Why Go Green: Dangers of Chemicals


Chemicals used in Hair Products and Hair Colors

Dangers of Hair Color Chemicals

Harmful Chemicals in Hair Products:  

Sodium Lauryl Suflate/Sodium Laureth Sulfate: Found in the majority of Shampoos. They are also commonly used in car washes, garage floor cleaners and as engine degreasers. These sulfates  often cause eye irritation and scalp irritation.

Parabens (methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl):  Parabens are also estrogenic and disruptive of normal hormone function. Exposure to these parabens has been linked to Breast Cancer.  

Synthetic Colors:  Research has shown that nearly all synthetic colors are carcinogenic. Check your label for something that looks like this: FD&C Red No.6 or D&C No.6, and avoid products containing this at all costs.

Diethanolamine (DEA) and Triethanolamine (TEA): These ingredients are synthetic emulsifiers and/or foaming agents. They are highly acidic and can cause allergic reactions, eye irritation, and dryness of hair and skin. DEA and TEA are ammonia compounds, which are potent carcinogens.  DEA can also strip away vital amino acids from the hair and skin, like keratin. This can leave the hair and skin feeling dry and unmanageable, lifeless and dull.