The bad stuff!

We created a list of products which were tested as harsh ingredients to avoid in your natural hair.

Most common ingredients to avoid are:

· Alcohol Denant

· Fragrance

· Isopropyl Alcohol

· Mineral oil

· Petroleum

Other ingredients are:

Sulfates – (causes: dryness, stripping, breakage and frizz) is what causes suds.

· Ammonium laureth or lauryl sulfate

· Sodium alkylbenzene sulfonate

· Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate

· Ethyl PED-15 cocamine sulfate

· Sodium c14-16 olefin sulfate

· Sodium lauteth, myreth or lauryl sulfate

· Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate

· TEA – dodecylbenzene sulfonate

Silicones (end in cone, conol, col and Xane) PEG OR PPG = water soluble

· Cetearyl methicone

· Cetyl dimethicone

· Dimethicone

· Dimethiconol

· Stearyl dimethicone

· Amodimethicone

· Cyclomethicone/cyclopentasilecane

· Trimethylsilylamodimethicone

· Beherloxy dimethicone

· Stearoxy dimethicone

Milder silicones

· PEG OR PPG in front

· Dimethicone copohyol

· Hydrolysed wheat protein hyfroxpropyl polysiloxane

· Lauryl methicone copolyol

Alcohols (causes: dryness)

· SD alcohol 40

· Ethanol alcohol

· Propyl alcohol

· Isopropyl alcohol

· Isoproponal alcohol

· Ethyl alcohol

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