You might not be aware of the fact that your shampoo can cause much more that just a stinging sensation in your eyes. Apparently, this hair product can be deadly.
Namely, a study on soaps and shampoos conducted by the Center for Environmental Health, based in Oakland, California, discovered that 98 of the included products contained a potential carcinogen called cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA).
Top brands with this carcinogenic compound include and are not limited to shampoos manufactured by Paul Mitchell, Colomer, Palmolive and Colgate.
It has now become important to know that each time a person washes their hair, they are doused in carcinogens. Not all products sold are tested properly and not all of them follow rules. Swift action must be taken immediately to stop this growing ruckus.
The same carcinogen was found in products sold in supermarkets such as trader joe’s, walmart, pharmaca and kohl’s. Children’s use products and organic labeled products also had these carcinogens. There was a legal suit which was lost by the company for using the label organic in its products.
The execute director of CEH, Michael Green, stated that “Most people believe that products sold in major stores are tested for safety, but consumers need to know that they could be doused with a cancer-causing chemical every time they shower or shampoo.
We expect companies to take swift action to end this unnecessary risk to our children’s and families’ health.”
Despite the numerous personal care products and brand name shampoos, the testing conducted by the CEH also discovered cocamide DEA in store-brand products sold at Kohl’s, Pharmaca, Walmart, and Trader Joe’s.
CEH also tested the falsely labeled organic products from Organic by Africa’s Best for significant amounts of cocamide DEA. Moreover, the same carcinogenic ingredient was also found in a children’s shampoo/conditioner from Babies R Us, and a children’s bubble bath from Kmart.
To avoid this kind of issues and reduce the potential risk due to harmful ingredients in the products you buy, it is best that you do your own homemade natural shampoo.
This is how to prepare it:
– Castile — 2/3 cup
– Olive or almond oil — 2 teaspoons
– Essential oil — 10-15 drops
– Coconut milk — 1/2 cup
– Just combine all the components together.
– Put them in a bottle and this natural homemade shampoo ready for use.
How To Use It:
Remember to shake the bottle before you use the shampoo. Use it regularly and your hair will be incredibly healthy, shiny and gorgeous!