Amelia and Claira discuss toxic chemicals to avoid
In this weeks video installment of "Natural Teen Beauty" our two teen vloggers discover some of the toxic chemicals found in every day beauty products. Look under your sink or in your medicine cabinet and see what fun toxins you can come up with. In small doses these toxins seem benign but when they build up in our body and in our environment they can do some real damage.
Chemicals to avoid in your Shampoo...
Parabens - These nasty little guys can do a lot of harm but are found in almost all non organic/natural shampoos and conditioners. They are a preservative but can cause elevated levels of estrogen, which causes breast cancer. Here is a great article from the Breast Cancer fund.
Sulfates (sodium lauryl sulfate) - A skin irritant sounds like a great thing to put on your head...no? This little guy can not only damage your skin and eyes but has ironically been linked to hair loss and thinning. LIVESTRONG.COM had a nice article on that horrible side effect.
Our shampoo brands don't use Parabens and Sulfates!
Learn more about those brands here...
Intelligent Nutrients - The most complete haircare line we carry.
Yarok - From New York City. Some of our favorite hair products.
Rahua - Made with sustainable Amazonian ingredients.
Briogeo - Botanical based yumminess for your hair.
Dear Clark - Organic styling products from Texas.
More reading here...
sulfatefreeshampoos.org Has a great site full of information and options regarding shampoos and hair care products that sulfate and Paraben free.
Beautycounter.com has a terrifying list of toxins, chemicals and harmful ingredients they will NEVER use in their products. They are actively lobbying our government here in the US to ban many of these nasty chemicals for use in beauty products. We support them 100%!
organicbeautytalk.com This blog has a great list of ingredients to avoid and great educational information about natural and organic beauty.