What Ingredients are in Carelli Healthy Hair products
This is a popular question we hear. Usually along the lines of "What is it in your products that makes my hair feel great?" :)
Carelli founder Judi Gravvanis worked with a cosmetic scientist and identified what the hair absorbs instantly and we found the answers after endless testing.
It's because.. 1 oils 2 shampoo 3 cleanser & treatment conditioner all work together as a tri 1 2 3 to repair, revive, protect and ultimately correct your hair * correct meaning Carelli can adjust it self to the needs each head of hair and that = great hair and all naturally
Oils bought direct from the Local Growers here in Australia .
To see a complete list of what we use, and the descriptions of how they help, we've compiled this list for you to read.
All ingredients listed below are not in any particular order. Please see the individual ingredient lists for each particular product on the ‘usage’ tab for the actual order of ingredients.
Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis)
Penetrates the hair follicle and strengthens hair fibres from the inside. It is readily accepted by the scalp and does not affect the scalp’s natural balance. This is because of its similar molecular structure to sebum (the scalp’s natural oil).
Other added benefits are that it soothes the scalp and can be used to treat dry scalp problems and dandruff. By adding volume and body to the hair strand, it also helps thinning hair. Jojoba is an emollient – it fills in cracks that are on the surface of the hair cuticle which means that it helps to repair hair damaged by heat and styling.
Almond Oil (Prunus Amygalus Dulcis)
Used for the nourishing and smoothing benefits it provides the hair cuticles, allowing hair to grow thick, long and strong. It also can be used to make hair shinier.
Primrose Oil (Oenothera Biennis)
An essential fatty acid used for nourishing the scalp, making the supplement potentially valuable in treating a variety of hair problems. In cases of hair loss it stimulates natural hair growth with consistent use for it to be effective.
Rosehip (Rosa Rubiginosa)
The rosehip seed is made up of 77% fatty acids. High in linoleic and linolenic acids, vitamin C and A; all essential hair health, it has been found to regenerate tissue and eliminate dry and sun damaged tresses.
Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus Officinalis)
Rosemary oils very popular use is in hair care products. It has a pronounced positive effect on the health of the hair and scalp. It increases the circulation to the scalp and is therefore also effective for promoting hair growth.
The improved blood flow increases the supply of the nutrients to the scalp, thereby nourishing the hair follicles and delivers a great shine as well as strengthening the hair. It also helps cleanse the scalp of all the impurities and dirt.
Lavender Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia x Latifolia Oil)
Can be useful for hair loss in a condition called alopecia areata. When applied to the scalp there is some evidence that this might improve hair growth by as much as 44% after seven (7) months of treatment.
Sandalwood oil (Santalum Album)
Helps to moisturise and hydrate ageing, dry or flaky skin as well as to relieve itching and inflammation. Its astringent action balances oily hair conditions.
Carrot Oil (Daucus Carota)
An amazing all-natural moisturiser which also aids in the healing & regeneration of damaged hair.
Rose Geranium Oil (Pelagonium graveolens)
Assists with the treatment of head lice.
Helps moisturise hair and prevents dehydration. Because it spreads evenly on the surface of the hair strand, it forms a smooth film over hair cuticles that enhances light reflection and makes tresses look shinier and glossier, whilst also discouraging nasty knots and tangles.
Assists in the activation of the bubbles whilst cleansing the hair.
Has excellent foaming capacity which helps the water wet the hair for cleansing and has a good dermatological compatibility.
Cocamido Propyl Betaine
A secondary cleanser, a very mild, low irritant made from coconut oil. It is not strong enough to use as the main cleanser but is a nice addition to shampoos. It is an “amphoteric” surfactant – it does not cause static.
Peppermint Oil (Mentha Piperita Oil)
Can assist scalp care by balancing the pH levels of the scalp, increasing scalp circulation, stimulating hair follicles, promoting hair growth and relieve inflammation with its cooling, relaxing effect.
Reduces static electricity. It enhances the appearance and feel of hair, by increasing hair body, suppleness and sheen, as well as by improving the texture of hair that has been damaged physically or by chemical treatment.
Mainly used for its preservative action; as opposed to any other acid it will prevent bacterial growth on the scalp. It also increases only very slightly the pH level to the hair follicle so it helps with allowing the hair follicle to lay flat making the hair smoother and shinier.
This is used as a preservative. To avoid putting parabens and for the product to be able to have a ‘shelf life’ a preservative is required. This is a formaldehyde donor and we do understand that it may cause irritation for some, however it is made from a naturally occurring amino acid and is considered to be one of the safest preservatives available.
Nettle Extract (Urtica Dioica Extract)
Used topically for dandruff and overly oily hair and scalp, by stimulating the scalp for improved scalp and hair health. Clinical trials have confirmed the effectiveness of nettle root extract in the treatments of hair loss including genetic male patterned baldness and alopecia areata.
A fatty alcohol (meaning an alcohol which comes from fat). It does not behave like a conventional alcohol and allows the conditioner to spread easily and deposit on the surface of the hair cuticle which creates a feeling of softness.
A cleaning/conditioning agent which conditions, detangles, fights static, softens, restores, and rebuilds damaged hair. Since it is plant-based and not petrochemical-based, it doesn’t coat but penetrates the hair shaft for potent conditioning effects.
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parki)
Assists the conditioner/moisturiser to seal the hair follicles. It’s also a great source to provide moisture for dry or damaged hair and is excellent for locking in moisture without leaving your hair greasy and heavy. Since it aids in fastening moisture into hair; it is fantastic for keeping your hair protected against all climate conditions.
Aloe vera has many key factors to support the hair and scalp. It helps promote hair growth because it breaks down the sebum and dead scalp cells, allowing for further hair growth. It can also reduce the redness, scaling, itching and inflammation of scalp psoriasis, which directly benefits the hair.
As an anti-inflammatory it helps soothe those that have a sensitive scalp and are prone to irritation. This awesome plant has also been used for the treatment of dandruff. In addition to soothing and eradicating any scalp problems, the benefits of Aloe Vera for hair as a great conditioning agent is excitingly overwhelming.
Guar Gum (Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride)
Guar Gum gently conditions hair and prevents static.
Vitamin E oil (Tocopherol)
Has several benefits for hair. Besides increasing the circulation of blood in the scalp, this oil also enhances the texture and quality of hair. It is widely used in the treatment of hair-loss and other scalp disorders. A healthy supply of blood to the scalp is a good stimulant for hair to grow and flourish.
Vitamin E Oil will moisturise the hair from root to shaft and help revive the lost shine. It also stimulates the production of sebum, which makes the hair more lustrous. Last but not the least, split ends and other damages caused due to constant blow drying, curling and colouring can be rectified with Vitamin E oil.
This is a ‘lighter’ silicone which enhances the appearance and feel of hair, by increasing hair body, suppleness, or sheen, or by improving the texture of hair that has been damaged physically or by chemical treatment.
Derived from vegetable oil it is used as a surfactant (emulsifier), and is known to prevent the build-up of silicones, or counteract other products that build up in hair. Trideceth-12 may be absorbed through the skin due to its low molecular weight of 12.
Stops the build-up of static electricity in hair, which in turn makes hair smoother and easy to manage.
Found in green tea and therefore it is nature identical; this is used as a preservative. Being an old preservative, it has picked up a lot of unfair bad media press. It is however one of the most gentler preservatives to use.