Staying away from any chemicals is best.
Avoid harsh chemicals that can lead to dry hair, breakage, progressive hair thinning and hair loss such as the following:
- Peroxides for hair coloring
- Perms to curl or straighten hair
- Parabens (such a methylparaben and propylparaben) are chemicals that are used as preservatives
- Sodium laurel sulfate is a foaming agent and will remove natural oils in the hair
- Silicones that are used to tame or “de-frizz” the hair work by coating the hair strands.