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So I just asked my friend who knows how to read labels (Gloria) about Herbal Essence shampoo and she said:

NO NO NO!

Why in a nutshell? Cancer and organ damaging chemicals.

The chemicals named in the top 15 are the most active ingredients

Top most damaging in this product.. I can see quickly are:

SLS x 2! Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) – read links below

Cocamide DEA/MEA – http://www.prevention.com/beauty/beauty/cocamide-dea-natural-shampoo-ingredient-avoid Propylene Glycol

Take a read of these articles: http://healthychild.org/chemicals-to-avoid-in-your-personal-care-products/
http://www.naturalbeautyauthority.com/everything-you-need-to-know-to-be-a-true-eco-beauty/top-10-ingredients-to-avoid-in-hair-care-products/
http://bathcare.mercola.com/hair-care.aspx – good read on toxic chemicals, have not tried his products, but he is professional I follow in terms of what’s going on
http://www.wikihow.com/Determine-if-a-Hair-Product-is-Curly-Girl-Approved – you don’t have to have curly hair to follow these same principles I think.

Ive got curly hair so have leaned towards more natural organic or ‘non toxic’ products but i think the same rules or simliar approach can be applied to straight hair ladies!

So what to use? Good products to try (Ive tried all these brands at one point or another):

Lavera

Aubrey Organics

Jason

John Masters Organics Aveda

Shea Moisture

Alchemy

Good site to educate yourself on and some good brand/product recommendations: http://www.greenyour.com/body/personal-care/hair-care/tips/choose-natural-shampoo
http://www.nicehair.org/hair-loss-treatments/10-products-that-prevent-split-ends-and-protect-your-hair-from-damage
http://www.nicehair.org/hair-loss-treatments/10-organic-shampoos-that-do-not-contain-sodium-lauryl-sulphate

Ingredients for Dry hair? http://www.webmd.com/beauty/hair-repair/ingredients-dry-hair

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