We’ve all been there before…you walk into a department store and head for the health and beauty section. You examine a wide variety of cleansing bars and you choose one that seems to match your needs. It usually takes a few tries before you find that one soap that really works for you. Do you ever stop to look at the ingredients of this soap?
You are likely to find triclosan, which can disrupt the thyroid hormone and increased exposure can contribute to the development of breast cancer. You will find fragrance, which is usually a safe word for phthalates, a chemical that can cause birth defects and liver damage. There are so many chemicals that are used in nearly all “cleansing bars” sold in stores today.
Have you ever wondered why silicone is bad for your hair? Read this article slowly & carefully, it may answer some of your questions.
What is silicone? Silicones are synthetic polymers.
In layman’s terms: synthetic polymers are derived from petroleum oil and made by scientists and engineers. The word POLYMER is a more technical term for plastic! Which brings me back, again, to the same question: “Why would anyone want to put petroleum oil or plastic on their hair or skin?”