INGREDIENT GLOSSARY

These key ingredients help power the Aveda products you love.
Discover what they do and where they are sourced from - and why
they'll make a difference in your hair care routine.

 

FEATURED | ALL

FEATURED INGREDIENTS:

EMBLICA OFFICINALIS (AMLA)
FRUIT EXTRACT

WHAT IT DOES: 
Herb known to encourage strong, shiny hair.
Used for hair thickening. 

WHAT IT'S FROM: 
Amla (Indian Gooseberry) 

CATEGORY: 
Natural; Organic

PRUNUS SERRULATA FLOWER
(CHERRY) EXTRACT

WHAT IT DOES: 
Used to condition and nourish hair.

WHAT IT'S FROM: 
Cherry Flower

CATEGORY: 
Naturally Derived

LINUM USITATISSIMUM
(FLAXSEED) SEED EXTRACT

WHAT IT DOES: 
Herb known for slip and texture

WHAT IT'S FROM: 
Flaxseed

CATEGORY: 
Naturally Derived

PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG)
ROOT EXTRACT

WHAT IT DOES: 
Herb known to invigorate

WHAT IT'S FROM: 
Ginseng

CATEGORY: 
Natural; Organic

MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT)
LEAF EXTRACT

WHAT IT DOES: 
Herb known to invigorate.

WHAT IT'S FROM: 
Peppermint

CATEGORY: 
Naturally Derived

CHENOPODIUM QUINOA
SEED EXTRACT

WHAT IT DOES: 
A source of vegetable protein known for hair strengthening

WHAT IT'S FROM: 
Quinoa

CATEGORY: 
Naturally Derived

BUTYROSPERMUM
(SHEA BUTTER)
PARKII

WHAT IT DOES: 
Used for softening and smoothing.

WHAT IT'S FROM: 
Shea

CATEGORY: 
Natural; Organic

CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC)
ROOT EXTRACT

WHAT IT DOES: 
Herb known to invigorate

WHAT IT'S FROM: 
Turmeric

CATEGORY: 
Natural; Organic

VINEGAR

WHAT IT DOES: 
Used for gently purification
Used to balance the pH of the product
Used for shine

WHAT IT'S FROM: 
Wheat

CATEGORY: 
Naturally Derived

OUR PRODUCTS ARE
FREE FROM: 

parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin, formaldehyde and its donors, SLS and SLES, oxybenzone, benzene, retinyl palmitate, microcrysalline wax, polyethelene beads, triclosan, triclorcarban, lanolin, carmine, talc and synthetic fragrance.