27 Oct '11, 2pm

See what the Ecologist makes of Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo: @the_ecologist

See what the Ecologist makes of Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo: @the_ecologist

But despite being a daily essential, shampoos are also among the worst offenders when it comes to toxins and synthetics. Most high street brands contain sodium laurel sulphate - a chemical considered by the industry to be a gentle cleanser for skin and hair. And it is gentle in small doses but in high concentrations can inflame the skin, produce allergic reactions and dry out the scalp. Worse, it is also a persistent pollutant that has been previously used as a pesticide that when released into waterways can be extremely toxic to marine life. What’s more, many of the cheaper brands are packed with preservative parabens and industrial detergents containing surfactants. Luckily, there are healthier, greener products on the market, with numerous organic brands producing eco-friendly shampoos and conditioners. But do they really work? Our intrepid reviewers put them to the tes...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/health_and...

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