Excessive shampooing is the main cause of damage to the hair shafts. The Folligen Shampoo is formulated at a relatively low pH of 5.8. These permits good cleaning but avoids the harsh alkaline pHs of most cosmetic shampoos.
Ingredients: Aloe Vera Gel, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauramide MEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-3 Distearate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Copper-Peptide Complex (Hydrolyzed Soy Protein and Cupric Chloride), Wheat Amino Acids, Extracts of the following (Calendula, Golden Seal Root, Henna, Hops, Horsetail, Matricaria, Quillaja Saponaria, Wild Cherry Bark), Fragrance, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol.
The Conditioner is formulated at pH of 4.8 to re-acidfy your hair after shampooing. restoring this natural acid environment to the hair and scalp helps keep the hair proteins hard and prevents the growth of foreign bacteria. It contains the highest quality of amino acids and pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5) to re-seal the hair cuticles after shampooing. It is designed to help de-tangle hair and add a lustrous shine. amino acids.
The conditioner is designed to harden the hair's keratin after shampooing. Keratin is the major hair proteins which forms the biologic filaments into hard, tough, insoluble, hair shafts. Three layers of keratin form every hair. The outer sheath of cuticle forms overlapping scales.
Copper-peptides are added to help enhance to health and vitality of your hair, scalp, and hair follicles.
Ingredients: Aloe Vera Gel, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Copper-Peptide Complex (Hydrolyzed Soy Protein and Cupric Chloride), Wheat Amino Acids, Extracts of the following (Calendula, Golden Seal Root, Henna, Hops, Horsetail, Matricaria, Quillaja Saponaria, Wild Cherry Bark), Fragrance, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol.
The outer layer of hair forms cuticles somewhat like fish scales and is shown in the picture to the left. A healthy strand of hair has an outer layer of scales that are laying close above each other. If scales are laying flat, the hair will look shiny, and a comb or brush will glide smoothly. The cuticles are held down flat by mixtures of polypeptides - similar to the yellow liquid collagen glues used by schoolchildren such as LePage's Glue. Shampoos remove some of the the bonding-peptides and loosen the cuticle. Folligen Therapy Conditioner add these small peptides back into the cuticle to hold it into place again. A small amount of pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5) is also used which helps with the bonding process. If the cuticle stays open it can start a tear (see second photo at the left) in the hair shaft that ultimately leads to breakage of the hair shaft (see third photo at the left). High quality conditioners also help glue together split hair ends. The longer you leave the conditioner on the hair, the better it smoothes out the hair cuticle.