Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
Ammounium lauryl sulfate commonly appears in shampoo as well as other bath and body care products. Also known as AMS, ammonium lauryl sulfate is considered a surfactant. In other words, AMS is a chemical that allows surface tension to be broken so that wetting and foaming can occur. It is also considered a detergent. AMS aids bath and body care products to spread and be effective.