I have been using el cheapo shampoo (left behind by dad in law when he was
house/mutt sitting recently) as liquid soap after a day in the garden. I
notice that the shampoo leaves my hands dry and rough. Just imagine what the
crap does to your scalp. Dandruff storm anyone?
I'm thinking about switching to soaps/shampoos made from vegetable
materials, without sodium lauryl sulfate, which is apparently the
"operative" element in soap/shampoo/detergent whether from drugstore
or fancy maker. (Tom's of Maine does contain it.)
Haven't done so yet, so can't attest to their efficacy, but at next
Farmer's Market, I will buy a cake from the soap guy.
Googled the term, and got a lot of hits.
Each to their own decision, but reading through some of the sites
that I googled gave food for thought.
One of the SLS sites links to <snopes.com> Toxins. Some hairy
stories, most of them False.
Personally, I haven't experienced the extreme effects on some of the
Snopes effects, but I do have very, very dry skin and live in a
semi-desert area *, so would be interested to see if switching from
SLS (Sodium lauryl sulfate) products might help.
* You didn't know that the Los Angeles area is a semi-desert?
Place wouldn't even exist if water not brought from far away.
the liquid soap I normally get is ok, its just the shampoo that is drying. A
mate who did a few days house/mutt sitting before dad in law left behind
some 'organic' hemp shampoo. Thats a lot nicer to my hair.
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