Floating around the cosmetic world is a lot of talk surrounding the ingredient SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate). SLS is a surfactant, a detergent, that can be found in shampoos, toothpastes, body washes, and other personal care products. The waves of fear regarding SLS come roaring in, carrying the messages that SLS causes cancer, hair loss, and that SLS is the most dangerous ingredient in cosmetics. None of these safety claims have been substantiated by a proven scientific study.
I personally do not feel SLS is dangerous to our health, however, I do know that some individuals are more sensitive to the ingredient than others. I am one of them. My own personal fact: the use of shampoos and toothpastes containing SLS leave me with scalp and gum irritation. I do feel (as in the case of any cosmetic ingredient), there are some people more sensitive to SLS than others.
So, at Annie’s Goat Hill Handcrafted Soaps, we continue to work on development of products that are SLS free.
Our current project (pictured above) are shampoo bars. Shampoo bars are definitely not a new item on our store shelves, however, our current testing is focused on usage in hard water.
We plan to release our newest version of Annie’s Shampoo Bars within the next several weeks.
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