1.2 Shampoo Cortex Protection
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1.2 Shampoo Cortex Protection

$28.00 AUD

(8 customer reviews)

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Biotin and PH Balance Shampoo

Our antioxidant-rich cleanser lifts and removes impurities from the scalp, allowing for a deep clean and optimal scalp stimulation.

100% Vegan and cruelty-free

Colour safe and hydrating

Free from sulphates, parabens and silicons

Get to know your Cortex Care Shampoo:

Why do I need a pH balanced Shampoo, and what exactly is a cortex? Your questions answered by our long hair specialists – Yen Body.

Your pH level plays a significant role in strengthening your hair. The pH scale goes from 0 to 14, with 0 to 6 being acidic, 7 being neutral, and 8 to 14 being alkaline. With our hair, we should be around 4.5 to 5.5

Balancing our hair’s pH is vital for preventing unwanted breakage, sealing the hair cuticles, and maintaining moisture and natural oils. When our pH shifts to the alkaline side, the result is damaging. The cuticle—AKA the outer layer of the hair—starts to lift, and the health/strength of the hair is ultimately affected, leading to issues such as breakage and frizz.

Signs that your hair is out of pH balance

  • Too alkaline: You have problems with itching and flakiness on your scalp
  • Too acidic: will cause the cuticle to contract, forcing your hair to feel dry and brittle, causing excessive split ends.
  • Too alkaline will push the cuticle to open, leaving your hair frizzy and feeling dry and gritty—a lack of elasticity and rough to touch.
  • Colouring your hair also unbalances your pH, so using a pH balancing Shampoo in your hair care routine after any colour service will help keep your hair at a healthy, happy level.

Being in the 4.5 to 5.5 happy hair balance:

Helps your scalp fight off environmental aggressors such as bacteria and free radicals, keeping your hair in excellent shape.

Yen Body Cortex Care Shampoo is:

  • Antioxidant-rich
  • Lifts and removes impurities from the scalp, allowing for a deep clean
  • Optimal scalp stimulation
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Colour safe and hydrating

Protecting your cortex:

The cortex forms the hair’s main bulk and pigment (colour). It consists of long keratin filaments, which are held together by disulphide and hydrogen bonds. The health of your cortex depends mainly on the integrity of the cuticle protecting it.

Ensuring your cortex is healthy is the main priority! Our pH balancing Shampoo works deep into your hair’s cuticle and provides protection from the inside out. The results are great and are ideal for all hair types.

How to use the Cortex Care Shampoo:

Once you are in the shower, rinse your hair and apply three pumps into the palm of your hands. Rub together and apply to the scalp and root area. Scrub the impurities away. Rinse and repeat, and follow with our cortex protection conditioner.

Why does our pH-balancing Shampoo work? 

The Yen Body Cortex Care Shampoo receives incredible results as we have spent time sourcing the best ingredients to nourish hair.

Prickly pear: Has amino acids that naturally stimulate collagen production to promote a faster cell turnover, removing dead skin cells from your scalp and preventing bacteria from forming.

Biotin: B7 vitamin helps with thickening hair. Stimulates the natural keratin production in your hair, allowing healthier hair growth and nourishment to your scalp by getting to the root of the problem.

Glycerin: Pulls in moisture from the air; moisture is the key to improving dry and damaged hair. It also nourishes your scalp, assisting with dandruff and dry and irritated scalps.

Backhousia Citriodora Lemon Myrtle: When deciding on the fragrance, we couldn’t go past the Australian native Lemon myrtle. A calming, refreshing scent with strong antioxidants and anti-fungal properties.

Hydrolysed Wheat Protein: We are all about moisture, but for our Cortex Protection Shampoo, we also needed just a dash of protein. It helps with breakage, eliminates frizz and tangles and makes your hair appear fuller. This ingredient helps reduce hair porosity while improving your hair’s smoothness.

How is the Cortex Care Shampoo different to others? 

When you have the correct knowledge and understanding about hair, you know what to look for, how to maintain it and what needs to be done to heal it. Our goal at Yen Body is to educate, help and create.

We have spent time executing this formula so you will see results and, most importantly, understand how it works and why we are your long hair specialists.

  • Does the cortex shampoo have any artificial sulphates or parabens? No, the Cortex Care shampoo does not contain any SLS or Parabens.
  • Do you test on animals? Definitely not!
  • Is your fragrance artificial? No artificial fragrances or colours
  • Who should use Cortex Care Shampoo? If your hair is dry, damaged or needs assistance with pH balance, this is perfect for you!
  • Can I use this Shampoo on coloured hair? Yes! Our Cortex Care shampoo is ideal for those who receive colour services as it will hydrate and assist with correcting the pH level.
  • Are the bottles recyclable? Yes, our bottles and caps are 100% recyclable and are made of PP and PET.

Wash away impurities and stress from the day; this is your time, your time to have 5 minutes to yourself, 5 minutes of alone time, and 5 minutes to “just be.” Take some Yen Body time; you deserve it, and so does your hair!

Team it up with our Cortex Protection Conditioner 

How to use: Now that you’re in the shower, run water through your hair and apply three pumps of the cortex care shampoo into the palm of your hands. Rub together and apply to the scalp and roots area. Scrub the impurities away. Rinse and repeat, follow with our cortex protection conditioner.

We always suggest applying two shampoos as the first one lifts oils, dirt and product from the hair and scalp. The second shampoo removes the oils, dirt and product from the hair.

Top Ingredients
Prickly pear: Has amino acids that naturally stimulate collagen production to promote a faster cell turnover, removing dead skin cells from your scalp and preventing bacteria from forming. Having prickly pear in your shampoo, will help protect your scalp and strands from the sun, wind, and environmental pollutants and help get your hair’s PH balance to 4.5 to 5.5.

Prickly pear is a huge favourite and is a core ingredient in Yen Body’s Cortex shampoo and hair care routine.

We also love that it has a natural antioxidant, vitamin E, which helps maintain hair growth and protects your hair and scalp from free radicals. This can cause a break down in the function of cells and cause breakage of hair follicles which can then lead to hair loss.

Biotin: This is our B7 vitamin, another essential! This helps with thinning hair. This excellent vitamin also stimulates the natural keratin production in your hair, allowing healthier hair growth and nourishment to your scalp by getting the root of the problem. Team this with our other hair-loving ingredients, and your hair will start to thank you!

Glycerin: This ingredient pulls in moisture from the air, we love having this in our shampoo as moisture is the key to improving dry and damaged hair. It will also nourish your scalp, helping with dandruff, dry and irritated scalps.

Backhousia Citriodora Lemon Myrtle: When deciding on the shampoo’s fragrance, we couldn’t go past the Australian native Lemon myrtle. This remarkable ingredient not only smells fresh and invigorating but has powerful antioxidants and anti-fungal properties. How could we go past these uplifting benefits?!

Hydrolysed Wheat Protein: We are all about moisture, but for our Cortex protection shampoo, we also needed just a dash of protein. Here’s why this protein increases your hair’s ability to receive and retain the moisture we are giving your hair. It helps with breakage, eliminates frizz, tangles and makes your hair appear fuller. This ingredient helps reduce hair porosity while improving your hair smoothness.

Get to know your ingredients, the full list and what they are for.

Aqua (Water) Solvent to dissolve ingredients
Alpha Olefin Sulfonate cleanser Removes buildup or dirt
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Hydrates, prevents frizz, lifts and removes dirt
Glycerin Viscosity Control and Conditioning
Disodium Cocoamphacetate Mild foaming agent, cleanser and conditioner
Cocomidopropyl Betaine Mild foaming agent, Reduces irritancy of other surfactants
Coco-Glucoside Moisture-retaining properties
Glyceryl Oleate Stabilizer and thickener
Betaine Hydration
Sodium Chloride Absorbs moisture
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Conditioning
Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Leaf Oil Fragrance
Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride Viscosity & Conditoning properties
Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil Hydration
Faex (Yeast) Extract Conditioning
Niacinamide Increasing body, suppleness, sheen
Riboflavin Vitamin B12 – promotes hair growth
Inositol Anti Static / Conditioning
Thiamine HCL Promotes growth / shine
Pyridoxine HCL Vitamin B6 – stimulates hair growth / conditioning
Biotin Thicken and stimulate hair growth
Cyanocobalamin Helps maintain hair colour & promotes hair growth
Calcium Gluconate Retains moisture
Citric Acid Improves the scalp condition
Glucononlactone Forms barrier and Hydrates, Preservative
Sodium Benzoate Preservative

  • Does the cortex shampoo have any artificial sulphates or parabens? No, the Cortex protection shampoo does not contain any SLS or Parabens.
  • Do you test on animals? Definitely not!
  • Is your fragrance artificial? No artificial fragrances or colours
  • Who should use Cortex protection shampoo? If your hair is dry, damaged or needs assistance with PH balance, this is perfect for you!
  • Can I use this shampoo on coloured hair? Yes! Our cortex protection shampoo is ideal for those who receive colour services. Our shampoo will assist with hydrating your hair after your service and correct the PH level.
  • Are the bottles recyclable? Yes, our bottles and caps are 100% recyclable and are made up of PP and PET

    Caution
    Keep cap and lid away from children or animals. Can cause a choking hazard.
    Store between 5 degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius
    Avoid direct sunlight
    For external use only
    Avoid contact with eyes
    Discontinue use if any adverse reaction occurs and consult a physician immediately
    Do not ingest
    Don’t use if you have nut allergies

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    What others are saying

    1. gracemhill01

      gracemhill01

      Such a beautiful shampoo! Leaves my hair so soft and clean. Plus it smells amazing! Definitely repurchasing ☺️

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    2. laurenvixens

      laurenvixens

      Omg the smell of this is divine! I love using it. My hair is super soft. Definitely get the journey and last defence too.

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    3. kay

      kay

      Love the smell and made my hair feel soft.

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    4. sam

      sam

      Brought the duo shampoo and conditioner – In love with the shampoo smells so good.

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    5. mahls16

      mahls16

      Great shampoo, lathers up well too. And love the funky bottles

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    6. Shelley-Anne Cooper

      Beautiful

      Shelley-Anne Cooper

      This shampoo smells so fresh and leaves your hair feeling clean without feeling stripped.

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    7. zoeneethling

      Balances my combination hair

      zoeneethling

      Finally found a natural shampoo that leaves my hair soft, silky and balances it out beautifully. I have a dry scalp, but also get oily build up in my hair. This is the first shampoo I’ve used that balances it out beautifully and love the natural ingredients.

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    8. heather

      heather

      at first, I didn’t like how it didn’t soap up heaps but after using it a few times and noticing how nice my hair was looking after washing it, I cant go back to other shampoos.

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