Can Your Shampoo Be Putting Your Health At Risk?

The hair care industry is worth an estimated $750 million annually, and a seemingly endless list of brands put new hair care products out on the market each year. These hair care products promise to deliver soft and luscious hair and they arrive in a wide variety of enticing fragrances.

The problem is that the fragrances found in most shampoos can actually be doing harm not just to your hair but to your body as well. Many hair care consumers assume that these intoxicating fragrances come from natural floral extracts, but in reality most shampoo brands use synthetic chemicals to create these fragrances, and these synthetic chemicals have been linked to an array of health problems.

About 95% of fragrances used in hair care products come from crude oil and are considered to be carcinogens. Carcinogens, when absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream, have been linked to hormonal imbalance, central nervous disorders and birth defects. In some cases, the carcinogens found in common shampoo fragrances have contributed to cancer.

In addition to the serious health risks that can be caused by these ingredients, many people are unaware that they are allergic to certain fragrance chemicals commonly found in popular shampoos. These ingredients can cause allergic reactions that irritate the scalp and leave hair follicles damaged and therefore dry and dull in appearance.

Switching to a shampoo that is free of synthetic fragrances is the only way to avoid absorbing these dangerous chemicals. A product on the market that has been proven to be safe is WEN By Chaz’s 5-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner. This product cleans and conditions hair using only natural ingredients and botanical extracts. In other words, this product smells great without the use of synthetic fragrances.

This cleansing conditioner by Chaz Dean (http://chazdean.com/) has been shown to restore dry and dull hair back to its natural glory, undoing years of the damage caused by dangerous chemical exposure after just a few weeks of use. As the ingredients are carcinogen-free, you can rest assured that you are not putting your health at risk by using this product long-term.

Visit wen.com or the brand’s Facebook page for more information.