Here is the list of Hairprint's food-grade ingredients:
1. Aqua (purified and deionized water).
2. Bicarbonate of soda is what we use at home for baking and cleaning.
3. Mucuna pruriens extract is made from velvet beans.
4. Sodium carbonate is made from salt and limestone.
5. Ferrous and manganese gluconate are both food supplements used in multi-vitamins.
6. Hydrogen peroxide is made of oxygen and water and naturally occurs in the hair follicle.*
7. Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring sedimentary rock made from ancient deposits of hard-shelled algae.
8. Carbomer is an inert thickener used in shampoos and pharmaceutical products.
Pretreatment Ingredients: Aqua, lauryl glucosides, sodium cocoamphoacetate, sodium carbonate, sodium citrate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, phenethyl alcohol.
I don't think this is the entire list as there is a powder you mix with a liquid and then a 'sealant' step that is a second powder mixed with a second liquid.
I am a hair stylist trying to learn everything I can about all the options out there. Plus, I like to be able to answer intelligently when clients ask about different 'chemical-free' options. I get the henna question a ton and I know about that. I usually explain that if a hair color covers grey it has to have certain ingredients (i.e. the ones everyone thinks are bad) or be a stain of some sort.
A client asked me about this product and now I have been down the rabbit hole trying to figure it out!! Any help would be appreciated!