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Brown Sugar Honey Scalp Scrub

July 31, 2018

—The Benefits— Brown sugar: Removes excessive build up from products, keeps pores clean, & stimulates scalp to promote hair growth. Honey: Helps remove bacteria & fungus from the scalp.  Honey also improves the health of hair follicles. Tea Tree Oil: Fights against dryness & flakiness, and unclogs pores. Jojoba Oil: Contains rich minerals & vitamins that nourish the scalp & hair follicles.  Mimics our natural…

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Castor Oil: The Liquid Hair Vitamin

Castor oil is definitely one of the most talked about natural oils in the healthy hair care community.  The oil is thick, slightly yellow in appearance & emits a beautiful shine!  I often recommend this oil to my friends & family who are trying to grow their edges from previous damage and depending on the quality of castor oil many report seeing results in weeks!!…

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3 Hair Growth Oils To Try Now!

May 25, 2018

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 can add it to your shampoo or conditioner. (*Do not…

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Perfecting Your Wash & Go’s

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 this up..) C: Clean hair is the best hair to…

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Rosemary Warm Oil Treatment for Dry Hair

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 “microcirculation” to the scalp.   Castor Oil: Scientifically it’s proven…

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Skip The Shampoo & Go For The Clay!

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 our curls, it naturally has it’s own slip which makes it easy…

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Amodimethicone For Extra Conditioned Curls

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. It is found mainly in conditioners and leave-ins for it’s…

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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 off with spraying your hair with water FIRST! This will…

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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 or third ingredient.  We like carbomer because it creates JELLY,…

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Q&A#1: How Often Should I Use A Clarifying Shampoo?

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 our hair seems to stop responding to our favorite products…

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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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