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!!
Shine, slip, and conditioned curls... Next time (sometime this week) you’re in the hair aisle gazing over the ingredient list look for amodimethicone. Yes it’s not so favorable cousin is dimethicone, and no it’s not that bad. Amodimethicone is one of the few dimethicones that can be easily removed with a surfactant based shampoo. … Continue reading Curly Chemistry: Amodimethicone
Wash n go's can be a go to style for many and a headache for some. Depending on the curl pattern wash n go's can take 10 minutes or over an hour to achieve, none the less bouncy defined curls is THE GOAL.To achieve a perfect wash n go, follow the CCD rule! (Yes I made … Continue reading Perfecting Your Wash & Go’s
Warm oil treatments have been tried & true over the years, reason being because the temperature of the oil opens up the cuticles of the hair to receive the nourishing oils to promote healthier hair. The Benefits Rosemary: Increases hair growth by stimulating the scalp, which is accompanied by it's antioxidant properties that promotes … Continue reading Rosemary Warm Oil Treatment for Dry Hair
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?!
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!
Hey Curlfriends! If you're looking for a new way to cleanse your hair and remove product build up, you should try cleansing your hair with clay. Now before you decide to roll your eyes and say "yeah right, girl bye", here me out! Clay is a HUGE benefit to our hair, it helps to define … Continue reading Skip The Shampoo & Go For The Clay!
Definitely not every week! Clarifying shampoo's are designed to really really clean the hair, which is a good thing, but not a good thing too often. I would recommend using a clarifying shampoo when your hair feels weighed down from tons of product, the shampoo will rid the extra gunk. A lot of times … Continue reading Q&A#1: How Often Should I Use A Clarifying Shampoo?
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)
Rosemary Oil Why? Distilled from rosemary* herbs this ancient oil has been known for centuries to promote hair growth. Rosemary oil is recognized for it's ability to stimulate blood vessels & promote cell division associated with hair growth. When using rosemary oil always dilute it in another carrier oil such as olive oil or you … Continue reading 3 Hair Growth Oils To Try Now!
In a school environment where a particular student is put down repeatedly, dimethicone would be that poor student. Dimethicone has been apart of the "AVOID AT ALL COST" list for healthy hair care enthusiasts for years! However, in all honesty I think a lot of the opinions that have gone forth are misinformed and do … Continue reading Dimethicone For Curls!…Seriously.