Style

SheFinds News: The Dangers of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

May 11, 2006 by Ktbradford
shefinds | Style

Lately there has been a lot of talk about Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and its possible harmful effects. Women’s Wear Daily reports that “the State of New York is studying whether there should be warning labels on shampoo packaging to make consumers aware of the possible effects of products that contain sodium lauryl sulfate and/or cocamide DEA, both foaming agents.” SLS makes that wonderful lather we’re all so used to in a shampoo. Lorraine Massey, author of Curly Girl, says that “Americans are addicted to lather,” but that, ultimately, the essence of the shampooing experience is contributing to damaged hair. The solution? Shampoos without SLS.

Devachan, the famous salon for curly tresses, offers up No-Poo, a non-lathering shampoo made specifically for curly/frizzy hair that can be used by anyone. It could take some getting used to, though.

If you feel you can’t give up the lather, then give John Masters Organics Evening Primrose Shampoo a try. This stuff does lather, but not quite as much as the normal detergent shampoos. This also takes some getting used to. The gel is thick and doesn’t move smoothly through the hair. But, in the end, it rinses clean and you’re left with lovely, hydrated locks minus the evil of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.

Get Devachan’s No-Poo for $13 at their online store. You can find Evening Primrose Shampoo at b-glowing for $16.

Author:

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

Trust Us, This Is The Only Pair Of Jeans You Should Buy For Summer

For die-hard denim fans, giving up jeans for skirts ...

Fashion

CALPAK's First-Ever NYC Pop-Up Shop Is *Definitely* Worth A Visit

No matter if you are jetting off to Europe or ...

Fashion

This $20 Camisole Top Is A Summer Wardrobe Essential--Get Yours ASAP

Trends certainly have their place, but I think your money ...

Fashion

This Is The Nude Bra Every Woman Should Have In Her Lingerie Drawer

White T-shirts are one of my favorite things to ...

Fashion

These $38 White Jeans Really Do Look Good On *Every* Woman

I know there are some women out there that have ...

Fashion

Psst! Get The Perfect White Tee For Summer While It's On Sale For Only $14

One thing you can never have too many of? White ...

Fashion

We Found The Best Denim Shorts Under $35--Stock Up For Summer Now!

One summer essential every woman should have in her closet? ...

beauty

26 Brands That Are Celebrating Pride Month By Giving Back

June is a very exciting month. Not ...

Fashion

Nordstrom Shoppers *Love* This Cute Knit Tank For Summer--It Comes In Sizes XXS-4X

Even on the hottest summer days, a barely-there tank ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS