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February 5, 2020 at 9:46 pm #92948PeachyRoseMember
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 officinalisSeptember 14, 2021 at 1:18 pm #97852Priti_ShahMember
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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