Harsh chemical ingredients to avoid in hair products
The Chemical that Makes Hair Break
Avoid isopropyl alcohol at all cost. Used in antifreeze, wood finish and shellac, isopropyl alcohol is designed to dissolve oils, which can strip the hair of moisture. In addition to this chemical damaging your hair one strand at a time, A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients warns that inhalation or ingestion of vapor from isopropyl alcohol may cause headaches, flushing, dizziness, mental depression, nausea, vomiting, narcosis and even coma.
The Chemical that Irritates Scalps
Proplyene glycol (PG) is perhaps to blame for scalp irritation. The United States Environmental Protection Agency lists proplyene glycol as one of the top 10 ingredients used in hair-care products that can potentially impact health with overexposure. Found in conditioners, shampoos, hair dyes, and styling gels and lotions, this offender breaks down healthy hair proteins and cellular structure while giving the appearance of shiny, smooth hair.
The Chemical that Makes Hair Brittle
Another glycol to stay away from is PEG or Polyethylene Glycol. It’s perfectly safe for its intended use — deep cleaning ovens that have accumulated a ton of baked in grease. But unless you’re regularly deep frying your hair in oil, you’re not likely to ever need such a harsh chemical to dissolve oil and grease buildup on your hair. Keep this chemical in your kitchen, where it will do the greatest — and most appropriate — good.
Raji, L. (2015, December 11). Ingredients to Avoid in Hair Products. Retrieved from http://www.livestrong.com/article/173739-ingredients-in-just-for-men/
Now, it’s time to look for a hair products that are safe to use. Ingredients may seem same, but there can be differences between same ingredients by the origin and technology. SWANICOCO Calendula Swan Shampoo has natural ingredients that great for anyone to use.