Common Toxic Ingredients in Shampoos

Common Toxic Ingredients in Shampoos


Sodium Lauryl / Laureth Sulfate (SLS / SLES)

Sodium lauryl sulfate, a surfactant, detergent and emulsifier used in thousands of cosmetic products, as well as in industrial cleaners. It is washed in almost all shampoos, scalp, hair color and bleaching agents, toothpastes, body and cleaning products, make-up foundations, liquid hand soaps, detergents and bath oils / bath salts.

Although SLS originates from coconuts, the chemical but of course nothing.

The real problem with SLES / SLS is that the manufacturing process (ethoxylation) is contaminated results in SLES / SLS with 1,4-dioxane, a carcinogenic by product.

SLS is the sodium salt of lauryl sulfate, and is organized by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep Cosmetics Database as a “denaturant, surfactant cleansing agent, emulsifier and foamer” rated classified as “moderate risk.”

Scientific studies on SLS have shown links to:

Irritation of the skin and eyes
Organ toxicity
Developmental / reproductive toxicity
Neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, ecotoxicology and biochemical or cellular changes
Possible mutations and cancer


Diethanolamine or DEA

In a recent report, about 42% of all cosmetics were contaminated with NDEA, with shampoos have the highest concentrations. DEA also reacts readily with nitrite preservatives and contaminants Nitrosodiethanolamine (NDEA) to generate a well-known and potent carcinogen.

This is a big problem since DEA appears to block the absorption of the nutrient choline, which. On the development of the brain crucial Pregnant women actually need additional choline, so that they can pass it on to her fetus.


Propylene Glycol

This ingredient is found in antifreeze and antifreeze, aircraft deicers, tire sealants, rubber washers, polyurethane pads, inks, adhesives, lacquers and paints, and in many products as a solvent or surfactant.

And guess what? Despite the fact the user the safety cautions skin contact to avoid with propylene glycol, since it is a strong skin irritant and can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage, it is more than likely in your shampoo.



Parabens, which are used as preservatives may be listed on the label as methyl paraben, ethyl paraben, propyl paraben, butyl paraben, isobutyl paraben or E216. They have particularly troubling links to cancer shown.

Studies have shown that parabens can influence your body similar to estrogen, which can lead to decreased muscle mass, fat storage, and male gynecomastia (breast growth). Other studies have also brought parabens to breast cancer in combination, found the researchers removed traces of parabens in every sample of tissue from 20 different breast tumors.

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