Remember when I discussed the damaging effects of some shampoos? Well, after that post my lovely friend Madeline got curious about her shampoo and graciously asked me to review it. She was using Body Time moisturizing shampoo, a brand that claims to be especially mild on hair.
Body Time mixes its products in the USA, locally. They especially advocate bringing your bottles back to the store and refilling them. Both of these efforts reduce the company's impact on the environment, which we all can get behind. So let's take a look at the ingredients and see if they are similarly upstanding.
The detergent used by this shampoo is sodium laureth sulfate, which we already know is harsh on your hair, a skin irritant and potential carcinogen. The second detergent they use is cocamidopropyl betaine, which is also harsh on hair and a skin irritant. The moisturizing shampoo also cotains cocamide DEA, which acts to thicken the shampoo and increase its sudsiness. However, cocamide DEA is a blood toxin, liver toxin, a kidney toxin, a neurotoxin, and a skin and organ system toxin. On a more positive note, I'm glad to see that this particular shampoo is scented with grapefruit, lavender and rosemary essential oils, instead of synthetic fragrance.
So you might be wondering, what shampoo should you use? Stay tuned, I'll be reviewing a great suggestion soon!
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