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How To Spot Silicones, Sulfates, & Parabens In Your Products

The dirty trio...silicones, sulfates, & parabens.

They are hiding in many of your everyday products, probably without you even knowing it.


Here's what they are and their most common aliases.


Also, I have found that using either EWG Skin Deep or the Think Diry App can help when you are trying to find products with the best ingredients.



 

Silicones

Sulfates

Parabens


 

SILICONES

LEAVES HAIR DRY AND DULL, MAKES HAIR WEAKER AND MORE PRONE TO BREAKAGE, WEIGHS DOWN HAIR, REALLY HARD TO REMOVE BUILD UP, CLOGS PORES


LOOK FOR:

  1. Amino Bispropyl Dimethicone

  2. Aminopropyl Dimethicone

  3. Amodimethicone

  4. Amodimethicone Hydroxystearate

  5. Behenoxy Dimethicone

  6. C24-28 Alkyl Dimethicone

  7. C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone

  8. C30-45 Alkyl Methicone

  9. Cetearyl Methicone

  10. Cetyl Dimethicone

  11. Cyclomethicone

  12. Cyclopentasiloxane

  13. Dimethicone

  14. Dimethicone Copolyol

  15. Dimethiconol

  16. Dimethoxysilyl Ethylenediaminopropyl Dimethicone

  17. Hexyl Methicone

  18. Hydroxypropyldimethicone

  19. Lauryl Methicone Copolyol

  20. Methicone

  21. Phenyl Trimethicones

  22. Polydimethylsiloxane

  23. Stearamidopropyl Dimethicone

  24. Stearoxy Dimethicone

  25. Stearyl Dimethicone

  26. Stearyl Methicone

  27. Sterile Dimethicone

  28. Trimethylsilylamodimethicone

  29. Vinyl Dimethicone




SULFATES

STRIP HAIR AND SKIN OF NATURAL OILS, CAUSES DRY BRITTLE HAIR, SCALP IRRITATION, MINIMIZES LIFE OF COLOR TREATED HAIR


LOOK FOR:

  1. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Sodium

  2. Laureth Sulfate Sodium

  3. Lauryl Sulfoacetate Sodium

  4. Lauroyl Isethionate

  5. Sodium Lauroyl Taurate




PARABENS

ENDROCRINE DISRUPTOR, REPRODUCTIVE HARM, CANCER, SKIN IRRITATION


LOOK FOR:

  1. Propylparaben

  2. Isopropylparaben

  3. Butylparaben

  4. Isobutylparaben












SOURCES:

https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/photo-gallery/37676331/image/37676332/Pros-hair-products-silicones-create-lightweight-coating-over

https://www.ewg.org/what-are-parabens







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