Do you think the shampoo you’re using is loaded with tons of healthy, natural ingredients like the package promises? Think again.
Today, drugstore aisles are packed with hair care and body care products that claim to be chock full of nutritional ingredients for your hair and skin, but in reality, they could be causing you more harm than good. This is due in part to the fact that the beauty industry is largely self-regulated, meaning the Food and Drug Administration rarely steps in to oversee what kinds of chemicals are going into the pretty packaging the beauty biz is known for.
The truth is that common elements added to shampoo to make the product lather up can actually strip away the hair’s natural moisture balance and damage hair follicles, which can result in hair loss.
Companies will then suggest using the shampoo’s sister product – conditioner – to repair the loss of moisture artificially after the damage to the hair has already been done.
To educate the public on the harmful ingredients found in many shampoos and the industry’s misleading claims, a company called Blinc Inc. is making official government...