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"Green Moms": Would you buy a shampoo that contains "ingredients of concern"?

To be more specific which ingredients are OK and which ones are not OK.

Water (Aqua), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium, Chloride, Cocamide MEA, PEG-5 Cocamide, Glycol Distearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Fragrance (Parfum), Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Polyquaternium-10, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Citric Acid, Ammonium Xylenesulfonate, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate [Vitamin E Acetate], Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Silk Amino Acids, Methylisothiazolinone, Honey, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract


Asked by Energ8zr at 11:27 AM on Jul. 12, 2010 in Health

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Answers (3)
  • sulfates are never necessary for shampoo. They just make it lather more & get more sudsy, they don't actually do anything good for your hair.

    I don't know what some of those other ingredients are. I am pretty green when it comes to certain things around the house, but i have never cared for my shampoo. I buy whats on sale, i cannot afford the green stuff that is almost $20 a bottle. And, most of the shampoo's that claim to be natural, are far from it. I also think natural shampoo's cause more buildup in my hair, my hair is never as pretty as when i use the chemical crap

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:31 AM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • "sulfates are never necessary for shampoo"

    I've heard that Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate is the actually the soap....the cleaning substance in shampoo. IDK.

    Comment by Energ8zr (original poster) at 11:37 AM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • sulfates are salts. Commercial shampoo is actually DETERGENT not soap. Go look on your laundry detergent,you'll find alot of the same ingredients! Try Burt's Bees or L'oreal's sulfate free formula. Tresseme also makes a lower sulfate formula too,Tresseme Naturals. If the 1st ingredient after water is a sulfate,its damaging to your hair.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:53 AM on Jul. 12, 2010