The [A'kin] philosophy is simple; pure, authentic and beautifully aromatic skin and hair care, crafted without parabens, sulphates, artificial colours or fragrances. Enriched with botanical extracts, their products are designed to nourish and enhance the appearance of your skin and hair, just as nature intended.
Restore the strength of dry, damaged hair caused by colour treatments and heat styling with the [A'kin] Ylang Ylang Shampoo. Proven to restore hair strength in a single wash, this natural shampoo is infused with Ylang Ylang, an ingredient known for promoting hair strength and growth while hydrating and smoothing the hair shaft. Like all A'kin shampoos, it is free from harsh and toxic chemicals and blended with 6 botanical cleansers to reduce build up and colour fade for healthy beautiful hair, everyday.
Follow with the [A'kin] Macadamia and Wheat Protein Conditioner for Dry Damaged Hair.
For colour treated hair
Helping to strengthen colour treated hair
Hydrating and smoothing hair shaft
Reducing build up and colour fade
6 botanical cleansers - mild yet effective cleansing for the hair and scalp.
Smaller amounts of a number of cleansers helps to reduce irritation versus using one or two
Ylang Ylang - known for strengthening properties and aromatherapy scent for soothing and relaxing properties
How to Use:
Massage a small amount into wet hair. Rinse & reapply if necessary. Follow with A'kin Macadamia & Wheat Protein Conditioner
If using a natural shampoo for the first time your hair will most likely need to go through an adjustment period. This could take up to a month for the build up of ‘nasties’ to be removed and your hair and scalp to start seeing the benefits and natural change for the better. Natural Shampoos tend not to lather so much as conventional products due to the natural cleansers that are used vs. sulphates which created the foaming effect.
Aqua (purified Australian water), Lauryl Glucoside*, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate*, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate*, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine*, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate*, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin*, Glyceryl Laurate*, Sorbitol#, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate*, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate*, Sodium Gluconate#, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil*, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil*, Limonene*.
*derived from botanical sources. #GMO Free.
~ The Sulfate free claim, is a term used commonly by the natural beauty industry, specifically referring to the two harsh cleansers found in traditional shampoos, known as SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate). These strong cleansers can strip oils causing irritation to the skin and scalp. No A'kin products contain SLS or SLES and therefore are referred to as sulfate free.
Not all sulfates are bad. Behenyltrimonium Methosulfate (also called BTMS) is one of the good sulfates. It is an oily wax and an extremely mild conditioning ingredient, to moisturise your hair and scalp vs. stripping natural oils away. It is also more degradable than many other conditioning ingredients.
All products from [A'kin] are made free from animal ingredients or animal by-products, are certified vegan and accredited by Choose Cruelty Free - an independent non-profit organisation, which seeks to promote a cruelty free lifestyle.
The Australian skin care brand is also committed to reducing their carbon footprint and make every effort to minimise waste. They make a conscious effort to avoid excess packaging where possible and use recyclable containers.