February 18, 2021 2 min read 3 Comments
We love clean hair. Who doesn’t? It’s so satisfying to step into the shower and work up a rich lather of shampoo. Then that silky feeling from conditioner after? Just incredible. Knowing your hair looks amazing is a confidence boost unlike any other, and it’s so simple to achieve. Particularly if you’re tapping into the all-natural power of plants to give you that shine.
Many shampoos rely on sulfates to create all the bubbles you associate with clean hair. Sulfates are on our red list at Rocky. That means you’ll never find them in any of our products. The associations with skin irritations and sulfates are one reason, but SLS can also be derived from petroleum or plant sources, which could be palm oil. No thanks!
We’d rather rely on nature for beautiful ingredients that won’t harm you or the planet. We don’t ever want to worry about what we’re putting on our bodies. That’s why we use Soap Nut Aqueous Extract to bubble and lather our natural shampoo.
Soap Nut is the start ingredient of our natural shampoo. You know that clean feeling you get when washing your hair? That luxurious lather that tells your brain you’re going to look amazing? We get that effect using Soap Nut.
Part of the lychee family, soap nuts are actually considered a berry and come from the Sapindus Mukorossi tree. And even though their name implies otherwise, soap nuts are actually totally soap-free. To make soap you need to, by definition, create soap through the process of saponification (we’re pretty good at that).
The cleansing ingredient in the soap nut is actually a natural thing called saponin that acts as a mild cleanser. When added to water the soap nut lathers and foams, giving a soaping effect. The saponins act as surfactants and that means they can easily dissolve dirt and clean your hair, skin and clothes. This is why a soap nut is called a "soap.”
Fun fact! You can throw loose soap nuts into a mesh bag and add them to your laundry for a natural detergent.
Flax Seed Protein
Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (Amino Acid)
Amino Acids help your hair retain moisture, keeping the hair cuticle healthy and moisturised. This plant-based amino also works as a gentle cleanser.
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