I absolutely love digging through ingredients and products in the “most popular” tab on conventional personal care websites to create these posts!!
At the same time my heart absolutely breaks seeing all of these toxic, toxic ingredients in the products in those tabs.
When digging into a request about hair serum, I didn’t think I’d find such toxic offenders because serum is typically oil based which shouldn’t need a heavy preservative system.
I was so disappointed to find some real doozies…
✖️PropylPARABEN, methylPARABEN, ethylPARABEN, butylPARABEN – known endocrine disrupters with strong evidence linking to hormone related cancers
✖️DMDM Hydantoin & Cocamide MEA – formadeyhde releasing preservative + ethanolamine compound that can create nitrosamines linked to cancer
✖️Methylisothiazolinone – studies show that exposure to low levels of MI have damaging consequences to the nervous system. It was also named Allergen Of The Year by the American Contact Dermatitis Society in 2013.
✖️PEGs of all kinds – Ethoxylated compounds risking contamination of known cancer causing ingredient 1,4 Dioxane
✖️Undisclosed Fragrance – Hiding up to 3,164 undisclosed chemicals. Many known to be neurotoxic, immunotoxic, and allergens.
✖️Synthetic Dyes – Totally unnecessary risk of being exposed to coal tar/petroleum
✖️Propylene Glycol – linked to cancer, allergies, toxic to immune system, accumulates in the system, non-reproductive organ system toxin, is classified with “enhanced skin absorption” and irritates the skin, eye and lung.
But of course you can count on LWM for a tried and true list safe swaps to help provide your hair with high quality nourishing ingredients… and no risk of toxic exposure! Naturally letting your hair be silky and shiny 😍
✅ Shea Moisture (pleasantly surprised by this one) – https://www.ulta.com/100-virgin-coconut-oil-daily…
✅ AG Glow Serum – https://aghair.com/products/glow-shine-infuse-serum…
✅ Yarok Feed Your Shine Serum – https://yarokhair.com/…/feed-your-youth-hair-scalp…
✅ Fountain Of Hair Vitality Serum – https://telabeautyorganics.com/…/fountain-of-hair…
Shine on, girlfriends 🌱