BFH Ingredient Dictionary

 

We believe ingredients in hair products should be transparent. See below for a listing of most of our ingredients, and please feel free to send us your questions about any of them!

 

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Calendula - A very effective conditioner, it also has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antiseptic, and astringent properties that detoxify the skin, make it ideal for treating skin irritations and systemic conditions such as acne and eczema.
Capsicum - Cayenne chili pepper known to strongly stimulate hair growth by increasing blood flow to the scalp. Test for skin sensitivity.
Castor Seed Oil - A heavy, skin penetrating oil with humectant properties; very effective in sealing in hair moisture for longer periods of time than lighter oils. Conditions brittle hair.
Ceteareth-20 - A surfactant/emulsifier.
Cetearyl - A solid oil/fat that provides high conditioning, softness, and emollience.
Chamomile - Ideal for light hair rinses and for naturally tinting hair. Known for soothing skin and scalp.
Chocolate - Caffeine in cocoa stimulates scalp for hair growth; contains epicatechin, an antioxidant which prevents free radical damage.
Cinnamon - A known hair lightener, when mixed with conditioner, cinnamon can lighten dark hair 3-4 shades lighter after sitting in hair for eight hours, without any drying effect to strands or scalp. As well, an effective scalp stimulating herb.
Clove - Ideal for dark hair rinses and for naturally tinting hair temporarily. Clove has analgesic, antiseptic, and stimulating properties.
Cocoa - Caffeine in cocoa stimulates scalp for hair growth; contains epicatechin, an antioxidant which prevents free radical damage.
Coconut Milk - Known to treat hair loss and hair fall, prevent greying, and provides softness. Detangling, and helps treat chlorine-damaged hair. When mixed with lime, it can loosen the hair's curl pattern.
Coconut Oil - Smoothes hair and reduces breakage significantly. As a quickly penetrating oil, it nourishes chronically dry skin and hair.
Coffee - Caffeine in espresso stimulates hair growth when used on the scalp, and prevents age-related hair loss.
Comfrey Root - A very strong herb used in healing many health issues, it is also known to stop hair loss, soothe irritated, dry skin and relieve scalp itchiness. *Please note: Because of pyrrolizidine alkaloids sometimes found in comfrey, which are known to cause liver damage, this herb should not be used internally.