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  • how many clean ingridients do you know?

    Posted by margi on October 18, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    First of all. What i mean with clean is that its non toxic and as natural as possible, decyl glucoside, lactylate blends, jojoba oil etc. dont need to be able to pick it of a tree and put it in my hair.   :D

    I need something a little more gentel then silicones and things like that because the hair i want to make products for are for natural dry hair, african hair-curly hair) we cant really use the same things as people with straight hair use because our hair is dry and prone to breakage etc etc (not saying that there is no hair products of the other kind we can use but you cant deny we have other needs for our hair. i want it to be VERY moisturizing and rich for the hair. looking for things that can for example help the hair grow and ad lots of shine and defenition to it.

    If you only know one that would help lots

    thank you for reading <3

    ngarayeva001 replied 3 years, 7 months ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Pharma

    October 18, 2019 at 6:54 pm ;) . My wife loves those products (she’s white as can be but her hair is afro (type 3C). She treated it like “white” hair her whole life and was always disappointed with the outcome till she went to a coiffeur married to an African husband with kids with African hair. That woman told her to treat it like “black” hair and *abracadabra*, she has real nice and healthy hair since.

  • OldPerry

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    October 18, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    All ingredients legally allowed in cosmetic products are “clean” and non-toxic when used at allowed levels.  

    And nearly all ingredients could be considered “toxic” at high enough levels.  For example, you mention Decyl Glucoside, but did you know it has an LD50 (the lethal dose to kill 50% of a population) of 2000 mg / kg of animal?  From that perspective, decyl glucoside is toxic.

    Perhaps you could clarify a little more specifically what you mean by “clean”?

  • margi

    October 19, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Water, Polyglucose/Lactylate Blend, Decyl Glucoside, Vegemoist (Beet sugar extract), Babassu Oil, Safflower Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree), Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang), Japanese Citron, Gluconodeltalactone, Sodium Benzoate, Apple Cider Vinegar, Panthenol, *Xanthan Gum

    this is an example of what i mean.

    so if you know any of these types of ingridients this is what i mean. silicones and etc doesnt really do it for our hair. we need something gental and moisturizing, that cleans well but moisturizes even better. 


  • margi

    October 19, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    thank you yes they have allot of good ingridients, love them and use them as inspo. 

  • margi

    October 19, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    normal decyl glucoside in  shampoo at a low level

    im not trying to put a whole bottle of it in a shampoo. 
    im going to use them at a resonable level. 

  • ngarayeva001

    October 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Decyl Glucoside is anything but gentle and glucosides make terrible shampoo. There is no such thing as “clean” cosmetics. There is a weird “natural” movement on the internet nowadays that claims that some ingredients are better than others. This is nothing but fear-mongering. Silicones are hypoallergenic unlike vegetable and “natural” oils. Synthetic fragrances are less sensitising than essential oils. Mineral oil so much hated by this “natural” crowd is used as baby oil because it is gentle and hypoallergenic. And the less irritating preservatives are parabens.