Apr
27

New Eco-Friendly Shampoo Ingredient – Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate


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Recently we changed the formula for our shampoo and made it much more eco-friendly shampoo.  We changed some ingredients and removed others.

Over the next few weeks, we are going to write a post about each of the ingredients.  For a list of the ingredients and (eventual) links to all of the blog posts, please click HERE.

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate an eco-friendly shampoo ingredient

sodium-cocoyl-isethionateWe use Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI) because it is a sodium salt derived from coconut oil, not derived from animals like cattle and sheep (like sodium tallowate).  Our products are NOT TESTED on animals and we aim to use products that are not part of any animal testing.

SCI is a popular surfactant and is found in many eco-friendly products.  A surfactant is a compound that lowers the surface tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid.  So what SCI helps our shampoo do is to lower the surface tension of water which makes the shampoo easier to spread throughout your hair and it helps water and oil bond.  What this in turn does is allows water to cling to the dirt and oil in your hair and wash out easily.

SCI is has a very mild nature and that’s why it is used in toothpastes and baby soaps.

We prefer to not use any animal products in our shampoo so this plant-based mild product that works just as well as any animal-based product was a natural choice to add to our line.

To recap:

  • Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI) is a plant-based sodium salt that replaces animal-based products;
  • SCI lowers the surface tension of water so it spreads through your hair easily;
  • SCI allows water to cling to dirt and oil in your hair and wash out easily;
  • SCI has a very mild nature and that’s why it’s used in toothpastes and baby soaps.

With so many hair loss shampoos using harsh chemicals and other ingredients our eco-friendly shampoo is a great alternative that is gentle on your scalp while stimulating hair growth.Follow Margo Hair Alive on Facebook


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