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Topic Title: how bad is sodium laureth sulfates?
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Created On: 05/02/2008 01:55 AM
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 05/02/2008 01:55 AM
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ninjamariner
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ive been meaning to purchase certain products but im hesitant since it contains this chemical... is this anything to really worry about? thanks!
 05/02/2008 10:02 AM
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Its an extremely popular additive to shampoos as it volumizes hair very well. It is also an irritant, so some people claim it increases hair loss. Most of the popular shampoos have it ....

sodium myreth sulfate is less irritating but gives less body to hair.


There is a long list of cleansers - their irritation potential and their add body potential.

The worst surfactant of all is sodium ammonium sulfate - as in head and shoulders brand shampoos etc. Great body - but very irritating.

There are a group of folks - the 'grung' group - that claim shampooing less often with less irritating surfactants - reduces hair loss.

The question really is does SLS , disturb the scalps acid mantle and thereby trigger SD ???

SLS IS NOT the worst one - sodium ammonium sulfate is.

Sodium Mryeth Sulfate is one level below SLS in terms of irritation

But keep in mind your hair will look thicker and better with the most irritating ( effective ) surfactant ....

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 05/02/2008 01:06 PM
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Hi it is belived...and thought in some quaters that SLS and associated cheap petro chemicals .... have very strong molecular chains that to a certain degree mimic natural estrogen. Natural estrogen degrades quickly..........petro chemicals don't........the big Q is ........... do these harsh chemicals penetrate the scalp to do damage???? so people think so ............. more estrogen ........... the more the male body compensates....usually with DHT ............. bingo possibly accelerated hair loss.......
I would avoid SLS and go for totally organic shampoos..........they are difficult to find.
 05/02/2008 01:13 PM
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 05/02/2008 01:14 PM
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can you recommend an organic shampoo in uk? thanks
 05/02/2008 01:36 PM
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sodium laureth sulfate is gentle enough for a babies skin. Its the primary cleanser in Cetaphil and thats made for sensitive skin. You'd have to have some kind of skin condition or have the most sensitive skin in the world for sodium laureth sulfate to hurt you. If your losing your hair, it has nothing to do with sodium laureth sulfate.

And its not getting absorbed into the blood steam to cause increase in DHT becuase its similar to estrogen. Thats outrageous.

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Hi I'm new to this forum! I just thought this was an interesting topic so i thought i'd make it my first post!

I personally use Nizorelle ( ktz 1%) 2 times a week and I can see that it contains SLS!, does anyone know if the 2% perscription formula contain this chemical also?
I also use T/Gel a couple times a week and it doesnt contain this but maybe the other chemicals in it are just as damaging... I am not sure what the its called..

Tux, I use Aubrey organics shampoo. This shampoo seems to have amazing ingredients and everything is natural, not a single chemical!. it also makes my hair feel good, in combination with the conditioner. I bought mine from http://www.iherb.com
 05/02/2008 08:44 PM
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I am never ceased to be amazed to the extent that people with mpb look for other excuses to what is causing their hair loss. I unknowingly used SLS shampoos from birth to puberty with a MASSIVELY thick head of hair. So, if SLS was causal it took at least 17 years to show. The back of my scalp seems
rather impervious to SLS...I'm puzzled????
 05/02/2008 11:05 PM
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Originally posted by: kingpin
I am never ceased to be amazed to the extent that people with mpb look for other excuses to what is causing their hair loss. I unknowingly used SLS shampoos from birth to puberty with a MASSIVELY thick head of hair. So, if SLS was causal it took at least 17 years to show. The back of my scalp seems

rather impervious to SLS...I'm puzzled????


I agree with this. There are some cases where basic logic makes scientific inquiry unnecessary or frivolous, and this is one of those.
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