Ethyl Macadamiate

Ethyl Macadamiate
Found in 7 products

Smooths and protects

Sometimes used as an alternative to silicone, it coats the hair and protects it from heat and humidity without weighing it down.
Macadamia ternifolia is a tropical tree native to the coastal rainforests of Australia. They produce fragrant white or pale pink flowers, each of which may mature into up to twenty fruits. When mature, their leathery outer shell splits, freeing the hard-shelled, rounded nut. Macadamia nuts are made of approximately 70 percent oils, giving them a creamy, buttery texture. It's the fatty acids from these oils (mainly oleic and palmitoleic acids) that gets mixed with an ester of ethyl alcohol to create ethyl macadamiate.