Negative Effects of Shampoo Chemicals on Your Beard!
What’s in Your Beard Shampoo and Conditioner?
Shampoos and conditioners are often overlooked when it comes to dangerous and caustic chemicals, mostly because they tend to smell fragrant. However, many of the products that line the store shelves these days can be extremely dangerous because of the chemicals that are used to manufacture them.
Many of these products contain harsh chemicals suck as sodium laurel sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate cocamidopropyl betaine, and lauramidopropyl betaine. Not only have these chemicals been linked to cancer they can also damage your skin and your hair. These dangerous chemicals contain caustic compounds that strip your hair of it’s natural serum, as well as irritate your skin.
Manufactures use these chemicals as inexpensive thinking agents, colorants, preservatives, foams, and as general fillers. Fortunately there’s been an outcry by environmental groups who are filing lawsuits to have these harmful chemicals removed.
If you’ve heard the old saying, “You are what you eat,” you can apply the same principle to your beard. If you want a lustrous beard that shines in the moonlight you need to eat a well balanced diet rich in good fats. Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, nuts, krill, sardines, mackerel, and oysters can supercharge the look and health of your beard naturally. In addition to lackluster hair, consuming fattening foods contributes to weight gain, acne, shallow skin and dry hair.
Natural Alternatives to Your Shampoos and Conditioners.
It seems the more expensive a hair products is the more harmful ingredients they contain. If you’re interested in a maintaining a healthy scalp and shiner & softer hair you will want to start incorporating essential oils into your routine. You can start by using a carrier oil such as olive oil, coconut oil, argon oil, and green tea oil. These oils can improve the strength and shine of you beard hair. They can also eliminate flakiness, dandruff, plus they can combat hair loss and thicken your beard hair. If you want a nice fragrance try lavender, rosemary, or some bay rum.
Remember, if you can’t pronounce the name of an ingredient there is a good chance it’s not good for you.
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