Not all shampoo is created equally

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Warning! This post is not for the faint of heart. What I am about to tell you may be disturbing for some. Please proceed with caution.

 Alright, if you're reading this it's safe to say you are a brave soul and I commend you for that. I want to talk to you about something crucial to that gorgeous mane of yours. Your shampoo might be doing it wrong. Yep that's right, what you're slathering all over your tresses every morning could actually be doing the opposite of what it said it would. Also it may be potentially harmful to your health if your are not purchasing your shampoo from a salon or specialty store.

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You may be asking your self, "why shouldn't I buy my shampoo at Walmart?" Are you sitting down? The majority of shampoos, especially salon brand, bought at a grocery store is made up of mostly water and who knows what else. If we were to analyze that Bumble and Bumble shampoo you just bought next to the same shampoo bought at say... a hair salon you could see that the formula is not the same and has been watered down and possibly tampered with. This is called diversion. Diversion occurs when a company purchases a product, in this case shampoo, and changes the formula (in other words opens it up, dumps out half the product and fills it up with whatever they can find) and sells it to other companies at a marked up price without stating the changes that have been made. Aside from having mystery ingredients your black market shampoo is filled with a plethora of parabens, a.k.a. preservatives and sulfates, a.k.a. cleaning agent. One sulfate to keep your eye out for is 14 dioxane which contains an agent directly linked to causing cancer! Can you believe that?

Next time you're taking a late night stroll down the shampoo isle and reach out for a bottle, check yourself before you wreck yourself. Seriously!

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