A study conducted by the Center for Environmental Health, based in Oakland, California on soaps and shampoos discovered that 100 of the included products contained a potential carcinogen called cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA). Some of the items high in this ingredient are shampoos produced by well-renowned companies.
In violation of California law, numerous of the tested products which were found to contain Cocamide DEA were in fact intended for children or had a fake organic label (this is a serious issue).
Execute director of CEH, Michael Green stated that,
“Most people believe that products sold in major stores are tested for safety, but consumers need to know that they could be doused with a cancer-causing chemical every time they shower or shampoo.”
“We expect companies to take swift action to end this unnecessary risk to our children’s and families’ health.”
On the whole, there are nearly 100 Well-Known Shampoo Brands that contains Illegal Cancer-Causing Chemicals.
To reduce the potential risk due to harmful ingredients in the products you buy, it is best that you use your own homemade natural shampoo:
Homemade Natural Shampoo
- 2/3 cup of Castile soap
- Two teaspoons of almond or olive oil
- 10- 15 drops of some essential oil
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk
Use it regularly and your hair will be incredibly healthy, shiny and gorgeous.