Ingredients Glossary

All KIND2 shampoos and conditioners are made from plant-based ingredients, natural colours and natural fragrances. Our products are vegan, and testing cruelty free. We're proud that there's absolutely no nasties in anything we make, but sometimes names can look scarier than they really are. Here's more information about absolutely every ingredient we use...


Argania (Argan) Spinosa Kernel Oil

From the kernels of the argan tree, this oil is renowned for nourishing skin, smoothing and conditioning hair as it contains vitamin E and high levels of fatty acids.

Behentrimonium Chloride

From rapeseed oil, this wax helps to condition, detangle, de-frizz, soften and helps strengthen hair.

Behentrimonium Methosulfate

From rapeseed oil, it’s also known as BTMS. It’s a very mild, yet effective conditioner, creating a silky smooth feel.

Benzyl Alcohol

A plant based preservative used at a very low concentration for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Beswellia Serrata (Frankincense) Oil

From the resin of the Boswellia Serrata tree. This oil has anti-inflammatory properties and a delightful woody or spicy smell.

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil

From the nut of the African shea tree. Lighter than shea butter and being rich in fatty acids, it’s great for adding shine.

Calcium Bentonite, Sunstone Powder

Also known as Australian washed blue clay, it is used for washing impurities away as it regulates sebum flow and cleanses hair follicles. It provides the colour of The Restoring One.

Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil

From the camellia tree, it’s also known as tea seed oil and is used for moisturising your scalp, conditioning and strengthening hair.

Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil

Cold pressed from hemp seeds, this oil is high in fatty acids and benefits include hair strengthening and alleviating scalp dryness.

Cetyl Alcohol

From coconuts, this is a waxy ingredient used for conditioning and softening.

Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil

Made from the rind of the mandarin fruit. This sweet, floral citrus oil is believed to
improve the circulation of blood and lymph and promote new cell growth and add
shine to hair.

CI 75810 (Natural Colourant)

Naturally derived from chlorophyll, a green pigment found in plants. It provides the colour of The Sensitive One.

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil

From coconuts, you probably already know that it’s great nourishment for hair and scalp. It’s been used as a natural remedy for thousands of years.

Decyl Glucoside

From coconuts, this is a surfactant so helps clean and create foam.

Eucalyptus Radiata Flower/Leaf/Stem Oil

From the leaves of this Australian native tree, the fragrance is pleasant and fresh. It has both antifungal and antiseptic properties that help with itchy or flaky scalps.

Fullers Earth

A clay which absorbs oil and impurities, it also helps soothe flaky scalps.


From rapeseed oil, for hydrating your hair and scalp.


Also known as French Clay, it helps to remove product build-up from the scalp and strands, while eliminating dead cells, flakiness, and excess oil. It provides the colour of The Hydrating One.


Also known as China Clay, it’s a fine powder which is gentle and oil absorbing.

Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate

A natural preservative created by fermenting radish roots with bacteria.

Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil

From the nuts of this Australian native tree, this light and easily absorbed oil contains high amounts of fatty acids and also contains squalene, which is a natural antioxidant.

Melaleuca Ericifolia (Rosalina) Leaf Oil

From the leaves of this Australian native tree, the fragrance is fresh, with subtle lemony and floral tones. It is a gentle oil with anti-bacterial properties.


A clay named after its founding city in France, it contains a range of beneficial minerals which help with soothing your scalp. It provides the colour of The Hydrating One.

Panthenol (Vitamin B5)

Helps your hair retain moisture by sealing the cuticle, enhancing shine and glossiness.

Salicylic Acid

A preservative from the bark of willow trees.

Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil

From the seeds of this Central American native tree, chia seed oil is rich in fatty acids, protein and zinc to promote hair health and growth.

Sodium Benzoate

A natural preservative which is present in the Yucca extract.

Sorbic Acid

A plant based preservative used at a very low concentration for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

A rich, creamy and gentle foaming cleanser made from coconuts. It is biodegradable and highly effective in both soft and hard water.

Stearic Acid

A plant based emulsifier that is used to condition and thicken. We are using a palm free source.

Stearyl Alcohol

From coconuts, it is soothing, softening and de-tangling.

Theobroma cacao (seed) butter

Also known as cocoa butter, this is a fat from the roasted cocoa bean. It is a highly effective natural moisturiser and conditioner which is rich in anti-oxidants.

Yucca Schidigera left/stem/root extract

From the native Mexican plant, a natural cleansing and foaming agent yucca soothes and nourishes the scalp.