DEA (diethanolamine), Medium bob haircuts black women TEA (triethanolamine) – The pH (known as the acid-alkaline balance) of your personal care products is very important, and the above two ingredients are used to stabilise the pH. They are vital, but the problem is that DEA and TEA may cause dry hair and skin, or an allergic reaction such as an eye irritation. Parabens (methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl) – Keeping funky microbes out of your shampoos, Medium bob haircuts black women conditioners and other styling products is key to extending their shelf life for two to three years.
Using a preservative -parabens being the most common one – helps to extend shelf life. Studies suggest that these chemicals may lead to breast cancer. Lanolin, petroleum and mineral oil – These are inexpensive fillers used in many hair foods, greases and pomades. Medium bob haircuts black women They offer absolutely no moisturising benefits. In fact, these ingredients often block moisture from penetrating the shaft of the hair and weigh it down unnecessarily.
Diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea – These are the next most common preservatives after parabens. Under certain circumstances one could develop contact > dermatitis (a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore or inflamed after direct contact with a substance) when exposed to urea. Propylene glycol – Most women who have gone natural refer to a product having slip.
This means that fingers and combs can glide through the hair with minimal effort. Propylene glycol provides this slip in a lot of hair products. The problem is that it is also the active ingredient in anti-freeze, airplane de-icer and brake fluid.
Recent studies have shown that this chemical may cause allergic reactions, dermatitis, eczema, hives and severe dry skin. Formaldehyde – This chemical is used as a cheap preservative in water-based products to prevent the growth of bacteria. Formaldehyde is also suspected of being a carcinogenic and could cause skin reactions, trigger heart palpitations and lead to joint pain, allergies, headaches, ear infections and dizziness. As if that weren't enough, it is an ingredient in embalming fluid.