Frequently Asked Questions
Ques: Do Your Products Make Hair Grow?
Ans: Hair grows at a rate of 1/2 inch per month. It may be slower or faster depending on the person. Genetics, diet, exercise and stress can play a role because the root of the hair strands are connected to a blood supply in the follicile. Once the root is disconnected from that hair strand that's called the shedding phase and the strand can easily be pulled out of the head. Hair growth rate and cycle is generally the same for everyone. It's the length retention that varies. The ends (the oldest part of the entire hair strand) is susceptible to a lot more external factors: brushing, combing, environmental factors, etc which can lead to split ends and breakage.
Ques: Why does my Brew Butter get grainy/beady?
Ans: The graininess/beadiness that can be seen in the Brew Butter is called crystallization. This happens when a vegetable butter melts during warm conditions, and then cools back down too slowly. During transit, vegetable butters can melt or partially melt. As they re-cool, some butters, mainly Shea Butter, can crystallize or become grainy. This does not impact the quality or usability of the butters.
Ques: Are your products safe for children?
Ans: Yes. All of the products in the Hair Brew line are safe enough to be used in children's hair/on their skin. In the future, a line of children's products will be developed, but for now don't hesitate to use your favorite Hair Brew products or your little ones.
Ques: What is BTMS
Ans: First & foremost, IT IS NOT A SULFATE! BTMS or Behentrimonium Methosulfate is a cationic surfactant found in conditioners that provides some slip. The blend of Behentrimonium Methosulfate & Cetearyl alcohol (or BTMS) is considered the mildest conditioning hair-detangling ingredient available. This ingredient is a hair thickener that unlike most, does not cause build-up on the hair. This is because it does not coat, but actually penetrates the hair shaft. Since BTMS is so extremely gentle, it is recommended for use in leave-on baby products.
Ques: Is Cetyl alcohol like rubbing alcohol?
Ans: No. Cetyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol that is derived from plants (palm oil-palmityl alcohol). Cetyl alcohol works as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener and carrying agent. It keeps the oil and water parts of a formula from separating ( remember oil & water don't mix ). It is often misinterpreted as an "alcohol" related to ethyl or rubbing alcohol, both of which can be extremely drying to the skin. The truth, in fact, is quite the opposite, as cetyl alcohol is well known to effectively condition and soften the skin and hair.
Ques: Are you products sulfate free?
Ans: Yes. All of the products in the Hair Brew line are sulfate, paraben, phthalate & petrolatum free.