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May, 2009
Health 1:09 AM

Health Tip: Sodium Free Shampoo

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and its close relative Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are commonly used in many soaps, shampoos, detergents, toothpastes and other products that we expect to “foam up”. Both chemicals are very effective foaming agents, chemically known as surfactants.

report published in the Journal of The American College of Toxicology in 1983 showed that concentrations as low as 0.5% could cause irritation and concentrations of 10-30% caused skin corrosion and severe irritation. National Institutes of Health “Household Products Directory” of chemical ingredients lists over 80 products that contain sodium lauryl sulfate. Some soaps have concentrations of up to 30%, which the ACT report called “highly irritating and dangerous“.

Shampoos are among the most frequently reported products to the FDA. Reports include eye irritation, scalp irritation, tangled hair, swelling of the hands, face and arms and split and fuzzy hair. The main cause of these problems is sodium lauryl sulfate.

 

SO WHY DO THEY USE IT ?

Its cheap.

 

Products commonly found to contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLES

Soaps
Shampoos
Bubble-baths
Tooth paste
Washing-up liquid / dish soap
Laundry detergent
Childrens soaps / shampoos
Stain Remover
Carpet Cleaner
Fabric glue
Body wash
Shave cream
Mascara
Mouthwash
Skin cleanser
Moisture lotion / Moisturiser
Sun Cream

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7 comments on “Health Tip: Sodium Free Shampoo

  1. CrazyCatQ8 on said:

    ishfeeeeeeeeeh 9aboun ragy ? :PP

    nafs ma galat sebeecha girl .. :P

    Abdu thanx for elma3lomaaat ya bu ma3lomat enta ;)

  2. wain mawjod? abii sha3ri FALAFIIIIIL thabi7ni

  3. Demolii on said:

    ?????? ?? ????? ??? ? ?????? ??? ???? ??? ???

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  4. Abdullah on said:

    eee ashoof mo 3ajbich ya sit il 7isin intay :P

  5. Abdullah on said:

    saloons for girls, we boys have to look everywhere, lakin ana i dont use shampoo kil youm, oo my doc gave me a herbal shampoo ya 7alialaa khabal :P

  6. CrazyCatQ8 on said:

    illlaaaaaaaah 3ajibnee ;) hal kaif ma ya3jebny ya oboo el3ajayeb ;)

  7. Abdullah on said:

    ma itgasreen :P

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