Knowing the ingredient list and understanding it is often a challenge. Every cosmetic on the market worldwide should have an easy to find full ingredients list available on the label, outer packaging or peel-back sticker. Once you find it, some ingredients may be easy to understand for example Aqua or vitamin A, but others may not be.

Sometimes, the ingredients listed on products sound creepier or more confusing than they actually are. Thanks to an overabundance of information on sulfates, silicones, parabens, petroleum, and other potentially naughty ingredients, products that don’t have plainly understood ingredients like coconut oil and botanical extracts are often frowned upon.

Below we list the ingredients in our products with a description available for them which will help to understand why we use these ingredients and how they benefit your scalp and hair. However, some ingredients are necessary to hold the formula together, keep you safe from microorganisms forming in your cosmetics, keep the PH of your products skin/scalp/hair friendly and so on.

Argan oil

Argan Oil

Very popular but Argan oil is an age-old beauty secret that has many uses, helping to hydrate and soften your hair. With its high content of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamin E, the benefits of argan oil naturally help increase hair’selasticity and consistently restore shine to dull, lifeless hair. 

This ingredient can be found in the Miracle Growth Range.

Baobab Oil

Baobab

Baobab oil also makes a wonderful hair and scalp moisturiser that absorbs deeply into the hair follicles. Helps to treat dandruff and itchy scalp when the scalp is overly dry. Regular treatments of baobab oil gives the hair a healthy shine, prevent dryness and makes thin hair look more full.

This ingredient can be found in Miracle growth Shampoo and Conditioner.

Benzyl Alcohol

Benzyl alcohol is fragrance and flavor material that also has preservative qualities. Although the term “alcoholis used in the name, it does not contain any ethanol, the volatile alcohol found in alcoholic beverages and mouthwash products, and may be present in products that are considered alcohol free.

Benzyl alcohol prolongs the freshness of a formula by stopping bacteria from forming a cell wall around itself. This means a second generation of microbes can’t form.

This ingredient can be found in the Miracle Growth Range.

Benzoic Acid

Preservative that actually occurs naturally in barks such as cassia and cherry trees, as well as in raspberries, tea, and anise.

This ingredient can be found in the protein boost range.

Benzyl Alcohol

Benzyl alcohol is an ingredient used in the manufacture of soaps, topical creams, skin lotions, shampoos, and facial cleansers and is popular due to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. This product is considered halal to use in cosmetics.

This ingredient can be found in the protein boost range.

Castor Seed Oil

Castor Seed Oil

An age-old remedy long used in traditional medicine, castor oil is also said to moisturize the scalp, ease dandruff, and leave your hair smooth and shiny. When applied to the scalp, it’s purported to enhance the health of the hair follicles and, in turn, promote hair growth (as well as protect against hair loss).

This ingredient can be found in the SNI natural hydrating and nourishing hair oil.

Capryl Glucoside

Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside is a mild, solubilising non-ionic surfactant obtained from renewable raw materials, fatty alcohols and glucose from vegetable origin.

This ingredient can be found in the miracle growth range.

 

Cationic Honey

 

Honey Moisturiser is a cationic conditioning agent derived from natural honey. Cationic means it is positively charged and will attach itself very readily to the hair shaft (which is negatively charged). That makes it an excellent hair conditioner for rinse off products as well as leave on products.

This ingredient can be found in the Miracle Growth Conditioner.

Cetearyl Alcohol

Works as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener and carrying agent for other ingredients contained in a cosmetic solution. It keeps the oil and water parts of an emulsion from separating, and gives products good spreadability.

Cetearyl alcohol is used to help soften the skin and hair and to thicken and stabilise cosmetic products, such as lotions and hair products. As an emollient, cetearyl alcohol is considered an effective ingredient for soothing and healing dry skin.

For those concerned about Alcohol due to religious reasons. This ingredient is not an alcohol in true sense and is an emulsifier prepared by combining fatty alcohols that are derived from vegetable oils like coconut oil, cocoa butter or Shea butter.

This ingredient can be found in Miracle growth range.

Citric Acid

At the same time, citric acid is a great compound to treat itchy scalp, which leads often to hair loss and stops the hair growth. Acid citric helps soothe the itchy scalp. With all these amazing benefits for hair growth, it is worth considering its use for damaged hair.

Items like sodium citrate or citric acid on your shampoo label are added to keep shampoo at the right pH level. The acidic pH interacts with the hair’s slightly negative charge to help the cuticle, the outer layer of the hair, maintain a smooth, flat surface.

This ingredient can be found in the Miracle Growth Range.

Coco-Glucoside

Cocoglucoside is a mild vegetable-based surfactant (foaming ingredient) derived from coconut or sustainably sourced palm kernel oil and glucose from corn or wheat. It is recognized as a natural ingredient by the NaturalProduct Association and certified by Ecocert.

This ingredient can be found in Miracle Growth Shampoo.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil stimulates hair growth getting deep into its follicles. Coconut oil promotes the scalp health fighting against such problems as insect bites, lice and dandruff. Coconut oil adds luster, shine and softness to the hair. Coconut oil prevents hair breakage and split ends, contributing to hair length.

This ingredient can be found in the Miracle Growth Conditioner.

Co enzyme Q10

Ubiquinone‐50, also referred to as coenzyme Q10, is well known in cosmetic science and especially in skin and hair care because of its antioxidant activity.

This ingredient can be found in the SNI natural Hair oil but is also found naturally within ingredients of our shampoo ranges.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) is a mixture of closely related organic compounds derived from coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine. CAPB is available as a viscous pale yellow solution and it is used as a surfactant in personal care products.

Cocamidopropyl betaine is a very mild and versatile compound. As a surfactant it gently washes skin and hair and creates a luxurious foam. It’s also a good thickener and emulsifier, helping products to keep things together and is commonly considered a hair and skin conditioner too.

This ingredient can be found in the Miracle growth Shampoo.

Decyl Glucoside

Decyl glucoside or APG is a new generation of mild and green surfactants. APG is a nonionic high performance surfactant made from renewable raw materials. 

This ingredient can be found in the Miracle Growth Shampoo.

Dehydro Acetic Acid

Dehydroacetic Acid kill microorganisms and prevent their growth and reproduction, thus protecting cosmetics and personal care products from spoilage.

This ingredient can be found in the SNI Protein Boost Range.

Glyceryl Stearate

Glyceryl Stearate is a popular cosmetic ingredient in everything from mascara to conditioner. But for hair products in particular, glyceryl stearate helps give them the creamy smooth feel we curlies love, and softens our hair. Additionally, glyceryl stearate helps form a protective barrier on the hair to prevent moisture loss, and also fight free radical damage.

This ingredient can be found in the SNI Protein Boost Shampoo Conditioner.

Glyceryl oleate

Glyceryl Oleate is obtained by an esterification process of glycerol and oleic acid both of vegetable origin. A hair lipid and skin lipid with re-fating properties. Used as emulsifier and nonionic co-surfactant in various skin and hair care products. A versatile co-emulsifier. As a hair or skin conditioning agent in surfactant based cleansing formulations.

This ingredient can be found in the Miracle Growth Shampoo.

Horsetail Oil

Horsetail Oil helps to reduce hair loss, strengthens hair follicles, treats frizzy or dry hair, helps to make the hairsilky and soft, fights dandruff and prevents split ends, promotes new hair growth, treats itchy scalp.

This ingredient I can be found in the Miracle Growth Range as a key growth ingredient.

Lactic acid

Lactic acid, another popular AHA for cosmetics, is found in several shampoos for aiding in smoothing dry, scaly hair making it more manageable. AHAs are ideal in shampoos because they strip the hair of the dirt, pollutants, and products without stripping the hair’s moisture.

This ingredient can be found in the Miracle Growth Range.

Laureth-4

Laureth-4 is an emulsifier, meaning it helps ingredients to blend together, creating a beautiful, stable texture to products.

As a surfactant, it creates a nice cleansing foam that leave the skin feeling silky smooth and wonderfully soft.  Without laureth-4, the product is hard to rinse from the skin.

This ingredient can be found in the Miracle growth range.

Lauryl Glucoside

Lauryl glucoside is a surfactant used in cosmetics. It is a glycoside produced from glucose.

This ingredient can be found in the Miracle Growth Shampoo

Lavender Oil

Lavender essential oil recently gained attention for stimulating hair growth. A 2016 study found that lavender oil applied to mice made them grow more hair. Their hair also grew thicker and faster than normal. Per these studies, lavender oil may help with issues like pattern baldness or alopecia. Also, helps stress related hair loss and helps with sleeping.

Studies have found that lavender oil can help in keeping hair lice at bay. It also has properties that could kill hair lice. However, these studies were conducted by combining lavender oil with tea tree oil. A combination which can be found in our Tea tree and Lavender Miracle Hair Mist.

Lavender Oil can be found in a non detectable manner in the Sweet Orange and Rose Our Miracle Hair Mist but more noticeably but still very light and floral in our best seller SNI natural hair oil.

Levulinic Acid

Levulinic acid is a natural plant based acid, usually from corn, which helps to balance formulations and fight infection.

This ingredient can be found in the Miracle Growth Range.

Natural Vitamin E

Rich antioxidant that offers amazing protection to hair and has regenerating abilities. Protects against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Provides deep moisturisation for hair all the while letting hair function naturally,

This ingredient can be found in the miracle hair mist range as well as the SNI natural hair oil.

Oat Kernel Extract

Oat Kernel vegetable oil has a long history of use, particularly for use against itching and irritated skin/scalp. Oat oil can help restore normal pH in skin/scalp conditions where pH has increased. In this setting, it acts as a buffering agent, thereby aiding in the maintenance of a healthy skin barrier.

This ingredient is our main ingredient in the SNI Protein Boost Shampoo and conditioner.

Olive Oil

It is naturally packed with anti-ageing antioxidants and hydrating squalene, making it great for restoring strength and sheen to your hair. Olive oil is also rich in vitamins A and E, which protect the keratin in hair and help to lock in moisture. Because of all of its nutrients, olive oil is not likely to cause an allergic reaction, making it perfect to use on sensitive hair.

It also adds softness and makes your hair stronger by penetrating the hair shaft and preserving moisture. If your scalp is prone to itchiness, olive oil is just what you need to reduce it.

This ingredient can be found in the SNI natural and hydrating hair oil.

Orange Peel Oil

1. SOOTHES AN IRRITATED SCALP: Sweet orange oil has a soothing effect on irritated skin, which is wonderful news for your scalp. It’s both antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, which makes it perfect for those prone to dandruff and other scalp issues.

2. MOISTURISES DRY STRANDS: Sweet orange oil is also an excellent moisturizer for brittle hair. as its known to improve the smoothness of strands.

3. INFUSES THE HAIR WITH VITAMINS: The oil infuses vitamin C into the hair, which is essential for growth.

4. HELPS PREVENT HAIR LOSS: Sweet orange oil also helps prevent hair loss by strengthening your roots and stimulating growth.

5. STRESS RELEASE: Citrus scents such as Orange Peel Oil are great as a stress buster. Stress is a lead causing of hair loss.

This ingredient can be found in the SNI protein Boost and the SNI miracle hair mist in Sweet Orange scent.

Organic Aloe Vera Juice

 

High potency Aloe Vera, soothing and regenerative effects. Vitamins found in Aloe include B complex, folic acid, C and carotene (a precursor of vitamin A). Restores suppleness and strength to hair. Helps with regrowth. Soothes inflammation etc on scalp.

This ingredient can be found in all 3 of our miracle hair mists.

Organic Golden Jojoba Oil

Nourishes and conditions hair and scalp. Protects with its natural SPF5. Jojoba resembles the natural moisturising oil, sebum, that is secreted by human skin. Suitable for all skin types. Balances oil production of scalp, but also combats dryness and even dandruff. Rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E. Jojoba adds shine and volume to hair, while treating damaged, brittle hair, too

This ingredient can be found in the SNI natural hair oil as well as all 3 of the miracle hair mists.

Organic Oat Silk

Leaves hair clean, conditioned and enhances shine and lustre due to its smoothing properties, especially on damaged hair. Especially effective in leave-on hair care. An amazing moisturising and conditioning natural ingredient with great moisture binding effect for hair. Removes excess oils without drying or damaging hair. Thickens and improves combing out hair. Protective and anti-static.

This ingredient can be found in the miracle hair mist range.

Plant sourced Panthanol (Vitamin B)

Deeply hydrates the hair. Softens and smooths. Conditioning, anti-static.

ingredient can be found in the Miracle Mist Range.

Plant-derived Glycerin (from coconut oil)

Calms and soothes the scalp and leaves hair feeling silky soft and glossy. Attracts moisture to the hair.

This ingredient can be found in the miracle hair mist range.

Pomegranate Seed Oil

Photo by Engin Akyurt
Pomegranate Seeds Photo by Engin Akyurt

Pomegranate seed oil is very nutrient-dense, with all its anti-oxidants and vitamins such as vitamin C it has a stimulating effect on your scalp, increasing circulation, strengthening your blood vessels and encouraging hairgrowth. It also revitalises dull brittle hair.

This ingredient can be found in our SNI natural hydrating and nourishing hair oil.

Pure Flower Hydrosol

Acts as a gentle, light tonic to help sooth irritated skin. Calming, anti-bacterial properties. Anti-inflammatory. Conditions hair and skin.

This ingredient can be found in the miracle hair mist range.

Sodium Bicarbonate

Baking soda (or sodium bicarbonate) has been around since ancient times. Baking soda’s alkali pH makes it an excellent cleanser for your scalp and hair. It removes dirt and buildup from the scalp, leaving it clean.

This ingredient can be found in the protein boost range.

Sodium Cocoamphocetate

Sodium cocoamphoacetate is derived from the fatty acids of coconut oil. It is a surfactant, a compound with a hydrophobic tail and a hydrophilic head. This means it attracts oil and water, helping the different ingredients of a formula to blend, and sebum and impurities to be lifted from the skin and washed off with water. It is considered milder than sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) and is therefore a good alternative to those who want to avoid it.

Not only cleansing, but sodium cocoamphoacetate is also appreciated for many other properties. As a foam stabiliser, it increases the surface tension of the liquid that surrounds individual bubbles, resulting in a rich foam that doesn’t just disappear. It is also conditioning the hair and helps creams and shower gels to glide smoothly on the skin.

This ingredient can be found in the protein boost range.

Sodium coco-sulphate

Sodium coco sulfate is a surfactant derived from Coconut. All surfactants are partly water-soluble and partly oil-soluble, allowing oil and water to become dispersed. Above a minimum concentration, the surfactant molecules become organised in a structure that can trap the oil-based dirt from the hair, allowing it to be rinsed away.

This ingredient can be found in the miracle growth range.

Sorbic Acid

It is a preservative found in many foods, contact lens solutions, and skin and hair products and very soluble in oil. According to Cosmeticsinfo.org, sorbic acid kills microorganisms or prevents their growth and reproduction, which in turn protects the product from spoiling, but it is less active against bacteria

This ingredient can be found in the protein boost range.

Sandalwood oil

A new study at the Monasterium Laboratory in Münster, Germany suggests that sandalwood oil is effective in stimulating hair growth. Laboratory tests that include rubbing sandalwood oil on scalp tissues showed hair growth in just six days. Known for it’s emollient and soothing qualities. 

Sandalwood Oil can be found in our Miracle Growth Range.

Shea butter

Moisturising and filled with Vitamins A and E along with essential fatty acids, shea butter has both emollient and healing properties for the skin. Fatty acids also help increase shine and reduce the frizz of your hair. It may also help protect hair from heat damage caused by flat irons and blow drying.

Shea nuts are dried and crushed before being roasted and pressed into a slick liquor. This is then whipped and kneaded, before the shea butter is skimmed from the top, creating an high quality ingredient.  It contains oleic acid, a saturated fatty acid which is highly compatible with the sebum naturally produced by our skin, which means it’s readily absorbed. By doing so, it is said to help the absorption of other active ingredients.

Shea Butter can be found in Miracle Growth Conditioner.

Sunflower oil

Improves Scalp Health and naturally high in Vitamin E. Sunflower oil is packed with high amounts of essential including Vitamin E and reduces bacteria that contributes to product build up and dry scalp. It also reduces the occurrence of thinning hair, early hair– loss, male and female pattern baldness and alopecia areata.

The plant is thought to have a good phytoremediation potential, meaning it can clean soils from heavy metals like zinc and nitrates thanks to their deep, absorbing root system.

This ingredient can be found in the miracle growth range.

Soap Bark

The Soap Bark contains enough saponins to provide a good natural soap for cleansing the scalp and hair.

This ingredient can be found in the Protein Boost Range.

Sodium Phytate

Sodium Phytate is the sodium salt of Phytic Acid, a saturated cyclic acid. Sodium Phytate is an all-natural chelating agent that can be used as a replacement for disodium and tetrasodium EDTA in cosmetic products. It will help to prevent undesirable metal-catalyzed reactions, thereby stabilising cosmetic products.

This ingredient can be found in the miracle growth range.

Sodium Benzoate

Safe preservative. Sodium benzoate is a versatile chemical with preservative, medicinal, and other functions.

This ingredient can be found in the miracle growth range.

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet almond oil will smooth the cuticles of your hair, controlling frizz and enhancing the shine as well as the appearance of your hair and softens the entire shaft. It is moisturising and packed with vitamin E. This is particularly important for naturally kinky and curlier textures which do not have as much natural shine as straighter textures and is also more prone to frizzing.

Almonds can be bitter or sweet and come from a part of the plum family!

Sweet Almond can be found in the SNI natural hydrating and nourishing hair oil as well as the SNI Miracle Growth Conditioner.

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan gum is useful in shampoos, hair conditioners and styling products. It is a fantastic viscosity modifier, producing thick and creamy products that are very thermally stable.

This ingredient can be found in the SNI Protein Boost Range.