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Curly Nikki

Castor Oil and Its Derivatives

Tonya McKay of NaturallyCurly writes; We get a lot of questions about whether or not castor oil is okay for curly hair. Another related question is what PEG-30 castor oil is (or any other PEG-#), and whether it is compatible with curly hair, especially for those on shampoo-free or shampoo-minimal routines. Castor oil is a …

Curly Nikki

Cyclomethicones: A Different Category of Silicones

Tonya McKay of NaturallyCurly writes; Because of the high interest in silicones, we periodically take a closer look at some of the many silicones found in hair-care products. This month we’ll be looking at Cyclomethicone.Cyclomethicone is the INCI (International Nomenclature for Cosmetic Ingredients) name for a category of silicones used in many personal-care products. Cyclopentsiloxane, …

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Amodimethicone and other Amine Silicones

Tonya McKay of NaturallyCurly writes; For people with curly hair, silicones elicit many emotions. For some, they are a holy grail ingredient, while others shy away from them for fear they will dry out their hair. It is evident that there exists a considerable amount of confusion in the curly community in regard to whether …

Curly Nikki

The Real Scoop on Silicones

source: le coil Tonya McKay of NaturallCurly writes; Silicones have been a very popular ingredient in hair care products for several decades. One notable product was called “Sudden Date”, which was touted for its ability to add shimmer to the hair and to revive a tired hairstyle in the event that there was no time …