Hair care ingredients: Alkanes, plant extract, Living Libations

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    Hi, I have three part question all related to hair care:
    1) I recently saw the ingredient C13-15 alkane as an ingredient in a leave-in conditioner. What is it and does it provide any hair conditioning benefit and is it similar to silicone? Does it cause build-up?

    2) What is the difference between a plant oil and a plant extract? For example, in one John Masters De-tangler, it lists
    “Arnica Montana Flower Extract” and “Pelargonium Graveolens Oil.” Do they both provide benefits to the hair?

    3) I was curious about the Living Libations Seabuckthorn Shampoo, but it is expensive. Also, I don’t see any common surfactants listed. How does the shampoo cleanse? Do the ingredients warrant the price ($25/4 oz)? I listed the ingredients below for reference.

    Jojoba Oil – Simmondsia chinensis
    JSeabuckthorn Oil – Hippophae rhamnoides
    Coco-Protein Oil – Cocos nucifera
    Yucca Oil – Yucca elata
    Bladderwrack Seaweed Oil – Fucus vesiculosus
    Orange Wax Oil – Citrus aurantium
    Calendula Oil – Calendula officinalis
    Red Clover Oil – Trifolium pretense
    Oatstraw Oil – Avena sativa
    Horsetail Oil – Equisetum arvense
    Coltsfoot Oil – Tussilago farfara
    Comfrey (Symphtum officinalis)
    Stinging Nettles Oil – Urtica dioica
    Chamomile Oil – Anthemis nobilis
    Grapefruit Oil – Citrus paradisi
    Peppermint Oil – Mentha piperita
    Vetiver Oil – Vetivera zizanoides
    Lime Oil – Citrus aurantifolia
    Sage + Rosemary Oil – Salvia officinalis + Rosmarinus officinalis


    However, if diagnosed right, you can control hair fall with certain home remedies that are natural and effective in saving your locks. Some Natural Remedies To Treat Hair Fall:

    1. Egg Mask

    • Separate one egg white in a bowl and add a teaspoon each of olive oil and honey.
    • Beat to make a paste and apply it all over from root to tips.
    • After 20 minutes, rinse with a mild shampoo.

    2. Licorice Root

    • Make a paste by adding a tablespoon of ground licorice root and a quarter teaspoon saffron to one cup of milk.
    • Apply this to your scalp and hair length and leave it on overnight.
    • The next morning, wash your hair.
    • Repeat this twice a week.

    3. Coconut Milk

    • Grate a medium-sized coconut and simmer it in a pan for five minutes.
    • Strain and cool.
    • Then add one tablespoon of each crushed black pepper and fenugreek seeds to the milk.
    • Apply on your scalp and hair.
    • After 20 minutes, rinse with a shampoo.

    4. Green Tea

    • Soak two-three teabags in one-two cups of hot water depending on the length of your hair.
    • When it cools, pour this over your scalp and hair, while gently massaging your head.
    • Rinse with cool water after an hour.
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