Help categorizing ingredients

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I found this wonderful link for figuring out what each ingredient in a product is:

Ingredients Commonly Found in Hair Care Products

The problem is that now I'm not sure what each category does! Maybe this exists already, but if not it would be extremely useful if I had a list for each type of product and what kind of ingredients I'm looking for. I think mostly I'm looking for what should be in a cleanser and various types of conditioners.

Anyone want to help make a list? I started it, but it's complete and I'm sure I have some errors.

Ingredient types:

cleansing: Anionic Surfactants, Amphoteric Surfactants, Cationic Surfactants (some), Nonionic Surfactants, PEG-Modified materials(?)

conditioning: Cationic Surfactants, Cationic Polymers (?), Oils, Emollient Esters, Amines, Fatty Alcohols

protein treatments: Proteins

attract water: Humectants, PEG-Modified materials(?)

UV protection: UV Filters/sunscreens

anti-static: Anti-static agents

product composition: Emulsifiers, Preservatives, Thickeners, Naturally derived polymers, Alkanolamides, Amines, pH-adjusters, Salts, Fatty Alcohols, Amine Oxides, Fatty Acids, Anti-Microbials/ Antibacterial, PEG-Modified materials

use with caution: Silicones, Sulfates, Alcohols

polymers: have to look up specific ones - they have different uses

???: Vitamins, Chelating agents
Neleke likes this.
Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
Current favorites:
Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
Style: FSG, BRHG
Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

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Can't help with that since I need a book "ingredients for dummies" (and I think Firefox should write it, as I already mentioned several times)... But I am going to follow this thread closely.

Thing I need:
for each ingrediŽnt:
- what is it, what category of ingredients does it fit in, what does it do, when do you have to use it (compared to what your hair looks like at that moment... so let's called it: remedy for what kind of problem)
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Best place I've found us paulaschoice.com they have a searchable ingredients dictionary, it's more skin care oriented, but some things apply. I also recently noticed an ingredients link in the top menu bar of NC.com, I haven't checked it out yet though.
2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012

This is what I'm happiest with right now.
Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
RO: SS Caitlin's co
Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
glycerin, honey, oils & butters Protein!
Neleke - I think the what is it and what category is it is covered by the link I shared. I agree with you about the rest. I'm hoping some knowledgeable people (we know who you are!) will chime in.
Neleke likes this.
Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
Current favorites:
Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
Style: FSG, BRHG
Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

iHerb discount code: PNQ285

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