If you know us at Absolique Hair Health Clinic you would know we are specialists when it comes to hair loss treatments and hair thinning treatments combination therapy. If you have had a diagnosis with us, you will now understand the cause of the hair loss or hair thinning came from inside the body. We teach you how to address this through understanding pH and the importance of eliminating chemicals from not only hair and scalp products but also personal care products.
Now here is one chemical exposure you may not have thought about, New Clothes. I was reading an article by Dr. Mercola, one of my favorite health bloggers, and though this worth sharing because most would not consider this a risk. Dr. Mercola said “Depending on what country your new clothes were manufactured in, they may contain multiple chemicals of concern. Among them are azo-aniline dyes, which may cause skin reactions ranging from mild to severe. If you’re sensitive, such dyes may leave your skin red, itchy and dry, especially where the fabric rubs on your skin, such as at your waist, neck, armpits and thighs. Formaldehyde resins are also used in clothing to cut down on wrinkling and mildew. Not only is formaldehyde a known carcinogen, but the resins have been linked to eczema and may cause your skin to become flaky or erupt in a rash. And there is also Nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE), which is a toxic endocrine-disrupting surfactant used to manufacture clothing.”
Trichologist Brisbane, New Clothes may contain:
- Multiple chemicals of concern
- Azo-aniline dyes which may cause skin reactions
- Formaldehyde resins, formaldehyde a known carcinogen
- Nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE), which is a toxic endocrine-disrupting surfactant
These questionable substances may not be directly related to hair loss or hair thinning, but when taking a healthful approach for natural hair loss treatments it will only assist you and your health to eliminate as many harmful substances as possible from your world.
Dr. Mercola suggests “Many experts do recommend washing new clothes when you bring them home from the store, maybe even twice. If the article of clothing cannot be machine washed, consider running it through a cycle in a hot dryer before wearing it. You may also want to keep on some clothes while trying on new clothing at a store (at least leave on your undergarments, and then wash those too when you get home). Washing your hands after shopping is also a good idea, as you’ve been handling clothing that could have any number of chemicals and other contaminants on them.”
Also be aware of what you are using to wash your clothes. Mother Earth News shares ingredients to avoid here… http://www.motherearthliving.com/health-and-wellness/toxic-laundry-detergent-ingredients-zmez12mazmel.aspx
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