INCI : Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Coco Nuciferas Milk, Kaolin, Sodium bicarbonate, Caesalpinia spinosa.
En vert : ingrédients d'origine organique *, naturelle ou sauvage (* label AB, Ecocert ou USDA)
Souligné : ingrédients produits et/ou transformés localement et/ou par nos soins
Ibaïna shampoos are made from the "Roll's Royce" surfactants: Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate. Very gentle from manufacture to use, Acyl Glutamates (AG) and Alkyl Polyglucosides (APG) are the only surfactants to be truly ecological and safe. Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate is produced from a fermentation of coconut flesh activated with glutamic acid. The fermented flesh is then saponified with an addition of Sodium Hydroxide, a process of saponification identical to the manufacture of cold soaps. The interest of this surfactant is to obtain a cleaning and foaming agent of acid pH (unlike cold soap which is by nature caustic, pH 8 to 9), more suitable in terms of acidity to the needs hair. SCG is usually used as a secondary surfactant for reasons of cost and implementation. We made the choice to develop our shampoos with this single surfactant to guarantee you an irreproachable product for your health and for our planet.
The powder shampoos are complemented by precious active ingredients for the hair: Tara gum, sheathing and smoothing, soft and pure clay for gentle washing, Coconut milk, an ally used since the dawn of time to take deep hair care ... They are as easy to use as a "classic" solid shampoo: wet hands and hair, lather a little powder in the hands or directly on the head, massage, rinse!
The powder shampoos are presented in a 50g bottle, easy to store in the bathroom! The HDPE plastic bottle is infinitely rechargeable! We chose plastic for reasons of weight and safety; if you prefer glass or another container, the refill is available to fill those of your choice.
The shampoo-powder really lasts a long time. 1 to 2g of powder (1 "pschitt" or 2) per shampoo are sufficient depending on the length and thickness of the hair.
Marketed since February 2019, Ibaïna and its sunny brand Kokodezil are the first manufacturers of solid shampoos made with Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate: 0 sulfates, 0 SCI and 0 SMLI ** (made using non-ecological processes)! We are committed to providing you with the best, and we have taken up the challenge of 100% SCG with pride!
Zoom on the ingredients:
- Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate: ultra-mild washing agent, pH of naturally acidic and adapted to the hair and scalp, it washes gently without stripping or drying. Non-irritating, it allows to gradually space shampoos.
- Coconut milk: our coconut milk powder is extracted from the pressing of the coconut used to produce the oil. It detangles, smooths and nourishes the hair deeply.
- White clay: kaolin cleans the hair without drying, it also gives them flexibility and shine! Soothing, clay soothes irritated or delicate scalps. It also plays a restorative role on brittle hair, protecting the keratin fiber.
- Sodium Bicarbonate: we use it as a pH regulator to stabilize "Bubble!" at a pH6, which is the natural pH of the scalp and sebum. This homogeneity of pH respects the pH of the scalp for a gentle wash.
- Tara gum: this legume (Cesalpinia bispinosa) is used in food as a thickener and texturizer, in the same way as agar-agar or carob. Extracted from the Tara seed, Tara gum is rich in gallactomannans (mucilage) and is therefore an excellent humectant and conditioner for the skin and hair. She sheaths and smooths the hair without weighing it down.
** Zoom on the "usual" surfactants of other solid shampoos:
- SCS (Sodium Coco Sulfate) is a sulfate and therefore has nothing to do in a care product "green"
- SCI (Sodium Coco Isethionate), another surfactant regularly used in solid shampoos, requires esterification based on ethylene oxide (not only eco-toxic but also classified as carcinogenic by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH / USA) and by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC / France), and as mutagen class M1B of the CLP classification of the European Union).
- The SMLI, the "last remaining" surfactant supposedly "bio", is obtained not only by esterification and implementation of ethylene oxide, but also by methylation, that is to say attaching a methyl group to a substrate; remember that methyl is a derivative of methane, a hydrocarbon whose anthropogenic inputs (= produced by man) make it one of the first greenhouse gases, more worrying than Carbon ...
Apart from Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, there is currently no other solid surfactant eco-friendly and made from natural materials. It is an expensive surfactant, but it is the only one that allows us to guarantee the level of Ibaïna requirement.