The color of Ag silver shampoo and conditioner comes from violet pigments that neutralize yellow shades in blonde and gray hair.
It’s a film forming ingredient. No, it’s not microplastics.
MI was banned in leave-on products (styling) from 12 February 2017. None of our products contain MI.
Our Citric Acid comes from potatoes.
One of the raw materials (Panthenol) contains 0.3% Citric acid and this is included in: Skydda Heat Protector, Forma Höjd Rootlifter, Höjd Volume Shampoo, Höjd Volume Conditioner, Rena Purify Shampoo, Fukt Hydrate Treatment, Forma Salt Spray, Spraya Hårt Strong Hold Hairspray.
We use perfumes.
Björk products do not contain any gluten in the form of Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein.
Gluten is a protein naturally found in some grains including wheat, rye and barley. If you have gluten intolerance or celiac disease, your immune system responds abnormally to gluten. This causes damage in the digestive system.
Shampoo: pH: 6.0-6.5 – It opens the cuticle and cleans the hair Conditioner: pH: 4.0-4.5 – Eliminates static electricity, softens and closes the cuticle.
Green propellant. It´s formed from food waste and fat residues. Co2 emissions are reduced by up to 95% through this contribution (for part of the propellant). All production of our aerosols is now with green gas. During 2022 you will see the green propellant symbol appearing on the bottles.
It provides anti-irritant, anti-oxidant and astringent properties for hair and scalp. It’s rich in natural antioxidants and vitamins, it has anti-inflammatory properties, leaves your hair healthy and shiny.
A surfactant itself is a molecule that at one end has a water-soluble part and at the other end an oil-soluble part. Water-soluble dirt that accumulates in the hair/scalp can easily be removed with only water (equally dissolves equally) while for oil-soluble dirt you need something to bind the oil-soluble dirt but still be able to be rinsed away – therefore the surfactants are used.
There are many different surfactants and they differ most in terms of their cleaning ability, which in turn is determined by what the molecule itself looks like. Björk shampoos contain a combination of Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate which are milder cleaners.
You can also control the strength of the cleaning by combining different surfactants – it is usually better to have a lower concentration of three different surfactants than a high concentration of one. The cleansing is generally just as effective but milder, both in terms of hair and scalp but also irritation. Too much cleansing can lead to irritated scalp and skin.
In RENA there are surfactants that form spheres (micelles) that encapsulate dirt (e.g. silicones, oils/greases, residues from styling products, exhaust gases) and in this way you can rinse off the encapsulated dirt with water.
Fukt Hydrate shampoo, Höjd Volume shampoo and Höjd Volume conditioner contain wheat protein. Other shampoos, conditioners and treatment are free of gluten (wheat protein).
The mineral oil in this case is Vaseline and is a very common ingredient in cosmetics, especially in all kinds of waxes. Vaseline is gentle and safe for our skin and is generally emollient and gives shine to the hair. It helps waxes to become easier to work with and apply. Since Vaseline is synthetically produced, it can act as an emulsifier to the product and it will prolong its shelf life.
Forma Höjd Root Lifter and Skydda Heat Protector contains Methoxy PEG-16 Maleate/styrene Sulfonate Copolymer, which is a heat protectant ingredient. It makes a cuticle-sealing film that prevents the hair from heat damage. It also helps smooth the cuticle and make your hair feel soft.
Forma Lockar is enriched with both coconut oil and sunflower oil, where both of these have been shown to have protective properties for the hair – that includes heat protection. So it’s perfectly fine to use it before blow-drying the hair.
There is not much more to say than that the ingredient Betula Alba Bark Extract should not be able to affect people who are allergic to birch pollen.