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A Simple Guide to Reading Labels...

Always avoid these synthetic hair or body care ingredients:

           

Cleansers –

1)   Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

2)   Sodium Laureth Sulfate

3)   Sodium Myreth Sulfate


Petrochemicals –

1)   Petrolatum

2)   Mineral Oil

3)   Paraffin

4)   Propylene Glycol (PG)

5)   Butylene Glycol (BG)


Preservatives –

1)   Parabens (all or any of them) (methyl, propyl, butyl, ethyl)

2)   DMDM Hydantoin


Chemical Sunscreens –

1)   Oxbenzone

2)   Avobenzone

3)   Octinoxate


Moisturizers –

1)   Propylene Glycol

2)   Butylene Glycol

3)   Polyisobutene

 

Synthetic emulsifiers and/or foaming agents

1)   Diethanolamine (DEA)

2)   Triethanolamine (TEA)

 

Synthetic dyes and colors

1)   FD&C

2)   D&C

 

 

 

 

 

Taken from - http://www.burtsbees.com/