faq

returns and shipping

hey - if you're not happy then we're not happy. we would love to help you find the right product and also make our future products better fit your needs. we will also refund purchases on a case by case basis. please get in touch with us!
not at the moment, shoot us a message though if you're international and trying to get some modern mammals!
of course! send us an email at contact@modernmammals.com. either email us from the email address used to purchase, or include your order number.

ingredients

well, we can't say we don't respect your commitment, but we do think there is some necessary work to be done to your head and hair if you want to have your best life. for one, your scalp should be regularly exfoliated to get rid of dead skin, prevent ingrown hairs, and clean out dirty hair follicles that cause hair loss or pimples. on the hair side, it's great to keep all of your natural oils, though greasy hair loses it's life and looks unhealthy. a routine rinse and with some moisturizing can bring your hair to life, giving it a healthy shine and natural flow. additionally, with water alone is not typically enough to wash out loose skin flakes in the hair and the sweat and odor that builds up.
we have not tested it for color safeness on dyed hair, but it is a paraben-free and mild formula.
our bottles are made of hdpe plastic, one of the most easily recyclable and sustainably used plastics.
obviously anyone is welcome to use the product. what we have found though is that men really love the product because it keeps their natural oils, which for a lot of guys mildly replicates the feeling of a swim in the ocean or a light hair styling product. we also find guys are drawn to our product's focus on scalp health, as well as our dedication to simplicity and convenience.
some women like the product, some don't. if you find that you shampoo leaves your hair dry and gnarled, this could be a good solution for you because it will keep softness in the hair with natural oils. however, the product doesn't lather, doesn't make your hair smell like anything really, and it doesn't totally detangle your ends. what you will find, is your hair feels incredibly soft with a light bit of texture to it so it's easier to style.
do what works for you. our typical customer is using modern mammals most days per week with nothing else, but we have some users shampooing and conditioning once a week or every other day. it depends on a lot of factors, like hair length, how much you sweat, and if you use a lot of styling product. we are sure you know more about your hair than we do, and we think you should figure out what works best.
test it on other mammals? no way. the only animals we tested on were a group of 8 guys. our products are completely vegan with no animal involvement.
east coast, usa

the idea behind maintenance rinsing is to hydrate and repair your hair and scalp, while cleaning excess grease and sweat without shampooing your hair totally dry. with that goal, we created a formula that cleans much milder than shampoo by not lathering and foaming. we loaded it with aloe vera to moisturize itchy scalps too. when you squeeze it into your hand you'll feel a plant-based gel that's clear and lightweight. 

do you need to condition after? no. the light wash is designed to keep a balance of your hair's natural oils so that your hair keeps its natural texture and moisture. there's no need to coat it with whatever conditioner is.

the goal of maintenance rinsing is to keep natural oils in the hair to give it texture and weight, preventing frizziness and dryness, and provide routine scalp care. if you're looking for silky or fluffy hair - look elsewhere.