Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS is used as a floor cleaner. But it has come to light it is used in some shampoos and toothpastes also. Imagine what a floor cleaner can do to your hair and scalp or to your gums! It could damage the very roots of your scalp and the tender gums.
The forwarded note also warns all to ensure that the shampoos and toothpastes they use are SLS-free. It seems these are banned in Dubai and the friend has named a few shampoos. The names are:
Clear, Fructis, Vo5, Palmolive, Paul Mitchell, L’Oreal, Body Shop
However, we don’t have to take his word; it can be easily checked and verified if you surf the net. All you have to do is type ‘SLS Free Shampoo’ or ‘SLS Free Toothpaste’ in Google.com to get a list of companies selling SLS-free shampoos and toothpastes. But then I don’t know what these other so-called safe materials contain; what is the guarantee that they don’t contain some other equally noxious chemical if not some other worse chemical? I feel that it would be wise to avoid all these things and resort to some simpler material, especially home-made preparations which our grandmothers were making and using. ‘Simple Living and High Thinking’ is really a lofty ideal to follow.