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Shampoo content problem
I'm new to dreads and 2 weeks in with the neglec method. I want to get everything right the first time hence my question about shampoo.
I Intend to get the soap soaring eagle recommends but due to financial and other logistic issues I can't get them now, at least for the next 6 months.
I have a locally made shampoo I use before dread, I want to know if it will be okay to use this for the next 6 months.
Here are it's contents
Deionized water, antisol, menthol, soda ash, sodium laureth, sulphate, euxyl, common salt, method salicylate, colourant and fragrance.
Is this okay, if not what are my options?
My hair is African hair. Usually dry and doesn't get oily, does get itchy though if left for a while without wash.
the sodium laurel sulphate is a skin irritant, that causes cancer dry itchy scalp etc if you avoid that and hot water and wash often enough you shouldn't need any oils (or rarely)
i'm uncertain about the rest in that shampoo, it looks like very few ingredients so likely might be ok except for the sls which was recommended be removed from all products
heres the thing with sls..yes it can cause dandruff psoriasis etc causing irritated itchy skin
but its also a cancer risk..though a minor 1 if you only used 1 product with sls
but if you read the ingredients in most cleaning products including toothpaste and mouthwash its in almost all of them
that makes it a significant cancer risk since its in almost everything you use
so because of that 1 single ingredient id not recommend it
you could most likely get dr bronners in Africa and use that for now (dilute it a lot ..like 12 ior more times more water then soap)
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