How much do you love your shampoo? Does it make your hair silky and shiny? It probably does. But very few people know how much damage your shampoo may be doing to you. And we are not talking about damage to hair or skin here.
People may think the worst a shampoo can do to you is probably burn your eyes for a while, when coming into contact. But a recent study reveals its effects can be worse. This study conducted by the Centre for Environmental Health based in Oakland, California found that that almost a hundred popular shampoo brands contain carcinogens, which is termed cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA).
It is a chemically modified version of coconut oil, which is used in the shampoo and acts as a foaming agent or thickener. Recently the State of California passed a law banning the distribution of these shampoos as they can be carcinogenic in nature. Now companies like Prell, Colgate Palmolive Shampoos and Paul Mitchell who are distributing their respective brands of shampoos, including some which are incorrectly marketed as being safe for children, are being sued by the CEH.
For all those that are curious here is the full list of 98 shampoos.
Source: In Habitat