Thanks for the welcome. I have been a reader of the site for awhile, but forget my name and password and have to change it, so finally I put that info in my little password book and have finally posted some replies. Still cannot access my business bank account tho have to change that sometime too! lol....the toils of memory loss...
An example of shampoo...my daughter,11,dressed for Halloween and we sprayed her hair black. She took a shower in my shower and used my Vibracolor shampoo (made by Brocato and found at hairdressers salons) and she came out with black hair...we discussed it and I told her Vibracolor keeps my color in my hair and obviously it does a good job at what it says, so go use Dads shampoo....her black was then completely out. She came out and observant as she is, said boy, if I didn't have black in my hair, what would this do to my hair? and I told her that is why I buy her the shampoo from the salon that is gentle to her almost 3 foot long tresses. She was thankful and got a great lesson about how shampoos work. My husbands hair is forever greasy and so the extra oil stripped from his head is great!!! I know that salon brands seem more expensive but when you love your hair as much as we (you, me and my daughter) do, you may want to look into these. They are concentrated so you do not use as much as the department store versions and they typically do not cause as much damage. If you are the girl in the picture than you do have beautiful hair and you also look young, looking into the ingredients in your shampoo should be something beneficial for you.
Pantenes Main Ingredients: Water, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Glycol Distearate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide Mea, Fragrance.
Vibracolors Main Ingredients: Water, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidpropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Laurel Sulfate, Cocamide MIPA, Mangifera Indica (Mango), Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Glycol Sterate, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phenoxy-ethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance.
panthenol which mixed with the other ingredients of Vibracolor helps to prevent fade of color by neutralization of oxidative radicals generated by daily exposure to UVA/UVB rays which is what makes color fade.
I am not a scientist but sulfate is two of your top three ingredients in your shampoo. Sulfate is not in my shampoo till the fifth ingredient. Sulfosuccinate is sulfate free. As you know the ingredients are listed with the highest amounts first. So my suggestion is to stay away from sulfate shampoos (those with sulfate in the name) or since we cant seem to do this at least have them lower on the list. And go with the Sodium based ones rather than the ammonia based ones as they are less severe to hair and skin (remember your scalp is skin).
I am also sorry that we had to meet on an MS forum. Hopefully someday this will all be a bad nightmare that we can wake up from!!! Until then we must do whatever we can to make any side effects less. Sorry if I bored you on this shampoo lesson, but hopefully it will make people more aware of what they are putting on their heads.
Have a great day!