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NATURIA PROFESSIONAL After keratine

Posted on October 26, 2022 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (14)

NATURIA PROFESSIONAL

 

After keratine

 

 

 

How long before I can I wash my hair after the treatment ?

To get best results, we would recommend to wait 72 hours before shampooing.

What can I do if my hair get wet right after the treatment ?

If your hair get wet during a period of 3 days after the treatment, you should simply blow-dry your hair and flat iron on low heat as soon as you can.

 

Can I tie up my hair ?

We recommend to wait 72 hours to style hair.

 

Can I go to the swimming pool or the ocean ?

Yes but salt and chlorine will shorten the longevity of treatment results.

 

Should I use a specific shampoo after the treatment ?

You should use Naturia Professional sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners that are specially formulated to provide long lasting results.

 

How long will the results last?

Results may last depending on the person 3 to 6 months.

 

Can I repeat the treatment ?

The treatment can be repeated safely depending on the customer’s needs.

NATURIA PROFESSIONAL After keratine

Posted on October 26, 2022 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

NATURIA PROFESSIONAL

 

After keratine

 

 

 

How long before I can I wash my hair after the treatment ?

To get best results, we would recommend to wait 72 hours before shampooing.

What can I do if my hair get wet right after the treatment ?

If your hair get wet during a period of 3 days after the treatment, you should simply blow-dry your hair and flat iron on low heat as soon as you can.

 

Can I tie up my hair ?

We recommend to wait 72 hours to style hair.

 

Can I go to the swimming pool or the ocean ?

Yes but salt and chlorine will shorten the longevity of treatment results.

 

Should I use a specific shampoo after the treatment ?

You should use Naturia Professional sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners that are specially formulated to provide long lasting results.

 

How long will the results last?

Results may last depending on the person 3 to 6 months.

 

Can I repeat the treatment ?

The treatment can be repeated safely depending on the customer’s needs.

Naturia Hair Professional eXtra Violette Therapeutic + Vegan Grade smoothing

Posted on October 26, 2022 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 


 

October 26 2022

 

!Naturia Hair Professional eXtra Violette Therapeutic + Vegan Grade smoothing

 

it's a hair treatment or Botox for best repair + smoothing hair.

 

Naturia Botox Extra Violette(TM) uses all natural, organic ingredients to make your clients' hair smooth, shiny and gorgeous with a new combination of ingredients including Aloe Vera, Violet Odorata and Lavender flower extracts, green tea, jojoba oil and more!

 

NO GMO's

 

Promote Hair Growth

 

ZERO (NO) Formaldehyde

 

F.A.Q

 

How long before I can I wash my hair after the treatment ?

 

https://naturia.com/f-a-q/

 

Hair Growth Ingredients:

 

Ylang Ylang Therapeutic Grade Oil, Cedarwood Therapeutic Grade Oil, Lavender Therapeutic Grade Oil, Rose Geranium Therapeutic Grade Oil.

cov19 update phase 1

Posted on June 8, 2020 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (1621)

Hair Holistic Safety Precautions in Effect During the Pandemic

 

 As things start to open slowly, Hair Holistic has put in place preventative measures and precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, HAIR HOLISTIC can not guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending the hair salon could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.

We are following all of the state/province guidelines for safety and sanitation.

In preparation, I would like to schedule a phone, text or virtual tele-beauty (recorded) consultation so we can discuss, agree and secure the appropriate amount of time for your visit.

You voluntary agree to release personal & health information Discuss and fully accept salon safety protocols and procedures prior visit .

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO MINIMIZED SPREAD

HAIR HOLISTIC has taken steps to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus within the salon and we have posted our efforts on our website and in the salon. Please let me know if you have questions about these efforts.

 If You or I Are Sick

You understand that I am committed to keeping you, me, [my staff] and all of our families safe from the spread of this virus. If you show up for an appointment and I [or my office staff] believe that you have a fever or other symptoms, or believe you have been exposed, I will have to require you to leave the salon immediately._______

 If I [or my staff] test positive for the coronavirus, I will notify you so that you can take appropriate precautions.

 Your Confidentiality in the Case of Infection

If you have tested positive for the coronavirus, I may be required to notify local health authorities that you have been in the office. If I have to report this, I will only provide the minimum information necessary for their data collection and i will provide necessary details of your visit .  By signing this form, you are agreeing that I may do so without an additional signed release________

 


 

PHASE 1 -RE OPENING

 

opening with very limited hours, small staff.

additional time between appointments for more thorough cleaning and sanitation, no blow drying hair

*Employees and guests will receive a temperature check prior to entering premises

*enforce 6 feet social distancing

*we will take one client at the time

*Additional guests shouldn't come to the appointment, only those needing services.

*All clients will be required to wear a mask or face shield at all times while in the salon premises, NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have difficulties using the mask during the service ,you can buy a face shields available by request. Initial ________

*Clients off limit salon areas like Retail, Coffee bar, Sofa, sink ,front desk

-You can wait in your car for more comfort

-apply and go for henna services

-color kit to go ,if you are not ready to visit us

*No magazines or books available

* please help us to sanitized the areas you use and touch (Like door handles ,bathroom faucet, toilet flush, chair cover )with the spray sanitizer we provided you in your kit .

As a part of finding an efficient and productive sanitation procedure, HAIR HOLISTIC will provide a disposable safety salon kit.

This Disposable supplies are for each client and all salon services and it will be in place for the safety and security of all.

We are working hard to give you the new disposable measures at a reasonable disposable fee, so you can continue having your essential hair services with a peaceful mind that you will be safe in our salon .

-The disposable kit will include but it not be limited and it will depend on availability, demand, supplier price, etc : shoe cover, disposable gown, 1 cape, 1fiber towel, towel, bowl, blue face mask, small hand sanitizer spray ,chair and sink cover, plastic cap, comb, clips, gloves ,toilet cover ,. -Disposables are available regular plastic $20 _______ and eco friendly biodegradable version $24______

-If the disposable fiber towel is not enough you can buy extra ones or a choice of micro fiber or cotton towel ______

 

*HAIR HOLISTIC WILL AVOID THE USE OF THE BLOW DRY TO AVOID THE AIR FORCE TO SPREAD VIRUS or FLUIDS _________

 

RETAIL

*CURB DELIVERY ONLY

*ORDER BY PHONE,EMAIL,SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Payment

*contactless PAYMENT PREFERRED :

VENMO 561-372-5354 IBANAV

PAYPAL [email protected]

Apple Pay

Apple Cash

 

PHASE 2

open with more staff, move from one shift per day to two shifts per day, same sanitation protocols as phase 1.

Same client requirements as phase 1

PHASE 3

Relaxation of some of the sanitation protocols based on public health data assessment and experiences of other businesses, may include less time between services, reopen all spa services but no locker room use or related amenities

PHASE 4

A further relaxation of sanitation protocols and other policies enacted during phases 1, 2 and 3.

This will be the operative phase until a vaccine is developed for COVID-19.

Higher safety protocols than before the coronavirus pandemic will still be

 

cov19 Boca Raton None Essential Business Closed

Posted on March 24, 2020 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (643)

Effective 12:01am Wednesday, March 25, 2020, until further notice, the City of Boca Raton is directing the closures of all nonessential retail and commercial establishments. 

 

In the last week, both Miami-Dade and Broward counties ordered restrictions on nonessential business. The City recognizes the COVID-19 public health emergency is not limited to one county or municipality.

 

The City has issued this emergency order to save lives and prevent the long-term devastating impacts on our residents, businesses and visitors.

Do your part. Slow the spread. Stay home.


https://myemail.constantcontact.com/COVID-19--City-Wide-Closure-of-Nonessential-Retail---Commercial-Businesses.html?soid=1130231077400&aid=3ocWJXeEYA4" target="_blank">http://https://myemail.constantcontact.com/COVID-19--City-Wide-Closure-of-Nonessential-Retail---Commercial-Businesses.html?soid=1130231077400&aid=3ocWJXeEYA4

CURBSIDE DELIVERY

Posted on March 23, 2020 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (893)

To continue to serve you during these times, we would like to offer curbside delivery of our products 





Holistic Wellness -A Word from Our Formulators

Posted on March 23, 2020 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (399)

 

To continue to serve you during these times, we would like you to know we won't be shutting down our lab as the products we sell which now includes liquid hand and bath soaps are qualified as life sustaining. As far as we know, distributors such as yourself, fall into this category as well.

 

We have adopted stringent disinfecting procedures for all arriving boxes, contents of every box, product handling and filling which now includes disinfecting all filled bottles and jars, packing materials and boxes before products are shipped.

 

According to the New England Journal of Medicine COVID19's stability is as follows:

3 HOURS IN AIR

4 HOURS ON COPPER SURFACES

24 HOURS ON CARDBOARD

2-3 DAYS ON PLASTIC AND STAINLESS STEEL.

 

With that in mind, since we don't know if the virus has been exposed to boxes once they leave our lab, we strongly encourage you to handle the boxes with gloves, wear a mask and allow the boxes to remain unopened for a period of a minimum of 4 days to be safe. Basically the same attitude and precautions as the health professionals are stating which is to assume you and everyone else has the virus and protect yourself and others accordingly. We also strongly encourage to pass this info along to your clients.

 

Stay well and good luck through these trying times.

 





cov19 disposable

Posted on March 23, 2020 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (275)

HAIR HOLISTIC COVID-19 UPDATE

 

We are closely monitoring the current situation with COVID-19 (the coronavirus) and are committed to taking appropriate steps to navigate this challenging time.

 

Please know that cleanliness and sanitization have always been a big part of running a great hair salon, and we already follow strict guidelines from local health departments. However, due to the current situation, we are increasing and adding to our current supply of cleaning and sanitizing materials to ensure our stylists can clean and disinfect the salon even more thoroughly throughout the course of the day.

 

We are working in a service-salon protocole and adding disposable

Capes,Towels .

We are evaluating cost and availability.


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COV19 SALON PROTOCOL

Posted on March 23, 2020 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (436)

Corona virus Temporarily client protocol 

 

In efforts to continue open our doors as long this virus outbreak allow it , we are adapting a few steps to reduce the exposure .

 

“social distancing.”

The idea here is that now that this virus is out in the community and we have no medical way to prevent its spread, it’s up to us to keep far enough away from other people that we decrease the odds that we’ll get sick.And remember, because many people can be contagious despite having no or mild symptoms, “social distancing” doesn’t just mean avoiding people who cough—it means staying a safe distance away from other people.

 

CDC recommended :6 feet distant

 

As a temporarily measures :

 

Please consider rescheduling if:

 

-feel sick with in 2 weeks

-traveled yourself or any relative had traveled within 2 weeks .

 

-We love kids but please leave them home .

- Seriously consider it if you have any pre existing conditions .

WHAT TO EXPECT 

-please bring hand sanitizer , we are doing our best but it’s very hard to get it ,our supply it’s getting low .

 

- bring older clothes just in case our disposable capes are generic fit .

 

-Expect a call from us

 

- Before arriving to your appointment Call or text , we will be preparing the space to have your service .

 

-please wait in your car till we respond we are ready to star service .

 

-as soon you coming please wash your hands .

 

- highly suggest while you are processing , politely to wait in your car to avoid gathering in a closed space .We will try to reduce crow as posible.

 

-let us know any other suggestions to be consider

 

Thanks



 

 

ORGANIC COLOR SYSTEM PERM

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (551)

Organic Curl Systems is a revolutionary product, which is free from ammonia and thioglycolates. Enriched with plant amino acids, it works around the natural pH level of the hair, which is left undamaged by the process. The key trend in today’s perms is soft curls, full of volume and movement which is exactly what Organic Curl Systems accomplishes. It is a revolutionary perming, relaxing, and straightening product which contains Cysteamin HCL, an ingredient far gentler than chemical based perms. The neutraliser system contains plant amino acids, which soothe and condition the scalp. The hair is left with a natural feel and shine.

 

Organic Curl Systems works between pH 4.5 and 6.5, depending on how much activator is added and leaves the hair at its natural pH level, so it is undamaged by the perming process. Organic Curl Systems is suitable for all hair types, even damaged hair.

 

http://www.organiccolorsystems.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/organic-curl-systems-perm-full-line.jpg

The neutralizer is rich in wheat and soy protein, which are natural hair conditioners and moisturizers. This  increases protein levels and strengthens the hair.

 

  • No Ammonia
  • No Thioglycolates
  • Certified Organic Extracts
  • Superb Curl Retention
  • Natural Healthy Bounce
  • Can Relax & Straighten Too


INGREDIENTS

 

•Cysteamine HCL

 

•Oleth-10

 

•PVP  ( HAIR HOLISTIC DO NOT RECOMEND PVP'S)

 

•Amodimethicone

 

•Cetrimonium Chloride

 

•Trideceth-12

 

•Pentasodium Pentetate

 

•BHA

 



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Read Labels

Posted on April 17, 2009 at 11:43 PM

Natural HAIR & Body Care : AVOID

http://greenlifeorganics.mionegroup.com/en/toxic



If you want to stay away from these chemicals stay out of mainstream drug stores, department stores, and grocery stores. You can also make you own cosmetic products, which I will discuss later. Start shopping for body care products at Natural food stores but this is no guarantee. Some so-called natural companies are better than others. You still have to learn to read labels before you purchase or use anything on your body. Think of it this way; don't put anything on your skin that you wouldn't eat. Look for products made from herbs and plants found in nature.

Beware of these following claims:

1. Not tested on animals. Just because the finished product wasn't tested on animals doesn't mean that the individual chemicals in the product weren't!

2.Natural- Means absolutely nothing.

3.Organic-Only one ingredient in the formulation has to be organic for this claim to be made.

Avoid Certain Ingredients:

I can't possibly mention all the ingredients to avoid. Rule of thumb, if you can't pronounce it don't use it. Here are just a few:

1) Methyl, Propyl, Butyl, and Ethyl Parabens- Preservatives derived from petroleum used in 99% of all hair and skin products today and in many so-called 'natural' products. They are highly toxic, mimic estrogen, cause hormone imbalances, and are linked to reproductive cancer. They may play a role in falling sperm counts and rising breast cancer rates. Companies use these because they are extremely cheap and they extend the shelf life of the product by inhibiting microbial growth.

2.) Formaldehydes: DMDM hydantoin, Quaternium 15, Diazolidinyl Urea, Imidazolidinyl Urea, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1, 3-diol-Widely used as preservatives second only to the parabens. They release formaldehyde at just over ten degrees. They are known to be irritating to mucus membranes, can cause an inability to urinate, skin rashes, internal bleeding, and are known carcinogens.

2) Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS)-This toxic synthetic (used for its foaming properties) is a harsh detergent believed to case urinary tract, bladder, and kidney infections, genital disorders, eye irritations, skin rashes, hair loss, scalp problems similar to dandruff, and allergic reactions. It forms carcinogenic nitrogen compounds when combined with specific ingredients. It penetrates the skin and has long-term retention in the body. Almost every "regular' conventional shampoo contains it. Also found in toothpaste. It is frequently disguised in so called "natural" cosmetics with the explanation that the source is " from coconut."

3) Synthetic Colors- Labeled as FD&C or D&C, followed by a color number (such as FD&C Yellow 6) Developed from coal tar, aluminum salts, and lead. Lead toxicity primarily targets the nervous system, kidneys, bones, heart, blood and poses greatest risk to infants, young children, and pregnant women. Many colors are considered to be cancer causing. Some dyes are a risk to asthmatics, eczema sufferers and people sensitive to aspirin. Some cause hyperactivity in children, severe headaches, blurred vision and itchy/watery eyes and nose. (When you wear lipstick with these colors--and most contain them--you are EATING them!)

4) Synthetic Fragrances-When a label simply lists "fragrance," it can refer to any combination of up to 200 cheap, synthetic, toxic ingredients that can cause headaches, dizziness, rashes, skin discoloration, violent coughing, vomiting, and allergic skin irritation. Fragrances can affect the central nervous system causing depression, hyperactivity, irritability, inability to cope, and other behavioral changes. They mimic estrogen, remain in body fat, and have been found in mother's breast milk.

5). Parraffin -Derived from petroleum in the form of wax, mineral oil or petrolatum jelly. Paraffins promote sun damage, as well as coating the skin and interfering with the body's own natural moisturizing mechanism. They mimic estrogen. They create the very conditions they claim to alleviate. Manufacturers use petrolatum because it is unbelievably cheap. Found in chap sticks, lip sticks, lotions, and other personal care products.

6.) Aluminum -Aluminum is mostly absorbed through the skin, lungs, and intestinal tract. Too much aluminum may cause problems with metabolic processes, particularly those concerning calcium, phosphorus and iron. Aluminum may also contribute to Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dementia, and other neurological disorders. It is carcinogenic, toxic and mutagenic; a coloring agent found in eye shadows, toothpastes, hair dyes, antiperspirants, lipsticks and more.

7.) Sunscreen-Avoid conventional sunscreens. Avoid these ingredients: Octyl-Dimethyl-Para-Amino-Benzoic Acid and Oxybenzone. Research shows that a factor in skin cancer may be a result of the sunscreen chemicals absorbing into our skin and the toxins mutating in the hot sun. Look for natural sunscreen with Titanium Dioxide (a mineral) and other natural ingredients.

Other list of ingredients to avoid (not all inclusive): PROPELYNE GLYCOL, DMDM HYDRATOIN, TEA (Triethanolamine)/ DEA (Diethanolamine) , BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, MERCURY, THIMEROSAL, LEAD ACETATE, FORMALDEHYDE, TOLUENE, PETROLEUM DISTILLATES, ETHYLACRYLATE, COAL TAR, DIBUTYL PHTHALATE, SELENIUM SULFIDE, DIMETHYLAMINE, ZIRCONIUM SILICATE, ACRYLAMIDE, PHENYLPHENOL, HEXACHLOROPHENE, LIDOCAINE, HYDROXYANISOLE, BHA, LITHIUM CARBONATE, DIMETHYL SULFOXIDE, IODINE, PHENACETIN, PHENOLPHTHALEIN, PROGESTERONE, ALUMINUM ZIRCONIUM TETRACHLOROHYDREX GLYCINE COMPLEX, ANHYDROUS, FERRIC AMMONIUM CITRATE, 2- AMINO- 4- NITROPHENOL, BRUCINE, DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL, TETRAHYDROZOLINE HYDROCHLORIDE, LIDOCAINE HCL, 2- METHYLOXIRANE, HYDROABIETYL ALCOHOL, LITSEA CITRATA (VERBENA) OIL, DIETHANOLAMINE CETYL PHOSPHATE, TALC, LANOLIN, GLYCOLIC ACID, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE . . .

Most of the information from this article I got from: http://www.beautytruth.net/

Sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate are alkyl sulfates and are surfactants widely used in most shampoos, toothpaste, lotions and creams today. Labeling regulations allow "derived from coconut oil" which is untrue today because they are synthetically produced now from petroleum but was true in the 1940’s when originally developed. The chemical industry considers them to be some of their most gentle cleansers for the skin and hair, especially sodium laureth sulfate. In high concentrations they both are very irritant, drying to skin, hair, irritating to eyes, caused damages like cracking, severe inflammation and cause allergic reactions. They both have a lot of potential to become contaminated with nitrosamines. Sulfates are used to manufacture these synthetic surfactants and are harmful to marine life and the environment.

Alkyloamides have actions that are thickening, gelling, emulsifying, foam boosting, foam stabilizing and opacifying, which changes appearance from clear to cloudy, sometimes making white pearl-like appearance. 4 Main groups of alkyloamides are: diethanolamides (DEA), monoethanolamides (MEA), monoisopropanolamides (MIPA), ethoxylated or PEG alkanolamides. All are harmful to environment and can become contaminated with nitrosamines.

Amodimethicone is silicone fluid used to give a smooth feel which causes allergic reactions.

CA-24 (chloroacetamide) also known as acidamide is used as antimicrobial in shampoos and bath lotions at concentrations up to 0.3%. People have had allergic reactions from it using as little as 0.1% dilution. The European Economic Community requires label warnings on products containing chloroacetamide.

Cocoamide DEA is a synthetic foam stabilizer and thickener which may be contaminated with carcinogenic nitrosamines.

Cocamidopropyl betaine causes eyelid dermatitis.

Sodium Myeth Sulfate is a synthetic detergent and not biodegradable.

DMDM Hydantoin is a form of formaldehyde and is used as a preservative.

Ext. D&C Color certified as safe for drugs and cosmetics, not for food. It is a synthetic, coal tar color and is toxic. Coal tar has been shown to be carcinogenic in animal tests and many people are allergic to it.

Ext. D&C Violet #2 is in the anthraquinone family of coal tars which is made from phthalic anhydride and benzene. This chemical mix causes tumors in lab rats and causes serious skin rashes. Benzene is a petrochemical solvent known to cause depression, convulsions, coma and death with prolonged exposure suspected to cause leukemia. Even inhaling the vapors can be absorbed through the skin and cause irritation.

Formaldehyde is a suspected carcinogen and found in many preservatives including the hydantoins. It’s extremely toxic when inhaled or swallowed. Nearly half of all people exposed to it experience a toxic reaction. In the past the FDA banned formaldehyde in cosmetics but is still used in shampoos. EEC requires label disclosure if it used in a certain percentage.

Glyceryl Stearate S.E. a synthetic used for a pearlizing effect, emulsifier and opacifier (changes appearance from clear to cloudy) which can cause irritation and clogged pores.

Imidazolidinyl urea (also known as Germall and phenoxyethanol) is a synthetic preservative that can release formaldehyde at temperatures over 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Irgasan DP 300 ( also named Triclosan) is phototoxic, an environmental pollutant because hydrocarbons are known to pollute the air, water and land, and a suspected carcinogen because it comes from coal tar.

Lauramide DEA is a surfactant, foam-builder, can be irritating to the skin and can be contaminated with nitrosamines.

Laureth 1-40 a synthetic surfactant and foaming agent.

Laurylmyrist-oleamidosulfo-succinate a synthetic fatty alcohol used as a dispersant and a surfactant that causes allergic reactions and damages the environment.

Linoleamidopropyl ethly dimonium ethosulfate can be contaminated with carcinogenic nitrosamines.

Methylparaben a synthetic preservative.

Mineral Oil is manufactured from petroleum and causes allergic reactions with topical use and many be phototoxic.

Propylene Glycol is considered safe by the FDA and is a petrochemical used in antifreeze and brake fluid. It is a cheap synthetic humectant and emulsifier made from mineral oil. Sweet and natural vegetable glycerin would do just as well and not be harmful. It’s use as a humectant and moisturizer is questionable because it replaces and repels important components for healthy skin. Skin functions on water and propylene acts as a replacement for water but the skin can’t use it. A low concentration of it is advised in products but you will often find it near the top of the ingredient list indicating a high concentration. High level of usage is a considered a possible cause of increasing liver and kidney related health problems. In 1991 a report to the American Academy of Dermatologists showed it to cause a significant number of reactions and was a primary irritant to the skin even in low levels of concentration.

Quaternary ammonium salts including stearalkonium chloride, quaternary-15 (a fungicide) are used in the paper and fabric industries, as fabric softeners, water repellents, anti-static agents and corrosion inhibitors. They are very common in hair conditioners and crème rinses. While initially giving a soft feel to hair they eventually make the hair dry and brittle also causing skin rashes and allergic reactions and environmental harm. The agents in conditioners and crème rinses can build up and coat the hair to such an extent that it takes stronger and harsher shampoos to lift the film. Quaternary-15 has caused severe sensitivities to medical drugs.

Nitrosamines All "amines" and "amides" are capable of forming N-nitroso compounds which, in animal experiments, have been found to be quite carcinogenic. One in particular that occurs in many cosmetics is identified as NDELA N-nitrosodiethanolamine which according to a 1977 FDA report is a potent carcinogen. The chemical, TEA (triethanolamine), extensively used in cosmetics is the one primarily suspected of creating NDELA. DEA (diethanolamine) is another one capable of forming NDELA. Not much press has been given to this subject but one consumer magazine has recommended not using products containing TEA or DEA. One study reported over 40% of TEA containing products tested contained nitrosamines.

Health conscious individuals take care to avoid eating food containing nitrates but even typical use of a shampoo contaminated with NDELA can lead to even higher levels of absorption than eating it.

Nitrosamines are contaminants of chemical based cosmetic products. Contamination can occur during many stages of manufacturing including certain pH balances, water solutions and in storage and shipment from the seams in the metal drums. Because of the chemical nature of common preservatives used in these conventional products, they either do not protect from nitrosamine formation or they actually contribute to further contamination.

Examples of typical ingredients likely to be contaminated with nitrosamines:

sodium lauryl sulfate, TEA-lauryl sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, TEA laureth sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate, lauroyl sarcosine, cocoyl sarcosine, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, sodium cocoyl sarcosinate, potassium coco-hydrolyzed animal protein, formaldehyde, hydrolyzed animal protein, imidazolidinyl urea, monethanolamine (MEA), quaternium-7, 15, 31, 60 etc., disodium oleamide sulfosuccinate, sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinate, sodium methyl oleoyl sulfate and sodium lauryl isoethionate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, sodium nitrite, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol.

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