A few questions if the folks at the Beauty Brains don't mind. The main ingredients in shampoos are detergents, if these are made to clean the hair and remove dirt and oil and such are all of the other conditioning agents pretty much pointless? Are they just there in hopes of some of them sticking around after rinsing?
Also, are non-ionic conditioning agents in conditioner also useless? I would think even hydrophobic ingredients are going to be rinsed off to some degree. In my mind the "-omuim chlorides" and polyquats are the only real "active" ingredients. What's really going on?
Unrelated there is a lot of hoobalo about Living Proof products and these two patented polymers OFPMA and PBAE developed by MIT scientists and such. Has anybody at the Beauty Brains looked into these products and can offer an opinion? I do recall on a fairly recent podcast episode Randy talking about how there was some sort of new split end mender in one of the Living Proof products (I think it was post Randy's living room attended webscast seminar) Thanks in advance guys!