INGREDIENT GLOSSARY

These key ingredients help power the Aveda products you love. Discover what they do and where they are sourced from - and why they'll make a difference in your hair care routine.

 

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INGREDIENT NAME: ACACIA SENEGAL GUM

WHERE IT'S FROM: Acacia Tree
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for hair thickening & maintaining a hair style

INGREDIENT NAME: ALEURITES MOLUCCANA (KUKUI) SEED OIL

WHERE IT'S FROM: Kukui Seed
WHAT IT IS: Natural; Organic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for weightless conditioning

INGREDIENT NAME: AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Coconut
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for cleansing with lots of luxurious lather

INGREDIENT NAME: ARGININE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Corn
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to balance the pH of the product and for hair strengthening

INGREDIENT NAME: BABASSUAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Babassu
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for gentle cleansing

INGREDIENT NAME: BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Rapeseed, an annual flowering plant grown for the oil in its seeds
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to create a creamy product texture and for conditioning and static prevention

INGREDIENT NAME: BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Rapeseed, an annual flowering plant grown for the oil in its seeds
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to create a creamy product texture and for conditioning and static prevention

INGREDIENT NAME: BENZOIC ACID

WHERE IT'S FROM: Synthetic
WHAT IT IS: Synthetic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to keep product fresh

INGREDIENT NAME: BUTYLENE GLYCOL

WHERE IT'S FROM: Sugar Cane
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for moisturization and to blend other ingredients into the product

INGREDIENT NAME: BUTYROSPERMUM (SHEA BUTTER) PARKII

WHERE IT'S FROM: Shea
WHAT IT IS: Natural; Organic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for softening and smoothing

INGREDIENT NAME: CAPRYLYL GLYCOL

WHERE IT'S FROM: Synthetic
WHAT IT IS: Synthetic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to blend other ingredients into the product and for moisturization

INGREDIENT NAME: CETEARYL ALCOHOL

WHERE IT'S FROM: Coconut
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for hair smoothing and to create a creamy product texture

INGREDIENT NAME: CHENOPODIUM QUINOA SEED EXTRACT

WHERE IT'S FROM: Quinoa
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: A source of vegetable protein known for hair strengthening

INGREDIENT NAME: COCAMIDE MIPA

WHERE IT'S FROM: Coconut
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for cleansing with lots of luxurious lather and to thicken product

INGREDIENT NAME: COCO-GLUCOSIDE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Coconut
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for gentle cleansing and conditioning and to blend other ingredients into the product

INGREDIENT NAME: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL

WHERE IT'S FROM: Coconut
WHAT IT IS: Natural; Organic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for softening and nourishing hair

INGREDIENT NAME: CRAMBE ABYSSINICA (ABYSSINIAN) SEED OIL

WHERE IT'S FROM: Abyssinian Seed
WHAT IT IS: Natural
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for weightless conditioning and shine

INGREDIENT NAME: CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT

WHERE IT'S FROM: Turmeric Root
WHAT IT IS: Natural; Organic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Herb known to invigorate

INGREDIENT NAME: DECYL GLUCOSIDE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Corn
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for gentle cleansing

INGREDIENT NAME: DIHYDROXYPROPYL ARGININE HCI

WHERE IT'S FROM: Sugar Beets
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for hair thickening and hair nourishment

INGREDIENT NAME: DIMETHICONE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Synthetic
WHAT IT IS: Synthetic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for hair smoothing, frizz reduction and shine

INGREDIENT NAME: DIMETHICONOL

WHERE IT'S FROM: Synthetic
WHAT IT IS: Synthetic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for hair smoothing and silky feel

INGREDIENT NAME: DISODIUM COCO-GLUCOSIDE CITRATE 

WHERE IT'S FROM: Plant Blend
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for gentle cleansing

INGREDIENT NAME: EMBLICA OFFICINALIS (AMLA) FRUIT EXTRACT

WHERE IT'S FROM: Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
WHAT IT IS: Natural; Organic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Herb known to encourage strong, shiny hair and used for hair thickening

INGREDIENT NAME: ETHYL MACADAMIATE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Macadamia Nuts
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for softening and nourishing hair and shine

INGREDIENT NAME: GLYCERYL STEARATE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Palm
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to support the product texture

INGREDIENT NAME: GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL

WHERE IT'S FROM: Soy Bean
WHAT IT IS: Natural; Organic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for weightless moisture retention

INGREDIENT NAME: GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Guar Seed
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for easy wet combing and slip

INGREDIENT NAME: HYDROLYZED CORN STARCH

WHERE IT'S FROM: Corn
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for maintaining a hair style

INGREDIENT NAME: HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

WHERE IT'S FROM: Soy Beans
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for nourishing and strengthening hair strands

INGREDIENT NAME: HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOL

WHERE IT'S FROM: Synthetic
WHAT IT IS: Synthetic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for heat and styling protection

INGREDIENT NAME: LACTIC ACID

WHERE IT'S FROM: Biofermentation
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to balance the pH of the product

INGREDIENT NAME: LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAXSEED) SEED EXTRACT

WHERE IT'S FROM: Flaxseed
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Herb known for slip and texture

INGREDIENT NAME: MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACT

WHERE IT'S FROM: Peppermint
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Herb known to invigorate

INGREDIENT NAME: MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL

WHERE IT'S FROM: Peppermint
WHAT IT IS: Natural
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for its cooling sensation

INGREDIENT NAME: MENTHOL

WHERE IT'S FROM: Mint Plant
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for its cooling sensation

INGREDIENT NAME: METHYL SOYATE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Soy Beans
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to soften and smoothing hair

INGREDIENT NAME: PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT

WHERE IT'S FROM: Ginseng
WHAT IT IS: Natural; Organic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Herb known to invigorate

INGREDIENT NAME: PHELLODENDRON AMURENSE BARK EXTRACT

WHERE IT'S FROM: Amor Cork Tree
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Herb known to nourish

INGREDIENT NAME: PHENOXYETHANOL

WHERE IT'S FROM: Synthetic
WHAT IT IS: Synthetic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to keep the product fresh

INGREDIENT NAME: POLYQUATERNIUM 4

WHERE IT'S FROM: Synthetic
WHAT IT IS: Synthetic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for wet combing and slip

INGREDIENT NAME: POTASSIUM SORBATE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Synthetic
WHAT IT IS: Synthetic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to keep product fresh

INGREDIENT NAME: PROPANEDIOL

WHERE IT'S FROM: Corn
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to blend other ingredients into the product and used for moisturization

INGREDIENT NAME: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL

WHERE IT'S FROM: Sweet Almond
WHAT IT IS: Natural
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to condition and soften hair

INGREDIENT NAME: PRUNUS SERRULATA FLOWER (CHERRY) EXTRACT

WHERE IT'S FROM: Cherry Flower
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to condition and nourish hair

INGREDIENT NAME: ROSMARINUS (ROSEMARY) OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT

WHERE IT'S FROM: Rosemary
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Herb known to invigorate and nourish

INGREDIENT NAME: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL

WHERE IT'S FROM: Jojoba
WHAT IT IS: Natural; Organic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for weightless nourishment

INGREDIENT NAME: SODIUM CHLORIDE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Mineral
WHAT IT IS: Natural
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to thicken product

INGREDIENT NAME: SODIUM COCO-SULFATE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Coconut
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for cleansing with lots of luxurious lather

INGREDIENT NAME: SODIUM HYDROXYPROPYLSULFONATE LAURYLGLUCOSIDE CROSSPOLYMER

WHERE IT'S FROM: Coconut & Corn
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for gentle cleansing

INGREDIENT NAME: SODIUM LAUROYL METHYL ISETHIONATE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Coconut
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for gentle hair cleansing

INGREDIENT NAME: SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Coconut
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for gentle hair cleansing

INGREDIENT NAME: SQUALANE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Olive
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for weightless moisturization

INGREDIENT NAME: STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Palm
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for conditioning and static prevention and to create a creamy product texture

INGREDIENT NAME: VINEGAR

WHERE IT'S FROM: Wheat
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for gently purification, to balance the pH of the product and for shine