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Carbomer For Curl Definition!

May 25, 2018

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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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)…

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Dimethicone For Curls!…Seriously.

May 24, 2018

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 not quiet understand how this underdog ingredient actually works. -The…

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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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