Dangerous Ingredients We Won’t Use
First off we highly commend you for caring what you put on and in your body, making sure you are being a responsible consumer. Especially be careful with ‘con’-glomerates and those who aggressively market to you. We more like provide, we don’t as such ‘market’ much and our natural long hair products pretty much speak for themselves. We DO sincerely care, definitely more than most. Be rest assured as a longtime health practitioner she does take things we create here for clients and patients very very seriously.
Note: Longhairs® Hairgasm® products do not contain or involve the use of any of these Dangerous Ingredients in our products or treatments:
- No Lead
- NO ANIMAL TESTING!
- No Parabens
- No Lye
- No Soy (GMO or Not)
- No Hormone Preparations
- No Bodybuilders Amino Acids
- No Perfumes
- No Petrolatum bases or ingredients (decomposed organic waste)
- No Flammable and Irritating Dimethicone “Chemical petrolatum plastic Smoothers”
- No Silicone ingredients or similar bases
- No Sunscreens
- No Antibacterial Agents
- No Cheap and Toxic Chemicals
- No SLS and similar Sulphates
- No Detergents
- No Isopropyl Alcohols
- No Fillers / Thickeners
- No Silk from Silkworms
- No Animal or Animal By-Products
- No Excitotoxins like Hydrolized or Any Protein Isolates or Sucralose (free Glutamics like MSG)
- No PVP or Poly-Vinyl Palmitates AKA Provitamin secret codewords
- No Chemical Glues or Sealers
- No Formaldehyde
- No Hydrolized (incomplete or broken) Rice Soy or Wheat Proteins
- No Copolyols
- No Citric Acid to Make the Product Test ‘Balanced’
- No Coppers
- No MSG
Louise Marie Longhairs caring, unique methods and unique products are somewhere between grass-roots and heaven!
Here is a breakdown of a few of the most common suspicious ingredients: (We don’t use any of these ingredients either!!!!)
Mineral Oil, Paraffin, and Petrolatum – Petroleum products that coat the skin like plastic, clogging pores and organs, and creating a build-up of toxins, which in turn accumulate and can lead to longterm dermatologic and severe health issues. Slows cellular development, which can cause you to show earlier signs of aging. Suspected cause of cancer. Disruptive of hormonal activity. By the way, when there’s an oil spill in the ocean, don’t they rush to clean it up – fast? Why put that stuff on your skin?
Parabens – Widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic industry (including in moisturizers). An estimated 13,200 cosmetic and skin care products contain parabens. Studies implicate their connection with cancer. They have hormone-disrupting qualities (mimicking estrogen) and interfere with the body’s endocrine system.
Phenol Carbolic Acid – Found in many lotions and skin creams. Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma, and even death from respiratory failure.
Propylene Glycol – Used as a moisturizer in cosmetics and as a carrier oil in fragrances. Shown to cause dermatitis, kidney or liver abnormalities, and may inhibit skin cell growth or cause skin irritation.
Acrylamide – Found in many hand and face creams. Linked to mammary tumors in lab research.
Sodium Laurel Sulfate or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (both abbreviated SLS), also Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) – Found in car washes, engine degreasers, garage floor cleaners, and in over 90% of personal care products! SLS breaks down the skin’s moisture barrier, easily penetrates the skin, and allows other chemicals to easily penetrate. Combined with other chemicals, SLS becomes a “nitrosamine” – a potent class of carcinogen. It can also cause hair loss. SLES is sometimes disguised with the labeling “comes from coconut” or “coconut-derived”.
Toluene – Poison! Danger! Harmful or fatal if swallowed! Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Made from petroleum or coal tar, and found in most synthetic fragrances. Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage, and may affect a developing fetus.
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) – Poison! Danger! Contains toluene. Other names may include benzoic and benzyl.
Dioxane – Poison! Danger! Found in compounds known as PEG (polyethylene oxide also known as polyethylene glycol), polysorbates, laureth, and ethoxylated alcohols. Common in a wide range of personal care products. The compounds are usually contaminated with high concentrations of highly volatile 1,4-dioxane, easily absorbed through the skin. Dioxane’s carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965 and later confirmed in studies including one from the National Cancer Institute in 1978. Nasal passages and liver are the most vulnerable. Dioxane is easily removed during the manufacturing process by “vacuum stripping” but it’s presence is not regulated by the FDA. Warning: It is a synthetic derivative of coconut – watch for hidden language on labels, such as “comes from coconut”.