Yikes – Halloween won’t be here for six weeks, but I’m feeling creepy already. Chemicals in the shampoo have cancer-causing ingredients. This is scary enough to be Halloween fodder. It could be a daydream for a futuristic costume idea of an evolved race of people that no longer have a need for hair.
When I first decided to look into the properties of methalparaben, a chemical listed in the teeny tiny ingredients label on shampoo, I thought it was just a scare.
Silly, ole trusting me. I didn’t believe that anyone could do such a calloused thing. After all, don’t they have sons and daughters and grandkids? What a nightmare.
Scared to death about the paraben cancer causing agents, I soon discovered the hook with commercial shampoos that are made with sulfites. Again, I say, yikes.
Of course when surfing the net, I found more information than I wanted to know. One article claims that not all parabens used for preservatives are bad for you. Another claims that sulfites, and paraben are cancer causing, so what am I to believe?
At the very best, sulfites, which are the ingredient used for suds and to clean the hair, are very damaging . You get wrapped up in some kind of a damned if you do, or if you don’t chain of events.
So, as a fix, conditioners are added to the shampoo to compensate for the damage. The conditioners don’t stay on for very long, and just as your damaged hair starts to look frizzy again, you go in for the fix. Wash it again. And condition it again.
We are making shampoo manufacturers rich, and at the same time, are injuring our hair by over washing.
If anyone out there reading this has foolproof information, please leave a comment to enlighten shampoo users around the World Wide Web. I am only one little befuddled and frightened shampooer relating a response.
At first I read that you can use baby shampoo for gentler action. Then, I read that, now, baby shampoo has the bad stuff in it, too.
The paraben, also known as methylparaben, and a host of other prefixes to go in front of the paraben root word, was found inside of a breast tumor in its original state. In other words, the body cannot process the paraben. Its molecule, or chemical property was found completely unchanged, unprocessed within the tumor. Eeek.
As the final part of this shampoo investigation, I went to Walmart equipped with a magnifying glass reading through the miniscule labels where an army of words marched like itsy bitsy insects in some obscure hiding place.
If they didn’t have paraben, they had sulfite. I couldn’t find any without at least one of the “bad” ingredients.
So what will it be – trick or treat? Hey! That’s another Halloween idea. I could shampoo enough times to get that look of a Troll doll, and go door to door scaring people for Halloween.