A soap-free natural shampoo that still lathers?!?! And is good for both us humans, and our pets. 🐶 Well I found a beauty.
Interested? Keep reading to find out more, as well as our special offer.
We are conditioned to believe that the only way to have clean locks is for our products to lather. Whilst shampoos that lather do clean, the ingredients used to create lather may not be good for us.
Shampoo, like many cleansers, is primarily made of the chemical detergent sodium lauryl sulfate (also known as sodium laureth sulphate); however, it’s not what really makes it lather. Shampoos have a foaming agent added to them, the most common being cocamide DEA, MEA or TEA. Cocamide DEA is made from the reaction of coconut oil and Diethanolamine. Adding water and a little friction by rubbing your hands, and a lather is formed.
Shockingly, according to the material safety data sheet (MSDS), cocamide DEA is classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans and has other acute potential health concerns which may include:
❗️ Skin irritation (acute overexposure or prolonged/repeated exposure by skin contact may affect the liver, urinary system (kidneys), and respiratory system)
❗️ Eye irritation
❗️ Inhalation of vapor or mist may cause respiratory tract irritation
❗️ Digestive tract irritation, if ingested
And we use this in our off-the-shelf shampoos all the time! When I found this out, I was pissed. So I did what I always do – I looked for an alternative (and one that lathered a bit, too).
I came across Hello I’m Roar offering 100% vegan, organic and certified organic, ethical, cruelty and toxin-free products, capturing the powerful benefits of therapeutic oils and plant extracts. Their pH balanced puppy and family shampoo is milder than baby shampoo. Even the packaging is biodegradable!
🍃 Hello I’m roar – Natural Shampoo and Leave In Conditioner.
Buy the set for $40 (bargain!) from www.helloimroar.com.au and use the special 10% OFF discount code: VEGANSOFAUS for everyday awakenings readers.
Does your shampoo contain Cocamide DEA? Next time you shower, check out the bottle. If so, would you consider buying an alternative?