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The Ingredients To Avoid For Long Curls Part II

by Chelsea Castonguay
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Curl care products feature a lot of ingredients. Some are great. However, some are not so good. Therefore, you should think about what you're putting in your curls. These are the ingredients to avoid for long curls part II. Before you make your next curl product purchase, check for these ingredients.

The Ingredients To Avoid For Long Curls Part II

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The Ingredients To Avoid For Long Curls Part II

Synthetic colors

Consider avoiding this ingredient not only in curl care, but also in food. Artificial colors cause a variety of issues.  Synthetic colors are a suspected carcinogen, and cause skin irritation.

Sunscreen chemicals

When selecting sunscreens, read labels carefully. There are lots of not so great products on the market. However, sunscreen is important to protect your skin. Avoid products featuring ingredients that absorb ultraviolet light. These ingredients are listed as: benzophenone, PABA, avobenzone, homosalate and ethoxycinnmate.

Phthalates

Achieving soft, manageable curls is the goal of many curly girls. However, this can come with a risk. Phthalates are used to soften plastic, as well as in many curl care products. This ingredient is linked to breast cancer, premature breast development in girls, and birth defects in both girls and boys.

Triclosan

This antimicrobial ingredient disrupts endocrine function. It impacts thyroids, reproductive hormones, and causes skin irritation. Find this ingredient listed in curl care products. Included in deodorants, soaps, and toothpastes, it's still good to avoid.

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Formaldehyde

Used in lots of cosmetics and curl care products, this product should be avoided. It prohibits the growth of bacteria. However, it causes allergic reactions and harms the immune system

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Toluen

Primarily used a solvent to dissolve paint, this ingredient has no business touching your delicate curls. Find it  listed under the names benzene, toluol, phenylmethane, methylbenzene. You can find this ingredient in hair color treatments.

 

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