I was taking a shower at my mom’s house after yoga one night, and I noticed that she had a new bottle of shampoo.
It’s called “Gugo Shampoo,” and it’s rather popular here in the Philippines.
I said to myself, “Hey, I know this. People talk about this.” So while the warm water flowed down my skin, I squeezed the bottle and lathered up my hair.
After washing my hair, I decided (belatedly) to read the ingredients. To my surprise, this so-called healthy, organic product contains Sodium lauryl sulfate, a known skin and eye irritant.
I stuck with my vegan, GMO-free shampoo after that. I also made it a point to read the ingredients before buying or using them.
Aside from Sodium lauryl sulfate, what other ingredients should you watch out for?
These 4 toxic gunks.
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We vegans have heard it before. These reactions sometimes come of insightful, and yet there are comments that are just irksome to even think of. I’ve been a vegan for only 4 months, but I’ve already had my share of “talk” from family and friends who don’t understand the movement. Here are 5 of the rather laughable comments I’ve heard when I say “I’m Vegan.”
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It’s hard being vegan in a non-vegan environment (which is basically 99% of Makati, where I’m based in). What I do for a living is not exactly vegan—it’s not cruelty-free and sustainable.
You’re probably asking me, “Hey, if you’re saying you’re vegan, but you don’t have a vegan job, why should we listen to you? You sound like a hypocrite.”
I know I sound like a hypocrite. However, I’m not the only vegan working in a non-vegan office. Looking for a vegan job around here is not that easy. Not everyone has the luxury of money and time to find or create a vegan job for themselves. But, as a vegan, I do my best to be compassionate about everyone’s needs.
Right now, what I have is the best.
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