My new shampoo:
I have switched to this solid bar called Trichomania from Lush Cosmetics http://www.lushusa.com/. I start with damp hair and work up a nice lather scratching my scalp working from the back of my head to the front. It rinses of clean while providing minimal moisture, leaving a wonderful coconut smell that does not overpower.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Stearic Acid, Creamed Coconut (Cocos nucifera), Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cocamide DEA, Lecithin, Perfume, Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides).
All of the chemicals in green have a level of 0-2 out of 10 according to http://www.cosmeticdatabase.com/ rendering the product to be mild, vegan and nearly free from carcinogens and toxins.
By contrast, the product above, Bumble and Bumble Wild Child Curl Conscious Shampoo has a ranking of 10 out of 10 on the cosmetic database. This means ingredients in this product are linked to:
Violations, restrictions & warnings
Other concerns for ingredients used in this product: Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive),
Notice the packaging has KINKY displayed across it. Call me a conspiracy theorist but doesn't it seem odd that such a hazardous product would be marketed at one with Kinky hair?