Please note this product now comes in a 4 fl. oz or 8 fl oz JAR
Directions: Apply quarter size amount or more depending on hair length and work into strands midway down from crown to tips (avoid roots if you want to enhance volume). Rinse lightly after 2-3 minutes if you want to use as a semi-leave-in conditioner. For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes. If any adverse reactions, stop use & contact your physician. Discard after 9-12 mo. or if smell is off-putting
*** Ingredient spotlight: What’s the deal with Behentrimonium Methosulfate?? Those living a toxic-free lifestyle are always being told that sulfates are bad, like Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) Well, in actuality, not all sulfates are bad. When it comes to SLS, it’s really the ‘L’ that is troublesome. ‘Laur’ stands for Lauryl as in Lauryl Alcohol and ‘eth’ stands for the fact that it undergoes ethoxylation with Ethylene Oxide. SLS requires processing with Ethylene Oxide in order to reduce it’s harshness, which can result in 1,4-dioxane contamination–a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency known carcinogen. Generally, if you see an ingredient that sounds like a chemical and any part of it ends with ‘eth’, chances are it undergoes ‘eth’oxylation and should be avoided.
Now, Behentrimonium Methosulfate is the good kind of sulfate, also known as BTMS. It is naturally derived from rapeseed oil from the colza plant. While it is technically a chemical, it is considered the most superior among other hair conditioning agents because of its innate property to thicken, condition and detangle hair. Hair may be combed completely even when wet plus is gentle even for sensitive skin use. It is completely safe and far better for hair than the more widely used Behentrimonium Chloride. Skinnocence source’s it’s BTMS from Oregon and it is derived from non-GMO rapeseed oil.
Check out the link to EWG’s site to view their safety reports on both BTMS and BC.