Every one of our ingredients included in the Hair Smoothie and Hair Gel are explained below. We want to give parents and kids the 'know-how' when selecting a product that's safe and great for locks. All ingredients have a Latin name, which we have translated as well as explained, plus there are some fun facts included about some of these magic ingredients.
Hair Loving Butter/Oils
All the specially selected oils and butters used have amazing qualities for the hair:
Organic Argan oil (ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL) – this is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree. It conditions, smoothes, tames frizz and can even help improve split ends.
Organic Shea butter (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER) – this is a moisturising fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. In addition to moisturising, it can strengthen, tame, protect from heat and help repair damaged hair. It can even soothe an irritated scalp and help relieve dandruff.
Organic coconut oil (COCOS NUCIFERA) – this is extracted, from the edible, fleshy “meat” of the coconut (the “kernel” of the coconut). In some countries like India, organic coconut oil has been recognised as one of the best natural ingredients for the hair. It has an extensive list of properties including, conditioning, locking in moisture, detangling, adds gloss and shine and can reduce dandruff.
Organic Jojoba oil (SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL) – the liquid produced in the seed of the Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) plant, an American shrub. It moisturises and hydrates hair, conditions, repairs damages hair, encourages hair growth and can even reduce dandruff due to its antibacterial properties.
Organic Avocado oil (PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL) – the oil pressed from the fruit of the Persea Americana (Avocado). The fat, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make it a great ingredient for the hair. It moisturises, conditions, detangles, strengthens and repairs hair.
All the essential oils used have fantastic antimicrobial properties which keep our products nice and safe. Without these oils, our products would simply go bad. These oils are great for preventing and killing those unwanted pests (nits and lice), too. The oils are wonderfully healthy and have many hair benefits especially for the scalp.
Organic tea tree oil (MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA LEAF OIL) – derived from the leaves of the tea tree.
Eucalyptus oil (EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL) – distilled oil from the leaf of a eucalyptus.
Clove oil (EUGENIA CAROYPHYLLUS FLOWER OIL) – an oil obtained by steam distillation of leaves of Eugenia Caryophyllus.
Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Oil (Cinnamon BARK essential oil) – an oil from bark of Cinnamomum zeylanicum.
Neem leaf extract (AZADIRACHTA INDICA LEAF EXT) – this comes from the Indian lilac tree. It's known to kill nits and lice.
Rosemary leaf oil (ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF OIL) – this is extracted from the flowering tops and leaves of the Rosmarinus officinalis plant.
Other natural plant-based products we've included in our products:
Aqua – water.
Organic ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE – this is commonly known as Aloe Vera and is extracted from the leaves of the Aloe plant. It is especially smoothing for the skin. It offers anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, humectant and soothing, anti-itch qualities for the skin.
BRASSICYL ISOLEUCINATE and BRASSICA ALCOHOL – these ingredients combined make the first 100% natural cationic hair conditioning agent. It is derived solely from fermentation and plant materials using sustainable green chemistry principals. Its composition is 65% active (natural cationic) and 35% fatty alcohol.
Organic GLYCERIN – a syrupy, odourless and colourless liquid from vegetables with great moisturising properties.
SODIUM POLYITACONATE – 100% naturally derived and biodegradable hair styling ingredient. It provides outstanding non-tacky hold and anti-frizz benefits without building up or weighing the hair down.
XANTHAN GUM –100% natural thickener, it keeps our hair gel at the optimum consistency.
CETEARYL ALCOHOL – a mixture of fatty alcohols derived from plants. This is probably not the alcohol that you may be thinking of as this can be very drying for the hair! Cetearyl alcohol softens
hair and provides “slip” so hair can be detangled with ease.
Organic HYDROLYSED QUINOA EXT – a natural protein that keeps your hair shiny and healthy with added styling benefits.
Vegetable proteins (corn, wheat and soy) – proteins from corn, wheat and soy have been broken down into smaller units. These proteins are extremely nourishing for the hair, preventing it from breaking and act as conditioning agents.
TOCOPHEROL – vitamin E derived from vegetable oils is packed with antioxidants and keeps your hair shiny and healthy.