It is well recognized that nearly 82,000 ingredients are used as active ingredients in personal care products and that over 10% of them are industrial chemicals. Besides being carcinogenic some of these active ingredients are endocrine disruptors, reproductive disruptors, surfactants, plasticizers, and degreasers. These are pesticides and toxins that greatly affect our health and our environment. Among these products we will mention hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxy toluene (BHT), dyes derived from coal tar such as p-phenylenediamine and those identified by CI (Colour Index) followed by five digits, the ingredients followed by diethanolamine (DEA) such as cocamides DEA and DEA Lauramides, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde releasers such as Diazolidinyl Urea, Urea Imidazolidinyl, DMDM Hydantion, Methenamine and quaternium-15. These substances are very harmful to our health and harmful to fish and wildlife. To these substances are added, parabens, fragrances, PEG (PEG-60 cases), the Petrolatum, the Siloxanes the Sodium Laureth Sulfate and aggressive triclosan.
Faced with this problem NaturHeals chose to use only 100% natural active ingredients, which are respectful of health and the environment.
Palm Kernel Oil
The palm kernel oil is extracted from the fruit (almond) of the oil palm of its scientific name Elaeis Guineesis. Rich in saturated fatty acids whose lauric acid is the main component, this oil is ideal for dry or very dry hair. The palm kernel oil, being a triglyceride of lauric acid (its main fatty acid), has a high affinity for capillary proteins, and due to its low molecular weight and straight linear chain, it is exceptionally capable of penetrating the capillary fiber all the way to the cortex. The palm kernel oil thus ensures a deep nutrition of the follicles and thus stimulates hair growth. In addition to making hair thick, palm kernel oil reduces hair loss by making it stronger, and effectively treats the scalp against excess sebum, dandruff and eczema. One of its peculiarities is that it hardens on contact with the cold, and to be more effective, the serums based on palm kernel oil should be lukewarm during application.
Shea butter is a substance extracted from shea fruit (Butyrospermum parkii). Its content of unsaponifiables is one of the highest in the plant world but it is also composed of essential fatty acids, vitamins A, D, E, F and latex, naturally present in shea butter. Its fatty acids are 65% oleic acid (Omega-9); 20% stearic acid; 10% linolenic acid; 4% palmitic acid and linoleic acid. Its composition in resinous esters of vitamin D and F, and latex gives it a restorative power of hair subjected to many aggressions. Shea butter has the potential to ensure hydration and nutrition of the hair, thus their growth thanks to its richness in vitamin A2 and vitamin E, and their protection against aggressions by the action of phytosterols such as Keritersterols.
From its scientific name Argania spinosa, Argan oil contains between 0.34% and 0.79% of unsaponifiable compound, it also contains 43% of oleic acid (Omega-9), 36% of acid Linoleic acid (Omega-6) and the remainder being the monoglyceric form of these fatty acids. It contains, in addition to these fatty acids, tocopherols (vitamin E), squalene, sterols and polyphenols. Best friend of the hair, the argan oil is a real capillary stimulant. Indeed, it nourishes and revitalizes both the scalp and the hair. This oil penetrates the hair very quickly and provides better hydration.
Garlic, called Allium Sativum, is a concentrate of carbohydrates, amino acids, vitamins (B5, C, E ...), minerals including potassium and sulfur, and trace elements including selenium and iron. There are also prostaglandin (PGD) and phenol acids, as well as Tocopherol and flavonoids. With the PGD, garlic is believed to increase the length and number of hair follicles. Under the action of selenium with vitamin E, garlic not only has a strong antioxidant power but also stimulates oxygenation and blood microcirculation. It restores vitality to the bulbs of your hair, stimulates their growth and helps to curb their fall. With a composition rich in omega-3 and 6 (essential fatty acids), garlic extracts help moisturize the scalp and promote hair softness. Thanks to its antibacterial properties, it cleanses the scalp and reduces dandruff and itching.
From its scientific name Hibiscus sabdariffa, Guinea's sorrel is rich in organic acids, anthocyanosides, flavonoids and mucilages. It also contains pectins and an essential oil called eugenol. Thanks to the combined action of organic acids-L, mucilages and anthocyanocides, roselle fruits, restore the natural barrier of the hair, rehydrate the Keratin fibers and regenerate its structure. With these actions, the anti-inflammatory, astringent and anti-free radical properties of anthocyanocides are of particular interest. These substances are involved in the optimization of cell division at the level of the germinative layer and to loosen the outer cells of the stratum corneum. Roselle fruits fight against the fall of hair and allow their growth, and in the case of dry hair, they increase the hydration of the horny layer and generate the hydro-lipid film, which gives the hair its silky and shiny appearance, and makes it easy to disentangle.
The guava is the tropical fruit of the guava tree whose scientific name is Psidium guajava, a tree of the Myrtaceae family that grows in the tropical regions of America and Africa. Guava leaves are particularly well known to mitigate hair loss. The continuous use of these leaves can stop hair loss and promote the growth of hair thanks to their composition enriched with vitamin B, a vitamin essential for healthy hair growth.
Thymus or Thymus vulgaris is mainly composed of thymol and carvacrol, followed by para-cymene, eucalyptol (1,8-cineol), linalool and other monoterpenes, triterpenes, flavonoids. In therapeutic phytocosmetology, thyme is known as a hair stimulant and plays an important role in the fight against alopecia by slowing hair loss, making them thicker and activating their growth.
Olea europaea is characterized by its triglyceride content, consisting of fatty acids. Its oil predominantly contains monounsaturated fatty acids including oleic acid or omega 9. It also contains small amounts of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids including omega 6 and 3. These components are very involved in the fight against hair loss, and they also modulate hair growth. In addition olive oil contains azelaic acid, an inhibitory substance of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, whose main action is the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is the hormone responsible for the weakening of the follicles and therefore baldness. In synergy with its essential nutrients such as vitamin E, vitamin D, biotin and niacin, olive oil nourishes the hair for growth. Its antioxidant function is assisted by other substances such as tocopherols and polyphenols.
Jojoba oil is the liquid wax contained in the seed of Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) whose oil yield is about 50% of its weight. Jojoba oil is a mixture of ceric esters (wax esters) having long carbon chains, each molecule of which contains a fatty acid and a fatty alcohol linked by an ester bond. Its fatty acid molecules are 98% unsaturated at the 9th carbon-carbon bond (omega-9). Thanks to the hydrating, protective and nourishing action of its fatty acids, jojoba oil repairs the hair, fights against their fall and allows their growth.
Aloe vera or aloe of Barbados is a species of aloe (genus Aloe) of uncertain origin but cultivated for a long time in the Mediterranean region, North Africa, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde. The Aloe vera leaf contains more than 75 active compounds (polysaccharides, phenolic compounds, organic acids) as well as 20 minerals, 20 amino acids and 12 vitamins. The main secondary metabolites are phenolic compounds of the anthrone and chromone type. Thanks to this battery of active ingredients and especially positive enzymes that take care of eliminating the vast majority of dead cells present throughout the scalp, Aloe helps in hair growth. Indeed, these dead cells can obstruct the hair follicle, thus preventing the hair from absorbing the nutrients necessary for their growth.
Also known for its scientific name Mentha piperita, the peppermint leaf contains many aromatic secondary metabolics including phenolic acids, flavonoids (luteolin glycosides, apigenin), monoterpenes and Triterpenes. The effectiveness of this plant comes from the menthol it contains and which is well recognized for its soothing, refreshing and stimulating effects on the scalp.
Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained from castor seeds (Ricinus communis). It consists of about 90% of its fatty acids, ricinoleic acid, a C18 fatty acid or (R)-(+) - 12-hydroxy-9Z-octadecenoic acid which is a hydroxylated omega-9 and forms ricinoline, the major triglyceride of this oil. In addition to its nourishing and revitalizing function, castor oil is believed to greatly promote the regrowth of the hair and also bring them volume.
From its scientific name Urtica dioica, nettle leaf contains important quantities of carotenoids, folic acid, vitamins C and E, Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium. On the whole, nettle is especially rich in "complete" proteins, since it contains the eight essential amino acids and sulfur amino acids. It also contains three times more vitamin C than an orange, as well as group B vitamins. Nettle contains methionine and cysteine, present in keratin hair. They are the ones that bring them strength and elasticity. The vitamins of group B promote their growth. Nettle also contains a lot of zinc, which makes it possible to rebalance the secretions of sebum, and iron, effective as an anti-fall.
Salvia officinalis contains a variety of flavonoids and phenolic acids. It is an excellent source of vitamin K and a good source of vitamin A. It revitalizes damaged and tired hair. Exceptional treatment for oily hair, it regulates the sebum. It is also suitable for drier hair, making it shiny, and full of vitality. The hair fiber appears thickened, invigorated. Sage also promotes hair growth and effectively reduces hair loss.
Lavender (Lavandula) linalyl acetate and linalool, geraniol, pinene, cineol, coumarin, beta-caryophyllene and ethylamyl ketone, are at the origin of its refreshing odor . We do not recognize it enough, but lavender is a good remedy to make hair regrow.
Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata), or ilang-ilang, is a tree of the family Annonaceae, native to Southeast Asia. It is grown for its flowers, which are extracted by distillation of an essential oil frequently used in perfumes. It is a complex mixture of free and esterified, acyclic and cyclic terpenes, sesquiterpenes (pinene, linalol, geraniol, safrol, eugenol ...), aldehydes and Copaene. Its essential oil is involved in the fight against hair loss. It stimulates and tones the scalp, and is reputed to be an important factor in hair growth.
Coconut oil is a vegetable oil made from the dried coconut albumen, whose scientific name is Cocos Nucifera. It is composed of 87% saturated fatty acid, about 8% unsaturated fatty acid including Omega 9 and finally vitamins E and K. Basically, coconut oil is composed of chain triglycerides of medium length, which have a strong penetration power of the cellular membrane of the hair to nourish them deeply. One of the peculiarities of this oil is that it prevents loss of protein and compensates for the lack of oil due to repeated exposures to toxins.
Thanks to its alkaline pH, the Sodium Hydrogencarbonate by its scientific name is a powerful precursor of the repair and the growth of hair. It promotes the opening of the scales of the hair which allows the deep penetration of the capillary rod by the healing molecules of our natural ingredients. It is a basic ingredient of some of our hair shampoos for recalcitrant and severely damaged hair. In addition to fighting against dandruff, baking soda ensures the cleansing of the scalp.