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Question #36564 posted on 06/06/2007 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I was reading a reply in which a writer mentioned that Ammonium/Sodium Laureth Sulfate is bad for your hair. Well, I have noticed it is in a lot of shampoos, so what shampoos would you guys recommend that I could find locally (wal-mart, target, grocery store, etc.)?

- Queen Lucy the Valiant

A: Dear Queen Lucy,

I'm guessing you're talking about Board Question #34064, or one of its replies. Before you put too much effort into finding shampoos without those ingredients, you may want to check out Board Question #34693 and particularly the correction that Misaneroth gave in Board Question #34893. Anyway, I guess I'm saying I don't personally feel like it's a big deal. We can still give you suggestions, though!

—Laser Jock
A: Your Majesty~

Darla at the BYU Barber Shop says that while there are admittedly some undesirable effects from Ammonium/Sodium Laureth in your shampoo, that they are somewhat inevitable, because she believes this chemical is in all shampoos. It's the chemical that makes the shampoo bubble, and as we all know, people like bubbles. This chemical can also be found in toothpaste and other bubbly things.

If you really want to avoid it, however, you could wash your hair with baking soda (this is still Darla talking) which would clean your hair very effectively without any of the adverse effects of A/SL.