Black Hair Products Are Filled With Toxic Chemicals Linked To Disease. We urge consumers to read your labels. Unfortunately many personal care products targeted to African Americans have chemical inside that can do damage to our body internally and externally. Nature’s Beauty Mix strives to create products that are effective, non toxic and good for the environment. Currently there is no policy on chemicals in beauty products in the U.S. Even the so call natural products on the market will contain these chemical with natural ingredients to hide the fact that it could be potentially dangerous to you. Rest assured that Nature’s Beauty Mix’s, Natural V.I.P: products line will ensure that you will be able to shop clean without added chemicals. We urge consumers to read your labels get to know what chemical are and how they can affect your health. Please continue to read the rest of this article and get informed.
A new study claims that the most popular hair products for black women and children contain “multiple chemicals” linked to cancer , weight gain, asthma, and fertility issues, among other things. Silent Springs Institute found that 80 percent of the 18 tested products (chosen based on customer surveys) contain […]
Silent Springs Institute found that 80 percent of the 18 tested products (chosen based on customer surveys) contain high levels of chemicals that “disrupt” the endocrine system, which regulates metabolism, reproduction, and more. The product test was broken into six different categories: hot oil treatment, anti-frizz/polish, leave-in conditioner, root stimulator, hair lotion, and relaxer.
The study also found that 84 percent of the “detected chemicals were not listed on the product label,” while 72 percent of the products contained methyl paraben and diethyl phthalate (an acid that can emit toxic gases if burned). The highest numbers of parabens were found in hair lotions:
“The hair products tested contained 45 endocrine disrupting or asthma-associated chemicals, including every targeted chemical class. We found cyclosiloxanes, parabens, and the fragrance marker diethyl phthalate (DEP) at the highest levels, and DEP most frequently. Root stimulators, hair lotions, and relaxers frequently contained nonylphenols, parabens, and fragrances; anti-frizz products contained cyclosiloxanes.
Hair relaxers for children contained five chemicals regulated by California’s Proposition 65 [a 1986 law enacted to protect drinking water in the state from contamination from chemicals known to cause cancer, and reproductive issues] chemicals or prohibited by EU cosmetics regulation. Targeted chemicals were generally not listed on the product label.”
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