Since 5-7 years, every brand is talking about the paraben and sulfate free cosmetic and hair care products and benefits of these products on skin and environment. But till now, not everyone is having a clear idea about the hazards of these paraben and sulfur containing products and why is there so hype about this paraben in industry. So let me give you some idea why paraben is dangerous for your hair.
1. What is Paraben?
Paraben is a synthetic compound that is used in hair care and beauty care products named as ethyl, propyl and butyl paraben. The purpose of this compound is to preserve the products for a long time and stop the action of bacteria after opening and using the product.
2. May lead you toward serious health issues:
Parabens are found to be serious for human health. This compound disturbs the estrogen level and activity of estrogen hormone in our body. That type of disturbance may lead towards the cancer in our body. So it’s better to be safe than sorry.
3. They may got some synthetic name:
While you purchase the product, you can check if it’s paraben free or not. Company may get some tricks to mold their usage of paraben and give it some new name. Make yourself more clearly about the idea paraben and its secondary names.
4. Moderate usage:
A chemical even used in minimum amount can cause you the same loss as when used in high quantity. The minimum amount allowed of paraben in shampoos and conditioners is 0.10-3.0% by weight. But this will also damage your hair somehow.
5. Hair damage in sunlight:
According to a survey, paraben containing shampoos cause hair damage faster than other paraben free shampoos and products. Hair cells become more sensitive in sun exposure and cause hair cells to get damage faster than ever.