Originally posted by: j87x
Is SLS bad for hair/infamation? how is it worse than amonium lauryl sulfate and those other lathering chemicals?
I personally think some people's scalp's are sensitive to the following detergents found in most shampoo's and these can worsen hairloss.
ammonium lauryl sulfate
ammonium laureth sulfate
sodium lauryl sulfate
I've noticed if I go a day or two without shampooing or using plain soap on my scalp, I have less loss and better hair growth. I think there are two reasons for this:
1) the natural oil on the scalp and hair is removed when shampooing
2) the scalp has a kind of alergic reaction to these ingredients
The problem is I haven't figured out a good alternative yet. If I use just a mild soap, the scalp is happy but my hair isn't. If I use shampoo, the hair is happy but the scalp is not. It's a paradox like DHT, your libido like's it but your scalp hair doesn't.