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    When looking for shampoos
    Nixee posted:
    I have found I have allergy to certain shampoo additives and my eyes flare up, its a case of trying to ascertain which ones although two of the shampoos have had cocamide in! Something worth knowing is that our skin and hair has a ph of 5.5. and most shampoos and soaps have a ph of 7.7 which is too alkaline for us, so I am now on the lookout for a shampoo with a ph of 5.5 without any harmful harsh chemicals in, if one exists! IF I do find one I will list it here. x
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