CTC For Amazing Curl Definition + SLIP!!

Cetrimonium Chloride: Curl Friendly Ingredient #7 https://youtu.be/Hy4lM3-GgO0 Cetrimonium chloride (CTC) is a favorite among naturals because it's such a CURL FRIENDLY ingredient! CTC will leave your cuticles laid, slippery, and defined! It's a great addition to any conditioner. In this video I will describe what it is, why your hair loves it, and why you should too! Next … Continue reading CTC For Amazing Curl Definition + SLIP!!

Q&A#2: MY HAIR WILL NOT STAY MOISTURIZED! IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR ME? WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?!

Yes there is always hope!! First identify how your hair soaks (or doesn't soak) up product.  I had to do this for my own hair, because I got tired of product just sitting on top of my hair and not really getting in (low porosity problems!). My recommendation regardless of porosity level is to start … Continue reading Q&A#2: MY HAIR WILL NOT STAY MOISTURIZED! IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR ME? WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?!

Curly Chemistry: “Carbomer” For Curl Definition!

Let's talk about CARBOMER! Chemically carbomer is a polymeric chemical composition, or in other words its a structure containing multiple units bonded together.   In the lab when we're creating hair care products we use this to increase viscosity (thickness) of a product.   In styling gels, carbomer will most likely be either the second … Continue reading Curly Chemistry: “Carbomer” For Curl Definition!

Curly Chemistry: Negatively Charged Hair

There's a saying that "opposites attract". That is truly the case between people, magnets, and our hair! Did you know that your hair gives off a negative charge while our hair care products have a positive charge? When a shampoo is applied to your hair the charge will pull dirt away from the hair strands, however with conditioners the positive charge will prevent static electricity which will decrease frizz!  This includes ease of combing and softer hair.  Electric charges promote healthier hair, yay science! (happy dance)