in this post, so I thought I'd create a post for that topic here. (Here's a link to Tony Dweck's argument as to why many of these ingredients shouldn't be banned.) I have been unable to find any rationale for why they ban these ingredients, but I'll keep looking!
I'm going to be writing more about this topic in the next few days, but I thought we could play a little game I'm calling Let's See What's Banned in this Product! These products are directly linked to Whole Foods' online store. Can you list the banned ingredients in these products?
Nature's Gate Herbal Conditioner
EveryDay Shea Moisturizing Conditioner
Beautiful Curls Shea Butter Curl Activating Leave In Conditioner for Curly to Kinky Hair
Kiss My Face Cold & Flu Shower Gel
If you get bored, take a look at any surfactant based products in their on-line store and count the banned ingredients. I haven't found one yet that doesn't contain at least one banned surfactant! And count how many things are "derived from..." Wow, this is going to be a fun topic to research this week!
As an aside, do they realize that coco betaine isn't cocoamidopropyl betaine but can be its own ingredient? That's one of the reasons I never shorten the latter to coco betaine! So is this ingredient allowed or not? And what's with the random capitalization of some ingredient names on the list? That's kinda weird...
What does "coconut derived" really mean?
Defining your product by what's NOT in it!
Much maligned ingredients (a series) - part 1