Ingredient Spotlight Pt. 2: Disodium EDTA

Thursday, July 25, 2013

What is Disodium EDTA?

It's a Chelating ingredient and preservative.

What does it do for the hair?

It attracts minerals away from the hair shaft. It bonds to metal ions that exist in water and inactivates them. It also helps them rinse away. Great to use after swimming. Disodium EDTA also prevents unwanted changes to a product’s odor, consistency and texture. This can boost a product’s performance.

Which products contain this Ingredient?
  • Giovanni 50:50 Balancing Hydrating Calming Conditioner
  • Organic Root Stimulator HAIRrepair Nourishing Conditioner
  • Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner
  • Nexxus Humectress Conditioner
  • Aussie Moist Shampoo
  • TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Shampoo
  • Hydratherma Naturals Moisture Boosting Shampoo

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  1. I really like these ingredient posts because while on a HHJ, we typically look for only ingredients we can pronounce, not really knowing that not all unpronounceable ingredients are bad!

    1. Exactly!! Thanks hun for mentioning that. So true!

  2. what do you use for a chelating shampoo?

  3. Sunshyne, thanks for the regular updates. they are very educative. I can now stretch my relaxing up to 15 weeks. I relaxed the hair every 8 weeks until I watched the video on "stretching my hair relaxer".

    Do you know of any silicone free daily moisturizers which can b applied on dry hair please?

    Is it ok to use leave in conditioner as a moisturizer?


    1. Hi hun, thank you so much for reading. You can try Qhemet Biologics Burdock Root Butter Creme or Bee Mine Luscious Balancing Moisturizer or Bee Mine Deja Hair Milk. They contain no cones and can be purchased online.

      Yes, you can use a leave-in conditioner as a moisturizer. What product are you thinking about using?

      Hope that helps.

  4. Interesting. I use the first three conditioners on the list. So you can have a chelating conditioner, not just shampoo?

    1. I wouldn't necessarily say that, I think it's mainly to stabilize the product and boost performance.