So I've been hearing good things about
. But before I jump on the bandwagon, I've promised myself to check ingredients before I indulge. With the wealth of new products coming out every day, being responsible for our hair's health means knowing what we are putting in our hair. Teri's Ingredient Dictionary, and the Environmental Working Group's Cosmetic Safety Database are great reference sources to start with to figure this all out.
So the ingredient list for
Water**, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol**, Cyclo, Hexasiloxane, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil**, Tilia Platyphyllos Extract**, Fragrance, Angelica Archangelica Extract/Angelica Archangelica Root Oil**, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil**, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil**, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil**, Pogostemon Cablin Oil**, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract**, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil**, Tocopheryl Acetate**, Panthenol, Glycerin**, Ethylhexylglycerin, Behentrimonium Chloride**, Limonene**, Linalool**. **Natural Origin Ingredients.
I've tried to define all the chemical sounding lingo:
Dimethicone - Antifoaming Agent; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Occlusive; Skin Protectant; EMOLLIENT
Cyclopentasiloxane - A type of Silicone.
Cetearyl Alcohol**- Used as an emollient, emulsifier, conditioner, and thickener.
CycloHexasiloxane- Hair Conditioning Agent; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Emollient; Solvent;
Tilia Platyphyllos Extract**- Type of tree extract
Cananga Odorata Flower Oil**-ylang-ylang oil
Pogostemon Cablin Oil** -Patchouli Oil (Essential Oil)
Tocopheryl Acetate**- AKA Vitamin E
Panthenol - Form of Vitamin B
Glycerin** - Hair Conditioning Agent/Humectant (Substance that retains moisture)
Ethylhexylglycerin- deodorant and skin conditioner, irritant
Behentrimonium Chloride** - Preservative
Limonene**- Solvent/Cleaner found in the oil of citrus fruits and plants
Linalool** - type of fragrant liquid in essential oil. It can also be made synthetically.