If you were diagnosed with a disease called Butyrospermum, what is the first thing you would do when you got home? Research it on the internet! Luckily, Butyrospermum is just Hydrogenated Shea Butter - gotcha (smiles!). Now that I have your attention...
Did you know that whatever you put on your skin (and scalp) gets absorbed into your bloodstream? It's unclear what percent of the ingredients will reach the bloodstream, but the afore mentioned statement is true. Think about it - how do nicotine patches, birth control patches and pain relief creams work? You rub it on and the pain is gone!
Do you KNOW the ingredients in your favorite products? Did you try it because someone told you about it, it smelled good or because it was cheap? When you purchase a product you should take a moment to read the label and familiarize yourself with the ingredients, because remember some of those ingredients may reach your blood stream!
Learn more about this topic in the NHH series 'Through the Eyes of a Trichologist' - Part II