When the decision was made to make Happy You Hair fully biodegradable and safe for waterways we didn’t quite realise what a huge challenge we were setting for ourselves.
Because nearly every other conditioner uses the same conditioning ingredients - behentrimonium chloride or cetrimonium chloride - which are not biodegradable and can be toxic to waterways.
So the mission was to create salon quality conditioner WITHOUT using the mainstay conditioning ingredients. Challenge accepted!
Finding alternatives that ticked all of our eco-boxes yet still delivered high performance was one of the hardest things we have undertaken in our 10 years in the cosmetics formulation world. But, after many moons of failures, we finally found the right blend of ingredients to make the Happy You Gentle Conditioner everything we had imagined.
The key ingredient to our earth-friendly and oh-so-effective conditioner is a 100% natural quat-free (short for “quaternium free”) conditioning ingredient based on amino lipid technology, and made from sustainable green chemistry principles. Jackpot!!!
This planet-loving blend of ingredients powered by Australian botanicals makes our conditioner very special as it is readily biodegradable, non-toxic to aquatic life, and won’t irritate your skin or eyes, but it also does some pretty special things for your hair too.
💛 Adds Shine and lustre
💛 Adds lightness and movement for fine hair
💛 Smoothing and fights frizz
💛 Prolongs the life of colour treatments
💛 Protects from heat damage
💛 Improves curl definition (it’s Curly Girl Approved!)
The Star Ingredients
Flannel Flower - Harking from the Australian east coast this dainty flower delivers powerful lignans, phenolic acid and flavonoids. These compounds help to condition, strengthen and repair damaged hair.
Quinoa Protein - This is the first oligopeptide that protects and prolongs colour. It provides brilliant shine, lustre, and conditioning. It makes styling easier and improves your hair’s body.
Prebiotic Inulin - It conditions, protects and adds shine and softness. Inulin makes sure there’s no build up of product in your hair and helps your shampoo rinse out easily while detangling your locks.
Vitamin B5 - When it comes to hair care no treatment product would be complete without B5. It has a hair care gold star for its proven ability to increases shine, lustre and hair strength
Jojoba Esters - Fabulous for protecting the colour in your hair so it lasts longer, and protecting you from heat damage while it’s at it.
Saccharide Isomerate - A microbiome active ingredient for deep hydration and improved scalp comfort.