How to read your shampoo bottle

Don't be stumped by the ingredients in your beauty products

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Stop what you're doing right now and take a shower. Use your fanciest natural herbal shampoo, your fanciest natural herbal conditioner, and your fanciest natural liquid soap. Then use your expensive moisturizer. And while you're doing all that, look at the ingredients they list on their labels. Go ahead, I'll wait.

You back? So how about those ingredients? Do they seem a little…esoteric?

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