Is Shampoo a Poison to Us and Environment?

We all wash our hair to clean dirt and styling products out of it and to reduce the oiliness from our scalp.  While the lovely lather and nice smelling shampoo we use might make our hair feel clean, the chemicals we use to create these effects could be harming ourselves as well as polluting and poisoning the environment.

Take a look at the list of ingredients on the label of your shampoo bottle.  The list reads more like a chemistry class and that’s even for the shampoo products that claim to be ‘herbal’ or moisturizing.

One of the primary ingredients in most shampoos is Sodium Laureth Sulfate, which is known to be a major skin irritant.  Studies and testing have also shown this chemical compound may also cause mutagenic effects in animals.

Eco-Friendly Hair Beauty Products

Our hair is our crowning glory.  Unfortunately, in our quest to make it sleeker, smoother and sexier, we also contribute to environmental damage.  This is because the shampoos, conditioners, sprays and other cosmetic products used on hair contain chemical substances harmful to the environment, not to mention that the packaging itself is not eco-friendly.

It’s the Packaging

Let’s start with the materials used to package these hair products, which are often colorful to attract the consumers’ attention.  You will find plastic cans, sachets and spray bottles, all of which takes hundreds of years to decompose.

Thus, you will read reports of plastic residues poisoning the soil and ground water.  In a way, when you become careless with your hair products because you were too engrossed in beautiful hair, your future grandchildren will pay the consequences of non-potable water.