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Article: Hero Plant-Based Ingredients To Transform Your Hair

Hero Plant-Based Ingredients To Transform Your Hair

Hero Plant-Based Ingredients To Transform Your Hair

My Soda sources our ingredients from Australia and overseas, leveraging suppliers that ensure the best possible quality. Largely dependent on climate and supply, we work closely with local suppliers and those abroad to ensure we reduce our impact. While we’d love to source all our heroic plant-based ingredients from Australia, the relationships we have cultivated have enabled us to utilise 11 incredible ingredients in our plant-based hair care products all year round. 

Our list of plant-based ingredients is constantly growing as we learn more about their unique qualities and benefits. Learn more about the heroic plant-based ingredients My Soda uses across their shampoo, conditioner and hair treatments to ensure you get the very best from our Conscious Haircare products.


What are plant-based ingredients?

The name pretty much gives it away, but any ingredient that has been derived from a plant is concerned plant-based. 

And there’s good reason to use these plant-based elements, as some of the best ingredients for hair are found in nature. First and foremost, our products are vegan-friendly and choose cruelty-free accredited. If you’re after vegan shampoo and conditioner, My Soda is where you’ll find it.

It also allows us to get super creative with our fragrances. While we’re not about to disclose our trade secrets, we can tell you that our fresh and fruity top notes will instantly transport you to a virtual tropical island!

Whether it's an ingredient that helps to nourish, repair or increase shine, careful research and dedication to conscious haircare ensure our products will help you kick your clean hair goals.

So without further adieu, My Soda presents its list of plant-based ingredients that we use to help improve our hair care products to make kicking hair goals easy-as!


Organic Aloe Vera Juice: Increases shine.

Organic Rosehip Oil: Repair and smooth.

Organic Coconut Oil: Strengthen your hair and nourish your scalp.

Organic Avocado Oil: Nourish your hair and scalp.

Organic Argan Oil: Condition your hair and scalp.

Organic Moringa Oil: Leave your hair feeling deliciously soft and nourished.

Brazil Nut Oil: Hydrate, strengthen and reduce split end formations.

Olive Oil: Strengthen and smooth your hair.

Kakadu Plum: Support healthy moisture levels in your hair without the greasy feeling.

Shea Butter: Nourish and condition hair simultaneously.

Papaya Extracts: Nourish your hair.

Dead Sea Salt: Add texture, giving you an effortless beach babe style.


Other Ingredients We Include In Our Products

My Soda’s gentle plant-based formula consists of a heavenly combination of naturally-derived ingredients and botanical actives for beautifully soft, healthy-looking hair. That being said, not every element can be plant-based. Sometimes, cosmetic science is the way to go, so we’ve thought it best to explain some of the other ingredients we include in our products.


Silicone isn’t a toxic chemical and is safe to apply to your hair. We use this in our products as it's one of the most effective ingredients for taming frizz, locking in moisture, and adding shine. Silicones are an effective hair softener, and because they are non-toxic to plants, they’re also greywater safe.


We include preservatives in our products to avoid bacterial and fungal contamination. The growth of these microbes may lead to spoilage of the product, but, more importantly, it may expose the user to potential infections, especially those with compromised immune systems. The preservatives we use are included in functional and purposeful amounts. 

We only use preservatives that have been assessed and approved for use in Cosmetic and Personal Care products, following TGA/EU Cosmetic Directive guidelines. We regularly review our preservatives to ensure that any available information is considered and that we are using the most appropriate preservatives available for our products.

Sodium Benzoate

Sodium Benzoate is a preservative that stops bacteria and mould from growing in products.  There is no need to be concerned about this ingredient as you will find many cosmetics contain this, and it is approved for use in rinse-off and leave-on cosmetics.

Low sodium levels and undetectable phosphates in our products make it grey water safe. Our products are biodegradable and plant-based.

Sodium coco-sulphate (contains SLS)

Our products contain sodium coco sulphate, which is derived from Coconut Oil and includes some SLS. This ingredient is approved for use in personal care products and is commonly used in shampoo to enhance the cleansing effect of the hair, where oil and dirt build-up is common.


Ingredients & Chemicals We Avoid

What ingredients are bad for hair? You’ve probably seen our extensive lists of no at the bottom of our product pages promoting good hair speaks louder than words. So here it is again to reinforce just how seriously we take Conscious Haircare.

  • No Parabens
  • No SLES & ALS
  • No Propylene Glycol
  • No Triclosan
  • No EDTA
  • No Harsh Detergents
  • No Petrochemical Cleansers
  • No Mineral Oils

Most importantly, while My Soda does not use palm oil as an ingredient in our products, several contained components are palm oil derivatives. We have a stringent palm policy as a responsible company founded on caring for the environment and avoiding animal cruelty. 

Please visit our company website for our Palm Oil commitment: 


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