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Ah, Ingredient labels. They were the bane of my existence when I first started my journey. How on Earth was I supposed to read this mumbo jumbo?
Well, over the last year I've figured out short cuts and that's what I am here to teach you all:
- Look for the major baddies first like Sulfates and Silicones
- Look at the first five ingredients on the label (this makes up 80 percent of your product)
- The first ingredient should always be water
- Silicones end in -cone -xane
- Peg 8+ ingredients are water soluble
- Avoid colorings
- Avoid unknown fragrances
- look for drying alcohols (alcohol denat.)and mineral oil (petroleum)
Once you focus on these, you will soon be able to skim through product labels like a pro! it just takes practice.
Practice reading product labels with the ingredients to avoid post, to see if you can start to recognize baddies.
Take a look at the "Technically" CG Approved Products VS CG approved products to see how I break this down even further!