Time to stop sabotaging your hair growth progress

The journey to fuller, happier hair can sometimes feel like taking one step forward and two back. You may find a product or treatment that helps you with growth, but lose your newly gained inches to breakage and damage, taking you back to square one — without even knowing why.

A fuller mane starts at the scalp — but it doesn’t stop there

Growth starts at the follicle where the hair is formed. But it doesn’t stop there. If you’d like to achieve an overall fuller, more vital mane, it is important to look after your lengths using products that don’t sabotage the progress you make at the roots.

So, which products should you avoid?

It is not so much about the specific product as it is about choosing the right ingredients and the correct usage for your hair. Some ingredients commonly used in hair products, although safe for most people, have the potential to cause damage to the hair for others.

Sulfates

Sulfates are used in shampoos for their detergent properties, which is both their negative and positive side. They are effective cleansers, but they have the potential to cause irritation in some people and strip the hair and scalp of its natural oils. This can potentially lead to dry and damaged strands and a dry and flaky scalp.

Bio-Pilixin® Shampoo

While sulfates are generally considered safe, we opted to use milder alternatives to sulfates in our Bio-Pilixin® Shampoo to help effectively cleanse all while being easy on the scalp and hair.

Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate is a surfectant that is used in shampoos for its degreasing properties. It has a larger molecule than sulfates, making it harder to penetrate the skin and therefore less likely to cause irritation.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a mild cleansing agent effective at breaking down oils and dirt all while being easy on the skin. Thanks to its mildness, it is a popular sulfate alternative in products for babies and infants.

- Helps reduce excess sebum
- Designed to help cleanse gently yet effectively
- Contributes to a balanced scalp

Silicones

Silicones are widely used in products that are meant to hydrate and moisturise the hair, including conditioners, masks, and oils. While they act as a protective seal, leaving hair with a smoother, glossier appearance, they only provide a surface-level hydration, rather than delivering it into the inner layers of the hair.

Silicones that are classified as stubborn (for ex. dimethicone) can be hard to wash out with sulfate-free shampoos. This can result in residue buildups, potentially leading to issues such as greasy, weighed down hair, breakage and damage.

While silicones may not cause any problems for some, we use plant-based alternatives to give you a peace of mind.

Hair Hydration Mask

Argan Oil

Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate is a surfectant that is used in shampoos for its degreasing properties. It has a larger molecule than sulfates, making it harder to penetrate the skin and therefore less likely to cause irritation.

HyaClear®7A

100% natural and vegan form of Hyaluronic Acid, which has shown to increase hair fibre water content after just one application.

Hydrolised Quinoa

Rich in proteins and amino acids which can contribute to hair strength, helping to make strands more resilient to everyday wear-and-tear.

Bio-Pilixin® Conditioner

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera can help sooth irritated scalp and reduce water loss from skin when it’s dry and damaged.

Amino Acid Complex

Amino acids can help improve the state of damaged hair and contribute to hair strength and durability.

Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil

A good source of fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acids. When applied topically, fatty acids can help promote hydration and protection

Hair Protection Oil

Argan Oil

Argan oil is rich in fatty acids and vitamin E which can help maintain moisture, protect hair and therefore reduce breakage and frizz when applied topically.

Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil

A good source of fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acids. When applied topically, fatty acids can help promote hydration and protection.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant which can help protect hair from damaged caused by UV rays and environmental stressors.

Petrolatum

Petrolatum, derived from petroleum, is a popular ingredient in hair styling products for several reasons. Its sticky nature helps to create a hold in styling products by creating a film and thus providing structure and definition. It is also an effective moisturiser, helping to prevent water loss from the hair shaft.

However, these effects are often achieved at the expense of its washability. Several studies have demonstrated the resistance of petrolatum to water, making it challenging to wash out with conventional water-based/sulfate-free cleansers. This can lead to buildup, breakage, and damage over time.

Firm & Flexible Styling Clay

We use plant-based waxes as a petrolatum alternative in our styling clay-wax hybrids. These waxes wash out easily with a sulfate-free shampoo while providing hold and definition, helping you avoid the downsides associated with petrolatum.

Candelilla Wax

Candelilla wax is known for its ability to help provide structure and a strong hold in styling products.

Carnauba Wax

Carnauba wax helps deliver a strong hold and a natural shine without making hair feel weighed-down, greasy, or sticky.

Kaolin Clay

A naturally occurring clay mineral that is used in styling products for its ability to add texture, volume, and structure to the hair.

Our Styling Clays

FIRM STYLING CLAY

  • Strong hold, semi-matte finish
  • Suitable for short to medium hair (5 to 12cm)
  • Easy washout making it ideal for daily use

FLEXIBLE STYLING CLAY

  • Medium hold, natural finish
  • Suitable for short to medium hair (5 to 20cm)
  • Easy washout making it ideal for daily use