INGREDIENTS GLOSSARY

Apple cider vinegar effectively cleanses the hair while balancing out your hair and scalp pH. It is essential in removing product build-up and strips toxins, dirt, dandruff and old skin from the hair and scalp. The acidity of ACV also hardens the outer layer of the hair, flattening the cuticle and creating shine. This flattening helps to create slide and reduces tangling and frizz. Not to mention ACV is packed with vitamin C, D and many more.

Products containing this ingredient: ACV Shampoo Bar

We use both gel and juice! 

Aloe Vera gel and juice contains proteolytic enzymes which help heal and repair the damaged cells in your scalp. The anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties in Aloe Vera help soothe scalp irritation and help to combat dandruff. The moisturising properties in Aloe Vera help to condition and hydrate the hair.

Products containing this ingredient: Flax & Aloe Gel, Avo & Coco Leave In Conditioner, Clarifying Shampoo, Deep Conditioner.

Avocado oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, phytosterols and high levels of antioxidants like vitamin E, all of these are well absorbed into our scalp and hair shafts, highly moisturising and protective.

Products containing this ingredient: Avo & Coco Leave In Conditioner, Tropical Hair Butter.

Purified water is used in all of our products. We use purified water, to assist our other ingredients in absorbing into the scalp and hair follicles.

Babassu oil: Babassu oil is a tropical oil made from the seeds of the babassu palm, a tree native to the rain forests of South America. Sourced from sustainable and responsible plantations, it is a light oil, packed with antioxidants and healthy fats, helping to soothe irritation, prevents dandruff, and treat dry, damaged and brittle hair.  

Products containing this ingredient: Deep Conditioner

Benzyl alcohol is found used in some of our products as it acts as a strong antibacterial and preservative, keeping nasties out of our products!

Products containing this ingredient: Clarifying Shampoo, Deep Conditioner, Flax & Aloe Gel, Avo & Coco Leave In Conditioner, Tropical Butter.

Candelilla wax is a vegetable wax derived from the leaves of the small Candelilla plant grown in the semi-arid regions of northern Mexico and the southwestern part of the United States. This wax helps keep emulsions intact. Acting as a binder to prevent oils and liquids from separating in creamy products. 

Some products containing this ingredients: Creedwax

Castor oil has natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and is high in vitamin E, minerals, proteins, and omega-6 and -9 beneficial fatty acids. Due to its high level of ricinoleic acid, castor oil helps to balance scalp pH and sebum production on the scalp.

Products containing this ingredient: ACV Shampoo Bar, Whippy Shea Hair Butter.

Derived from coconut, Capric Triglyceride’s primary job is to make sure that the water content within formulations happily works with the other ingredients.

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Cetrimonium chloride is a cationic compound and conditioning agent and is mainly used to prevent static and buildup on the hair. It cleanses and eliminates odour by preventing the growth of microorganisms and enabling water to mix with dirt and rinse away. If found in conditioner, then you probably have a great co-wash!

Products containing this ingredient: Deep Conditioner

Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol is a blend of cetyl and stearyl fatty alcohols and is used to add viscosity and as a stabiliser in creams and lotions. Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol is also used as a co-emulsifier and imparts emollient feel and lubricity to the hair.

Products containing this ingredient: Deep Conditioner

Citric Acid is found naturally across a harvest of fruits and vegetables, citric acid helps to balance the pH of products meaning the end result is not irritating to your skin.

Products containing this ingredient: Clarifying Shampoo, Deep Conditioner, Tropical Hair Butter.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a by product of Coconut Oil and this ingredient provides a gentle foam to your hair care products to help gently and effectively remove oils and dirt from the skin and hair. 

Products containing this ingredient: Clarifying Shampoo.

Coconut oil is high in vitamin E, vitamin K, iron and zinc. These vitamins and minerals have been shown to improve scalp health, increase oxygenation of hair follicles, and promote hair strength and health.

Products containing this ingredient: Avo & Coco Leave In Conditioner, Whippy Shea Hair Butter, Candied Coconut Hair Butter, ACV Shampoo Bar, Rose ‘N’ Lavender Shampoo Bar, Soothing Scalp Shampoo Bar.

Cocoa butter contains a lot of key nutrients such as magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium, iron, vitamin E and short-chain fatty acids. These help the hair by reducing scalp dryness, protect from sun damage, great in soothing sensitive scalp, effective emollient and contains antibacterial properties.

Products containing this ingredient: Tropical Hair Butter.

Coco Glucoside is a natural, non-ionic surfactant, ideal for all foaming and cleansing products.

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Decyl Glucoside is an impurity-free plant-based ingredient and is derived from coconut and glucose (a combination of sugar and starch). It is widely used for its ability to produce a stable foam that easily distributes throughout the hair.

Products containing this ingredient: Clarifying Shampoo

Our Flaxseed Gel is derived from organic flaxseed. We achieve the gel through a gentle boil with purified water to create the gel-like consistency. Flaxseed is great for creating a medium hold, reducing frizz and encouraging softness through the multiple omega’s and vitamins it’s gel contains. 

Some products containing this ingredient: Flax and Aloe Gel

Glyceryl Caprylate is a mix of glycerin and caprylic acid. It helps as a mild preservative and also helps to solubilise oil in clear water based formulas.

Glyceryl Caprylate is found in all of our products!

Glycerin is a powerful humectant that helps your skin to hold its own moisture, by holding water within its own surface layers of the skin and hair.  This reduces the prevalence of both drying out.

Glycerin is found in all our products! 

Grapefruit Essential Oil is Rich in the powerful antioxidant di-limonene. Grapefruit essential oil is cold-pressed from the peels of the fresh fruit for a citrusy oil with the bright aroma of a grapefruit orchard. With a sweet, invigorating aroma, this oil can be used to encourage feelings of joy, satisfaction and playfulness.

Products containing this ingredient: Tropical Hair Butter

Jojoba oil is rich in Vitamin E, Omega 6 & 9 fatty acids and is ideal for nourishing the hair and follicles. It also helps the skin by producing a fine wax to helps to lock in hydration. 

Products containing this ingredient: Clarifying Shampoo, Whippy Shea Hair Butter.

Lavender essential oil is a soothing, gentle oil which is gentle on skin and hair. Along with it’s calming and emotion balancing properties, this oil helps to disinfect and relieve irritated skin. 

Products containing this ingredient: Rose ‘N’ Lavender Shampoo Bar

Lemon Essential Oil balances the pH of your and treats various skin conditions that cause fungus and bacteria. It also stimulates scalp increases blood flow to help with hair growth. As well as it’s benefits, it’s scent is zesty and uplifting. 

Products containing this ingredient: Tropical Hair Butter, Soothing Scalp Shampoo Bar.

Madder root powder contains alizarin and purpurin to create rich colours ranging anywhere from pale orange to a deep burgundy. We use it as for colour, not enough to dye the hair, but enough to enhance deep and dark colours. Madder root powder is also well known for its conditioning properties too!

Products containing this ingredient: Rose ‘N’ Lavender Shampoo Bar

Mango butter contains a high level of antioxidants, vitamins and saturated and mono-saturated fatty acids. Mango butter is a great emollient which aids in sealing moisture into the hair strands. Mango butter protects the hair from sun damage and UV exposure, softens skin on the scalp while softening and conditioning hair and reduces inflammation on the scalp and follicles.

Products containing this ingredient: ACV Shampoo Bar, Tropical Hair Butter, Deep Conditioner.

Olive oil plays a huge role in protecting the hair from damage while washing. This is due to the oil absorbing into the hair, reducing the amount the hair needs to “swell”, decreasing stress on the hair. Olive oil is high in monounsaturated essential fatty acids, vitamin E as well as common fatty acids like palmitic acid, oleic acid, squalene and terpenes which all act as an emollient drawing moisture into the hair.

Products containing this ingredient: ACV Shampoo Bar, Soothing Scalp Shampoo Bar, Rose ‘N’ Lavender Shampoo Bar

Orange essential oil is an antiseptic and anti-bacterial. It helps to fight bacteria that grows on the scalp such as dandruff and fungus. It helps to reduce excess oil on the hair resulting in a shinier and softer hair while providing a light natural scent to hair that doesn’t saturate or overpower.

Products containing this ingredient: ACV Shampoo Bar

Panthenol contains a large source of vitamin B5, which strengthens and builds the hair follicles. It is also an anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory which hydrates the scalp and soothes irritation.

Products that contain this ingredient: Deep Conditioner, Clarifying Shampoo, Candied Coconut Hair Butter, Whippy Shea Hair Butter, Tropical Hair Butter.

Peppermint essential oil has a cooling and refreshing sensation as it increases blood flow to the scalp causing hair stimulation and growth.

Products containing this ingredient: Soothing Scalp Bar, Tropical Hair Butter.

Potassium Sorbate is a preservative. Used to keep our products safe.

Some products containing this ingredient: Flax & Aloe Gel, Deep Conditioner, Clarifying Shampoo, Tropical Hair Butter. 

Rose geranium essential oil is great at balancing sebum production on the scalp. It also promotes new cell regeneration, eliminates dead skin cells, tightens skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is why this oil is so essential for the scalp. Along with it’s sweet, flower scent, the aromatic benefits of this product help balance hormones.

Products containing this essential oil: Rose ‘N’ Lavender Shampoo Bar

Salicylic acid works by dissolving dead skin cells. In certain skin and scalp conditions, dead skin cells can accumulate, creating thick patches of dry skin. A salicylic acid shampoo can help by breaking down these patches while increasing moisture to help stop them from forming. In a shampoo it can help treat, dandruff and Seborrheic dermatitis. 

Products containing this ingredient: Clarifying Shampoo.

Sandalwood Essential Oil is a rich, woody, sweet aromatic fragrance used for centuries in cultures across the globe for its restorative and relaxing components. Sandalwood essential oil has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-aging, emollient properties. For the hair in particular, sandalwood aids in nourishing the scalp, reducing dandruff, and hydrating dry hair. 

Products containing this ingredient: Avo & Coco Leave In Conditioner, Flax & Aloe Restoring Gel, Creedwax, Clarifying Shampoo, Deep Conditioner.

Shea butter is filled with vitamins A and E along with essential fatty acids. These add moisture to the hair shaft and follicle, reducing dryness and brittleness. These vitamins and fatty acids also increase shine and protect your hair from heat and sun damage.

Products containing this ingredient: Whippy Shea Hair Butter, Candied Coconut Hair Butter, Rose ‘N’ Lavender Shampoo Bar.

Silk Amino Acids, also known as Sericin, is a natural water-soluble glycoprotein extracted from raw silk. It is used as an additive due to its high levels of serine which has excellent moisture preservation characteristics.

Products containing this ingredient: Deep Conditioner

Sodium Benzoate is a preservative to keep our products safe to use. 

Some products containing this ingredient: 

Sodium hydroxide, also known as caustic soda or lye, is a highly versatile substance used to bind the ingredients for all of our shampoo bar products which is a process called saponification. Once our bars saponify (harden), there is no sodium hydroxide left in the final product.

Products containing this ingredient: All shampoo bars!

Sorbic Acid is a preservative that keeps our products safe to use.

Products containing this ingredient: Flax & Aloe Gel, Deep Conditioner, Clarifying Shampoo.

Sweet almond oil contains high levels of proteins, essential omega-3, vitamins, minerals, potassium and zinc. Sweet almond oil strengthens and repairs hair while diminishing friction between hair strands causing less breakage. Combats environmental stress and helps control production of fungus on scalp to prevent scalp conditions like dandruff or dermatitis.

Products containing this ingredient: Soothing Scalp Shampoo Bar, ACV Shampoo Bar, Tropical Hair Butter, Candied Coconut Hair Butter.

Along with its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, vanilla bean is warm, sweet and rich and has been shown to lift mood and generate feelings of wellbeing and calmness. We steep organic vanilla beans in sweet almond oil for weeks to extract a sweet fragrance to the oil. 

Some products containing this ingredient: Candied Coconut Hair Butter. 

Vitamin E or Tocopherol is an essential antioxidant for tissue repair and regeneration. Vitamin E helps to normalise oil production and balance pH levels on the scalp. It also helps increase blood circulation the scalp and hair follicles, allowing for increased hair growth. Vitamin E has powerful emollient properties, making it a great conditioner for hair.

Products containing this ingredient: Candied Coconut Hair Butter, Tropical Hair Butter, Whippy Shea Hair Butter, Deep Conditioner, Clarifying Shampoo.

Xanthan Gum is used to ensure the quality and thickness of your products is optimal for application.

Some products containing this ingredient: Clarifying Shampoo, Deep Conditioner, Flax & Aloe Gel. 

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