Ingredient Spotlight Pt.3: Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What is Cocamidopropyl betaine?

Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a surfactant cleansing agent and foam booster.  It's a gentle detergent partly derived from Coconut oil.

What does it do for the hair?

It gently removes oils and build up from the hair. Very mild in comparison to SLS (Sodium Lauryl or Laureth Sulfate). Commonly found in shampoo's.

Which products contain this ingredient?
  • Jessi Curl Hair Cleansing Cream
  • L’Oreal EverSleek Sulfate-Free Smoothing System Intense Smoothing Shampoo
  • Everyday Shea Moisturizing Shampoo
  • Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Moisturizing Shampoo
  • TRESemme Moisture Rich shampoo
  • Kinky Curly Come Clean
  • Creme of Nature Straight From Eden Hydrating Shampoo

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  1. Can I use the products that u listed as a co-wash? I use black hair rinse.Which one of these can I use? All of this info. has been deeply appreciated. Thank u so much!!!

    1. The products I listed are shampoo's, not conditioners. Though you have color-treated hair, you can use any of the shampoo's listed above. They do not contain harsh sulfates that will strip the color from your hair.

  2. Wow! Thanks for this article :) That helps out a lot!