Breaking Down the Ingredients in Giovanni Direct Leave-In

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Aqua (Purifed) Water,

Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Oil -  Rosemary oil and rosemary teas are used extensively for hair care in shampoos and lotions. Regular use of rosemary oil helps in stimulating follicles, as a result of which, hair grow longer and stronger. It is also believed that rosemary oil slows down premature hair loss and graying of hair. Hence it is an excellent tonic for bald people. Rosemary essential oil is also beneficial for dry and flaky scalps. Regular massage of scalp with rosemary oil nourishes the scalp and removes dandruff. Further, it is often mixed with tea tree oil and basil oil to treat scalp problems.

Nettle (Urtica Dioica) Oil, - Oil extract of Nettle herb obtained with virgin olive oil. Nettle oil (Oleum Urticae) have been used as restorative, anti-inflammatory skin and scalp treatment for hundreds years. The oil is an excellent treatment for hypersensitive or stressed skin and scalp as it helps reduce irritation, and reverse inflammatory reactions. Warm Nettle oil has been traditionally used as restorative anti-wrinkle facial mask for thin and sensitive skin. It helps combat irritations, redness, itching, improve skin conditions in sensitive areas. Traditionally combined with Plantain oil and/or Burdock root oil to treat scalp problems and improve conditions of hair follicles. Combined with Saw Palmetto to help reduce hair loss and treat mens health conditions.

Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Oil, - Thyme essential oil is very useful in promoting hair growth. Use of hair oil can be traced back to ancient times when Egyptian princesses applied them to their long lustrous hair. Other essential oils that are used as hair loss therapy are jojoba, lavender, rosemary, cedarwood and lemon. Regular massage of thyme oil improves blood circulation in the scalp and gives your hair luster, shine and bounce.

Birch (Butela Alba) Leaf Oil, - The oil of Birch is astringent, and is mainly employed for its curative effects in skin affections, especially eczema. Betulin and betulinic acid, both present in birch bark display some anticancer and anti-tumor properties.

Chamomilla (Anthemis Nobilis Flower) Oil, - Chamomile is one of the most important ingredients in shampoos and conditioners. Chamomile helps protect hair from the harsh external environment. Chamomile oil cures oily scalp which causes dandruff. Though it takes time to produce the desired effect, chamomile is better than the chemical bleach used for lightening hair. Chamomile revitalizes the hair, while also strengthening its roots. Replace toxic, chemical products with chamomile oil; it will be beneficial in the longer run. Applying chamomile oil to hair, makes insomniacs sleep peacefully.
Clary (Salvia Sclarea), - Clary sage oil for hair has been proven to boost hair growth. It soaks up excess oil and makes dirty hair look fresh. It helps in reversing hair loss problems, promoting hair growth, and strengthening hair for better manageability and shine. Clary sage oil speeds up hair growth and prevents premature balding.
Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), - Lavender oil, one of the best aromatherapy oils is known to be very effective in treating the problem of hair loss. Regular usage is helpful in controlling hair fall and improving hair growth. Alopecia areata, a condition wherein you lose excessive hair, especially in patches can be treated with lavender essential oil. Daily massage with lavender oil will definitely help significant re-growth and give you the results in a few months. Moreover, a massage with lavender oil is also helpful in curing insomnia. It is known to improve sleep quality. One of the lavender oil benefits is that it relaxes you and helps you get rid of anxiety and depression. The calming and soothing effect of lavender oil is beneficial for relieving stress. This in turn helps control hair loss, as insomnia, stress, depression are one of the causes of this problem. Sufficient sleep and mental peace ensures that you do no face hair loss problem. Moreover, it also enhances blood circulation, hence a scalp massage will definitely help improve hair growth.

You can use lavender oil for hair growth and get rid of other problems like itchy scalp and dandruff. It is a powerful antiseptic and useful in disinfecting the scalp hence, treating dry scalp, lice, lice eggs or nits. It also fights fungi, viruses and other microbes. You can opt for a daily scalp massage with lavender oil for hair growth and use one of the below mentioned hair masks as well.
Coltsfoot Leaf (Tussilago Fargara), - Organic Coltsfoot is a medicated herb with an abundance of natural plant sulfur, silicic and amino acids.

Organic Coltsfoot helps to heal dandruff, reduce scalp build up and is purported to strengthen the hair shaft adding sheen and elasticity.

Organic Coltsfoot also helps to regulate over productive sebaceous (sebum) glands whilst increasing elasticity of the skin & scalp. Coltsfoot stimulates collagen production which makes it excellent for an herbal hair spritz or final hair rinse infusion.
Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) Oil, - Yarrow oil is useful for hair and skin care and stimulates "new" hair growth. Add Blue Yarrow oil to your favorite shampoo for promoting a healthy scalp and to strengthen your hair shaft. Makes an effective treatment for split ends! Yarrow's astringent and regulating properties make it helpful for balancing oily skin, hair and scalp condtions. 
Mallow (Malya Sylvestris), - Can be used as a thickening agent in cosmetics and may have anti-inflammatory properties for skin due to its content of mucilage, flavonoids, and anthocyanidins Also known as Blue Mallow Flower, this extract may have some anti-inflammatory properties for the scalp, as well as some potential antioxidant benefits.

 Horsetail (Equisetum Arvense) Oil, - Research shows that silica in Horsetail may help promote hair growth and strength and may also be beneficial for hair loss, dandruff, and split ends. Therefore, drinking Horsetail tea and massaging its herbal tincture and washing the hair with Horsetail extract mixed shampoo may be effective to achieve dandruff free nourished, strong, lustrous, and rejuvenated hair.
Soybean (Glycine Soja) Protein, - Enhances hair manageability, improves the body and texture of hair, improves feel and dry comb properties, contains cystine for hair strenthening and nourishment.
Cetyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), - a fatty alcohol that acts as a gental humectant (promotes the retention of moisture in the skin), lather booster, and emulsifier (binding and thickening agent). Also used to soften and smooth the hair cuticle
Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), - Key to hair health, nail growth and supple skin by supplying oxygen to the body and improving circulation. Helps combat dandruff. May
aid in preventing hair loss.
Trace Minerals - A trace of something means that there is only a little of it. So even though your body needs trace minerals, it needs just a tiny bit of each one. Scientists aren't even sure how much of these minerals you need each day. Trace minerals includes iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, cobalt, fluoride, and selenium.
Citric - Citrus fruit serve as the source of this skin rejuvenating AHA. While Vitamin C tends to be considered a class of its own, it does technically belong in the AHA category. Citric Acid, or Vitamin C, acts as an antioxidant as well as helps stimulate collagen fiber production within the dermis. It also tends to have a weak activity helping bleach unwanted skin discoloration that often accompanies the aging skin process. Exfoliation is not its main function and realistically should not be considered an exfoliator. Vitamin C is used in Cellex-C and SkinCeuticals for its skin rejuvenation and antioxidant properties.
Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate  - The Cosmetics Database has found Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate to be a low hazard ingredient, and non-irritating, nonsensitizing, non-toxic by skin absorption and non-mutagenic. However, even at concentrations less than 1%, this ingredient has been shown to cause skin and eye irritation and may be more irritating than the parabens it is replacing.
Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate also has the potential to be contaminated with formaldehyde, and can also break down into formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, toxin and irritant that is rated as a high hazard by the EWG. However, this is not considered to be a frequent occurrence, and the amounts of formaldehyde resulting from Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate is negligible.
According to, “One of the inherent properties of using this preservative is that is really does smell bad, which sometimes can lead product makers to dilute it too much (where it loses it’s effectiveness) or to use additional masking agents to overpower the rancid smell of this ingredient in the product.”