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Nowadays, we are all more conscious of what we are putting in our hair and on our skin; wary of the negative effects of all those chemicals that are in the big brand products. At ONG Natural Bodycare, we stock a wide variety of SLS free shampoos & to ensure that you’re not using potentially harmful ingredients. So what is SLS, and why should you avoid it?
SLS stands for Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and is used as a foaming agent to create the soapy lather you get with shampoos and shower gels. Unfortunately, its affects don’t stop there, and SLS is used around the world as a skin irritant in clinical studies. A study conducted by the Journal of the American College of Toxicology found that SLS had a degenerative effect on the cell membranes. However, this is not the most alarming characteristic of SLS. Carcinogenic nitrosamines can form in the production of SLS or following reaction with other ingredients found within your beauty products, while it has been found to cause changes to the skin when applied directly.
As well as bringing with it its own negative effects, shower gels & shampoos with SLS actually remove the naturally occurring oils that your skin and hair need. This is why we recommend using a natural SLS free shower gel & shampoo as they will compliment your body’s natural cleansing properties.
We will all have had the unpleasant stinging experience of getting shampoo in our eyes, and it may well be that SLS was to blame. As well as irritating the skin, SLS causes irritation to the eyes, while in extreme cases has been shown to damage the cornea if not washed out quickly enough.
At ONG Natural Bodycare, we believe in only using natural ingredients to avoid the negative impact of harmful chemicals. Visit our online shop and browse our range of SLS free shampoo and shower gels.