Why is organic cocoa and shea butter solid hair conditioner different?
I’ve had to do quite a bit of research and experimenting (with some degree of disaster) to come up with this conditioner. Other solid conditioner bars on the market are mainly made up of SLS (again), propylene glycol (petroleum based main ingredient of antifreeze), water and cocoa butter. Then the cocoa butter is mixed with stuff to make it water soluble and therefore not moisturising anymore – although it’s not as simple as just using cocoa and shea butters alone which would basically make your hair greasy and gloopy.
I’ve now found the perfect combination of ingredients to condition the hair, soften and smooth, make it easy to brush through and smell incredible. This bars vibrant orange colour and fragrance comes from orange wax, an incredibly concentrated gorgeous ingredient which means that no artificial colours need to be used.
In order to make the conditioner slippery and actually condition the hair it needs to have certain other ingredients added, otherwise it would be just like a body moisturiser and wouldn’t penetrate the hair.
What’s added to make it a hair conditioner?
Organic cocoa butter: Brilliant hair softener, moisturiser and conditioner. Great for soothing sore scalps.
Organic shea butter: Gorgeously moisturising for skin, hair and everything else in between. Again, it’s great for scalp care.
Vitamin E oil: restores lost moisture and is great for dry, damaged hair and skin.
Plant Keratin: The keratin we produce naturally in our hair is an insoluble protective protein which is important for maintaining the hairs moisture balance and helps to keep it moist and supple. Its amino acids are a natural way to add these proteins to the hair to ensure it has a healthy appearance.
Plant Keratin is a natural ingredient made from corn, wheat and soy proteins which, when blended together, mimic the proteins found in human hair, thereby penetrating the hair to moisturise and strengthen each Although it’s only a tiny amount, this product may not be gluten free due to the wheat content.
Polyquertinum 7: is an organic compound which, when used in hair products, helps the hair to absorb moisture from the air and adds to the conditioning and soothing effects of the solid hair conditioner.
Behentrimonium methosulfate: Sounds terribly scary but in fact it’s just a mild, vegetable based wax which is derived from rapeseed oil. It’s extracted using ammonium salt so doesn’t contained any alcohols which could dry your hair out. It gives the conditioner a wonderful slip and a powdery finish so the oils and butters don’t leave hair feeling oily and flat.
Cetyl Alcohol: it’s not an alcohol it’s a thickening agent derived from coconut oil.
Glycerine: A humectant which means it carries moisture into the hair so keeps it supple and hydrated.
Panthenol: part of the vitamin B group panthenol has the ability to improve damaged hair. It increases hairs elasticity and moisture retention properties. Again it rinses out completely once it’s done its job.
What’s so special about Organic Cocoa and Shea Butter Solid Hair Conditioner?
It glides through your hair easily and doesn’t get bits falling off it like other solid conditioners can do.
It leaves a layer of lovely moisturising butters and oils but doesn’t leave your hair feeling weighed down with product.
It rinses out really well but enough product stays in your hair to actually make a difference.
It smells fabulous!
And it lasts for flippin ages (I’ve used mine every day for a month and have hardly made a dent in it even with using it all through my long hair) Other solid conditioners on the market go a bit soft and squidgy over time and eventually break up, even if you keep them dry.
I cannot wait for you to try this brilliant little bar of loveliness!
Quantative ingredients of Organic Cocoa and Shea Butter Solid Hair Conditioner:
behentrimonium methosulfate, cetyl alcohol, organic fairly traded cocoa butter (theobroma cacao), organic fairly traded shea butter (butyrospermium parkii), polyquertinum, d panthenol, plant keratin pet, glycerine, vitamin E oil (tocopherol), ecosafe natural preservative (benzyl alcohol, dehydro acetic acid, sorbic acid and benzonic acid).