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The Cacy Ingredient Guide

Our guide

Here is a comprehensive list of all the ingredients that can be found in the products The Cacy carries. We have tucked in Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) ratings to further inform you of what goes on your body when you use the products you bought. Have a look! A short but helpful guide to EWG Ratings:

1-2 High Safety

3-6 Moderate Safety

7-10 Low Safety

Abyssinian Oil

EWG Score: 1

Abundant in Vitamins A, E, and unsaturated fatty acids, Abyssinian Oil is known to be an excellent conditioner as it smoothens, strengthens, and repairs hair strands. It will make your tresses easier to style and detangle!

 

Acai Oil

EWG Score: 1

Acai Oil, extracted from the superfruit of the same name, is effective in moisturizing the hair, reducing frizziness while giving it a healthy shine. It also provides the hair shaft a protective coating, which helps hair color last longer.

 

Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer

EWG Score: 1

Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer is an acrylate that is widely used as a thickening agent for various products.

 

Stearyl Methacrylates Copolymer

EWG Score: 1

Stearyl Methacrylates Copolymer is an acrylate that is widely used as a thickening agent for various products.

 

Aloe Vera Juice

EWG Score: 1

Aloe Vera Juice, known to be rich in Vitamins A, B12, C, E, and Folic Acid, effectively moisturize and nourish not only the hair strands, but also the scalp, which then encourages healthy hair growth and less itching.

Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide

EWG Score: 1

Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide is an ingredient that is synthesized from sucrose and maltose, both natural sugars. By inhibiting the growth of unwanted flora in the scalp, this ingredient strengthens the scalp and prevents it from being flaky.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar

EWG Score: 1

The high levels of acidity and acetic acid in Apple Cider Vinegar only mean one thing: it’s perfect for your hair! It helps smooth hair cuticles, clean the gunk off of your locks, and restores the scalp’s protective layer!

 

Argan Oil

EWG Score: 1

Argan Oil, when applied to hair, helps keep frizziness at bay and keep moisture and nutrients within the hair strand.

 

Arginine

EWG Score: 1

Arginine is considered to be one of the most important amino acids in keratin, the key structural material that makes up hair. It strengthens hair strands so that they are strong against chemical treatment (such as hair bleach!) and hair loss.

 

Avocado Oil

EWG Score: 1

Avocado Oil contains fatty acids that have the ability to penetrate deeply into the hair strands, nourishing and moisturizing it to the fullest. It helps fight against hair breakage and split ends.

Babassu Oil

EWG Score: 1

Babassu Oil is chock-full of everything good for the hair, such as lauric acid, stearic acid, myristic acids, palmitic acid, and oleic acid. It is also so light that you can leave it in your hair! Perfect as a substitute to coconut oil.

 

Bamboo Charcoal

EWG Score: 1

Bamboo Charcoal acts as a great scalp detoxer, keeping the scalp healthy!

 

Baobab Extract

EWG Score: 1

With numerous antioxidants and a higher concentration of Vitamin C than orange, Baobab Extract is effective in nourishing the hair, strengthening it, preventing it from being damaged, and improving its elasticity.

 

Barbary FIg Oil

EWG Score: 1

Barbary Fig Oil is known to have a higher concentration (almost 150% more!) of Tocopherol than Argan Oil. It is incredibly effective in bringing life back to dry scalp and brittle hair. It also aggressively protects your tresses from external aggressors such as UV rays and pollution.

 

Beech Oil

EWG Score: 1

Polyunsaturated fatty acids is the main reason why Beech Oil is one of the best ingredients for your hair. It clings to the hair strands longer and gives it a moisture boost that translates to healthy shine and bounce. It also takes care of the scalp, preventing flaking!

 

Behentrimonium Chloride

EWG Score: 4

Behentrimonium Chloride is a stabilizer mainly used in products like conditioners and curl creams. It makes hair manageable and easier to comb.

Benzyl Alcohol

EWG Score: 5

Benzyl Alcohol is a stabilizer that can be found across a number of products. It is a gentler alternative to parabens, phthalates, and methylisothiazolinone.

 

Biotin

EWG Score: 1

Biotin is arguably one of the most popular ingredients for hair care—and deservedly so: slathered onto hair, it immediately gives it a fuller look. Why? It coats each strand, increasing its diameter and giving further protection from outside irritants! It also stimulates the scalp which leads to hair growth.

 

Bitter Almond Oil

EWG Score: 1

Bitter Almond Oil can be found in hair oils because of its incredible antioxidant properties. It also smells good—like marzipan and cherries!

 

Black Currant Oil

EWG Score: 1

Black Currant Oil is another lightweight oil with heavyweight benefits on the hair. Aside from moisturizing the hair and scalp, it also prohibits hygral fatigue—a process wherein strands absorb and lose water at a rapid pace that leads to dryness and physical hair damage.

 

Butylene Glycol

EWG Score: 1

Butylene Glycol is used as a solubilizer for a number of products. This means that it aids in blending all the ingredients together to make it into a stable and uniformly dispersed product.

Camelina Oil

EWG Score: 1

Camelina Oil offers only the best substances for your hair: omega-3 fatty acids and a very, very high concentration of tocopherols. It nurses damaged cuticles back to life and gives dry, brittle hair its elasticity back.

 

Capric Triglyceride

EWG Score: 1

Capric Triglyceride, usually found in conditioners, is emollient and is used to give the hair softness.

 

Capryloyl Glycerin

EWG Score: 1

Capryloyl Glycerin is an all-natural alternative to silicone. Derived from coconut and castor, this ingredient improves your hair’s manageability, silkiness, and manageability.

 

Caprylyl Glycol

EWG Score: 1

Caprylyl Glycol is used as a product stabilizer across multiple hair care products. It is a man-made gentler alternative to parabens, methylisothiazolinone, and phthalates.

 

Castor Oil

EWG Score: 1

Truly, one of the best ingredients you can utilize when it comes to hair care is Castor Oil. With its high concentration of Vitamin E, minerals, proteins, fatty acids, and ricinoleic acid, it nourishes your hair roots and encourages hair growth. It also fills the gaps of keratin in your hair strands, improving your hair’s strength and elasticity.

 

Caviar Lime Extract

EWG Score: 1

Caviar Lime Extract is host to many incredible substances: alpha hydroxy acids, which can effectively cleanse your hair without stripping it of its natural oils; organic acids, which can nourish and moisturize your hair down to its very core; and antioxidants, which can protect colored hair from environmental stress and UV damage.

 

Cetearyl Alcohol

EWG Score: 1

Cetearyl Alcohol is a product stabilizer that is commonly found in products like hair masks, conditioners, and curl creams as it is thick and emollient. It is also all-natural!

 

Cetrimonium Chloride

EWG Score: 4

Found in conditioners, whether they be the ones you wash out of your hair or leave in, is Cetrimonium Chloride. It makes hair easier to detangle and improves it manageability.

 

Cetyl Alcohol

EWG Score: 1

Cetyl Alcohol is an emollient all-natural fatty alcohol that is used to thicken hair care products.

 

Cetyl Esters

EWG Score: 1

Cetyl Esters, known for being emollient, is used as an all-natural moisturizer in products like hair masks and conditioners!

 

Chia Oil

EWG Score: 1

Chia Oil is a true all-rounder—after it’s easily absorbed by the hair, its omega-3s hydrate and condition both the strands and the scalp. Meanwhile, its proteins, phosphorus, and zinc maintain the hair’s strong structure, reducing hair breakage!

Citric Acid

EWG Score: 2

Found in citrus fruits, Citric Acid is added to hair care products as a stabilizer. It acts as a pH regulator.

 

Cocamidopropyl Betaine
EWG Score: 4

Cocamidopropyl Betaine gentle cleanser found in shampoos. It replaces sulfates, which we our hair hates.

 

Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride

EWG Score: 4

Everyone wants their curls defined, and Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride helps with that. It is also used to combat frizz.

 

Coco-Glucoside

EWG Score: 1

Coco-Glucoside is known to be an effective natural surfactant that is also a foaming agent, conditioner, and emulsifier. It is both effective and gentle in a way that it binds the unwanted dirt and residue on your strands with water and cleaning solution which can then be easily rinsed away. Your clean tresses will still have its natural oils intact!

 

Coconut Oil

EWG Score: 1

Coconut Oil is a miracle ingredient. With its medium-chain fatty acids, it prohibits the growth of bacterial, fungal, and viral cell membranes that can cause flaking. This oil also retains moisture like a champ! It keeps your hair strands hydrated longer, which makes them less likely to break.

 

Coconut Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Esters

EWG Score: 1

Coconut Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Esters is derived from—you guess it—coconut oil! It is used as a stabilizer for hair care products like hair masks, and is a great nourishing agent.

 

Copaiba

EWG Score: 1

Copaiba is an amazing oil that is known for its healing properties. It can benefit an irritated scalp, and help it incur any more issues. Aside from that, Copaiba being light on the strands make it an ingredient that can tackle frizz and split ends without weighing hair down.

 

Corn Starch

EWG Score: 1

As in the kitchen, so on the hair: Corn Starch rocks! It acts as a great volumizer for the hair without weighing strands down. Aside from that, you can put it in your hair if you want any oil or condensation sucked up!

 

Cucumber Oil

EWG Score: 1

Cucumber Oil is just as effective on the hair as on the face. The fatty acids it possess reduce damage to the hair and scalp and protect them from being irritated by external factors. Its high oleic and linoleic acids, on the other hand, are effective in soothing dry hair, making them soft and giving them an incredible luster.

 

Cyclodextrin

EWG Score: 1

Mainly found in dry shampoos, potato-derived 100% natural sugars Cyclodextrin embed active ingredients into your favorite products.

Decyl-Glucoside
EWG Score: 1

Decyl-Glucoside is a 100% all-natural gentle cleanser which usually replaces the sulfates we hate.

 

Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate

EWG Score: 1

Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, extracted from licorice, is a superstar when it comes to soothing your scalp. With its coumarins, flavonoids, plant sterols, and glycyrrhizic acid, this ingredient calms an irritated scalp down all the while trapping moisture in the scalp.

Dipropylene Glycol

EWG Score: 1

Dipropylene Glycol is a man-made and all-natural solubilizer that aids in the blending of all the ingredients in your favorite products. It helps it become stable and uniformly dispersed!

Ethylhexylglycerin

EWG Score: 1

Ethylhexylglycerin is a gentle man-made preservative alternative to everything bad about unhealthy hair care products such as parabens, methylisothiazolinone, and phthalates.

Eucalyptus Oil

EWG Score: 1

Eucalyptus Oil is well-known as anti-fungal, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory. Applied on the scalp, it alleviates an irritated scalp all the while encouraging hair growth as it stimulate hair follicles.

Flax Seed Extract

EWG Score: 1

If you want your hair to be smooth, shiny, and hydrated to heavens, Flax Seed Extract is your guy (gal?). With its fatty acids and antioxidants, will nourish your hair in ways you haven’t imagined. And if you have curly hair, you have found your soulmate: this ingredient will grant you the curl definition your heart desires!

Glycerin

EWG Score: 2

Glycerin is the hydration king: when applied to hair, it is able to pull moisture from your surroundings, keeping your hair lovely throughout the day. It also lends a protective layer to the strands, keeping out unwanted dirt and pollutants!

 

Glyceryl Oleate

EWG Score: 1

Glyceryl Oleate is an all-natural moisturizer made from palm kernel, coconut, sugars, and sunflower.

 

Glycol Distearate
EWG Score: 1

Mostly found in shampoo, Glycol Distearate is responsible for that pearlescent some product has.

 

Grapefruit Oil
EWG Score: 1

Aside from its incredible scent, Grapefruit Oil is known to have antioxidants and antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that help balance sebum production in the scalp. It also lends protection against the effects of UV rays!

Grape Seed Extract

EWG Score: 1

People obsessed with hair know that Grape Seed Extract is the king of hair care. It dramatically increases the hair’s shine, silkiness, and softness—and it doesn’t matter if your hair is dry as the Sahara! It strengthens hair while making sure your frizziness and split ends are addressed. Those with curly locks love this ingredient because it defines and moisturizes their coils without weighing them down.

 

Green Tea Water

EWG Score: 1

Green Tea Water is perfect for you if you want a clean scalp and a whole lot of hair growing. Known for its detoxifying properties, this ingredient is great at cleansing and balancing the scalp when it has too much sebum and skin cells that can clog up hair follicles, leading to better hair growth!

 

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride
EWG Score: 1

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride can be seen in hair care products to increase the hair’s manageability and to make it easier to comb.

Hazelnut Oil
EWG Score: 1

Hazelnut Oil, from the same source that gave us the chocolatey goodness of Nutella, is incredible for your locks. Its too-many-to-list nutrients and fatty acids nourish the scalp and give the hair incredible smoothness, moisture, and plumpness without weighing it down.

 

Hectorite

EWG Score: 1

Hectorite can be found in dry shampoos giving hair its needed volume boost.

 

Hyaluronic Acid

EWG Score: 1

Hyaluronic Acid is a hydration queen. If your strands’ moisture barrier is damaged, this ingredient will effortlessly repair it without leaving your hair heavy and greasy.

 

Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate

EWG Score: 1

An all-natural ingredient, palm kernel, coconut, sunflower, and sugars-derived Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate is used as a moisturizer in shampoos.

Hydrolyzed Rhodophycea Extract

EWG Score: 1

Hydrolyzed Rhodophycea Extract is mostly found on conditioners. Its main role is to rid and protect the hair of and from damage due to pollution.

 

Hydroxyethylcellulose

EWG Score: 1

Found in masks and conditioners, Hydroxyethylcellulose is a stabilizer that acts as a thickening agent. Wood and cotton are its origins.

Isoamyl Laurate

EWG Score: 1

Mostly found in leave-in conditioners, Isoamyl Laurate is an all-natural lightweight conditioning agent that increases the hair’s smoothness, silkiness, and manageability.

Isopropyl Myristate

EWG Score: 1

Isopropyl Myristate can be found in conditioners acting as an all-natural moisturizer.

Jasmin Water
EWG Score: 1

Jasmin Water has been used as a conditioner for centuries. It is known to reduce frizziness, smooth strands, and strengthen hair roots!

 

Jojoba Beads

EWG Score: 1

Jojoba Beads act as your usual exfoliating particles. The good thing about it is that it’s all-natural, biodegradable, and leaves a thin moisturizing layer on the scalp!

Jojoba Oil
EWG Score: 1

Jojoba Oil is nothing short of amazing—with its usage history dating back to Spanish explorers, this wonder oil is known for nourishing the hair down to its very core. It is also famous for the “keratoplastic effect”—an effect where the hair is so sheeny that it looks like plastic!

 

Jujube Bark Extract

EWG Score: 1

Want to have the strongest, most moisturized scalp of your life? Try Jujube Bark Extract. It boasts of jujubosides, a sapnon that gives the scalp antioxidative protection all the while strengthening and restoring it to its healthiest state!

Kaolin

EWG Score: 1

Kaolin is a white powdery substance that can be found on scalp masks and dry shampoo. It effectively sucks out impurities—such as excess sebum, dead skin cells, and grime—out of the hair and scalp.

 

Karanja Oil

EWG Score: 1

Aside from omega 9 fatty acid, Karanja Oil is brimming with flavonoids, a substance famous for its UV-fighting properties. Any product infused with this ingredient gives you amazing protection against the sun!

Kombucha Tea

EWG Score: 1

Kombucha Tea is more than a trendy drink among the millennial population. Applied to the scalp, it prohibits the growth of microorganisms and soothes irritated scalp.

Lactobacillus

EWG Score: 1

Products that have Lactobacilli are sure to strengthen your scalp and relieve any itchiness.

 

Laureth-4

EWG Score: 2

Laureth-4 is a solubilizer that is used to blend the ingredients of a product so that it becomes stable and uniformly dispersed.

Laureth-7

EWG Score: 3

Laureth-7 is a solubilizer that is used to blend the ingredients of a product so that it becomes stable and uniformly dispersed.

 

Lauryl Glucoside

EWG Score: 1

Lauryl Glucoside is a solubilizer that is used to blend the ingredients of a product so that it becomes stable and uniformly dispersed. Derived from palm and coconut!

Maca Root

EWG Score: 1

Another scalp superstar can be found in Maca Root. Being a natural antioxidant, this ingredient is sure to fight off any inflammation of the scalp, preventing damage to cells. It also amazingly increases the blood circulation to your head, effectively stimulating hair growth.

 

Maltodextrin

EWG Score: 1

Maltodextrin is an ingredient that is derived from sugar. This all-natural substance is usually used as a moisturizer.

 

Mango Butter

EWG Score: 1

Mango Butter is truly Shea Butter’s lighter and smoother twin sister: it deeply moisturizes hair and scalp, its monounsaturated and saturated fats coat and protect the strands, and its vitamins lock nutrients inside every strand. Your hair is in crazy good hands with this ingredient!

Maracuja Oil

EWG Score: 1

Looking for a lightweight oil that has non-greasy texture, can be quickly absorbed by the hair and scalp, and is chock-full of fatty acids, essential nutrients, Vitamins A, F, and E? Well look no further! Maracuja Oil is here. It moisturizes hair and scalp deeply, reduces breakage, and locks all the nutrients in, all without having that icky, greasy and bogged down feel to your tresses!

 

Menthol

EWG Score: 1

Aside from being antimicrobial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, Menthol also has vasodilatory functions, which help with nourishing hair follicles.

 

Myristyl Glucoside

EWG Score: 1

Myristyl Glucoside is known for aiding in the blending of ingredients in hair products so that they are stable and uniformly dispersed. Commonly seen in leave-in conditioners, it adds softness to hair.

Nasturtium Extract

EWG Score: 1

Nasturtium Extract is all about protecting your hair and scalp: the Vitamins A, C, E, and flavonoids in it make sure that UV rays or pesky pollution will not cause damage to your locks; the sulfur in it makes sure that the keratin in your hair is reinforced so that your strands wouldn’t break easily; and the minerals in it like iron and phosphorus would be able to revitalize hair and remove gunk from it!

Oat Flour

EWG Score: 1

When ground down, Oat Flour can be added to hair care products to make it creamier, increase its anti-inflammatory properties, and aid in protecting the scalp from forces that could damage it.

 

Octyldodecanol

EWG Score: 1

Commonly found in conditioners, Octyldodecanol acts as an emollient and moisturizer.

Oat Oil

EWG Score: 1

Oat Oil, with its incredible line-up of nutrients (includes but not limited to Vitamins B1, B2, D, E, carotene, iron, silica, manganese, lipids, and polyphenols) nourishes the hair effectively. Also, though an oil, it acts as a humectant as it absorbs and retains moisture in the hair and scalp.

Pea Protein
EWG Score: 1

Who knew that a simple pea could bring so much goodness to your hair? With its amino acids, Pea Protein allows the bonding of protein particles to hair strands, creating some kind of a protective structure around it which prevents cuticle cracking and encourages moisture retention.

 

PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate

EWG Score: 3

PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate is used as a thickener in hair care products.

 

PEG-7 Dimethicone
EWG Score: 3

PEG-7 Dimethicone is primarily used to protect color and make hair shiny, soft, easy to detangle. It also can be washed off with water!

 

PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate

EWG Score: 4

PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate is a solubilizer that is used to blend the ingredients of a product so that it becomes stable and uniformly dispersed.

 

Pentylene Glycol

EWG Score: 1

Pentylene Glycol is a solubilizer that is used to blend the ingredients of a product so that it becomes stable and uniformly dispersed.

 

Peppermint Extract

EWG Score: 1

Peppermint Extract is a natural antiseptic, making it one of the best scalp cleansers out there. It effectively clears out gunk, dead skin, and bacteria all the while making sure that your scalp is at its healthiest pH level. It also boosts the circulation of blood to the head (better than any other ingredient out there!) which encourages hair growth.

 

Pequi Oil

EWG Score: 1

For curly types out there, make Pequi Oil your best friend! Highly emollient and brimming with essential fatty acids, it is a potent moisturizer that greatly reduces frizz and restores dry, damaged hair back to life.

 

Phenyl Trimethicone

EWG Score: 1

Phenyl Trimethicone makes hair shiny, soft, and easy to detangle. Unfortunately, it cannot be washed away simply by water.

 

Phospholipids

EWG Score: 1

Extracted from beautiful sunflowers, Phospholipids bring a lot to the table: copper, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, Vitamins B1, B5, B6, C, E, and K. With those, it controls frizz like no other, moisturizes even the driest and most damaged hair, and increases the hair’s manageability.

 

Plum Oil

EWG Score: 1

Plum Oil, known for being a powerful antioxidant, injects hair with moisture that leaves hair feeling smooth, silky, and frizz-free.

 

Polyacrylate CrossPolymer-6
EWG Score: 1

Polyacrylate CrossPolymer-6 acts as a thickening agent for leave-in conditioners.

 

Polyglyceryl-4-Caprate
EWG Score: 1

Polyglyceryl-4-Caprate is a solubilizer that is used to blend the ingredients of a product so that it becomes stable and uniformly dispersed.

 

Polyglyceryl-6-Laurate
EWG Score: 1

Polyglyceryl-6-Laurate is a solubilizer that is used to blend the ingredients of a product so that it becomes stable and uniformly dispersed. Derived from castor oil, rapeseed, and sunflower.

Polyquaternium-10

EWG Score: 1

Polyquaternium-10 is a man-made substance that has a main purpose of conditioning the hair. It protects damaged parts of the hair, fights frizz and improves hair manageability. It provides people with curly hair curls that are both bouncy and defined!

 

Polyquaternium-16

EWG Score: 1

Polyquaternium-16 is a man-made substance that has a main purpose of conditioning the hair and protecting its damaged parts. It also provides a boost in volume by adding lift at the roots.

 

Polyquaternium-37
EWG Score: 1

Polyquaternium-37 can be found in leave-in conditioners acting as thickening agents. It also makes hair soft.

 

Polyquaternium-7

EWG Score: 3

Polyquaternium-7 is a man-made substance that has a main purpose of conditioning the hair and protecting its damaged parts. It also provides a boost in volume by adding lift at the roots.

 

Polysorbate-20
EWG Score: 3

Polysorbate-20 is a solubilizer that is used to blend the ingredients of a product so that it becomes stable and uniformly dispersed.

 

Poppy Oil

EWG Score: 1

Out of all the goodness Poppy Oil brings to the hair, its low absorption rate stands out. It effectively coats strands and creates a protective barrier wherein hydration is locked in. It also strengthens locks, staves of UV rays, and makes hair shiny. All of these without weighing the hair down as this oil is lightweight!

 

Potassium Sorbate

EWG Score: 3

Potassium Sorbate is a gentle man-made preservative alternative to everything bad about unhealthy hair care products such as parabens, methylisothiazolinone, and phthalates.

 

PPG-1 Trideceth-6
EWG Score: 1

PPG-1 Trideceth-6 is a solubilizer that is used to blend the ingredients of a product so that it becomes stable and uniformly dispersed.

 

Propanediol
EWG Score: 1

Propanediol is a solubilizer that is used to blend the ingredients of a product so that it becomes stable and uniformly dispersed.

 

Propanediol Dicaprylate

EWG Score: 1

Propanediol Dicaprylate is a lightweight all-natural silicone alternative that provides her with increased smoothness, silkiness, and manageability.

 

Propylene Glycol

EWG Score: 3

Propylene Glycol is a solubilizer that is used to blend the ingredients of a product so that it becomes stable and uniformly dispersed.

 

Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate

EWG Score: 1

Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate acts as a texture enhancer in leave-in conditioners.

 

Pro-Vitamin B5

EWG Score: 1

Pro-Vitamin B5 is known to be one of the few substances that have the ability to penetrate deeply into the hair and scalp. Because of this, you can be sure that the nourishment it brings your tresses is deposited deep within your strands. This ingredient, however, still works well on the outside: it smooths cuticles and conditions the scalp, preventing dryness.

Quinoa Extract

EWG Score: 1

Quinoa Extract is known for having all of the 8 essential amino acids. Since the human hair is made up of these exact amino acids, it wouldn’t be too hard to see how Quinoa Extract is beneficial as a hair care ingredient. It has the ability to hydrate the hair, form a protective barrier around the strands to help withstand damage, and lessen any chances of breakage.

Raspberry Oil

EWG Score: 1

With the highest concentration of alpha linolenic acid, Raspberry Oil is known to prevent inflammation, control oil production in the scalp, and lock in the much needed moisture into the hair and scalp.

 

Rice Bran Oil

EWG Score: 1

Filled with oleic and linoleic acids to the brim, Rice Bran Oil is known to keep hair flexible by upping its elasticity. This then leads to lower chances of hair breakage and split ends. Aside from that, this ingredient can protect hair from the UV rays and reverse damage on the scalp.

Rice Starch

EWG Score: 1

Rice Starch is used on dry shampoo because of its ability to suck out excess oil in the scalp. It can also help in healing compromised barrier functions.

 

Rose Hip Oil

EWG Score: 1

Rose Hip Oil is a lightweight oil that can easily be absorbed by the hair and scalp, immediately and deeply moisturizing and nourishing them.

Sacha Inchi Oil

EWG Score: 1

With an amazing concentration of different essential fatty acids (highest among vegetable oils!), Sacha Inchi Oil effortlessly restores damaged cuticles, breathes elasticity back to brittle hair, and nourishes a dry scalp.

 

Sclerotium Gum

EWG Score: 1

Sclerotium Gum is usually used as a thickener for hair care products.

 

Shea Oil

EWG Score: 1

Shea Oil is one of the best ingredients you can use for your hair. The good substances it possesses may be a bit too long to list for today, but its effects to the hair are too important to miss out on: it improves the health of the scalp and hair, and reduces falling hair by a significant percent.

Shikakai Extract

EWG Score: 1

Shikakai Extract acts as a good cleanser due to the high concentration of saponins it has. It gently yet effectively clears dirt, dead skin cells, and buildup of products like an astringent would a face.

 

Silica

EWG Score: 1

Silica is an ingredient that absorbs dirt, oil, and gunk in hair.

 

Silicone Quaternium-17

EWG Score: 1

Silicone Quaternium-17 makes hair shiny, soft, and easy to detangle. It can also be rinsed out with water!

 

Silk Proteins

EWG Score: 1

Silk Proteins have the incredible ability to hold water, which, when applied to the hair, translates to boosting the strands’ hydration levels and repairing damages.

 

Sodium Benzoate

EWG Score: 3

Sodium Benzoate is a gentle man-made preservative alternative to everything bad about unhealthy hair care products such as parabens, methylisothiazolinone, and phthalates

 

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

EWG Score: 1

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is a gentle cleansing agent alternative to sulfates, which we all hate.

 

Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate

EWG Score: 1

Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate is a gentle cleansing agent alternative to sulfates, which we all hate.

Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate

EWG Score: 3

Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate can be found in shampoos acting as a gentle cleaning agent. After dealing with dirt, oil, and other gunk on the head, it emulsifies them so that water can easily wash them away.

 

Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate
EWG Score: 1

Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate gentle cleanser found in shampoos. It replaces sulfates, which we our hair hates.

 

Sorbic Acid

EWG Score: 3

Sorbic Acid is a gentle man-made preservative alternative to everything bad about unhealthy hair care products such as parabens, methylisothiazolinone, and phthalates.

 

Soybean Oil
EWG Score: 1

Soybean Oil is a notable hair care ingredient due to its high concentrations of manganese, isoflavones, manganese, proteins, and omega fatty acids. All hail the queen of moisture retention!

 

Spirulina
EWG Score: 1

Spirulina is loaded with zinc, a vital substance for healthy hair and scalp; and Vitamin F, which is used to keep the hair and scalp hydrated, upping its elasticity.

 

Starch Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

EWG Score: 1

Starch Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride is a product stabilizer that is a conditioning and thickening agent.

 

Stearyl Amidopropyl Dimethylamine
EWG Score: 1

Stearyl Amidopropyl Dimethylamine is known for being both a thickener and conditioning agent.

 

Sugar Beet Derivative

EWG Score: 1

Ever had hard water in your place? It could be specially harsh on your hair! Sugar Beet Derivative is an ingredient that specifically binds to calcium and magnesium so that they don’t go anywhere near your beautiful locks!

 

Sunflower Oil

EWG Score: 1

Sunflower Oil, with its abundance of Vitamins B1, B5, B6, C, E, K, polyunsaturated fats, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc, nourishes the hair and scalp down to the deepest level. Its lightweight texture makes it one of the oils that are most ideal in reducing frizziness and dryness, leaving your hair soft, shiny, and manageable!

 

Sweet Almond Oil

EWG Score: 1

The sweetness of Sweet Almond Oil lies on its numerous nutrients and fatty acids: zinc, omega 3, 6, 9, Vitamins A, B, D, and E. With these, it rehabilitates dry, damaged hair to become smooth, soft, and healthy! It also coats every strand with a film that effectively protects it from outside aggressors and overall makes the hair more manageable and easier to comb.

Tara Gum

EWG Score: 1

Tara Gum envelopes each hair strand within a sturdy sugar film that makes it stronger than ever before. It nourishes the hair, increases strand elasticity, and gives protection from anything and everything that might damage your crowning glory!

 

Tea Tree Oil

EWG Score: 1

Being antifungal, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory, natural antiseptic Tea Tree Oil can soothe an irritated scalp, reducing itchiness and the chances of it being flaky.

 

Tomato Oil

EWG Score: 1

Pasta isn’t the only place Tomato Oil should be in–it can also be applied to your hair! It is an amazing emollient that will coat your hair strands with a moisture barrier that will strengthen it, restore its shine, and protect it from UV rays and other free radicals!

 

Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate

EWG Score: 1

Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate is a known chelating agent. It means that it can rid your hair of any possible heavy metal deposits.

Tropolone

EWG Score: 1

Tropolone is a gentle man-made preservative alternative to everything bad about unhealthy hair care products such as parabens, methylisothiazolinone, and phthalates.

 

Tsubaki Oil

EWG Score: 1

With its structure being extremely similar to that of our natural sebum, Tsubaki Oil can easily penetrate the deepest layer of our skin and hair. Because of this, it nourishes the hair within, which helps strands become stronger and be less susceptible to damage. It is also lightweight, making it a good choice for people with fine hair!

Ungurahui Oil

EWG Score: 1

Ungurahui Oil has 63 times more Vitamin E than Avocado Oil. It also is fat-soluble, which means it can be easily absorbed by the hair and skin. It is a light and non-greasy way to add shine, softness, and bounce to your locks!

Urea

EWG Score: 3

Urea is a synthetic moisturizer that can be found in shampoos.

Vitamin B6

EWG Score: 1

Vitamin B6 balances the production of sebum in the scalp, making a healthy ground for hair follicles to grow. This ingredient also allows you to go longer without washing your hair.

 

Vitamin E

EWG Score: 1

Vitamin E is a sought-after hair treatment ingredient mainly because it has the ability to protect the cuticles from damage. In turn, your tresses retain moisture and become a lot stronger!

Vitamin F

EWG Score: 1

Vitamin F has two fatty acids that the body cannot produce: omega 3 and 6. When applied to hair and scalp, this can easily maintain a healthy scalp and helps each strand hold on to moisture. It is also a lightweight solution to rejuvenate dry and lifeless hair!

Watercress Extract

EWG Score: 1

Aside from being able to cleanse the hair and scalp of excess oil, dirt, and other buildup, Watercress Extract is known to give hair a thickness boost with its zinc and sulfur components.

 

White Birch Sap

EWG Score: 1

White Birch Sap, with its calcium, oligosaccharides, potassium, and sodium, help with binding hair with water particles, giving it the ultimate source of moisture!

Witch Hazel Extract

EWG Score: 1

Witch Hazel Extract treats the scalp so that it has balanced sebum production and reduced susceptibility to irritability and flaking.

Yucca Extract

EWG Score: 1

Yucca Extract is known for its saponins that cleanses the hair and scalp effectively. It also is loaded with antioxidants, which means that it can calm an irritated scalp!

1,2-Hexanediol

EWG Score: 1

1, 2-Hexanediol is a gentle man-made preservative alternative to everything bad about unhealthy hair care products such as parabens, methylisothiazolinone, and phthalates.

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