There are a surprising number of toxic ingredients in shampoo, which is why using a nontoxic shampoo is a good idea. Most shampoos contain harmful endocrine disruptors that can cause thyroid problems, reproductive problems, and growth problems. Also, many shampoos contain ingredients that are harmful to the environment like sulfates, which have a negative impact on aquatic environments. Because of these health and environmental problems that can occur from ingredients in shampoo, switching to a nontoxic shampoo is a great alternative. Fortunately, there are many great choices.
1. Soap for Goodness Sake
Soap for Goodness Sake is a company that is located in Oklahoma and makes organic, hand-made soaps and shampoo bars. Until recently, I had never heard of shampoo bars; however, they are a great choice if you are looking for nontoxic shampoo. The shampoo bars made by Soap for Goodness Sake have very few ingredients. For example, the Babassu Shampoo and Body Bar has water and babassu oil. Clearly, it is very pure. The only note the company makes about shampoo bars is they tend to work best for people with shorter hair and soft water. If you don’t fit into that category do not despair. There are plenty of other options.