St. Botanica Biotin & Collagen Volumizing Shampoo Review

St. Botanica Biotin & Collagen Volumizing Shampoo Review

OUR RECOMMENDATION:

St. Botanica Biotin & Collagen Volumizing Shampoo is sulphate free shampoo worth buying for dry and damaged hair prone to dandruff, thinning and hair loss.

 

PROS:

  • St. Botanica Biotin & Collagen Volumizing Shampoo is sulphate free shampoo and has baby safe surfactants like  Decyl Glucoside , Cocoamidopropyl betaine, Sodium Cocoyl isethionate. However, these surfactants are milder and might not remove oils effectively from the greasy scalp. Thus, St. Botanica Biotin & Collagen Volumizing Shampoo is recommended for dry hair.
  • It has oat, aloe vera, sunflower oil, avocado oil and jojoba oils that that can nourish dry and damaged hair.
  • It has hair growth ingredients like biotin, carrot extract, aloe vera, rosemary, ginger etc. However, these are unlikely to help, as discussed in this video: Best shampoo for hair fall: Do they really work?
  • It might add volume to your hair with help of collagen and silk protein.
  • It might reduce dandruff with the help of tea tree oil, lemon essential oil, lavender oil, ginger oil.
  • St. Botanica Biotin & Collagen Volumizing Shampoo is free from Parabens, Phthalates, and formaldehyde releasers

 

CONS:

  • St. Botanica Biotin & Collagen Volumizing Shampoo might not remove excess oils from the greasy scalp.
  • Cautious use is recommended in sensitive skin because tea tree oil, lemon essential, ginger oil, peppermint oil etc. might act as an irritant in sensitive skin type.

 

DETAILED ANALYSIS OF INGREDIENTS

Ingredient Type: Has both synthetic and natural ingredients.
Harmful Ing.: None (Parabens, Phthalates, Formaldehyde releasers, SLS, BHT free).
EWG : NA
Comedogenic Ing.: None
Irritating Ing.: tea tree oil, lemon essential oil, ginger oil
Fragrances: no
Active Ing.:

 1. Purified water- as a base

2. Decyl glucoside - surfactant

3. Cocoamidopropyl betaine - surfactant

4. Sodium Cocoyl isethionate - surfactant

5. Acrylates copolymer- used in styling products to set the hair and body and protect it from humidity

6. Glycerin - it works as a good conditioner for the hair & hairs are softer

7. Coco glucoside & glyceryl oleate –used as the emulsifier and non-ionic co- surfactant

8. Propanediol - emollient, solubilizer and viscosity improving agent

9. Cocodiethanolamide (derived from coconut) - it is a viscous liquid & used as a foaming agent in shampoo

10. Ethylene glycol distearate - used as an opacifier, emulsifiers & emollient

11. Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) essential, Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil - ideal for nourishing dry, brittle hair strands and for alleviating itchy scalp & dandruff

12. Hydrolyzed collagen- effectively slows hair shedding leaving hair feeling thick

13. Lavender essential oil - combating an oily scalp helps stimulate hair growth, powerful antiseptic properties, and helps to treat dandruff

14. Hydroxyl ethyl urea- as a humectant

15. Biotin (vitamin 7) - increase hair elasticity & strength allowing the hair to grow thicker & healthier  

16. Lemon essential oil – prevent hair fall and dandruff

17. Silk protein - improves hair elasticity against breakage, hydrate, and repair hair

18. Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride- as a conditioning agent

19. D Panthenol (pro-vitamin B-5) - it is used in hair care products because its humectant properties help increase elasticity.

20. Disodium EDTA- as a preservative, chelator, and stabilizer

21. Polyquaternium-10- can reduce static electricity, improving the texture of hair that has been damaged physically or by chemical treatment. 

22. Methylchloroisothiazolinone - preservative

23. Aloe Vera extract - works as a powerful conditioner to create soft, hair that’s free of split ends & frizz. Nourishes follicles, leaving your hair soft & silky

24. Oat extract- moisturizes, helps treat a dry & itchy scalp, improves hair elasticity against breakage

25. Sunflower seed cold pressed oil- helps rejuvenate & moisturize the scalp

26. Virgin golden jojoba cold pressed oil- rich in vitamin& minerals that nourish hair & also helpful in treating dry scalp

27. Carrot & tomato seed extract- nourish the roots & the hair with vitamins & antioxidants; helps to maintain the required ph balance

28.  Rosemary, peppermint essential oil- combating an oily scalp, helps stimulate hair growth, powerful antiseptic properties, and helps to treat dandruff

29. Ginger essential oil- works as a powerful conditioner to create soft, hair that’s free of split ends & frizz. Nourishes follicles, leaving your hair soft & silky

30. Citric acid - as a preservative

Base Ing.: Water and moisturizing base
Ingredient list: same as active ingredients.