Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Conditioner.
I made this light weight conditioner to be used daily to achieve manageable and healthy hair. It can be used as a leave in conditioner or a rinse out conditioner. I wanted this to be a silicone free formulation that moisturizes and smoothes hair cuticles while providing mild detangling without build up.
Apple Cider Vinegar smoothes hair cuticles making hair shine while counteracting the impact of hard water and high alkalinity. This conditioner is especially good for those using a no-poo hair cleansing method or washing their hair with natural high alkaline soaps using saponified oils ( like Dr. Bronner's or my own lye-based shampoos).
I include Aloe Vera because it moisturizes hair and soothes scalp. Aloe Vera contains proteolytic enzymes which is thought to help hair grow. I distill my own rosemary water for use in this conditioner because it smells lovely and is great for hair health. In fact, one study found it works equally well for hair growth as Minoxidil after 6 months without Minoxidil's side effect of an itchy scalp.
Natural Vegetable Glycerin in in the hair conditioner because it adds moisture to hair and protects hair from damage and dryness.
Behentrimonium methosulfate is an awesome and very safe ingredient derived from rapeseed and most people feel it is as a very helpful and low hazard hair care ingredient that conditions, detangles, thickens hair while smoothing hair cuticles while reducing static.
The vegetable-based ester quat - Distearoylethyl Dimonium Chloride - increases hair shine and improves texture and is biodegradable.
Abyssinian Oil, Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil combined provide outstanding shine and protective qualities
Honeyquat improves the texture of hair and provides great moisture without weighing hair down, making it better for styling.
Panthenol derived from vitamin B5 acts as a natural lubricant to hair improving damaged hair and increasing shine, fullness and softness.
I add protein because most people benefit from proteins in hair because they tend get absorbed into damaged hair, plugging up and repairing small indents and frayed areas of hair which smoothes the hair out. I chose two proteins to suit most hair types. The small particle protein, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein tends to agree with many hair types and resists buildup. Hydrolyzed Oat Protein is a larger protein and helps with damaged hair. I don't use too much in this conditioner as only so much protein can be absorbed by hair, depending on hair type.
Sea Buckthorn is a healing oil that smoothes and restores hair.
I use the essential oil blend of Rosemary, Rosewood, Rose Geranium and Lavender for their therapeutic benefits and because they smell lovely.
INGREDIENTS: Aloe Vera, Rosemary Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Vegetable Glycerin, Behentromonium Metholsulfate, Distearoylethyl Dimonium Chloride , Cetearyl Alcohol, Absynnian Oil, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Honeyquat, Panthenol, Fragrance Oil, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Propylene Glycol (AND) Diazolidinyl Urea (AND) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Rosemary Essential Oil, Rosewood Essential Oil, Rose Geranium Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil.
If you experience any unwanted reaction discontinue use.
Our mission with ZirYab’s is to free us from corporate and industrial manufacturing by bringing locally available natural solutions that are easier to use, work better, are healthier for the body and holistically benefit the body, mind, community and the earth.
All of our natural body products are hand made by us at our Silver City NM store, which we sell there, online, and at craft markets.