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8 Ingredients that Aren't Nearly as Scary as They Sound

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Before dropping a product into your basket at Target, Ulta, or in your cart on CurlMart, how much time do you spend reading the ingredients? At this point in the game, probably more than you have in your entire life. Whether you're an ingredient snob and only purchase products made with the best of the best, a clean living curly who believes in eating and using only whole and natural products, or a natural newbie just taking it all in, there's one thing we can all agree on -- ingredients can sound confusing, scary, and like you need an advanced degree in material science to understand how to pronounce them.

Luckily, everything that looks bad and sounds bad isn't really bad at all. So relax, naturally curly girls -- and take in these 10 ingredients that sound all sorts of naughty, but are really pretty nice!

Behentrimonium Methosulfate: Because of how harsh traditional shampoo and cleansers can be, many of us turn away from anything that has the word "sulfate" in it. But the truth is, behentrimonium methosulfate is a far cry from the sodium lauryl sulfate that dries out and damages our kinks, coils, and curls. In truth,  behentrimonium methosulfate is neither drying nor a sulfate. It is actually a super gentle surfactant made from non-GMO (imagine that!) rapeseed (canola oil), and is one of the mildest detangling ingredients out there. It doesn't cause buildup, or irritation to the scalp. You can find this gem in products like Kinky Curly Knot Today, Camille Rose Naturals Fresh Curl, and Lawrence Ray Concepts Shake & Go.

Head on over to NaturallyCurly.com to catch the rest of the not-so-scary ingredients!

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