Nearly 100 Shampoo Brands Contain Illegal Cancer-Causing Chemicals

How toxic can be your shampoo? More than you can even think. It could not only cause tears, but it can lead to many serious diseases.

The Center for Environmental Health in California conducted a study on soaps and shampoos, and it was found that 98% of the products contain cocamide diethanolamine.

Four manufacturers of personal care products were charged for the presence of this substance into their products. In California, Proposition 65 requires that the manufacturers should warn the consumers of the risk of some substances. One such substance is cocamide DEA, a highly dangerous carcinogen. It was even prohibited because it caused cancer in laboratory animals.

Some of the well-known companies manufacture products with high levels of illegal chemicals such as Paul Mitchell, Palmolive and Prell. This carcinogen is even found in products for children care, such as Kmart’s bubble bath and the shampoo from Babies R Us. Other brands that contain this particular carcinogen include Walmart, Trader Joe’s and Kohl’s.

FDA allows different chemicals to be used in products, so these manufacturers are free to put different chemicals into their shampoos, even chemicals that lead to nervous system disorders and liver failure.

Corporate America Does Not Protect Your Health

Here is a list of 98 products which contain this carcinogen. Because of the last year’s lawsuit, only three companies decided to reformulate their products.

The fact that most of the companies are aware that their products contain harmful chemicals and yet they continue to sell them, says a lot about the morals of the corporate industry. They are more interested in the profit rather than the health of their consumers. However, many of these CEOs and top executives are closely related to the Big Pharmaceutical stock so, they only strive for more money.

DIY: Homemade Natural Shampoo

  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup of Castile soap
  • 10-15 drops of some essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons olive or almond oil

Combine all of the ingredients in a bottle and shake it before every use.

Coconut Oil Pre-Poo Followed by Dr. Bronner’s.

Dr. Bronner’s is an amazing company who uses their profit to do good in the world. It has been a lead contributor to pro-GMO labelling campaigns, organic ingredients, fair trade, free from animal testing and animal ingredients.

It is also a supporter and contributor to grassroots and tried to re-commercialize industrial hemp. No matter of your hair type, rub a little coconut oil into your hair and then wash it with Dr.Bronner’s Magic Soap.

Classic clean shampoo (for all hair types)PrellUltimark ProductsWalgreens
Medicated Conditioning ShampooMG217Lake Consumer ProductsRite Aid
Daily ShampooAmerican Crew ClassicAmerican CrewCVS
Olive Oil ShampooOrganics by Africa’s BestHouse of CheathamCVS
Caprice (Acti-Ceramidas Shampoo)PalmoliveColgate-Palmolive Co.FoodMaxx
Mane ‘n Tail ShampooStraight ArrowStraight Arrow ProductsFoodMaxx
Climate Control Defrizzing ShampooOuidadOuidad ProductsSephora
TUI (moisturizing sulfate-free shampoo)Carols DaughterCarols Daughter ProductsSephora
Brilliance ShampooRuskRuskCVS
Kid’s Bubble Bath (Bubble Gum Scent)Little Ones/KmartKmartKmart
Clasic Herbal Essence Shampoo (all hair types)VanartMade by Estilo Y Vanidad, Distributed by Midway ImportingKmart
Therapeutic Anti-Dandruff ShampooTopCareNeutrogena CorporationLucky
Cleanse Hydrating ShampooBIOSILKFarouk SystemsLucky
Maximum Strength Medicated Dandruff ShampooEquateWalmartWalmart
Awapuhi Ginger ShampooOrganixVogue InternationalCVS
“Ricitos de Oro” Chamomile Baby ShampooGrisi unknownWalgreens
Cabellino Shampoo Chile Con RomeroGrandallGrandall Dist. CoKmart
Dandruff Shampoo Selenium SulfideImage EssentialsKmartKmart
Nutress Hair Protein Pack Treatment ShampoonutresshairnutresshairGlamour Beauty Supply
Treatment Curly Hair Moisturizing Shampoo Keratin and Cupuacu ButternuNAATnuNAATGlamour Beauty Supply
Luxury Care 3 Plus Frizz Control ShampooLuxury CareLustrasilkGlamour Beauty Supply
Anti Breakage Neutralizing Shampoo GelMega GrowthStrength Of NatureGlamour Beauty Supply
Tea Tree Special ShampooPaul MitchellJohn Paul Mitchell SystemsGlamour Beauty Supply
Plant Extracts & Moroccan Argan oil Dry, Itchy Scalp Shampoo Controls DandruffAt One With NatureBioCare LabGlamour Beauty Supply
Gentle Cleansing & Conditioning Shampoo Aromatic Natural Essences pH balancedCalm CleanseJohnson Products Co.Glamour Beauty Supply
Hair Polisher Shampoo with “Sparkle Lites”FantasiaFantasia IndustriesGlamour Beauty Supply
African Essence Neutralizing Shampoo Plus Proteins and ConditionersAfrican EssenceUniversal Beauty ProductsGlamour Beauty Supply
VIA Natural Style Moisturizing ShampooVIAUniversal Beauty ProductsGlamour Beauty Supply
Fair Trade Honey ShampooLushLushLush
Sunflower & Coconut Detangling Conditioning ShampooCrème Of NatureColomer USASafeway
Medicated Shampoo Slednium Sulfide Dandruff Shampooup&upTargetTarget
Salon Shampoo (for Extra-Dry Hair)ParnevuAdvantage Research LaboratoriesLynas Beauty Depot
Shea Butter ShampooSofn’freen’prettyM&M Products CompanyLynas Beauty Depot
Conditioning ShampooLuster’s Pink BrandLuster’s ProductLynas Beauty Depot
Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning ShampooPalmer’sE.T. Browne Drug Co.Lynas Beauty Depot
Neutralizing Shampoo (With DL Panthenol)VitaleAFAM ConceptLynas Beauty Depot
Extra Moisturizing Hand WashDermasil/Rise International Group LLCRise International Group99 Cent Only Stores
Moisturizing Shampoo with Panthenol (Placenta & Vitamin E)La BellaNewhall Laboratories, Inc.99 Cent Only Stores
Despicable Me Hand Wash (tickled pink rose bonbon)Delon LaboratoriesDelon Laboratories99 Cent Only Stores
Tingling Gro Shampoo with Flaking ControlDoo GroNature’s ProteinSally Beauty Company
KeraCare  Anti-Dandruff Moisturizing ShampooKeraCareAvalon Industries, Inc.Macy’s
Dandruff Moisturizing ShampooFolicureAlberto Culver USASally Beauty Company
Mixed Berry Anti-Bacterial Foaming Hand SoapSimple PleasuresTri-Cosatal DesignKohl’s
Vanilla Rose Bubble BathSimple PleasuresPaula Scaletta Licensed to Tri-Coastal DesignKohl’s
berry burst shower gelscentsations by bodysourceMade Especially for Kohl’s Department StoreKohl’s
Lemon Handwash  Gift SetBrompton and LangleyunlistedSears
French Lavender Hand and Body Wash Gift SetAmelie’s GardenunlistedSears
Moroccanoil Extra Volume ShampooMoroccanoilMoroccanoilBlooming Beauty
Julius Caesar Redreshing Citrus Scent Concentrated Shower GelZirch Warrior CollectionTPR Holdings LLCMarshalls
I love Vanilla & Ice Cream Bubble Bath and Shower GelI love…I love cosmetics limitedRoss
Coconut Lime HandsoapPure PassionBiolab International Inc.Ross
Lalaloopsy Cotton Candy Bubble BathLalaloopsyAdded ExtrasRoss
Super Minty Soapy Suds Body wash + Bubbling BathBlissBlissRoss
Olive & Shea Mositurizing Shower Wash Vanilla SpiceTree HutNaterra InternationalRoss
Organic Cleanse Deep Cleansing Shampoo with Oatmeal ProteinDesign EssentialsMcBride Research LaboratoriesJC Penny
Moisturizing Shampoo for all hair typesBody TimeBody TimeBody Time
Lemon Kitchen Hand SoapTrader Joe’sTrader Joe’sTrader Joe’s
All Natural moisturizing Shower Gel YuzuShiKaiShiKai ProductsAndronico’s
2 in1 Shampoo and ConditionerToys R UsToys R UsBabies R Us
Body Wash ylang ylang & gingerPharmacaPharmacaPharmaca
avocado oil moisturizing shower gelAustralian OrganicsKent CosmeticsTJ Maxx
Lemon Balm White Musk Hand WashD&H AustraliaDickens  & Hawthorne AustraliaTJ Maxx
Eucalyptus Aloe Hand SoapCSTCSTTJ Maxx
Honey B Crème HandwashScottish Fine SoapsScottish Fine Soaps CompanyTJ Maxx
Enriched wtith Argan oil Restorative ShampooBeauty Products MgoadorChic Cosmetic Ind.TJ Maxx
White Nectarine & Pear Cleansing Hand WashBoutiqueGrace Cole Co.TJ Maxx
Lavender Conditioning HandwashBrown & Harris EnglandHotHouse Partnerships LTDTJ Maxx
English Rose Moisturizing Hand WashA & SAsquith & SomersetTJ Maxx
Best Face Forward Daily Foaming Cleanser Passionfruit + Green TeaFormula 10.0.6Aspire BrandsUlta
Triple Action Bath, Shower, & Hair Wash Revitalizing Rosemary Mintc. Booth simple. Natural. Trusted.Freeman Beauty Labs/ pH Beauty LabsUlta
Advanced Volume Shampoo with Expansion TechnologyNick ChavezPerfect PlusUlta
Bubble Bath Calm One with lemon balmCalm AllThe Soap & Glory CosmeticsSephora
Lemon Basil Shea Butter Hand SoapMichel Design WorksMichel Design WorksBristol Farms
Philip B. Peppermint & Avocado Volumizing and Clarifying ShampooPhillip B.Phillip B Inc.Bloomingdale’s
Lemon Verbena Hand Wash GelAccessory ZoneAccessory ZoneSears
Mango Body WashBootsThe Boots CompanyTarget
Citrus Blush Shower GelChampneysBoots RetailTarget
White Tea and Ginger Neutralizing ShampooAmpro/Pro Styl/ Neutra FoamAmpro IndustriesLucky
Lychee Flower Hand And Body WashMorMorNordstrom Rack
Zinc ShampooDHSPerson & Covey
Bubble Bath Sweet WaterRRYSpaRRYSpaburlington coat factory
Skinny Girl Shower Gel MargaritaSkinny GirlLotta Luvburlington coat factory
Peppermint Bubble BathElegant Home DesignElegant Home Designburlington coat factory
Apothecary Lemon Verbana Bath and Shower GelApothecaryInternational Design Associatesburlington coat factory
French Lavender Cleansing Hand WashBaylis & Harding EnglandBaylis & Harding PLCburlington coat factory
American Crew Classic Daily ShampooAmerican CrewAmerican CrewSaks Fifth Avenue
Herb Hand SoapDaisoDaiso IndustriesDaiso
Hair Plump Volumizing ShampooBig & BoldFisk IndustriesBeauty Parlor
Blondes Lemon flower ShampooARTECARTec Systems GroupBeauty Parlor
Rejuvi Shower CreamRejuviRejuvi Laboratory
The Revitalizer Body Wash (Cucumber + Grapefruit)PorticoPortico Home +
Colour Protecting Caviar ShampooKelly Van GoghKelly Van Gogh
Walnut Body ScrubBanzai Living IncBanzai Living IncIchibankan
Clear Lemon & Mint Body SoapAroma ResortPMAIIchibankan
Bath/Shower Gelee with Green Tea and AloeDr. Michelle CopelandDr. Michelle Copeland Skin Care

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