The environment is not the only one to suffer from the chemical ingredients that traditional shampoos have. Our health can be impacted in a negative way as well. By starting to use the no poo method at least it eliminates these chemicals from our shower routines. As mentioned before, paraben and sulfate are two popular chemical ingredients in traditional shampoos. Parabens are chemical preservatives and are used to prevent bacteria and fungus growth in shampoo. Sulfate, is the chemical responsible for producing that richness that many people love to see in shampoos.
The health effects of both these substances are controversial. Researchers have reported that parabens are linked to allergic reactions and can worsen some skin conditions. They have also been linked to increased estrogen levels in the body which can contribute to a greater risk of breast cancer. Sulfates are known to cause eye damage.
All claims and controversy aside, the only way to really find out if the no poo method will work for you is to give it a try and see for yourself. How about try it out for a week as a start and then see how your hair feels? Remember that the changes may take a few weeks to notice.