How toxic is your shampoo? More than you might think! That bottle which promises you thick, luxurious lather and beautiful bubbles may not only be damaging your hair, but its ingredients could also lead to diseases, hair thinning and loss, and even scalp damage.
The culprits behind the dangers in most shampoos are surfactants called Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS) and related compounds. SLS is possibly the most dangerous ingredient a consumer can find in most shampoos. So potent is SLS, studies have linked it to serious skin and scalp irritation and disease, hair loss and damage and the ability of the chemical to create nitrate compounds which have been linked to cancer and cell damage.