Shampooing Your Hair
Don’t get us wrong — you should wash your hair, and you should use a good shampoo. Nevertheless, most shampoos contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). Can you guess whether it’s potentially harmful?
How It Could Kill You
In addition to generating the foamy bubbles you use to make shower beards, SLS can cause severe liver abnormalities and potentially fatal kidney damage. The chemical compound is also used to irritate skin in experiments where they figure out how to, uh, stop skin irritation. Oh, SLS is also used in garage-floor cleaners, degreasers, and car-wash soaps.
But Will It Actually Kill You?
Well, the amount of SLS in shampoos is so low, and the amount of SLS required to cause any serious problems is so high, that in order to suffer any negative effects you’d pretty much have to guzzle shampoo 24-7.