Here is a complete ingredient list and description of all HAIRPRINT Shampoos and Conditioners. All are rated #1 on the Skin Deep list, but we do not stop there. Our Hair Colour Restorer is the first and only hair colouring product to be certified non-toxic by MadeSafe®, a certifying organisation with the highest standards in the world.

WHAT'S NOT IN OUR PRODUCTS

PERIOD.

Coal Tar Dye
PPD (Phenylenediamine)
PTD
4-MMPD
Ammonia
Resorcinol
Phenols
Parabens
Ethanolamines
1-Naphthol
Genetically Modified Ingredients
Synthetic Fragrance
Sodium Benzoate
Phthalates
Nano particles
PEG Compounds

Phenoxyethanol
Sulfates
Synthetic colour
Animal By-Products
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
Benzoyl Peroxide
Toluene
Propylene Glycol
PVP/VA Copolymer
Diethanolamine (DEA)
Diazolidinyl Urea
Triethanolamine (TEA)
Hydroquinone
Imidazolidinyl Urea
Silicone-Derived Emollients

OUR SHAMPOOS AND CONDITIONERS ARE DIFFERENT TO ALL OTHER SHAMPOOS IN THE MARKET.

NO OILS

it washes off

Our shampoos have no oils in them

Shampoos contain surfactants (or soaps) designed to remove sebum, the oily coating produced by the sebaceous glands. If you put oil in a shampoo, it washes off. So why put it in? Nourishing oils and butters are in our conditioners where they belong. There they feed and nourish your hair and skin. What our shampoos do contain are unique and specific botanicals that heal, exfoliate, stimulate and soothe the scalp. Please read the Ingredient Story on our website where we explain why we’ve chosen each botanical and what it does.

WORTH IT

Make ingredients effective

Our ingredients are fermented

You may notice that some of our ingredients are fermented. Many plant ingredients are not bio-available to the skin cells unless they are broken down by lactobacillus or other bacteria. Using fermentation tanks to make ingredients effective is more expensive, but it is worth it.

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NOT “fairy dust”

fewer ingredients but use more of them

We use fewer ingredients but use more of them. Shampoo labels may list many botanical ingredients and oils, but how much is actually in the product? In many cases, almost none. One-tenth of one percent is not unusual. The workers who make these shampoos call it “fairy dust.” If your hair is 12 inches long, one tenth of one percent of a dab of shampoo means you are putting on 3/1000th of an ounce on 25 sq. ft. of hair surface. It is important to have enough of an ingredient to make a difference. We measure and add all of our plant ingredient formulations in percentages, not fractions of a percentage.

ORGANIC

No reliably enforced standards

We do not list them on our labels

We use organic ingredients but do not list them on our labels as organic. The reason we do this is because unlike the food industry, the organizations that certify cosmetic ingredients as being organic are not regulated or certified. Until there are reliably enforced standards, we will err on the side of caution in what we claim.

BE LISTED

We do that

Listed ingredients in order of amount used

Ingredients are required to be listed in order of amount used. We do that. Many companies do not. Some companies do not list water as an ingredient although it comprises 70% of all shampoos and conditioners. We do. Some companies use euphemisms for chemicals.
We don’t. They will say “plant cellulose” on the label when the actual ingredient is guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, a quaternary ammonium derivative that leaves film on the hair and scalp and can cause health issues like asthma.

GENTLE

shampoos and conditioners

GENTLE AND SOOTHING

Our daily shampoos and conditioners are gentle. The Bamboo, Amla, Marine Kelp, and Exfoliating Shampoos do not strip the hair. The conditioners are soothing. We carry two other shampoos designed to remove residue, minerals and gunk from your hair. The Clarifying and Chelating Shampoos are an important way to make our Colour Restoring products work. If you are just starting to use HAIRPRINT Colour Restorer and have a shelf full of products with ingredients you never really understood, you would want to use the Clarifying Shampoo first. If you have well or hard water, you likely have calcium, iron, and/or magnesium in and on your hair, and you will want to use our Chelating Shampoo first. If your hair turns brassy, (which is caused by iron in the water), our Chelating Shampoo will eliminate the brassy colour from the hair.

BEAUTIFUL

YOUR HAIR AND SCALP WILL AGREE

health comes from the earth

To grow a beautiful plant, you need to feed the soil. To grow beautiful hair, you need to feed the cells that create hair. For that you need plants, not chemicals. Please don’t slather your hair with a foamy, perfumed, chemical soup laden with incomprehensible chemicals, especially if the product claims to be natural. If you do not understand what an ingredient is, best not to put it on your hair and skin. We believe the source of our health comes from the earth (and the incredible bounty it provides), not from chemicals. We think your hair and scalp will agree.

WHAT IS IN OUR PRODUCTS

THE LIST OF INGREDIENTS IN OUR PRODUCTS

Amla Fruit Extract

Amla or Indian Gooseberry is the golden treasure of all hair treatments. Its name, derived from a Sanskrit word meaning fruit of heaven. It is laden with phytonutrients, antioxidants and minerals. Employed in hundreds of Ayurvedic preparations are fruit, seeds, leaves, bark and flowers. For hair, Amla fruit is used to sooth the scalp and is used to treat dandruff, scalp conditions, and dryness. It penetrates the hair, nourishes the follicle, conditions your locks, adds lustre, and has long been used for millennia to stimulate healthy hair growth

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Shampoo + Conditioner

Cetearyl Glucoside

One of three emulsifiers used in our conditioners, milk is an emulsion, and the word emulsion, derived from the Latin word for a milky liquid, is made by crushing almonds in water. Cetearyl Glucoside is a soft waxy substance made from coconut oil and glucose. Emulsifiers allow water and oils to mix and form a stable, creamy emulsion, which provides a means for our nourishing oils to penetrate the hair.

N.B. We do not use any quaternary ammonium compound (QUATS) emulsifiers such as Behentrimonium Methosulfate in our products.

Many natural hair care products do use this and other QUATS, however, we do not believe they are beneficial for you or the environment. Companies will claim they are ‘naturally derived’ from Colza or other natural oils but ‘naturally derived’ does not mean ‘naturally’ arrived once synthesised with chlorine or bromine and ammonia into a QUATS. Simply stated, you will never find a chlorinated or brominated ingredient in our products.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Shampoo + Conditioner, Bio-active Marine Kelp Shampoo + Conditioner, Bamboo Shampoo + Conditioner, Exfoliating Hair + Scalp Wash, Chelating Shampoo, Clarifying Shampoo

Bamboo Ferment

A fermented form of macerated bamboo, the leaves and stalks are first shredded and pulped. Lactobacillus is then added to create bio-available silicate for the hair and bio-chelated antioxidants for the follicle and cells. Silica is a critical micronutrient for the hair, and no plant contains more than bamboo. It also adds slip and shine to the hair.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Bamboo Shampoo + Conditioner

Cetyl Alcohol

The term alcohol disguises its true nature, which is a soft waxy emulsifier made from coconut oil and glucose.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Shampoo + Conditioner, Bio-active Marine Kelp Shampoo + Conditioner, Bamboo Shampoo + Conditioner, Exfoliating Hair + Scalp Wash, Chelating Shampoo, Clarifying Shampoo

Coconut Oil

The health and skin benefits of coconut oil are so well known. It is an emollient that soothes and softens the skin; it nourishes the hair, increases shine and luminescence, reduces protein loss and scalp dryness, addresses dandruff and skin flakiness, and is by itself an excellent hair conditioner.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Shampoo + Conditioner, Bio-active Marine Kelp Shampoo + Conditioner, Bamboo Shampoo + Conditioner, Exfoliating Hair + Scalp Wash

Decyl Glucoside

This gentle cleanser made from coconut oil, sugar and alcohol. It is a mild and gentle surfactant, perfect for sensitive skin, 100% plant-based, and kind to all hair types.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Shampoo, Bio-active Marine Kelp Shampoo, Bamboo Shampoo, Exfoliating Hair + Scalp Wash, Chelating Shampoo, Clarifying Shampoo

Disodium EDTA

A salt designed to act as a metal and mineral chelating agent, it has several uses as a medicine and is an approved food preservative. We use it here to remove the build up of minerals caused by hard water. Our Chelating Shampoo containing Disodium EDTA can perform miracles for hair conditions cause by hard water.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Chelating Shampoo

Elderberry Extract

Elderberries, loaded with anthocyanins and phenolic anti-oxidants is a natural detoxifying anti-bacterial agent that promotes a vibrant and healthy scalp.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Bamboo Conditioner, Exfoliating Hair + Scalp Wash, Clarifying Shampoo

Evening Primrose Oil

The human body does not make fatty acids, but we require them to be healthy. Evening Primrose oil is rich in fatty acids, especially gamma linoleic acid (GLA), a powerful stimulant that can aid in preventing hair loss when applied topically to the scalp.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Butter Conditioner, Bio-active Marine Kelp Conditioner, Bamboo Conditioner

Gluconolactone

While acting as a conditioning agent and moisturiser, we use Gluconolactone, a naturally derived food-grade product, to enhance our pure, plant-based Radish and Coconut Ferment preservatives.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Shampoo + Conditioner, Bio-active Marine Kelp Shampoo + Conditioner, Bamboo Shampoo + Conditioner, Exfoliating Hair + Scalp Wash, Chelating Shampoo, Clarifying Shampoo

Gotu Kola Extract

Gotu Kola has been used medicinally for thousands of years in Asia and Africa for a myriad of purposes. Although it has been clinically shown to improve hair loss, we employ it in our shampoos to increase blood circulation and nourish the scalp. What follows next is always good.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Shampoo

Green Coffee Extract

Green coffee is a renowned anti-oxidant, a cold-pressed scalp stimulant that is rich in phytosterols. It treats brittle and dry hair as well as dry scalp conditions. Green coffee extract is emerging as a significant element in treating thinning hair and hair loss, so much so that we are formulating products focused on hair growth and thickening that will contain Green Coffee Extract as a main ingredient. Stress and hormonal changes can cause hair loss, and Green Coffee Extract has been shown in clinical trials to reduce thinning and hair loss by stimulating the hair follicles while calming and soothing the scalp and reducing inflammation.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Chelating Shampoo, Clarifying Shampoo

Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp oil, extracted from industrial hemp plants is not to be confused with marijuana plants. It is an excellent moisturiser that can prevent hair loss and breakage when applied to the longer portions of the hair.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Butter Conditioner, Bio-active Marine Kelp Conditioner, Bamboo Conditioner

Hibiscus Petals

Hibiscus petal is an Ayurvedic botanical that was traditionally used to stimulate hair growth, greying hair, and hair loss. In our shampoos and conditioners, it acts as an emollient combining beautifully with our Amla products as a conditioning agent for the hair.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Shampoo, Bio-active Marine Kelp Shampoo, Bamboo Shampoo

Japanese Bloodgrass

One of the most effective long-term moisturisers we use. Its plant extracts and potassium content promote increased and sustained skin moisturization, which is critical to healthy hair and hair growth.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Shampoo + Conditioner, Bamboo Conditioner

Lactic Acid

Lactic acid is what makes milk sour, a natural product produced by fermentation of lactose. It is an exfoliant that helps remove dead skin from the scalp, and a pH adjuster for our shampoos.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Shampoo + Conditioner, Bio-active Marine Kelp Shampoo + Conditioner, Bamboo Shampoo + Conditioner, Exfoliating Hair + Scalp Wash, Chelating Shampoo, Clarifying Shampoo

Mafura Butter

A wild-harvested butter comes from the seeds of the Cape Mahogany tree. With its fragrant creamy yellow flowers, the seeds obtained for the making of Mafura butter are renowned for their beautifying and healing properties. This butter is the perfect ointment for hair and body. Mafura oil softens the hair and improves elasticity, revitalising and conditioning hair structure. Make it your very own wildest ritual.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Mafura Butter

Meadowfoam Seed Oil

An excellent oil that we use in great quantity in our conditioners. Some companies list it on their label for the glory but do not put enough in to make a difference. We pack it into our conditioners in high percentages. You will notice its superior properties once you use our conditioners. It is cold-pressed from the seeds of Limnanthes alba, a small plant with delicate flowers native to Oregon and northern California. It produces oil that has the ideal make up for the human scalp and hair. It will moisturise and rejuvenate your hair, making it smoother, radiant, lustrous and soft.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Conditioner, Bio-active Marine Kelp Conditioner, Bamboo Conditioner

Murumuru Butter

We extract Murumuru from palm fruit in the Brazilian rainforest. It is a thick, creamy butter that melts into the skin. It infuses hair with eight essential acids that provide elasticity and conditioning to the hair. Excellent for treating dry hair and scalps.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Butter Conditioner

Olive Leaf Extract

We use Olive leaf extracts as potent antioxidants with the additional benefit of having antifungal, antiviral and anti-bacterial properties. Fungus and bacteria in the follicle and on the scalp have been shown to inhibit hair growth or cause hair loss. With its high level of phenolic compounds, it is the perfect way to treat hair and scalp health.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Chelating Shampoo, Clarifying Shampoo

Pea Peptide

Pisum Sativum is a hydrolyzed protein for the hair. It provides volumizing, smoothing, and hydrating benefits and is hypoallergenic, non-GMO, and gluten free.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Butter Conditioner, Bio-active Marine Kelp Conditioner

Pomegranate Enzyme

Made by fermenting portions of the pomegranate fruit and skin. The resulting enzyme is an excellent and gentle exfoliant that cleanses the scalp of the outer layer of dead skin while also removing build up on the hair. We use this in our shampoos extensively. You want gentle cleansers and exfoliants in shampoo, not chemicals, and Pomegranate Enzyme is one of the best.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Shampoo, Bio-active Marine Kelp Shampoo, Bamboo Shampoo, Clarifying Shampoo

Rose of Jericho

Instead of quaternary ammonium compounds like Behentrimonium Chlorides, we use Rose of Jericho. It is a marvellous humectant, and along with our Pea Peptide, it provides slip and smoothness to your conditioned hair. It also is a wound healer (plants are amazing!). If you have a sensitive scalp that itches or burns, Rose of Jericho can soothe and help heal the micro-fissures that are the cause of the irritation.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Shampoo + Conditioner, Bio-active Marine Kelp Shampoo, Bamboo Shampoo + Conditioner

Saw Palmetto Extract

Saw Palmetto berries contain over 100 known bioactive compounds, a rich assortment of fatty acids, plant sterols, and flavonoids. It may stop hair loss by lowering levels of DHT, an androgen hormone that causes hair follicles to shrink and stop producing hair. We include it in our products without that claim. However, we know the berries are excellent for nourishing the scalp and hair given their high content of fatty acids and antioxidants.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Exfoliating Hair + Scalp Wash, Chelating Shampoo

Schisandra Fruit Extract

The tart berries of Schisandra, a highly valued berry in Chinese medicine as a tonic and for its hair growth and anti-aging properties for millennia. This one of two-dozen ingredients we use in our shampoos and conditioners that are superfoods.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Shampoo, Bio-active Marine Kelp Shampoo, Bamboo Shampoo,

Sea Buckthorn Fruit

The sea buckthorn berry is a superfood grown primarily in China, Russia and Canada. To date, over 190 biologically active compounds exist in the fruit. For hair, it is a restorative that impacts some hair conditions including hair loss and premature greyness. We include it in our products for its skin (scalp) healing properties as healthy hair can only come from healthy skin.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Exfoliating Hair + Scalp Wash, Chelating Shampoo, Clarifying Shampoo

Shea Oil

Derived from the fruit seeds of the Vitellaria tree indigenous to Africa, Shea Oil contains significant proportions of stearic, linoleic and oleic acids. It remains liquid at room temperature and does not weigh the hair down, as does Shea butter. The oleic acid moisturises the hair and scalp, and linoleic acid stimulates hair health and growth. The phenolic compounds in Shea Oil are strong anti-oxidants. The oil softens dry cuticles, helps prevent breakage at the ends, is antifungal and antibacterial, and provides lustre and sheen.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Bio-active Marine Kelp Conditioner, Bamboo Conditioner

Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate

One of the mildest of all surfactants, a sodium salt of a coconut-derived glutamic acid. It also helps remove minerals from the hair caused by hard water.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Shampoo + Conditioner, Bio-active Marine Kelp Shampoo + Conditioner, Bamboo Shampoo + Conditioner, Exfoliating Hair + Scalp Wash, Chelating Shampoo, Clarifying Shampoo

Stearyl Alcohol

One of the mild and gentle emulsifiers we use. Made of stearic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid from coconut oil. It soothes, softens, and thickens our conditioners.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Shampoo + Conditioner, Bio-active Marine Kelp Shampoo + Conditioner, Bamboo Shampoo + Conditioner, Exfoliating Hair + Scalp Wash, Chelating Shampoo, Clarifying Shampoo

Sodium Cocoamphoacetate

When washing one’s hair, you have a choice between soaps or surfactants. Soaps clean well but leave a residue that builds up on the hair. Surfactants are made from oils and can range from mild, low-foaming cleansers this and decyl glucoside to sulphate surfactants like SLS that are harsh, damaging and harmful to both the hair and skin. Sodium Cocoamphoacetate is a mild, green, biodegradable surfactant made from the fatty acids contained in coconut oil.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Shampoo, Bio-active Marine Kelp Shampoo, Bamboo Shampoo, Exfoliating Hair + Scalp Wash, Chelating Shampoo, Clarifying Shampoo

Ungurahui Oil

Ungurahui is a light green, and yellow liquid that is has been used extensively in the Amazon to maintain beautiful, healthy hair. The Quechua-Shuar tribe and other Native cultures highly prize Ungurahui oil for its extraordinary moisturising and healing properties to the hair and scalp. It is highly emollient and particularly useful to smooth the hair shaft, reduce frizz and increase radiance.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Bio-active Marine Kelp Conditioner

Wakame Bioferment

Healthy skin cells in the scalp require nutrients, moisture, and a way to detoxify from the toxins in our environment. Chemicals in and on our body are aging our surface skin. Bioactive Wakame sea kelp produces a cultured extract that is an effective means to cleanse the cells in the scalp and follicle. Wakame Ferment targets mitochondria to promote cell health stimulates collagen production while providing potent antioxidant properties.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Bio-active Marine Kelp Shampoo + Conditioner

White Mulberry Root

Healthy hair grows on a healthy scalp. White Mulberry Root extract has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to rejuvenate the follicle and strengthen hair.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Shampoo, Bio-active Marine Kelp Shampoo, Bamboo Shampoo

Willow Bark Extract

Willow bark contains natural salicylates that reduce inflammation in the skin cells and promotes clean, clear smooth skin.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Bio-active Marine Kelp Shampoo, Bamboo Shampoo, Chelating Shampoo, Clarifying Shampoo

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan gum is a food-thickening agent made from fermenting polysaccharides. There is no such thing or plant known as “xanthan”. The term is a nickname for the bacteria used in the process of sugar fermentation.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Amla Shampoo + Conditioner, Bio-active Marine Kelp Shampoo + Conditioner, Bamboo Shampoo + Conditioner, Exfoliating Hair + Scalp Wash, Chelating Shampoo, Clarifying Shampoo

Walnut Shell

Healthy hair grows on a healthy scalp. White Mulberry Root extract has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to rejuvenate the follicle and strengthen hair.

HAIRPRINT products that contain this ingredient: Exfoliating Hair + Scalp Wash

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