We received this testimony recently:
“For a few years now, I have had problems with thinning hair that came and went and after my second childbirth I lost my hair like never before I wondered if it was going to be left with me, we could see my head on 70% of the surface of my scalp. I found a hair health center that examines the scalp with a camera that magnifies a lot of times to see what's going on and I had a lot of silicone in the back of my head due to the shampoos I used In the past, even if I thought that the shampoo I was using at the time was natural, the last ingredient happened to be a silicone by another name. "
So here's a good reason when we read such testimony, isn't it?
There are many brands of shampoo on the market, several contain chemicals such as preservatives, foaming agents or emulsifiers. Without forgetting that there are also many shampoos of natural origin, but are they really?
For the health of our family and ourselves, it is desirable to make informed choices, hence the importance of scrutinizing ingredients on labels as many toxic ingredients could be found there.
Here are a few :
The sulphate or sulphonate which makes foam while giving a good consistency to the shampoo is in fact an ingredient which does not cost is irritating and drying.
Silicone, its function: lubricant, detangling for the hair. It is an adherent product that grips the hair, the pores and cuticles.
Methylisothiazolinone is a very powerful preservative and allergen and many people may react to it.
To ban all ingredients labeled "PEG" or "ETH", they allow a plastic molecule to be mixed into a water-based form to make, for example, a shampoo. These compounds are obtained from petrochemicals, therefore recognized as carcinogens.
Phthalates, these endocrine disruptors, are responsible according to many studies, among others, of precocious puberty, hormonal imbalances.
To help find the ingredients, do not hesitate to go to a search engine and enter the names of the ingredients there and you can find out whether they are harmful or not. It takes a little patience, but the effort is worth it when we want to eliminate toxic products from our life!
Here are our plant based shampoos! Biodegradable - Hypoallergenic - Gluten Free - Paraben Free - Soy Free - Fragrance Free - Silicone Free - Sulfate Free - Not tested on animals - Safe for rivers, lakes and oceans - Vegan - Made with pure essential oils. (Exception for Doux Bébé and Nature which do not contain essential oils).
Doux Bébé: the soothing! With calendula and vanilla extracts (without essential oils).
The Ayurvedic: the nourishing! Its synergy: cedar, frankincense, patchouli, myrrh, sandalwood, geranium roast, oak moss, jojoba, bergamot and cloves.
The Exaltant: the invigorating! Its synergy: cedar, rosemary, rosat geranium), true lavender, bergamot, peppermint and copaiba.
Fleuri : the boosting, revitalizing and energizing shampoo.
Patchouli: the stimulant! Its synergy: patchouli & sweet orange.
Nature: without essential oils! For sensitive people or to adapt it to your specific needs by adding an essential oil or a synergy of your choice.
If you want to adapt your Nature shampoo, you just have to choose an essential oil or a synergy and include it in your bottle (15 drops per 250 ml).
- Exfopro, to exfoliate the accumulated layers of silicone, add 1 drop to its portion of shampoo previously poured into the palm of your hand. (Also for colored hair). It is a surface work to exfoliate the scalp only, it must be mixed with the shampoo by massaging by rotation. Do not spread it in the hair.
- Soothing formula, goodbye yellowing of gray & white hair.
- Palmarosa, cedar, tea tree are allies against dandruff.
- Joy perfume: mandarin orange, bergamot, grapefruit, litsea citrata, ylang-ylang, cloves and vanilla; the perfect cocktail to start the day in a festive, refreshing & relaxing way.
Their basic ingredients:
Aqua (water), Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Sodium Cocyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Oeoyl Taurate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid.
Sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate?
Sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate or SLMI is a mild anionic surfactant derived from coconuts, which does not contain sulfate. It has excellent solubility in water, and therefore allows the creation of transparent, sulfate-free shampoo formulations.
Functions: Cleaning agent & Surfactant
Cocamidopropyl betaine or CAPB is an amphoteric type surfactant often used in shower gels and shampoos. This surfactant is made from, among other things, derivatives of coconut oil.
Functions: Cleansing & Antistatic, Hair Conditioner, Surfactant & Viscosity Control Agent
Sodium cocoyl isethionate?
Sodium cocoyl isethionate or SCI is a mild anionic surfactant without sulfate. Made from the fatty acids of coconut oil and isethionic acid, it has very good foaming power. It is found in natural products such as solid shampoos. Perfectly biodegradable.
Functions: Cleaning agent, Hair conditioner & Surfactant
Glycerin or glycerol is part of the family of polyalcohols, it can be produced by synthesis from petroleum derivatives, or else from animal or vegetable fats by saponification. It comes in the form of a colorless, hygroscopic (which absorbs moisture) and syrupy liquid. Our glycerin is vegetable and edible.
Glycerin is used for its strong moisturizing, occlusive (protects the skin from aggressions), emollient (smoothes the skin and hair) or even moisturizing (allows a product to retain its fluid appearance). Functions: Denaturant, Hair conditioner, Humectant, Oral hygiene agent, Skin protection agent, Viscosity control agent, Fragrance agent, Skin care agent, Solvent
Sodium methyl oleoyl taurate?
Sodium methyl oleoyl taurate is the sodium salt of the oleic acid amide of N-methyl taurine.
Functions: Antistatic, Cleaning agent, Foaming agent, Surfactant
Gyceryl caprylate is a co-emulsifier used as a stabilizer for essential oils. It is made from different vegetable oils.
Functions: Emollient & Emulsifying agent
Caprylhydroxamic acid is an amino acid derived from coconut oil.
Function: Chelating agent
Decyl glucoside is a nonionic surfactant widely used in natural products. Not very aggressive, it is made from sugar and coconut. It is suitable for the most sensitive skin like baby's.
Glossary of functions
Chelating agent: Reacts and forms complexes with metal ions which could affect the stability and / or appearance of cosmetics
Viscosity control agent: Increase or decrease the viscosity of cosmetics
Skin care agent: Keeps the skin in good condition
Oral hygiene agent: Provides cosmetic effects to the oral cavity (cleaning, deodorization and protection)
Emulsifying agent: Promotes the formation of intimate mixtures between immiscible liquids by modifying the interfacial tension (water and oil)
Masking Agent: Reduces or inhibits the basic odor or taste of the product
Cleaning agent: Helps keep a clean surface
Fragrance Agent: Used for perfume and aromatic raw materials
Skin protection agent: Helps to avoid the harmful effects of external factors on the skin
Antistatic: Reduces static electricity by neutralizing electrical charge on a surface
Hair conditioner: Leaves hair manageable, supple, soft and shiny and / or confers volume, lightness and shine
Denaturant: Makes cosmetics unpleasant. Mainly added to cosmetics containing ethyl alcohol
Emollient: Softens and softens the skin
Humectant: Maintains the water content of a cosmetic in its packaging and on the skin
Opacifier: Reduces the transparency or translucency of cosmetics
PH regulator: Stabilizes the pH of cosmetics
Foam synergist: Improves the quality of the foam produced by increasing one or more of the following properties: volume, texture and / or stability
Solvent: Dissolves other substances
Surfactant: Reduces the surface tension of cosmetics and contributes to the uniform distribution of the product during its use.