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MY FIRST TRIAL OF THE POPULAR BRAND-FabIndia -have heard lots of them raving about their products but today I experienced it myself-my first TRIAL OF fabindia product seabuckthorn shampoo…Yes I decided to give it a try probably because I am too much into herbal products nowadays…
What the company claims: The bio-active properties of this shampoo made from the leaf extract of the legendary seebuckthorn plant found in Himalayas nourishes the hair & protects it from environmental damages leaving it shiny and lustrous.
Key ingredients: SLES, cocoamidopropyl, betaine, glyceryl cocoate, glycerine, seebuckthorn leaf extract, purified water Price@Rs 225 for a 275ml bottle.
What I like about Fabindia seabuckthorn shampoo:
- It looks like honey, feels like honey, smells very much like honey even after u wash it off your hair, frankly I was trying real hard to control me from tasting it to know if it tastes like honey too…lol;-)
- Contains seabuckthorn leaf extract as one of the major ingredients which is widely used world wide in skin/haircare.
- Mild aroma, which is very soothing and you never feel like washing it off, smells tooooo good.Bath time feels like being at a relaxing spa with the gentle aroma all around.
- Lather is quite good however this being a herbal product I never expected it to contain SLES which gives good lather-theonly negative which I could find.
- Squeaky clean feeling while u wash it off and after towel drying too..
- I dint use a conditioner along with this just to know if the shampoo is moisturizing enough..and yes this cutie has passed that
- tough test as well….smooth, bouncy hair even without conditioner (credit goes to glycerine I guess )-
What I didn’t like in Fabindia Seabuckthorn Shampoo:
SLES –sodium lauryl ether sulfate which I feel shouldn’t have been part of a so called herbal shampoo
- Going a little deeper into this potentiall harmful ingredient: Both Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and its close relative Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are commonly used in many soaps, shampoos, detergents, toothpastes and other products that we expect to “foam up”. Both chemicals are very effective foaming agents, chemically known as surfactants.
- SLS and SLES are esters of Sulphuric acid – SLS is also known as “Sulfuric acid monododecyl ester sodium salt”, however there are over 150 different names by which it is known – infact, SLES is commonly contaminated with dioxane a known carcinogen.
- Although SLES is somewhat less irritating than Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, it cannot be metabolised by the liver and its effects are therefore much longer-lasting. A report published in the Journal of The American College of Toxicology in 1983 showed that concentrations as low as 0.5% could cause irritation and concentrations of 10-30% caused skin corrosion and severe irritation. National Institutes of Health “Household Products Directory” of chemical ingredients lists over 80 products that contain sodium lauryl sulfate.
- Some soaps have concentrations of up to 30%, which the ACT report called “highly irritating and dangerous”.
- Shampoos are among the most frequently reported products to the FDA. Reports include eye irritation, scalp
- irritation, tangled hair, swelling of the hands, face and arms and split and fuzzy hair. The main cause of these problems is sodium lauryl sulfate
- So why is a dangerous chemical like sodium lauryl sulfate used in our soaps and shampoos? The answer is simple – it is cheap.
- The sodium lauryl sulfate found in our soaps is exactly the same as you would find in a car wash or even a garage, where it is used to degrease car engines.
- In the same way as it dissolves the grease on car engines, sodium lauryl sulfate also dissolves the oils on your
- skin, which can cause a drying effect. It is also well documented that it denatures skin proteins, which causes not only irritation, but also allows environmental contaminants easier access to the lower, sensitive layers of the skin.
Article Source Am really shocked to see this article, which I found in web and my whole enthusiasm about my new found love from fabindia dipped for sure…How far the legendary seabuckthorn extract can counter the ill-effects of SLES is worth a matter for debate!!well obviously my next aim would be to hunt for a good herbal shampoo without SLS/SLES or ALS..
Ladies out there, Any suggestions????
Will I re-purchase? Not sure just becasue of this SLES stuff, probably not if I find a better herbal shampoo without this ingredient….however I should say that the product delivers what it claims to a large extent-shiny and lustrous hair, how I wish it didn’t have this SLES!!