Some Pesticide To Soothe Your Scalp?
We encourage anyone using so-called "scalp care" products to do some research on the products' main active ingredient called Zinc Pyrithione. There are Government warning for workers using this ingredient as the active ingredient in anti-fouling boat paints and pesticides, yet it is also the active in many "Scalp Care" shampoos. The following is from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency:
Areas of concern (for zinc pyrithione) include potential dermal and inhalation exposure risks during residential application of antifoulant boat paints and application of house paints which contain zinc pyrithione as an in-can preservative. Another concern involves potential occupational dermal and inhalation exposure risks to those who regularly work with the chemical. Full Report Here
There are alternatives to Zinc Pyrithione that are safe and non-irritating. They cost a little more, but what is an extra 10 cents per hair wash compared to using the active of a pesticide which can be risky for workers using it?
Natural Scare-Mongering. We don't claim that everything not natural is dangerous. Sometimes science can concentrate the beneficial effects from natural ingredients. And we use those ingredients ourselves. However, we do feel that some skin care products use poor quality ingredients because they are cheap and easy to manufacture in large quantities. The real ingredients are often disguised by a long list of token "natural" ingredients placed at the start and end of the label. This is called "Greenwashing".