Our ingredient philosophy:
Qhemet Biologics is an innovative line of high performance, natural products inspired by African, Mediterranean and Ayurvedic hair and body care traditions.
Our hair care line caters to the hair needs of conscientious naturals with thick, dry hair. We carefully craft our formulas to:
*nourish the scalp and encourage growth
*strengthen and condition hair
*maximize moisture infusion and retention
Qhemet products conform to the stricter EU and Japanese cosmetic safety standards and do NOT contain:
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS)
Formaldehyde donor preservatives (Imidazolidinyl urea, Diazolidinyl urea)
Qhemet Biologics products are vegetarian and eco-friendly. We use recyclable containers. We do not test on animals.
Alfalfa: Contains natural saponins that help remove build up and replenish nutrients.
Aloe Ferox: Native to Africa, it's also known as the plant of immortality. Aloe Ferox possesses superior moisturizing properties and is excellent for the skin because its pH value is almost identical to that of skin (slightly acidic). In addition the moisturizing qualities conferred when applied to the scalp, it also increases blood circulation to the hair follicles.
Amla (Phyllanthus Emblica): A natural antioxidant and rich source of Vitamin C. The Amla fruit yields an oil that has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to condition the hair and scalp. It is said to penetrate the scalp, strengthen hair at its root and promote stronger, healthier hair growth.
Barley: An ancient sister grain to wheat, some historians believe that it was first grown ca. 8000 in Ethiopia although its origins have also been placed in the Middle East. Modern research has identified substances in Barley that are believed to promote hair growth. Barley extract helps smooth cuticles and seal in moisture.
Brahmi: A natural herb popular in Ayurvedic medicine used to condition hair. It is traditionally used to prevent split ends and counter hair loss by strengthing the hair roots.
Behentrimonium Methylsulfate: A high activity conditioning self-emulsifier and conditioner for both hair and skin care. It is naturally derived from Colza oil and is noted for its exceptional mildness. Safe and non-toxic. EU and Japan approved.
Castor Oil: Found in ancient Egyptian tombs dating back to 4000 B.C., the castor bean plant is native to the Ethiopian region of tropical East Africa. This is a thick, shiny oil that acts as a barrier agent and protective medium against harsh conditions and extremes. The oil is rich in fatty acids and is very soothing and lubricating to the skin. It also acts as a humectant attracting moisture to the hair. Castor oil has hair conditioning, thickening and moisturizing properties.
Cetearyl Alcohol: A vegetable blend consisting of cetyl and stearyl fatty alcohols. Derived from palm and coconut oils. A natural emollient and emulsifier.
Cetyl Alcohol: A natural fatty alcohol derived from palm oil. A natural emollient and emulsifier.
Cocoa Butter: Native to South America, Cocoa butter is a cream colored vegetable fat extracted from cocoa beans. It's traditionally used to heal and moisturize demanding skin and reduce the formation of stretch marks during pregnancy by keeping the skin supple and elastic.
Coconut Oil (virgin): Different from fractionated or refined coconut oil, this is a hand pressed oil that is extracted from coconuts. The use of coconut oil is prolific in tropical regions such as South and Central America, Africa and most of Asia. The uses are so respected that they were documented in texts dating back as far as 1500 BC. The structure of coconut oil allows for easy absorption, giving both the skin and hair a soft smooth texture. The oil is absorbed into the skin and into the cell structure of the connective tissues limiting the damage that excessive exposure to the sun, heat and chemicals can cause. This oil also has the ability to re-establish the skin's natural antimicrobial and acid barrier.
Egyptian Wheatgrass: This ancient grain was first cultivated along the Nile Basin over 7000 years ago. With a 20 - 40% higher content of lipids, amino acids and vitamins, it is nutritionally superior to common wheat. In hair care, Egyptian wheatgrass conditions the scalp and strengthens hair follicles. Ancient healers applied it to the scalp in the form of a paste to prevent shedding.
Grape Seed Oil: Grape seed oil is made from the seeds of wine producing grapes. It is the lightest of oils and virtually odorless. Popular within Mediterranean and North African cultures, the presence of its leaves found in temples and houses testify that the vine was an important plant. Grape seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids, phenols (tocopherols) and steroids (campesterol, beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol). It also contains proanthocyanidins, potent antioxidants which have been shown in independent studies to help hair grow in thicker. Grape seed oil is widely used in hypoallergenic natural products because it rarely causes allergic reactions.
Glycerin (vegetable): A natural emollient and humectant derived from either coconut or palm oil. It soothes and softens hair and skin by attracting and retaining moisture.
Lavender: Native to North Africa and the Mediterranean, this is a baby safe non-irritating, non-sensitizing analgesic, antispasmodic, antiviral and bactericide agent. Historically, it has been used to treat and ease the pain of burns, speed the healing of skin and prevent infection.
Honey: One of the oldest natural cosmetics known to man. The main center of bee-keeping was Lower Egypt with its extensive cultivated lands, where the bee was chosen as a symbol for the country. Temples kept bees in order to satisfy the demand for honey for the production of medicines and ointments. It is used on its own or added to other materials to make moisturizers, cleansers and tonics to keep the skin and hair soft and beautiful. Honey is a natural antioxidant, antimicrobial and antibiotic. Its humectant properties help attract and retain moisture.
Mango Butter: Rich in fatty acids, Mango butter is a natural emollient that leaves dry, stressed hair soft and supple.
Moringa Oil: The Moringa tree, which is native to Africa and India and revered for thousands of years, is known today as the miracle tree. Its seeds yield what is considered the most stable natural oil in the world. It is a good source of Behenic acid in nature and is used as a preservative in the food industry. Villagers use it as an emollient hair oil. It also yields excellent results when applied to itchy, irritated skin. The oil contains impressive amounts of fatty acids and vitamins A and C.
MSM Sulfur (Methylsufonylmethane): A natural dietary supplement. Cystein and methionine, two of the sulfur bearing amino acids in hair that affect tensile strength and texture require sulfur for development. The molecular structure of MSM sulfur is small enough to penetrate the dermal layers of the scalp. Once sulfur is absorbed and restored at the hair formation level, the emerging new growth is softer, stronger and richer in color. Many users of Qhemet Biologics products notice a marked improvement in the overall health of their hair. Helps restore hair to its natural, healthy state.
Nettle: Is rich in vitamins A, C, iodine, silicon and sulfur, all especially beneficial to hair health and growth. It is an excellent source for mucilage and possesses many of the amino acids the hair follicle requires for proper growth. Its stimulating qualities help increase circulation to the scalp.
Olive Oil: Excellent for dry and damaged hair, olive oil is an ancient beauty staple first used in Africa and the Mediterannean. Olive oil has excellent penetrative properties due to its high content of oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid and antioxidants such as vitamin E and polyphenols. It is used in haircare to promote shiny, healthy hair and a healthy scalp.
Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexyglycerin: The mildest food grade, broad spectrum preservative system available on the market. It is paraben-free, isothiazolone-free (Methylisothiazolinone) and does not contain formaldehyde which is found in DMDM Hydantoin, Diazolidinyl urea, Imidazolidinyl urea and Sodium hydroxymethylglycinaten. EU and Japan approved.
Rice Bran Oil: Rich in vitamin E and ceramides, this luscious oil helps protect the cuticle layer in hair to prevent protein and moisture loss. Its high smoke point makes it ideal as a heat protectant during heat styling.
Stearyl Alcohol: A natural fatty alcohol derived from coconut oil. A natural emollient and emulsifier.