Ingredients check, please?

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Can anyone tell me about these ingredients, in particular the ones I bolded? Are they mild sulfates? Not sulfates at all? Anything else terrible in there? Is this reasonable for a low-poo?

Thanks!

Renpure Argon Oil Shampoo

Ingredients: Purified Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Coconut Oil*), Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate (Coconut Oil*), Lauryl Glucoside (Coconut Oil*), Decyl Glucoside (Coconut Oil*), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (Palm Oil*), PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate (Rapeseed Oil*), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Hypnea Musciformis Extract (Red Seaweed*), Gellidiela Acerosa Extract (Red Alga*), Sargassum Filipendula Extract (Brown Seaweed*), Sobitol (Sugar*), Silicone Quaternium-17, Glycol Stearate (Palm Oil*), Polyquaternium-10, Citric Acid, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance. (* Derived Source)
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
No sulphate surfactants there. Some anionics which are in the same broader category as sulphates, some are very mild some less so.
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Sulfate Free Shampoos : Least and Most Gentle
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Thanks for the response. I don't know if it will be harsh on my hair, but I may give it a try as a non-sulfate poo.
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
Ingredients: Purified Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Coconut Oil*), Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate (Coconut Oil*), Lauryl Glucoside (Coconut Oil*), Decyl Glucoside (Coconut Oil*), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate(Palm Oil*), PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate (Rapeseed Oil*), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Hypnea Musciformis Extract (Red Seaweed*), Gellidiela Acerosa Extract (Red Alga*), Sargassum Filipendula Extract (Brown Seaweed*), Sobitol (Sugar*), Silicone Quaternium-17, Glycol Stearate (Palm Oil*), Polyquaternium-10, Citric Acid, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance. (* Derived Source)
Originally Posted by CurlyGrey3
Like Firefox said, there aren't harsh sulfates here, but I have bolded two ingredients that I personally would be wary of. I have no idea what Silicone Quaternium is, but it sounds problematic. Polyquats I avoid because they build up on my hair. However, others use them without any problems, so that ingredient might be fine for you.
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Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s
CG (again) since Nov. 2012

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC


Trying out steaming!
I found this link very useful!

What Makes a Cleansing Ingredient More Harsh or More Gentle?
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fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
Thanks, ladies. wavydaze - that's a link I didn't have bookmarked yet.

I have my hair bookmarks now in multiple categories. Oy.
Hootenanny and wavydaze like 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
I'm just copying and pasting from Tonya's article (link above also) for easier reference!
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlre...or-more-gentle


Harsh Surfactants

sodium laureth, myreth, lauryl sulfate: harsh, small molecule surfactants, with very small polar head group

sodium coco sulfate: very slightly milder than sodium lauryl sulfate, but not much (made from coconut fatty acid and not purified, has some molecules with longer tail groups and some with shorter), similar to sodium laureth sulfate

ammonium lauryl and laureth sulfate: very slightly less harsh due to larger head group (ammonium)

sodium C14-16 Olefin sulfonate: very harsh

TEA lauryl sulfate: harsh, slightly less harsh than ammonium lauryl sulfate, (larger head group than sodium or ammonium versions)

TEA-dodecylbenzenesulfonate: irritant and can be drying if used in too high amounts in the formula

sodium alkylbenzene sulfonate: harsh

ammonium or sodium xylenesulfonate: fairly harsh



Some Gentler Surfactants


sodium cocyl isethionate: extremely gentle

cocamidopropyl betaine: mild surfactant, in part due to its zwitterionic character

sodium lauryl sulfoacetate: large molecule surfactant, very mild, very gentle

sodium cocoyl (or lauryl/lauroyl) sarcosinate: very mild

ethyl PEG-15 cocamine sulfate: very mild due to being a large molecule (PEG modified)

dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (also known as aerosol-OT or AOT): mild due to its branched structure

sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate: very mild due to its large structure

disodium laureth sulfosuccinate: very mild surfactant

Sodium methyl 2-sulfolaurate/ disodium sulfolaurate: (synonym) Sodium Methyl Cocoyl or Lauryl Taurate – mild, derived from coconut fatty acids

sodium cocoyl glycinate: mild

Pluronic and Tetronic surfactants (gentle, nonionic, biodegradable polymeric materials)

polyglucosides: very mild, nonionic sugar-based surfactants

poly decyl glucoside carboxylate: very mild non-sulfate surfactant
Jessiebanana and Hootenanny like this.
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646

Last edited by wavydaze; 06-21-2013 at 12:31 PM. Reason: format
Silicone Quaternium-17 is a water soluble silicone, and if you do a search here, you should find a few threads about it. If I recall, all of Renpure's shampoos and conditioners have it toward the end of the ingredients list. In my bottle of Brazilian Keratin Straightening conditioner, Silicone Quaternium-17 appears directly before the antimicrobial, preservative, and fragrance ingredients, so it's present in a fairly small amount.

For some concrete info,this UK company lists it as a cationic silicone. This page says it's an emulsifier, surfactant, and a hair conditioner. Finally, this is the patent data for it (and other quaternary silicone surfactants), and the info. about water solubility is on page 3.

As far as personal experience, for what it's worth, Renpure's Argan shampoo is in my regular rotation, and I haven't had any issues with it. It consistently cleans my hair and clears any product buildup I might have, without leaving it feeling coated, or dry, rough, or stripped. I don't do straight low poo, but I've used this 3-4 washes straight without noticing any negative issues.

You didn't ask about Renpure's conditioners, but they also contain Silicone Quaternium-17, so I'll mention them briefly. I use their Brazilian Keratin and (old formula) Argan Oil conditioners as rinse outs and leave ins, and they perform well for me, leaving my hair soft, shiny, and frizz free, without looking weighed down or feeling producty.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Summer Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 SC, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, AIF,
Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's (link) as needed
Thanks for the info. I was looking at both flavors of the shampoo and conditioner. Do you not like the new formula argon oil conditioner?
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
The short answer is, I haven't tried the new formula yet, so I don't have a concrete opinion on it.

I'm still working on my last bottle of old formula, and debating whether to try the new formula or look for something similar in another brand. The new formula is identical to the old, except it has amodimethicone added, which isn't water soluble. I've heard other curlies here haven't cared for how it performed for them. A-cone requires a low poo to remove, but it does have some nice qualities too. It targets damage, and once a layer of it has been deposited onto hair, additional layers will be repelled instead of depositing. So, it shouldn't build up.

Essentially, I'm just not sure I want to get back into using non water soluble silicones. A-cone seems like it would be relatively "mild" as non water soluble 'cones go, but I wonder about my hair feeling producty or "gunky" with continued use. I know Jas76 tried an a-cone experiment with a conditioner and got undesirable results, though her properties don't match mine.

I could see a-cone in a leave in helping to seal in the moisture and other benefits from a rinse out conditioner. On days no leave in is used, I could see it in a rinse out helping to ease combing and similarly seal in moisture and perhaps decrease frizz. I would suspect that a leave in conditioner might be less effective applied after an a-cone containing rinse out.

Sometimes, mostly in winter on low dew days, I'd use Renpure Argan as both rinse out and leave in conditioner. With the new formula, that would mean I'd have a double layer of a-cone sitting on my hair until my next wash. I'm unsure whether that would do good things to help my hair retain moisture between wash days, or whether it would feel odd and dry out faster. In the end, I may grab a bottle just so I can quit theorizing about how it would behave for me and find out.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Summer Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 SC, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, AIF,
Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's (link) as needed

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