Washing your hair is a fundamental part of keeping hair strong, healthy, and clean. But what if the ingredients in your favorite shampoo were actually doing more harm than good?
Learn more about a few potentially dangerous shampoo ingredients that could actually be damaging your hair.
Sodium lauryl sulfate. This harsh chemical is the ingredient in your shampoo that causes it to foam. While it may feel good to get your hair nice and sudsy, SLS actually strips your hair of the essential oils it needs to stay healthy. SLS dries out hair and breaks down important proteins that keep it strong. And if shampoo isn’t rinsed thoroughly, it may also contribute to hair loss over time.
Sodium chloride. This is actually table salt, and is used as a thickening agent in both shampoos and conditioners that contain SLS. It’s been shown to contribute to dry, flaky scalp, scalp itchiness, eye and skin irritation, and hair loss.
Parabens. These chemicals act as stabilizers, preventing the growth of bacteria and extending the shelf life of products like shampoo, lotion and deodorant. They can be found in a wide range of other beauty products, too. Not only do they irritate the scalp, parabens have also been shown to disrupt natural hormone activity in the body, which can indirectly contribute to hair loss.
The next time you’re in the market for a shampoo, take care to read the label. They may be slightly more costly, but opting for products that don’t contain such harsh, damaging chemicals will be better for your hair, and health, in the long run.
And regardless of the cause, Kalos Hair Transplant offers both surgical and non-surgical hair restoration treatments. To learn more about what we can do for your hair loss, give us a call today!
Kalos Hair Transplant LLC
Atlanta, GA 30342