Debra Lynn Dadd

Shampoo with Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

QUESTION:

Whats your opinion on the AFM Safechoice Shampoo for a person with MCS since it does contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate and MEA? Thanks Sandy

POSTED BY SVW :: WASHINGTON USA :: 10/16/2006 5:00 PM


DEBRA'S ANSWER:

The challenge for people with MCS is to find products that are both nontoxic and unscented. And the difficulty is compounded by the fact that each individual has their own sensitivities, so what's perfect for one person with MCS may not be right for another.

Here's a comment on the safety of SLS from Annie Berthold-Bond, my long-time friend and author of Home Enlightenment. I agree with her assessment.

If you have MCS and have used this shampoo, tell us how you like it.

Debra :-)


COMMENTS:

Hi,
I have been using Miessence Certified Organic Desert Flower Shampoo for a year now. There are No synthetic functional ingredients (e.g pH adjusters, colours, pearlisers, consistency modifiers, preservatives)!

It took a while to get use to the lack of lather (that I was use to from synthetic/chemical filled shampoos). I feel much better using a shampoo on myself and my family that is without any harmful chemicals. And the smell is all natural, due to the herbs and oils used (no added fragrance).

There may be natural/organic ingredients that people might react to, but I have found this shampoo to be wonderful! And my kids say "It doesn't sting my eyes!"

Warm Regards,
Susan Loughrin

POSTED BY SUSAN LOUGHRIN :: :: ORGANICSYES.MIONEGROUP.COM :: MICHIGAN USA :: 10/17/2006 12:47 PM


Morrocco Method and Terressentials has shampoo without any detergents. Also soap bark might work as a low suds shampoo.

POSTED BY MM :: NEW HAMPSHIRE USA :: 02/10/2009 5:06 AM


Hi,
I am mcs and finally found hair care products I can use. Philip Kingsley's No Scent/No Color Shampoo and Conditioner- and the original Elasticizer. Originally developed for people going through chemo treatments. They are synthetic. The shampoo is not sudsy, which is a good sign. I've been using them for three months with great success. SLS is a problem for me. Organic hair care products are also problematic. www.philipkingsley.com

Also, silkysgarden.com/store, has an unscented natural emu oil shampoo. She is passionate about natural products.

POSTED BY A. :: CALIFORNIA USA :: 02/11/2009 2:14 PM


I recommend and carry the following: Real Purity Unscented Hair Repair Shampoo, Chamomile Shampoo & Unscented Hair Rinse (conditioner), or Wild Willow Lavender Foaming Shampoo (scented with natural lavender essential oil). Ingredients below.

Real Purity Unscented Hair Repair Shampoo: purified water, neutralized coconut extract, coconut oil, sesame, avocado and wheat germ oil, biotin, panthenol, seaweed extracts, citrus seed extract and vitamin A, C & E.

Real Purity Chamomile Shampoo: purified water, palm kernal oil, pure extracts of chamomile, nettles, sage, kusambi, lavender, aloe vera, rosemary, wild cherry bark, citric acid, vitamins A, C & E.

Real Purity Unscented Hair Rinse: stabilized aloe vera, deionized water, cetyl fatty acid, avocado oil, glycerin, panthenol, jojoba oil, vitamins A & E, ginseng, sage, horsetail, coltsfoot, nettle, rosemary extract, citric acid.

Wild Willow Lavender Foaming Shampoo: distilled water, coconut oil, potassium hydroxide, olive oil, cocoa butter, citric acid and lavender essential oil.

POSTED BY JOY :: NATURALJOYBEAUTY.COM :: WWW.NATURALJOYBEAUTY.COM :: UTAH USA :: 02/24/2009 6:12 AM


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