unraveling ingredients listings!
commercial product ingredients listings can be a mystical universe, full of difficult to pronounce chemicals that make little sense to anyone without a chemistry degree.
even natural products are made up of various combos of water, oils, butters, waxes, emulsifiers, preservatives, etc. it can be somewhat daunting, and it may be tempting to just read the tagline or marketing claims of a product and hope that it works!
we try to inform about the ingredients of our products, what they do, and why we put them there (it’s part of why our product descriptions are so dang long nice and juicy) in our website and product labels, but the second part of the equation is up to you: experimentation is key!
it’s a great idea to experiment, test and enjoy your favorite products while reading labels and learning about ingredients. as you learn more, you’ll be able to choose products in the future that will be likely to work for you. does your hair respond best to creams? lotions? water-based sprays? pomades? detergent-based shampoos? soap-based cleansers? or, even more advanced: you know your hair likes oils, but what KIND of oils? clear runny ones? thick and rich? do butters leave your hair supple, or just sit on top?
a few of our products got a few mentions in this blog entry over at Nu Kynk, but more importantly it’s SUPER INFORMATIVE about the types of hair care products out there, kinds of ingredients to look for, what they do for your hair and what their properties are, with a personal perspective on how they work for the writer of the article. it’s a great start if you’d like to get more informed about hair care and ingredients.