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     The skin is an absorbing organ. This fact permits utilization of nutrients that can directly feed the skin. But this understanding should also serve as a precaution against using substances that could be detrimental or toxic when absorbed.

     Modern shampoo products, like many of today's processed foods, are comprised of many synthetic components. These chemicals provide specific characteristics intended to contribute to acceptability. Additives include sequestrants, solvents, emulsifiers, thickening agents, opacifiers, pH controls, preservatives, coloring agents, fragrances and many others. Although these materials are not to be internally ingested, the fact that a shampoo is meant to be used directly on the skin (scalp) throughout a lifetime should nonetheless be recognized as significant.

    The potential for "feeding" through the skin is very real. It is for this reason that the ingredients and processing used in hair care products should be chosen with the same considerations as would be taken in creating a wholesome natural food.

    Hair care products should nourish the hair and scalp. They should naturally moisturize and condition the hair and scalp without oily residue. Look for natural ingredients that are mild, hypoallergenic and nonirritating for delicate skin.

    Also remember that regardless of how well any shampoo is able to perform, if the hair is to look and feel its best, one must not lose sight of the fact that beauty on the surface is an accurate reflection of internal health and beauty. Total health and beauty are significantly influenced by a proper diet, exercise and life-style as described in the Wysong Optimal Health Program

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