Ingredient Information

  • Ingredient Questions - Are your products ... ?

    Natural? All of our ingredients are natural or derived from natural sources. On the Think Dirty platform, our bars would be rated a 0 meaning our ingredients are completely free of substances or chemicals that are harmful to you or the planet. Gluten Free? Yes, they are! Non-GMO? Yes, our produ...
  • Shampoo Bar Ingredients

    Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Longsheng Rice Water™, Cocoa Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Shea Butter, Stearic Acid, Rice Bran Oil, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Vitamin B8, Vitamin B5, Bamboo Extract, Broccoli Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Lactate, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E Acetat...
  • Conditioner Bar Ingredients

    Behentrimonium Methosulfate,  Cocoa Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Longsheng Rice Water™, Shea Butter, Stearic Acid, Rice Bran Oil, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Vitamin B8, Vitamin B5, Bamboo Extract, Honeyquat, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E Acetate, *Fragrance Fragrance Guide: *Citrus Yao - Grapefruit, Lemon, Manda...
  • Do you products contain...

    Sulfates? Ammonium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) are common sulfate-based ingredients that many hair experts consider irritating. We do NOT use these ingredients. Pure sulfate ingredients, like the ones just listed, can strip away too much moisture, le...
  • Are your scents synthetic?

    The scents in our scented shampoo and conditioner bars are considered "fragrance oils" which are a mixture of essential oils and natural equivalent fragrances. They are clean scents that are either natural or mimic natural compositions. Meaning, if you were to look at the molecular formula of eac...
  • How much protein is in your bars? Is the amount of protein safe?

    We use a low concentration of rice protein in our products. The level of protein is safe to use daily if needed.
  • Is Behentrimonium Methosulfate safe?

    The Behentrimonium Methosulfate we use is derived from the colza plant. This is a natural ingrident in our conditioner to help restore moisture to hair. They are low concentrations so they are safe to use. We monitor the pH level very closely to keep it around a level 5 which is a very safe and t...
  • Questions About Oils in Our Products

    Are the oils in your bars saponified? None of the oils are saponified and are used in their organic form in our products. 😊 Do your products contain Jojoba Oil? All of our bars contain jojoba oil. 😊 Do your products contain Coconut Oil? No, our products do not contain any coconut oil. We do hav...
  • Questions About Our Rice

    How is your rice fermented? The rice is carefully rinsed, strained, and stored at optimal temperature levels and time period to get the most out of it. The Red Yao do not consume the fermented rice water, but there are supplements out there on the market that provide this option. Why is your ric...
  • Sourcing Questions

    How are your sourcing your ingredients? We spend a lot of time vetting and interrogating our suppliers for certificates and proof of how they are sourcing their ingredients. Our goal is to source cruelty-free, sustainable, and fair-trade level ingredients. We try to work with the brands of the mo...
  • What's the binding agent in your bars? What holds your bars together?

    We use Cetyl alcohol and stearic acid as the binding agents in our bars.😊
  • Why do the scents matter if the formula is the same?

    This video may help explain this best [How to know what bar is best for me! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRra3ap_4yc) While all of our bars are made with the same formula the scents have a surprising affect on the hair type the bars are best for. The Citrus Yao scent contains citric acid whi...
  • What cleans / cleanses and removes bacteria and dirt from my hair in the shampoo's formula?

    We use a surfactant (cleanser) called Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI). It is actually in lots of shampoos. It is often called baby foam because it is very mild and made from coconut. Mild in the sense of no harsh chemicals. SCI is considered a natural cleanser.