Illegal Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found in Nearly 100 Shampoo Brands

All of us very frequently shampoo our hairs without even realizing that the shampoo we are using may contain dangerous chemicals which can have deadly effect. Namely, the Center for Environmental Health based in Oakland, California, conducted a study on hair shampoos and soaps and discovered that 98 shampoos had in their contents probable carcinogen compound known as cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA). Moreover, these types of ingredients have been found in body care products as well. In fact, cocamide DEA is a possible suspected carcinogen.

Moreover, laboratory tests have revealed that carcinogen also exist in children’s products, like a store brand bubble bath from K-Mart, and a shampoo/conditioner from Babies R Us. The products that have high levels of the illegal chemical are quite popular as they are sold under the names of widely known companies like Colgate Palmolive, Paul Mitchell, and Prell.

Sadly, but true, producers of shampoos can put anything they want in their products as the FDA allows the use of all kinds of chemicals in these products, including chemicals that are well-known carcinogens which contribute to liver failure and nervous system disorders. Incredible, isn’t it? No one is protecting the public health.

Here below, is a concise list of all 98 suspect shampoos which may contain the illegal cancer-causing chemical:

There is always a possibility to make your own homemade shampoo free of any of the above mentioned harmful chemicals. Therefore, carefully read the following recipe which is natural and safe for use.

Easy Homemade Natural Shampoo

Needed ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup of Castile soap
  • Half a cup of coconut milk
  • 10-15 drops essential oil of your own choice
  • 2 teaspoons of almond or olive oil


The preparation is very simple, put all the ingredients in a bottle and shake it thoroughly so that the mixture is well blended. Prior use, shake it once again.

Enjoy your hair wash!