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Term: Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS)

A detergent used by many manufacturers of shampoos and cleaners. Designed to act as a sudsing agent and to remove dirt and pollution from the hair.

Cocoamide DEA/MEA is a much milder form ofhair cleansing detergent. When Cocoamide DEA/MEA is listed on a hair care product label before a sulfate it indicates that the shampoo is more gentle than one with ALS.

 
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