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September 5, 2020

The depths of sea moss are still being uncovered! This unique sea plant has awesome benefits for the body, skin, and hair! In this video I’m breaking down the most abundant component in sea moss and how your hair can reap the moisturizing benefits! Highlight Reel Carrageenans The star of sea moss that you should know about.  Carrageenans are responsible for the “jelly texture” sea…

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Ingredients That Change The Hair!

With so much talk around porosity, the bigger question is can your conditioner or moisturizer change your porosity level? In this video we’re going to chat about how ingredients can affect your hair porosity level, the two types of alcohols in your hair care products, and ingredient labels!! Highlight Reel Chemical services Relaxers, colors, and perms oh my!  These treatments are the quickest way to…

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THE PMP METHOD is in full effect! Some of you have already been raving about how great this method is and I’m here to break it down for you and offer some really good advice based on your porosity! THE BREAKDOWN Penetrate This step is important to avoid hygral fatigue.  Applying coconut oil to your hair a prepoo prior to shampooing your hair will block…

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Perfect 7 Hair Protecting Oils (By Size)

June 11, 2020

Heyyy!  I’m assuming you just saw my latest video on PMP so I know why you’re here 😉 the list is below! (Ranked from largest to smallest) Hair Grease (Petrolatum) Shea/Mango Butter  Castor Oil Avocado Oil Jojoba Oil Sunflower Oil Grapeseed Oil  My favorites are hair grease and avocado!  However I recommend you choose based on what YOUR hair loves. With Love, Tonya  P.S:  I…

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The Secret Life of Butters In Your Hair!

April 29, 2020

    I love a good butter for my hair!! However not all butters are made the same! Let’s take another dive into the science of hair care and get some of these questions answered!! Like do they moisturize?? Do they penetrate? Which one is best for high + low porosity hair? Check out the video above as I reveal these amazing butters with benefits…

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The Tea On Fragrances in Hair Care Products!

April 20, 2020

Join me as I set the record straight about fragrances in hair care products. Let’s go a lil deep and come back up with some new info on what’s really going on when we use hair care products with fragrances!     NEED HELP UNDERSTANDING HAIR CARE INGREDIENTS? GET THE CURLY GIRL’S GUIDE TO HAIR CARE INGREDIENTS:  24 pages full of information that has been…

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The Secret Life of Oils In Your Hair!

March 22, 2020

When I heard a stylist told her customer to stop using oils and that they’re bad for the hair, I had to make a video on the secret life of oils! We are going DEEP in this video, I’m going to share what oils actually do in our hair, which oils you need, and you’ll also get a mini lesson in curly chemistry!! Yay!  …

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How I Stopped Wasting Money On Hair Care Products!

In this video I’m sharing how my knowledge of hair care ingredients from my experience of developing hair care products has saved me $…how? Because I know exactly what to look for. So I’m spilling ALL the tea so you too can start saving $ and stop wasting $ on products that don’t work.       NEED HELP UNDERSTANDING HAIR CARE INGREDIENTS? GET THE…

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Why Your Hair Products ARE NOT Absorbing Into Your Hair!

February 18, 2020

Common misconception is that all products should absorb into the hair for best performance! True! But, not true! In this video I’m going to introduce to you a new concept of how hair care products are applied. Learn the benefits and what ingredients to look for! Also! Let’s talk about 2 quick fixes that help to achieve the best product experiences!       NEED…

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The DevaCurl Lawsuit: A Cosmetic Chemist Perspective on NO POO CLEANSER Ingredients

DevaCurl is a brand marketed towards curly hair that has recently come under fire from users who claim to have experienced hair loss and other scalp conditions. As a cosmetic chemist I have worked with many of the ingredients in DevaCurl products, in this video I’m sharing my point of view on the NO POO CLEANSER.       Cleansing Surfactants cocamidopropyl betaine decyl glucoside…

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Tonya S.

Tonya S.

Welcome! I'm a cosmetic chemist specializing in natural hair care. I teach women how to get results with their hair care regimens from a science perspective and understand ingredient labels based on their hair needs so they can save time and money!



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