Righteous Roots Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioner
Written by Verna Meachum of The Mestiza Muse
Introducing the newest addition to the Righteous Roots Oils line: our Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioner!
It's brand new to the market and sure to become a favorite among those who are looking for quality good-for-your-hair products.
It's an especially good time for anyone who's ready to turn their regimen up a notch.
If you're anything like us, the urge to pamper yourself — and your hair — has returned as spring enters the stage.
It's possible that you just need to get yourself into a healthier washing schedule, alter your color, or simply forgive yourself for not washing your hair every week. With our new hair products launching, that can help facilitate any of those goals.
Get ready for your locks to feel cleaner, softer, smoother, and well-nourished after using this shampoo and conditioner.
Every one of us dream of having a good hair day with ease of manageability and great curl definition. However, this is not always an easy task.
It requires an excellent hair care regimen with top-quality products having gentle balanced formulations.
Righteous Roots brings a new set of everyday hair products for all hair types; a clarifying shampoo and conditioner/leave-in conditioner.
The two products aim to provide a gentle cleansing and evenly balanced hair conditioning.
Both formulations work together to make hair clean and soft and, in the end, get the best curl definition.
Let’s go through the salient features of the two products and how to get maximum benefits for your hair.
Clarifying Shampoo: Formulation
“Clarifying” shampoo promises clean, healthy, soft sleek hair fibers. The formulation is sulfate-free and thus, does not strip off any hair lipids.
Hair lipids are essential for hair conditioning because they lubricate the outer layer of the hair shaft, which reduces fiber friction and makes it easy to comb or brush.
Sulfates are known to dissolve these essential lipids and strip them off from the hair surface. Furthermore, sulfates make hair dry.
Therefore, they are detrimental to curl definition because moisture is the key to a good curl pattern.
Righteous Roots Clarifying shampoo ensures that hair does not get dry or frizzy. It boosts the ease of combing and brushing without causing any physical abrasion to the hair shaft. This ensures the longevity of hair fiber and its quality...TRY THE SHAMPOO
Purified Water, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Lauryl Glucoside, Coco-Glucoside, Polysorbate, PEG - Methyl Glucose Trioleate, Propanediol, Citrus Paradisi Grapefruit Peel Oil, Glycerin, Adansonia Digitata Oil, Baobab Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima, Avocado Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia Tea Tree (Leaf) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Panthenol, Allantoin, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint Oil), Menthol, Urtica Dioica Nettle Root Extract, Phytic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyl Trimonium Chloride, Acrylamidopropyl Trimonium Chloride, Acrylamidecopolymer, Annatto Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol
Key features and benefits
- Gentle cleansing
- Gentle to hair as well as the scalp
- Light hair conditioning
- Suitable for all hair types (including porosity levels - low, medium, and high)..learn more about porosity
- Imparts softness
- Ease of combing, brushing and styling
- NO build-up
- Prepares hair for the day, good curl definition
- Natural curl retention and bounce
NO Harsh or Aggressive Chemicals: Only Gentle Cleansing
Righteous Roots Clarifying Shampoo is a sulfate-free formulation and does not contain any ingredient known to be harsh or aggressive to hair or scalp.
The main surfactant combination are gentle, green, biodegradable, and sourced from a sustainable source.
Active Cleansing Blend
Shampoo comprises a blend of mild surfactants. It includes Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Lauryl Glucoside, Coco-Glucoside, all of them obtained from sustainable sources.
Together, these factors provide good lather, creamy foaming texture during application, and and excellent sensorial experience during the lathering and rinse-off stage.
Glucosides are particularly known for their mildness. They are sugar-derived long-chain molecules with superior cleansing properties without any harsh impact on skin and hairs. They're the most popular choice for facial and hair cleansing formulations.
Righteous Roots Hair Conditioner
Righteous Roots Hair conditioner is a blend of cationic hair softeners and natural emollients.
The idea is to detangle hair fibers during application and provide the desired emollience that lasts for a good amount of time.
This formulation can be used both as a detangler or regular conditioner as well as a leave-in conditioner.
This is suitable for all types of curls and does not leave any build-up at all, as it does not contain any high molecular weight polymeric material...TRY THE CONDITIONER
Purified Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Behetrimonium Chloride, Stearyl Alcohol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetrimonium Bromide, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab Oil) oil, Panthenol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Root Extract, Menthol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol
Key features and benefits
- Fiber detangler
- Delivers excellent hair-softening
- Ease of combing and brushing
- Suitable for all types of curls
- No build-up at all
- NO silicones, no mineral oil
- Purely plant-sourced emollients
- Natural curl retention and bounce
Slip and Moisture
Wash day for naturals with curls, coils, and kinks can sometimes feel like a struggle.
To win this battle, every curly must be prepared with a good conditioner, leave-in or moisturizer with slip that will aid in detangling those pesky knots and tangles.
Righteous Roots Hair Conditioner has been created with this need in mind. The formulation contains two main cationic hair conditioners; Behetrimonium Chloride and Cetrimonium Bromide.
Both carry a positive charge and thus tend to bind with hair amino acids (bearing negative charges) via an electrostatic bonding.
These cationic ingredients also carry a long hydrophobic carbon chain that is responsible for their conditioning properties. The chemical binding of these long-chain conditioners provides slip to the hair fibers.
Moisture is preserved by having natural plant-sourced emollients. The formulation does not contain any synthetic emollient, silicones, mineral oil, or petrolatum.
Shea Butter is listed at the top of the INCI list which highlights its high concentration level used.
This key ingredient is the backbone of Righteous Roots Conditioner to deliver the desired results. The formulation provides shine, and gloss and the results are beautiful lustrous, soft curls for days.
Key Ingredients in the Formulations
Propanediol is a multi-functional ingredient. It is a natural, skin-friendly, moisturizing agent as well as a preservative-boosting alternative to petroleum-based glycols It lowers the irritation potential of formulation especially surfactants, and enhances skin and hair moisture levels, and delivers excellent aesthetics.
Citrus Paradisi Grapefruit Peel Oil
Grapefruit peel oil is an excellent choice for scalp treatment. Its main component is D-Limonene which exerts strong anti-microbial properties. The oil inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi, thus improving the scalp conditions, and combating dandruff and related scalp disorders. Moreover, its aroma gives a cleansing sensation.
The blend of plant-derived emollients
The formulation contains a number of natural emollients;
- Adansonia Digitata Oil(Baobab Oil)
Baobab oil is extracted from the seeds of a native tree in Africa. The oil comprises a high content of oleic, linoleic, and linolenic acids. It also contains unsaponifiable materials mainly constituted of cholesterol derivatives, tocopherols, and hydrocarbons, such as squalene. This gives unique features to oil and imparts superb water preservation properties.
- Camellia Oleifera (Tea) Seed Oil
Tea seed oil is cold-pressed oil obtained from the seeds of Camellia oleifera. Oleic Acid is the main fatty acid fraction of oil which is responsible for its quick penetration. It also contains natural tocopherols and polyphenols demonstrating strong anti-oxidant features. This compositional profile gives its unique skin feel and rejuvenating properties.
- Persea Gratissima (Avocado Oil)
Avocado oil is a soft, nourishing, protective oil. The chemical composition and fatty acid profile describe its close resemblance to sebum, a natural conditioning agent for skin and hair. The protective layer at the hair shaft boosts hair lubricity and water retention.
- Melaleuca Alternifolia Tea Tree (Leaf) Oil
Tea tree oil is a time tested multi-functional essential oil. It is an antiseptic and bactericide that helps control the growth of microbes on the scalp surface. This helps fight the dandruff issue. It is soothing, calming, and wound healing.
- Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Shea Butter is a well-known hair and skin moisturizer with a unique sensorial profile. It makes hair shiny, glossy, and lustrous. Its chemical composition highlights the presence of saturated fatty acids, e.g. palmitic and stearic acids that give it a buttery texture and emollience.
In Righteous Roots clarifying shampoo, during the rinse-off step, the oils fall out and get deposited over the hair shaft, boosting its lubricity, and water repellency resulting in ease of combing and manageability.
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint Oil)
A plant-sourced essential with a great aromatic profile, it gives aroma to the formulation along with its skin benefits. It has a cooling sensation during the application on the scalp which is characteristic of this ingredient.
Menthol is a soothing component having strong aesthetic properties. It gives a mild cooling effect which feels amazing, especially during summer times.
How to Use and Get the Maximum Benefits
- Wash your curls with Righteous Roots Shampoo (2-3 times a week, or as needed).
- Remove excess water.
- Apply Righteous Roots Conditioner and let it stay for at least 5 minutes. Note - the conditioner is activated by water, which will help make detangling a breeze.
- Rinse it off or leave on as added moisture.
The new Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioner are formulated with natural ingredients that work together to cleanse, moisturize, and detangle your hair. This combination will leave your hair looking and feeling their best.
Be sure to follow the instructions on how to use the product to get the maximum benefits for your hair. With regular use, you will notice softer, shinier, and more manageable curls.
Try it today and see the difference for yourself!