Conditioner | Mongongo
We've curated every product on our site. You can shop with peace of mind knowing that all the products in our I DO | Environment shop are free from known DNA mutators, xenoestrogens, endocrine disruptors and carcinogens.
Mongongo oil is a natural protective conditioner. The oil coats your hair and forms a protective casing when exposed to sunlight but doesn’t leave your hair feeling oily.
- Free from chemical ingredients and preservatives that cause DNA mutations, endocrine disruption and cancer
- EcoCert organic
- A Fairtrade product
- A proudly South African product
"What gives our hair that smooth feeling when we our hands through freshly conditioned hair? It is amodimethicone, a silicone-based polymer used to seal in moisture. But it comes with its own host of troubles. Dimethicones and silicones are occlusive, meaning they don’t allow something to breathe—they seal in moisture and seal out everything else. We should avoid dimethicones and silicones when possible because the scalp needs to breathe - we have many more hair follicles and sweat glands on our scalps than anywhere else on our body! So what should we use instead? Look for natural oils like jojoba, argan, rosehip, sweet almond, olive oil or shea butter. Also, we should be careful of 'perfumes' that give many products their intoxicating smell and are commonly used in shampoos and conditioners. But 'parfums' and 'fragrances' are typically nothing more than a mix of chemicals. The fragrance industry is allowed to regulate itself and has no outside agency to test for safety. Many times, labels reading 'fragrance' actually contain phthalates, parabens and other chemicals linked to endocrine disruption. Even many products labelled 'unscented' are filled with masking agents that block the smell of other fragrances. Only products labelled 'fragrance-free' are truly free of fragrance and 'parfums'. Also, if the product is fragranced with essential oils, it is a safer option. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found fragrance mixes to be associated with dermatitis, respiratory distress, allergies and even possible effects on the reproductive system".
Pair with these tests
To find out 'why' you should use non-toxic hair products, order these tests online to determine your genetic variations for the main detox genes and/or the levels of toxicity in your body:
- DNA | Health + Estrogen Test
- TOXICITY | BPA + Parabens + Phthalates
- HORMONES | Hormones + Metabolites Test | BIG
- TOXICITY | Heavy Metals | Neuro + Xenoestrogens | BIG
Use | Tips
Use as directed on the bottle
Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (Vera) Leaf Gel*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethanol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Isoamyl Laurate, Glycerin, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Inulin*, Schinziophyton Rautanenii (Mongongo) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, PCA Glyceryl Oleate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil*, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Gamma Decalactone, Linalool**, Limonene**, Geraniol**
Store in a cool, dry and dark place.