Originally Posted by aniT
I also bought this for my baby.
What is paraben? That is one I haven't heard of yet. I am new to all this natural stuff. I thought by switching from mainstream products I was getting something that was better for my family. Also, how can something be certified organic of it contains chemicals? Is the whole point of organic being that it was grown without chemicals? So who cares if the "natural" products that are in it are organic if they turn around and add chemicals to it. I just don't get how it can still be organic if it does not contain natural ingrediants.
I am new to this too... but from my (limited
) understanding, there are several loopholes in the regulations the gov't. requires "organic" products to meet. Please, someone correct me if I am wrong.
mamablue posted a great link above (Thanks Mama!). I just hopped on there and looked up Parabans... here is what it came back with:
May alter hormone levels, possibly increasing risks for certain types of cancer, impaired fertility, or alteration of the development of a fetus or young child
Endocrine Disruptor: Suspected of presenting risks to the reproductive system that could include reduced chances for a healthy, full-term pregnancy, or for becoming pregnant, based on laboratory studies or studies of human populations
That is enough for me to want to stear away from them. A few of the "organic" shampoos that I bought (before knowing about this) had Methylparabens, among others (I think that is how they spelled it).
So... that's what got me on my no 'poo kick.
I am going to check out that Aubrey's Organics Camomile that mamable also mentioned. I do admit, I miss my 'poo.. but then again... I am only 6 days into this (or maybe 7?). I have tried using Bronner's as shampoo, but it made my hair awful dry. I am wondering if I shampooed with Bronner's and then followed up with a acv rinse... if that would work well? Anyone try this combo yet?