I don’t know what made me do it. I recently visited tightlycurly.com, clicked on rinsing conditioners and found a warning that Herbal Essences has been changing its conditioner ingredients.
That’s nothing new. Products change all of the time. This change, though, compelled me to read further. Herbal Essences now contains sodium hydroxide, or lye.
I picked up our huge bottle of Herbal Essences Hello Hydration conditioner, the one I use to detangle Simone and Nadia’s hair, and started reading. I found the words sodium hydroxide among the tiny print. It’s way on down the list and may be in a form that’s completely safe.
It doesn’t matter to me. There is no way I’m putting anything in my children’s hair that contains any form of lye. I fired Herbal Essences. Our hair relationship is over, done for, kaput.
I’ve been using TRESemme Naturals. It is silicone-free and contains aloe vera and avocado. It is our new detangler and leave-in. That is, until the manufacturer changes the ingredients.