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 01/18/2008 05:53 PM
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Is SLS bad for hair/infamation? how is it worse than amonium lauryl sulfate and those other lathering chemicals?
 01/18/2008 07:33 PM
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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
disodium cocoamphodiacetate
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.
 01/18/2008 08:34 PM
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The majority of men who don't have MPB use the majority of shampoos and conditioners which do have SLS, so to say it really does much is flimflam. In our case however, only because we want the best for our scalps to keep pushing up what hair it can, it is best to use a shampoo and conditioner like Nioxin that doesn't contain SLS, and Nizoral 2% - which does - but it's benefits far outweighs what little intimidation SLS poses.
 01/19/2008 08:48 AM
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While it can be somewhat irritatiing at higher concentrations, there is no particular evidence that sodium laurel sulfate (SDS) is harmful as normally used in shampoos. This seems to be an urban legend, perhaps propagated by folks who want to sell you their SDS-free formulation. SDS is a pretty good foaming agent, which people associate with detergency. Which is why it is commonly used. BTW, we don't use it. I took it out of our formulations because I got tired of explaining all this over and over again.

Peter H Proctor, PhD,MD
 08/30/2008 10:39 AM
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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

disodium cocoamphodiacetate

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.


ya i found out after 3 months of loosing lots of hair that i have the same problem. I was loosing hair in all over my head and i found dove shampoo causes less hairloss but like 3 days ago i stopped everything i put on my head. and now numbes have gone straight down.

will the hair i lost from the shampoo grow back. i assuming it will since very few things can actually kill hair.

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