Sulfates (Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate) are harsh detergents that can strip your scalp of its natural oils, leading to dryness and potential hair breakage.
Parabens are chemicals commonly used in personal care products. They have been linked to hormonal disruption, which can potentially affect your hair growth.
Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen and can cause scalp irritation and damage to your hair follicles, leading to hair loss.
Synthetic fragrances often contain harmful chemicals that can irritate your scalp and cause inflammation, which may contribute to hair loss.
Diethanolamine (DEA) and triethanolamine (TEA) are used to create a foaming effect in shampoos but can cause scalp irritation and strip away natural oils, leading to dryness and potential hair damage.
Propylene glycol is a humectant that can cause scalp dryness and irritation, leading to weakened hair follicles and potential hair loss.
Phthalates are chemicals used in making plastics more flexible and can also be found in some shampoos. They are associated with hormone disruption, which may lead to hair loss.
Isopropyl alcohol can be drying and irritating to your scalp, leading to increased dryness, flakiness, and potential damage to hair follicles.
Mineral oil can create a barrier on your scalp, preventing moisture from entering and potentially clogging hair follicles, which may hinder hair growth.
While not necessarily harmful, silicones can build up on your scalp and hair over time, leading to product buildup and potential scalp irritation.