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The Chemicals Lurking in your Hair Care Products are Scarier than you Think

The Chemicals Lurking in your Hair Care Products are Scarier than you Think

By Ali Eckerle

If chemicals lurking in your hair care are a concern,  Deva Curl may be the answer for you.  According to an article from The Telegraph, the average woman uses 16 beauty products every single day. But have you ever read the ingredients on the bottle of your favorite shampoo? Most of the ingredients are difficult to pronounce, but some of the ingredients are actually outright dangerous. Thankfully, brands today are more conscious than ever when it comes to
the ingredients they use in their products.

Keep reading for three ingredients commonly found  in beauty products that you should definitely try to avoid.

1. Parabens
Parabens are used as a preservative in a wide range of beauty products. Many shampoos have them on their ingredients list, but they have estrogen mimicking properties that, in extreme cases, can lead to breast cancer.

2. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, also known as SLS, is known to irritate skin and eyes and can be found in many shampoos. But the scary part is that Sodium Lauryl Sulfate interacting with other chemicals can produce even more dangerous compounds that can lead to kidney and lung damage.

3. Formaldehyde
We all know that formaldehyde used to be used to preserve the frogs we dissected in high school biology class, but did you know it can also be in your shampoo?! It’s a known human carcinogen and can cause severe skin irritation. You don’t want to come into contact with this chemical in the classroom or in your shower.

Are you reading all the ingredients labels on your beauty products now? These ingredients are definitely scary, but thankfully more and more brands are becoming aware of the dangers of some of these frequently used chemicals. One of those brands is Deva Curl. Their products are formulated without parabens, sulfates and formaldehyde, so you can rest easy knowing that you’re nourishing your hair in a healthy way.  Plus, you can find Deva Curl products at Aurelio Salon, so be sure to ask Deva Curl stylists Daisy and Natalie Ann to help you find your new healthy hair regimen when you book your next appointment.  

Sources:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/face/essential-skincare-makeup-products-use-everyday/
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/vanessa-cunningham/dangerous-beaut