About Behentrimonium Chloride
Behentrimonium Chloride is made from colza oil, which is derived from the Brassica napus subsp, a plant primarily cultivated in Northern Europe and the USA. A natural lubricant, this ingredient conditions, detangles, softens, fights static, and helps rebuild dry, damaged hair, making it ideal in hair conditioners. As a plant based ingredient, it is able to penetrate the hair to created an even more potent conditioning effect, leaving your hair feeling softer for longer.
If you research this ingredient on the web, you’ll come across many myths and miss information, including the belief that it causes an increased risk of skin cancer, nerve damage, anemia, eye tissue death, and more. But all scientific literature and the scientific bodies that monitor ingredient safety points to this ingredient being safe to use in concentrations up to 5% for a wash off product. All Nature’s Aid products are well below that threshold.
Source: colza oil, the seed oil of the brassica napus plant
EWG Score: 3