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INGREDIENT
WHAT IT DOES
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Alcohol Denat. Denatured alcohol is a mixture of ethanol, naturally derived from sugar cane, with a denaturing agent.
Sugar Cane
Naturally-derived with clean chemistry.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice  Helps condition and smooth hair. I&E uses a decolorized version.  
Aloe
Natural
Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter A natural alternative to silicone from a Brazilian nut. Smooths, protects, & adds shine while detangling.
Murumuru Seed
Natural
Behentrimonium Chloride Made from colza oil, which is derived from the oilseed turnip. Conditions, softens, fights static, & helps rebuild dry, damaged hair.
Colza oil from a brassica napus (oilseed turnip) plant
Naturally-derived with clean chemistry.
Behenyl/Stearyl Aminopropanediol Esters  Helps to restructure hair cuticle and prevent broken hair and split ends. Created without solvents from two vegetable fatty acids.
Vegetable fatty acids
Naturally-derived with clean chemistry.  
Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract (Tara Pods) A powerful antioxidant that protects hair from heat and UV stressors. Helps to prevent color fade and strengthen hair.  
Caesalpinia Spinosa (Tara) tree of Peruvian Andes
Natural
Caprylol Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer A silicone alternative for smoothing.  
Coconut and castor oil
Naturally-derived with clean chemistry.
Cetyl Alcohol  A fatty alcohol derived from plants. Acts as an emollient, emulsifier & thickener. Also known for hair conditioning qualities.
Coconut
Naturally-derived with clean chemistry.  
Citric Acid Chelating agent (helps solubilize some ingredients) and ph adjuster.
Citrus Fruits
Natural
Diheptyl Succinate Silicone alternative derived from Castor Oil. Helps to detangle & smooth hair. Ours is EcoCert approved.
Castor Oil
Natural
Ethylhexylglycerin Paraben alternative that enhances preservatives. Also helps to condition hair.
Coconut
Naturally-derived with clean chemistry.
Glycerin A humectant that’s present in all natural lipids (fats), whether animal or vegetable. Ours is vegetable sourced. 
Vegetable fatty acids
Naturally-derived with clean chemistry.  
Helianthus Annuss Sprout Extract Conditioning and powerful anti-oxidant that helps to protect hair from heat and UV stressors.
Sunflower
Natural
Linum Usitalssimum Seed Extract Hair conditioning ingredient.
Linseed
Natural
Maltodextrin Produced from a starch such as corn, rice or potato. Helps to thicken a formula.
Corn, potato or rice.
Naturally-derived with clean chemistry.
Orbignya Speciosa Kernel Oil  Natural alternative to silicone. Smooths, protects, adds shine. Improves combability.
Babassu seed
Natural
Panthenol Alcohol form of the B vitamin pantothenic acid. Panthenol helps to hold moisture. 
B vitamin
Naturally-derived with clean chemistry.  
Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil Contains high amounts of oleic, linoleic, & bebenic acid, essential fatty acids to help strengthen & condition hair. Also excellent for scalp health.
Pracaxi seeds
Natural
Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate Emmolient and emulsifying ingredient.
Vegetable fatty acids
Naturally-derived with clean chemistry.
Potassium Sorbate Paraben alternative used as a preservative. Derived from a naturally occurring antimicrobial. Originally isolated from berries of Rowan trees.
Sorbic acid, Potassium Salt
Naturally-derived with clean chemistry.  
Propanediol Preservative-boosting humectant made from renewable corn sugar fermentation. Alternative to petroleum derived Propylene Glycol. Ours is EcoCert approved.
Corn
Naturally-derived with clean chemistry.  
Salix Alba Bark Extract Conditioning and smoothing ingredient.  
White Willow Tree Bark
Natural
Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract Rich source of fatty acids from the Chia Seed, including omega-3  plus linolenic and palmitic acids. Provides hydration protective & anti-oxidants.
Chia Seed
Natural
Tocopherol Vitamin-E derived from vegetable oil. A powerful anti-oxidant and conditioner.
Vitamin E
Naturally-derived with clean chemistry. 
Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate Chelating agent (helps solubilize some ingredients) and preservative booster.
 
Naturally-derived with clean chemistry.  
Water (Aqua) Helps dissolve ingredients in product.
Water
Natural