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Beautiful On Raw = Your Right to Be Beautiful - Volumizing Shampoo and Revitalizing Conditioner For All Hair Types
Hair needs to be healthy and strong if it's to look and feel beautiful. It's an inside-outside thing"A raw food diet creates healthy hair from the inside, but adding proper hair care products to the outside brings the healthiest tresses imaginable. The right combination can make you feel radiant and confident.
I love Tonya's shampoo and conditioner, it is wonderful! My hair seems shinier than it has been, loving it!-Gail
Searching Land and Sea for the Perfect Ingredients
You'll notice my shampoo and conditioner contain more ingredients than the average similar products. Why? Because I wanted these products to include everything known to deliver shine, volume, softness and manageability to hair while still being as pure and natural as humanly possible.
Along the way, I found one valuable herb that helps prevents premature graying. My list of ingredients was already too long, but how could I resist an ingredient credited with preventing graying hair? Then I discovered that the powerful antioxidants in White Tea deactivate free radicals and oxidants resulting in healthier, shinier hair after just one use! Of course, I had to add that, too.
I would get a formula down pat, use it with great satisfaction, then find yet another indispensable ingredient. Every time it just got better, until finally I was happy, very happy. After two years of diligent searching, and much trial and error, I finally put all the ingredients together and came up with my dream formula for both shampoo and conditioner. Together, they have it ALL! If you are familiar with my other products and if you're not, now is your chance! Then you already know I offer nothing I don't use myself.
thank you so much for such a wonderful shampoo and conditioner. It's just unbelievable! Never tried anything better in my whole life! It smells great, my hair looks great and I feel great. You are genius! God bless you! From now on I will recommend it to all my friends. -Irina. There are some ingredients we cannot avoid in order to get a quality product. Foaming agents are an example. (Scary name, it sounds so “chemical.” Don’t worry.) Finding those unavoidable ingredients while keeping a pure, healthy formulation was a tough part of my mission. But find them I did. I finally chose foaming agents that were also used by one of the most ecologically sound companies, Earth Baby Organics. I was comfortable knowing that if it was pure enough to meet their stringent standards for baby products, it would be pure enough for mine.
Thanks so much for the shampoo/conditioner! I received them last night and tried them this morning. All I can say is ....WOW!
I thoroughly enjoyed using them and I didn't use any styling products on my hair at all; I just let it air dry and pinned it back in a clip. It's so shiny and sparkly!! And it is so soft, like silk, I keep running my fingers through it. I can't help it!
This stuff is amazing. You have nailed it. It produces the most incredible rich lather. Hmm, I think I am going to try a squirt and make a luxurious bubble bath tonight! Big thumbs up! -Kelli How is my shampoo different?
I’ve developed a creamy, moisturizing shampoo that works for all hair types. I don’t like clear shampoos. They seem to strip the hair of its oils. So I went for a creamy one. Your Right to Be Beautiful Volumizing Shampoo is not harsh or soapy and does not strip the hair of its oils, as so many others do. The ingredients will cleanse and protect without leaving a soapy feel, yet without that harsh drying effect. In fact, this richly formulated shampoo feels almost like a conditioner in itself! Apply it to the roots of your hair and rub it in well. Then apply a quick burst of water. While the water is running down the hair shaft, massage the hair to remove any dirt and grime. Rinse well. Follow with conditioner.
The shampoo rinses easily, without leaving residues on hair shaft or scalp. This helps keep your hair beautifully conditioned and in perfect pH balance. Having the right pH balance is especially important if you color your hair, as an imbalance can have a tendency to strip some colors or make others appear brassy. I pulled out all the stops, loading this formula with every hair-beautifying herb and exotic oil I could find from all over the globe—from simple plant-based antioxidants to ancient Ayurvedic oils from India. If it’s not in my shampoo, you probably don’t need it!
In Your Right to Be Beautiful, you’ll also not be subjected to things you definitely don’t need. Some shampoos contain a foaming agent called sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), which can irritate your scalp. Worse, many shampoos instead use sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), which, while avoiding irritation, leaves behind two carcinogens: ethylene oxide and 1, 4-dioxane. You’ll find nothing like SLS or SLES in my formula—instead I include gorgeous, exotic and effective cleansing and nourishing ingredients, including extracts of milk thistle, saw palmetto, amla fruit, and Ayurvedic oils. The result…clean, shiny, healthy hair, ready for the final touch of a luxurious conditioner.
The experience of shampooing with your new shampoo and conditioner is wonderful--pleasurable in every way, especially with the extra creamy conditioner. But the results are even better. I'm amazed at the silky, springy feel. -J
How is my conditioner different?
I thoroughly researched the most common complaints and drawbacks of conditioners, and formulated mine accordingly. By far the biggest problem with most conditioners is that they weigh the hair down, making it appear waxy, lifeless.
Moisturizing is the key. For best results, you want an ultra-moisturizing conditioner. Your Right to Be Beautiful Revitalizing Conditioner more than fills the bill, containing such ingredients as coconut oil and shea butter, which will help restore shine and luster to dull, coarse, unmanageable hair. The conditioner is rich in organic tropical fruit extracts to create an incredible shine on even the dullest locks.
My conditioner is very rich in natural oils but will never leave your hair feeling oily. Contradiction? Not at all. This product is not heavy so it does not pull down the hair. Instead, it offers deep conditioning with each washing, and will increase the shine in your hair by sealing the cuticle. Shea butter lightly coats the hair shaft, trapping water inside. If the cuticles are ragged, then your hair will not shine. Your Right to Be Beautiful Revitalizing Conditioner adds shine, protects hair from drying, and allows for easier combing. It will leave your hair soft and shiny, adding volume but not weighing the hair down. To get the most benefit from this conditioner, be sure to concentrate more on the shaft and the ends, when applying, instead of the roots.
What are the Ingredients?
Your Right to Be Beautiful Volumizing Shampoo and Revitalizing Conditioner contain the world’s finest ingredients for healthy, strong, beautiful hair. What we haven’t added is important, too. Our shampoo and conditioner contain no added fragrances. But our shampoo and conditioner smell wonderful! A unique sophisticated combination of essential oils results in the heavenly scent of the lotus flower. This flower is a symbol of purity, tranquility and beauty in Asian cultures.
I wanted to know everything about the hair care products I was using. You’re entitled to the same standard. Click here to read about all of the ingredients of the Your Right to Be Beautiful Volumizing Shampoo and Revitalizing Conditioner.
Shampoo and Conditioner Ingredients
Your Right to Be Beautiful Volumizing Shampoo and Revitalizing Conditioner contain the world’s finest ingredients for healthy, strong, beautiful hair. What we haven’t added is important too. Our shampoo and conditioner contain no added fragrances. But Your Right to Be Beautiful smells wonderful! A unique sophisticated combination of essential oils results in the heavenly scent of the lotus flower. This flower is a symbol of purity, tranquility and beauty in Asian cultures.
I wanted to know everything about the hair care products I was using. You’re entitled to the same standard. So here they are listed in full and explained below:
Ingredients: Purified water, sodium coco sulphate, sodium cocoyl isethionate, coco- betaine, cocamide MEA, Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, glycol distearate, phyllanthus emblica (amla) fruit extract, silybum marianum (milk thistle) extract, brassica juncea (mustard greens) extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, ecliptica alba (Bhringaraj oil), cyperus scariosus (nagarmotha cyperus) oil, brassica nigra (mustard seed) oil, serenoa repens (saw palmetto) fruit extract, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf extract, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), olea auropaea (olive) leaf extract, panthenol, tocopheryl acetate, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, potassium sorbate, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, styrax benzoin resin extract, jasminum officinalis (jasmine) oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) flower oil.
Revitalizing Hair Conditioner
Ingredients: Purified Water, cetyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate, hydrolyzed wheat protein, hydrolyzed wheat starch, panthenol, phyllanthus emblica (amla) fruit extract, silybum marianum (milk thistle) extract, brassica juncea (mustard greens) extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) Oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, ecliptica alba (Bhringaraj oil), cyperus scariosus (nagarmotha cyperus) oil, brassica nigra (mustard seed) oil, serenoa repens (saw palmetto) fruit extract, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf extract, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), olea auropaea (olive) leaf extract, tocopheryl acetate, hydroxyethylcellulose, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, potassium sorbate, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, styrax benzoin resin extract, jasminum officinalis (jasmine) oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) flower oil.
Mediterranean milk thistle is related to the daisy family. It is an edible plant which has been used as food as well as an herbal tonic. Milk thistle has gained a lot of attention in the past few years as an aid in maintaining a healthy liver. It has, however, already been in use medicinally for several hundred years, most notably by the Greeks and Romans, not only for liver issues, but also for its protective properties. Today, research is shedding new light on why it is such an effective herbal medicine. Milk thistle extract, made from the plant’s seeds, comprises about 80% silymarin and 20% fatty acids. One of these fatty acids is linoleic acid, shown to help maintain healthy cell membranes and metabolism. The major active constituent of silymatin is the powerful antioxidant silybin. These two substances combine to form a powerful duo that blocks toxins and free radicals from attacking cells.
Saw Palmetto, native to North America, grows mainly along the Atlantic coast. It is small and palmlike, producing berries which yield medicinal extracts containing, among many other beneficial properties, several different types of fatty acids and sterols, such as lauric acid, oleic acid, and palmitic acid. Saw palmetto has been used for centuries in both Europe and North America to promote healthy skin and hair. It has a reputation for preventing baldness due to its deep penetrating action and the fact that the extract prevents the main male hormone testosterone from converting into what is known as Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the hormone responsible for male pattern baldness. It also prevents the binding of DHT to androgen receptors, thus helping to prevent hair loss.
Studies on saw palmetto extract suggest that saw palmetto extract is an effective anti-androgen, which may prove to be useful for people whose thinning hair is related to hormonal imbalance.
Mustard Seed Oil
Mustard seed oil, used centuries ago by Romans and Greeks, is still used in northern India. Revered as a hair tonic, it stimulates the scalp and promotes hair growth. Lack of selenium and zinc has been linked to hair loss, and mustard seed oil contains high levels of both minerals. It is also rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene and is also a good source of other hair-friendly minerals and Omega-3 fatty acids, essential for healthy hair. In North India, mustard oil is also used for massages. The oil is antibacterial, and massaging with it helps improve circulation and skin texture. Allyl isothiocyanate makes mustard oil an anti-fungal as well. Oleic and linoleic acid make mustard seed oil a great hair stimulator and revitalizer. Its stimulating effects increase blood circulation in the scalp while fatty acids nourish hair roots, strengthening hair and preventing hair loss.
Coconut Oil is highly effective at moisturizing the scalp and hair, and offers amazing anti-fungal, anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties, thanks to the presence of lauric and caprylic acid. Coconut oil and water are used all over the world to achieve lustrous hair with beautiful sheen. Massaging the head with coconut oil helps eliminate dandruff, especially if used as a pre-wash conditioner. Coconut oil is common in everyday hair care in India, used extensively in hair and skin care products as well as dandruff shampoos. It is an excellent conditioner, valuable in helping to re-grow thin or damaged hair, while delivering essential proteins.
According to the Coconut Research Center, coconut oil (taken internally) kills viruses that cause influenza, measles, and herpes, among other diseases. Coconut oil is effective for fungus and yeast conditions such as thrush, diaper rash, and athlete’s foot. Bacteria normally present on the skin convert coconut’s medium-chain fatty acids into free fatty acids that kill bacteria, viruses and fungi. These free fatty acids also help balance the skin’s pH, which in turn repels disease-causing germs. Coconut oil melts at body temperature and will not clog pores. Its smaller molecular structure helps easy absorption and leaves the skin feeling clean—never greasy. What coconut oil does for the skin, of course, it also does for the scalp!
While coconut oil forms a protective barrier to hold in moisture, it also penetrates the deeper skin layers, helping keep connective tissues strong and supple, combating damage from excessive sun exposure. To top it off, coconut oil will improve skin texture by aiding in exfoliating of the outer layer.
Ayurvedic Healthy Hair Ingredients
India’s 5,000-year-old Ayurveda system of holistic healing is becoming increasingly popular among salons, spas and beauty products manufacturers, due to the effectiveness of the system’s skin and hair care principles. Ayurvedic principles are not only effective but natural, and they focus on preventing rather than curing problems. If East Indian women aren’t known for their gorgeous hair and skin, I don't know who is. Now some of their secrets can be yours!
Amla (Indian Gooseberry) fruit extract
Amla, also called Indian Gooseberry, is the most widely used herb in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. The amla fruit is famous for having the highest Vitamin C content known—a hundred times more than a grapefruit! This high Vitamin C level makes this berry both an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory agent. The non-sticky Amla oil, used topically, provides additional nutrition to the scalp and hair, helps prevent hair loss and promotes hair growth. It is safe to use daily to nourish and maintain hair, and does not color, making it safe for any hair.
Amla Oil enjoys a prestigious reputation among Asian women because it helps prevent itching and scalp infection, strengthens hair, and prevents premature graying, stimulating hair follicles to produce new hair growth. It’s even credited with relieving headaches due to its soothing and emollient properties. The high level of antioxidants it contains helps protect your hair from damage inflicted by free radicals as well as blow-drying and the environment at large. Amla oil is highly favored for its proven ability to increase the thickness of hair. Furthermore, its moisturizing capabilities lock in just the right amount of moisture to keep humidity from flattening out your hairstyle. When you think Amla, think lustrous.
Bhringaraj oil (Eclipta alba)
Eclipta alba is a powerful rejuvenative tonic which improves hair growth and color. It finds wide use in Ayurvedic medicine for all manner of liver disorders. Commonly called Bhringaraj in India, Eclipta alba and is used in oil preparations (usually also containing Amla, discussed just above) specifically for blackening the hair. The Chinese use it for dyeing hair as well as for its medicinal properties in combating hair loss, eczema, dermatitis, and even as an anti-venom for treatment of snakebites! Studies have shown Eclipta alba to have excellent antifungal properties. Would it surprise you to know that it is the best known herb for preventing balding and prematurely graying hair? Studies performed to determine whether Bhringaraj oil promotes hair growth have yielded promising results. There’s no way I was going to miss out on adding this highly esteemed ingredient to my little bag (or bottle) of tricks!
Nagarmotha (Cyprus) oil
Cyperus scariosus and Cyperus rotundus, commonly referred to as Nagarmotha or nutgrass, are a delicate herbs with aromatic tubers credited with having astringent, diaphoretic and diuretic properties as well as being a rich source of minerals. The oils of these herbs have a neutral waxy consistency and are used as a hair wash in India along with treating hair and scalp disorders. These oils stimulate sebaceous glands near the hair root, where they dilate the small capillary and acts favorably on the sebaceous glands. The extracted oil is widely used medicinally and is even often used in perfumery. A gem for my one-of-a-kind formula!
Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf extract
We all know aloe vera is great for treating burns. But aloe acts also as a natural hair conditioner. Aloe helps treat hair loss and aids in maintaining thick, healthy hair, even stimulating new hair growth.
Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)
Shea butter is a superb emollient. Its unique combination of triglycerides and lipids makes it ideal for skin and hair products. Rich in bio-active ingredients such as lupeol and amyrin cinnamates, it delivers numerous beneficial effects, including anti-irritancy, anti-inflammatory and enhanced UV-B protection. Shea butter is an ideal ingredient in hair products to insure repair and protection.
Olea europaea (olive leaf) extract
This extract protects hair structure via its conditioning and restructuring effect, creating a lipidic film around the piliferous structure, further adding to the physical protection of your hair.
Sodium Coco Sulphate
Sodium coco sulfate is a coconut derivative used as a foaming agent in this shampoo. A much safer alternative to SLS or SLES, it avoids the irritation effect of sodium laurel sulfate and doesn’t contain the cancerous byproducts of its cousin, sodium laureth sulfate.
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Sodium cocoyl isethionate is an ingredient derived from the fatty acid mixture in coconut oil. An exceptionally mild cleansing agent often used in baby products, it cleanses the scalp and hair , helping water mix with oil and grime so they can be rinsed away. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel has assessed the safety of this ingredient, concluding it is safe for use in cosmetic products.
Coco-betaine is another cleansing agent derived from coconut oil, allowable in organic products certified by Ecocert and BDIH. This ingredient helps the shampoo foam up and maintain its consistency, providing shine preventing static buildup.
Cocamide MEA, derived from the fatty acids from coconut oil and monoethanolamine (MEA), increases our shampoo’s foaming capacity and stabilizes the foam. It thickens the shampoo and aids in removing fatty soils from scalp and hair.
Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride
Derived from the Guar tree, this ingredient is an excellent conditioning agent. Studies done in Europe demonstrate that cationic guars in a shampoo formulation improve the ease of combing in both virgin and bleached hair.
Glycol distearate is a white, waxy solid used as a skin-conditioning agent. It helps in increasing our shampoo’s viscosity as well as acting as an opacifying agent, reducing the transparent appearance of the shampoo. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel has reviewed the safety of glycol distearate, reviewing the scientific data and concluding it is safe as a cosmetic ingredient in the present practices of use and concentration, reaffirming this decision in 2001.
Panthenol is derived from Vitamin B5. It binds readily to the hair shaft, enhances the appearance and feel of hair by increasing its body and suppleness, and improves the texture of damaged hair. Panthenol also acts as a lubricant on the scalp surface and ameliorates the hydration and inflammation of the skin. The FDA includes Panthenol on its list of nutrients and dietary supplements “Generally Recognized As Safe” (GRAS).
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
Tocopherol, or vitamin E, is a fat-soluble vitamin and a naturally occurring antioxidant which is isolated from vegetable oil. We have included it in our formulation for its antioxidant and skin conditioning properties. The CIR Expert Panel has determined that tocopherol is safe for use in cosmetics products, finding tocopherol to be neither an irritant nor a sensitizer. In addition, reproductive toxicity and carcingenicity studies were negative. Anti-mutagenic activity attributed to tocopherol was consistent with its antioxidant properties.
This is a semi-synthetic preservative used by such companies as Green People and Earth Friendly Baby. Because only a very tiny amount is sufficient, no other preservative can be used in such small amounts. Phenoxyethanol prevents bacteria growth, and so protects the shampoo and conditioner from spoiling. The FDA reviewed the safety of Phenoxyethanol and approved its use as an indirect food additive. The CIR Expert Panel also reviewed the safety of Phenoxyethanol and concluded that phenoxyethanol was safe as a cosmetic ingredient and noted that it was practically nontoxic via oral and dermal administration. The Panel reaffirmed this conclusion in 2007, as part of its scheduled re-evaluation of ingredients.
Caprylyl glycol works together with phenoxyethanol (discussed above) to create Optithen, the globally approved liquid preservative system. A true multi-functional ingredient, caprylyl glycol also acts as a wetting agent and provides viscosity modification. Along with broad preservation against bacteria and yeast, the presence of caprylyl glycol gives an exceptionally pleasing feel to our finished formula.
Potassium sorbate occurs naturally as para-sorbic acid in berries of the mountain ash tree, Sorbus aucuparia. Potassium sorbate kills microorganisms, specifically mold and other fungi, and prevents or retards their growth and reproduction, allowing our shampoo and conditioner a good long shelf life. FDA reviews of the safety of sorbic acid and potassium sorbate have pronounced them “Generally Recognized As Safe” (GRAS) as preservatives for direct addition to food.
Cetyl alcohol and other fatty alcohols keep an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components—hence cetyl alcohol’s use by quality companies such as Green People and Earth Friendly Baby. Cetyl alcohol alters the viscosity of my conditioner and stabilizes its foaming action. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) includes cetyl alcohol on its list of food additives permitted for direct addition to food as multipurpose food additives. Synthetic fatty alcohols are also permitted as indirect food additives as adjuvants and production aids. The safety of cetyl alcohol has been assessed by the CIR Expert Panel, who evaluated the scientific data and affirmed in 2005 that this fatty alcohol was safe for use as a cosmetic ingredient.
This ingredient is the mildest detangling ingredient I could find. Derived from canola oil, behentrimonium methosulfate offers outstanding antistatic and detangling ability, while avoiding build-up on the hair. It is particularly mild and often used in baby products which are left on the skin. Behentrimonium methosulfate is superior in effectiveness and mildness to its commonly used cheaper cousin, Behentrimonium chloride.
Hydroxyethylcellulose is a gelling and thickening agent derived from cellulose (wood). It promotes better cleaning by forming colloids around dirt particles so they stay suspended in water, facilitating quick, easy flushing away.
Styrax benzoin resin extract
This extract is a gelling and thickening agent derived from wood cellulose. It acts as a fixative, slowing the dispersion of essential oils into the air. As a result, the wonderful scent of lotus flower lingers alluringly about your hair.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.