Washing your hair and keeping it clean is what we follow regularly to keep hair healthy. But what if the cleaning agent ‘shampoo’ is actually harming your health? Let’s look in detail what your shampoo actually do to you.
A study was performed by the Center for Environmental Health in which different brands of soaps and shampoo were analysis. The result of this Oakland, California-based institute shows that 98 shampoo includes a chemical termed as cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA) and is actually a possible carcinogen. A
lawsuit was recorded against four manufacturers in California for the presence of this controversial ingredient in the body care products.
As per the proposition 65 of the state of California, the manufacturers are bound to provide a warning to the consumers over the risks of using certain substances.
The suspected carcinogen “Cocamide DEA” is listed as a substance of which warning should be given to the customer. It is a banned compound as a recent study provides that it can cause cancer to animals.
Some of the well-known brands such as Paul Mitchell, Colgate-Palmolive and Prell products also has high levels of some of the illegal chemical. Some recent lab test found that even the children’s products like bubble bath from Kmart and shampoo from Babies R Us also consist of carcinogen compounds.
The FDA is allowing many toxic chemicals to be a part of shampoos and skin care. Some of these chemicals are also carcinogens and contribute to nervous system disorders as well as liver failure.
So, if you want to protect your family from these harmful chemicals then this is a right time to switch to a natural shampoo.
Here is a recipe to make natural shampoo at home
Things you need
- Coconut milk- ½ cup
- Castile soap- 2/3 cup
- Essential oil- 10-12 drops
- Almond oil- 2 tsp
- Take ½ cup of coconut milk and 2/3 cup of castile soap and mix it in a bowl.
- Ass 2 tsp of almond oil and 10-12 drops of essential oil to it.
- Stir it well and pour it in an empty bottle.
- Shake the bottle properly and use this shampoo to wash your hair.
- Use this shampoo regularly to keep you hair healthy and live free from chemicals.
Take advantage of the natural products and stay protected from the chemicals in the cosmetic shampoos.