So we are on our second bottle of sodium laureth sulphate free shampoo. I am not sure if it is just that the second bottle isn't working well but my hair is NASTY!! Here I was thinking I might try no-poo (using baking soda and vinegar), but now I am too scared.
So I thought I would try Lush's shampoo bars, because there is no packaging. I got them home and was all excited until I read the ingredients and saw they have SLS in them!! UGH! I just can't win. I don't like to be wasteful so I will use them up, and hopefully next time around I can find one that is both SLS-free and comes in a bar.
FYI why SLS is bad (without getting into details - you can do a search):
1: Can penetrate eyes and tissues and can stay in the tissues... especially children and babies
2: Strips moisture & oils away = damaged hair and skin
3: Can apparently cause damage to DNA in cells according to Japanese studies
4: Forms Nitrates - carcinogen
5: Produces Nitrosamines - carcinogen
I have also started using the popular Dr. Bronner's soap. I am loving it! It smells so nice and seems to do a great job. People use it for everything. I am thinking we will need to go on a monthly trip to The Big Carrot (great natural product/ food store).
We have been using green versions of every cleaning product and I only use vinegar and water to clean with now. I am a bit of a neat/ clean freak and I am very happy with all these products. I really got into this before I started TTC because I wanted to avoid exposure to toxins as much as possible.