Clean beauty is the only true path—health is too precious — #MFLORENS #nontoxicbeauty
While all conventional hair products contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as parabens, phthalates, and heavy metals, products targeted to black consumers
contain much higher percentages, according to a recent study from Silent Spring Institute, a scientific research organization that studies health-disrupting chemicals. EDCs are associated with cancer, birth defects, and other serious health issues.
The study examined eighteen different formulas, including hot-oil treatments, anti-frizz polishes, leave-in conditioners, root stimulators, hair lotions, and at-home relaxers, and the scientists tested formulas for the presence of sixty-six different chemicals. They detected forty-five. Seventy-eight percent of the formulas contained parabens, and 84 percent of the EDCs detected weren’t listed in the product ingredients.
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