faq
How does it compare to shampoo and conditioner?

Rather than strip the hair clean and then coat it (shampooing & conditioning), our goal is to try and keep your hair and head natural. This means we don't distort your pH balance and natural oils like a shampoo would. Unlike shampoos, our rinse doesn't have lathering detergents that suds up and dry out your head and hair. Unlike conditioner, it doesn't leave hair limp and frizzy. Instead, the rinse is packed with moisture and ingredients that soak into hair and scalp, cleansing hair while protecting its strength and texture. 

Is it free of the bad stuff?

Yes, our rinse is free of parabens, sulfates, and dyes. In fact, it won't make any suds at all.

What’s in it?

Our philosophy on choosing ingredients was to find the lightest, best performing ingredients to keep your hair and head in their natural balance. While we were initially skeptical of the scary names like 'alcohols,' we dug into it with more hair scientists. For some ingredients, we found that the strange names were the gentlest and best for your head, which is what matters most. Of course, there are no suds or lather, which are what damage hair. And so you know, all the Modern Mammals employees use the product too, so trust that we will only ever make it the best that we can. Here's the ingredient list:

Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, C13-15 Alkane, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Charcoal, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA

Is it recyclable?

Our bottles are made of hdpe plastic, one of the most easily recyclable and sustainably used plastics. Interested in a plastic-free option? Let us know!

Is it vegan?

The only animals involved in the making and testing of this product were a group of guys who volunteered to be our test subjects. It’s totally vegan.

Where is the rinse made?

We formulate, produce, and ship all in the USA

What makes the product “for guys” specifically?

Obviously anyone is welcome to use the product. What we have found though is that men really love the product because it keeps a balance of their natural oils, which gives their hair a thick and moisturized feel, almost like a swim in the ocean. We’ve also found that guys are really drawn to our product's focus on scalp health, as well as our dedication to simplicity and convenience.

Some women do love the product, but some really dislike it, and the last thing we want is to disappoint customers with a bad hair result. If you find that shampoo leaves your hair dry and gnarled, this could be a good solution for you because it will keep moisture and weight. However, the product doesn't lather up and may not do as well spreading through really long hair and detangling it. What you will find though, is your hair feels incredibly soft with a light bit of texture to it so it's easier to style, and no flyaways.

Should I still use shampoo and conditioner?

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 once a week still. 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 for you.

What is your refund & return policy?

We unfortunately can't accept returns or offer refunds but 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. Shoot us a message at support@modernmammals.com.

Do you ship outside the US?

Not at the moment, shoot us a message though if you're international and trying to get some modern mammals!

Reach out to us: support@modernmammals.com