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[30 Sep 2009 | Comments Off on Shampoo Ingredient Science | ]

O.k. I’ve always looked at personal health care products (soaps, shampoos, cremes, cosmetics, etc) with a jaundiced eye. Often it industry comes across as unregulated and they make unverified claims of efficacy. From a Reddit , there was a link to a really good site describing the action of the ingredients in a typical shampoo:

Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
The detergents that clean your hair
Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Benzoate
Preservatives to stop the shampoo from becoming contaminated! Ew!
Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, and Sodium Citrate
PH balance to help cleaning and stability
Dimethicone …


[16 Sep 2009 | Comments Off on Toronto Police Pipe Band | ]

I keep forgetting to mention the new (well, newish) look of the Toronto Police Pipe Band website, which is much more multimedia friendly, more informative and a little more fun. Check it out.