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Hi and WELCOME to AfroShe®.
I'm Ruth and I am the founder and formulator of AfroShe®. At AfroShe® we believe that your natural hair and skin are beautifully made and perfect in every way and therefore deserve the best nature has to offer in love and care. That's why at AfroShe® our products are handmade, formulated with 100% natural & certified organic ingredients, delivering instant and long lasting results that you can see and feel. We are very proud of the high quality of all the ingredients used in our products.
AfroShe products are vegan-friendly and cruelty free. Every ingredient has been chosen for its unique properties. Our high concentration formulas are very rich and you will find that a little goes a long way. Our products are also free of parabens, silicone and sulfates.
Disclaimer: 'All our products are made with 100% natural & certified organic ingredients but please check ingredients for allergies and if you are concerned we advice you do a sample test.'
UPDATE: During Covid-19 our local Australian suppliers discontinued our preservative (raw ingredients). I'm pleased to say we are now using another natural preservative "Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate & Citric Acid (natural preservative)" that will continue to preserve our products for your health and safety. Please see below for more information.
Ruth (Founder & Formulator, AfroShe®)
*certified organic +pure & natural
*Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel) / *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Leaf Juice): A gelatinous (gel/juice) substance obtained from an aloe vera plant. Excellent for skin care - eczema, psoriasis, soothes dry and cracked skin. On Hair – conditions and leaves hair all smooth and shiny. It promotes hair growth, prevents itching on the scalp, reduces dandruff
Aqua: see W for water
*Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter): Shea butter comes from the nuts of the Shea-Karite "tree of life" tree. The product in its organic form is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. These vitamins help to keep the skin balanced and looking healthy. Shea butter is great for soothing and hydrating dry and sun exposed skin. Shea butter is used for a range of skin conditions and problems. Shea butter has an anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce redness and scalp irritation by providing healing effects without clogging the pores, moisturising - excellent for all hair types, reduces hair breakage.
Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol (coconut oil derived): A mixture of naturally derived vegetable source (Coconut and Palm Oils) fatty alcohols. It is made by heating coconut and palm oil and does not behave like 'real alcohol'.
Naturally found in citrus fruits (lemons and limes). This is our pH adjuster.
*Citrus Sinesis (Sweet Orange) Oil: Is obtained by pressing the peel of the fruit from the orange tree, which has a sweet pulp with no bitter membrane. It is a sunny and radiant oil, used for stimulating, refreshing and rejuvenating the skin/hair. Sweet orange oil also aids in bringing happiness and warmth to the mind, helps people to relax and helps children to sleep at night. It assists the lymphatic system, helping to detoxify a congested skin. Helps with dermatitis, as well as acne and soothing a dry irritated skin.
Coco Glucoside (coconut oil/corn/fruit sugars derived), (and) + Glycerol Oleate (Sunflower) Oil: Is an ultra mild 100% plant-derived thickener. It helps the hair to retain moisture. This is also baby friendly. It has the ability to help the hair retain its natural oils and moisture. The Sunflower derivative, Glyceryl Oleate assists with detangling the hair.
*Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil: An edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm. Excellent for skincare. Moisturises and stimulates hair growth via hair follicles, promotes healthy scalp by its cooling properties that cools and soothes scalp as well as conditions hair, gets rid of dandruff, nourishes dry hair. Adds luster, shine and softness to the hair, contributes to hair length by preventing hair breakage and split ends.
+Colza (Canola) Oil (and) Cetearyl Alcohol (coconut/palm oil derived): This conditioning emulsifier is a combination of a conditioning compound, which is derived from the natural plant oil Colza (Canola), and a fatty alcohol (Cetearyl Alcohol).
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Emulsifying Wax NF(vegetable-derived): A stabilizer and a natural wax for texture.
*Gelatin (Collagen protein derived): Collagen is a type of protein that supports your hair follicles, helps promote hair growth and encourages stronger and healthier hair. Gelatin is made by cooking collagen. It has many health benefits. It can be used in food production, eaten as bone broth or taken as a supplement. This is animal derived and therefore not suitable for vegans BUT we also have a vegan option which is GELATIN FREE.
A synergistic (working together) blend of natural preservative. This is a combination of naturally occurring food additive glucono delta lactone from corn and a food grade preservative sodium benzoate, which is the sodium salt of benzoic acid (naturally found in apples, cherry bark, raspberries, tea, anise & cassia bark), along with a trace amount of calcium gluconate as a processing agent. It is a non GMO, ECOCERT/ COSMOS-accepted and has an added moisturisation benefit.
+Glycerol (Glycerine): Excellent for skin and hair because it attracts and locks in moisture which is why it is considered a humectant. It moisturises, heals, soothes and protects.
+Hydrolyzed Oats Protein (naturally derived): This helps to soften and smooth the hair shaft so it can retain significantly more moisture regardless of the humidity, reducing hair breakage and enhancing hair lustre.
+Lavandula Augustifolia (Lavender) Oil: A calming, sweetly aromatic and refreshing herb that grows in many temperate weather gardens. Used as a fragrance relieve itching and reduces the symptoms of eczema, detoxify the skin, adds moisture, accelerates the skins healing process.
+Olea Europaea (Extra Virgin Olive Oil): Conditions the hair and scalp, locks in moisture and prevents dryness of the scalp, makes your hair soft, smooth and shiny.
*Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil: Cold pressed organic oil rich in vitamin A, B1, B2, D & E. This is also a baby friendly oil! It helps to soften hair, stimulate blood flow and unclog blocked follicles, promotes healthy hair and regrowth.
Polyquaternium 7 (thickening agent/ Moisturiser): A versatile and safe ingredient for hair and skin care products. In hair care it allows for easier combing, shine and softness and promotes beautiful soft skin in skin care products.
+Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil: A vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant. Excellent for hair growth and skin care.
+Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil: An aromatic oil made from sandalwood, used for its scent. Excellent for skin and hair care treatment.
+Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil: Known as the oil (wax) that mostly closely resembles human skin oil (sebum). Excellent for skin and hair care because it’s rich in vitamins and minerals that nourishes hair, includes vitamin C, B & E, copper, and zinc, strengthens hair, promotes hair thickness.
Sodium Cocoamphoacetate (coconut oil derived) (and) +Glycerine (vegetable derived) (and) Lauryl Glucoside (coconut/palm oil/corn glucose derived) (and) Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (coconut oil/corn glucose derived) (and) Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate (coconut/corn glucose derived): Made from coconut and palm oils, starches and sugars. This gentle, mild and effective combination of foaming and cleansing agent is derived from natural, renewable raw materials and is biodegradable. This makes it the best choice for babies products and those with sensitive skin. It also aids in hair softness and improves dry combing.
+Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E): A vitamin that is excellent for hair, conditions and promotes healthy follicles for healthy hair growth, excellent for skin and nails.
+Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Oil: The essential oil of vanilla is extracted by solvent extraction of a resinous substance obtained from fermented vanilla beans. These beans come from vanilla plants. It has a powerful anti-oxidant and the smell of vanilla can ease stress and bring on a feeling of comfort. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe and calm irritated skin.
Water (Aqua): Purified water is used in our formulations because it contains no minerals that might contaminate our product.
Xanthan Gum (sugar derived): A sugar based natural thickener with excellent skin hydration properties.