soap lather. However, they have been linked to cancer formation and liver or kidney damage so its best to steer clear.
  • Parabens
    Next are a category of chemicals that are used for their antibacterial and antifungal properties. Parabens and preservatives like DMDM hydantoin and small amounts of formaldehyde can interrupt you body’s natural hormone process and have possible carcinogenic effects.
  • Phthalates
    These plasticizers are used to help products like shampoo maintain their scent for longer. Unfortunately, they are also linked with endocrine disruption and are listed as a potential carcinogen.

What to Look For:
Now that you know the main culprits to avoid, what should you actually look for in an healthy product? Well, organic and raw ingredients are a great start. Cruelty-free, BPA-free packaging is next. At Clean Enhanced Organics, we offer a range of hair care products that  harness the power of organic ingredients to cleanse, condition, and restore hair as nature intended.

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