globalization and shampoos

Globalization does have many positive effects. I totally agree to that. But to meet people’s needs, many businesses are substituting harmful chemicals in their products just because its cheaper. Shampoos and soaps are one of the common items people buy. They pay about 5 to 6 dollars for a normal shampoo. But they have no idea what sort of harmful chemicals sit on their head probably causing the all the possible health problems they have been experiencing.

SLS a common ingredient in your soap and shampoos

If you still find it hard to believe. Take a walk to your nearest supermarket and read the labels off the shampoos. And you would find sodium lauryl sulfate as the 2nd most prominent ingredient after water.

So what is there is SLS?

(Found in a website)

Both Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and its close relative Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are commonly used in many soaps, shampoos, detergents, toothpastes and other products that we expect to “foam up”. Both chemicals are very effective foaming agents, chemically known as surfactants.

So why is a dangerous chemical like sodium lauryl sulfate used in our soaps and shampoos?

The answer is simple – it is cheap. The sodium lauryl sulfate found in our soaps is exactly the same as you would find in a car wash or even a garage, where it is used to degrease car engines.

In the same way as it dissolves the grease on car engines, sodium lauryl sulfate also dissolves the oils on your skin, which can cause a drying effect. It is also well documented that it denatures skin proteins, which causes not only irritation, but also allows environmental contaminants easier access to the lower, sensitive layers of the skin.

Perhaps most worryingly, SLS is also absorbed into the body from skin application. Once it has been absorbed, one of the main effects of sodium lauryl sulfate is to mimic the activity of the hormone Oestrogen. This has many health implications and may be responsible for a variety of health problems from PMS and Menopausal symptoms to dropping male fertility and increasing female cancers such as breast cancer, where oestrogen levels are known to be involved.

What is the world coming to?

I believe in one thing very firmly. If you do a business, your customer trusts you and your product and pays his hard earned money, and the most just thing to do is to make sure your service or product is of good quality. It is even worse when it causes danger to the person who trusts you. Well to put it in harsh terms. This is what i call HYPOCRISY. And a real BETRAYEL OF TRUST!!!

You might think i am overreacting. This chemical is found in baby shampoos as well and it does have potential harmful effects on the baby. Globalization may be great in meeting the needs of millions and in developing countries. My argument here is not whether globalization is good or bad. I know the debate can go on for eons. I have no objection against Globalization. The main ingredient you need in your business is humanity. If you are going to produce a product in large scale, make sure its off good quality. Just because its cheap, it doesnt have to cost a person’s life. You are dealing with people here. The only thing i ever wanted is Globalization with a little humanity.

Macdonalds fries doesnt decompose?

I saw this video on youtube.  Why doesnt that fries rot? What could be inside it? Plastic? What does it do to us?

So our shampoos arent natural….our food isnt even foood? What do they gain from this?

There are so many things that need to be changed in this world. Our world isnt perfect at all. If you think im crazy to even take this seriously, im sorry im only human. I cant imagine how many people’s lives is going to be in danger. Especially children.

As for shampoos?

It doesnt mean you to not use shampoos anymore. Buy organic shampoos. Dont worry about the price. Cos i got Giovanni tea tree triple treat for TWELVE DOLLARS!! Just 12 dollars. You can get a big sized bottle of drugstore shampoo for 10 bucks. And you can get equally big organic shampoos for 12 BUCKS! Drugstore shampoos isnt that cheap after all. Isnt it? And yet they feed us with Sodium Laurthyh Sulfate.

Hmm bonus bad news

Your toothpaste has SLS too. So happy brushing

By the way meet my new toothbrush

Picture of a Miswaak Brush

I am not kidding. Its a herbal twig. You bite and your brush your teeth. And your mouth will be healtheir than using a toilet cleaning detergent in your toothpaste? Which is better? TWIG OR TOILET CLEANER?

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