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Ingredients for the Slip Addicted Natural

by Christina Patrice Are you addicted to slip? You know…slip! Our hair tends to be dry and the older it gets–or further from wash day–the dryer it gets. Curly or coily hair tends to curl or coil around itself and create tangles or knots (yes, knots) when dry. Many of us are always on the …

True or False: Sulfates are the Devil

by Christina Patrice One of the cornerstones of the Curly Girl Method is avoiding shampoos and cleansers that contain sulfates. As a result of the rise in popularity of embracing naturally curly hair, many product manufacturers have responded with shampoos, cowashes, and other cleansers that are labeled as “sulfate free” to meet textured hair demands. …

4 Ingredients Not to be Afraid Of

by TheManeObjective  Sometimes, reading the ingredient list of a natural hair product seems more like a sci-fi marathon, or a trip back to 10th grade chemistry. Maybe it’s a little bit of both. While there are some controversial ingredients to be wary of, there are a few that sound absolutely terrible but in fact, are …

Cosmetic Chemistry 101- Common Hair and Skin Care Ingredients

via TheBeautyBrains– This article on cosmetic science is primarily intended to benefit anyone interested in chemist careers (or aspiring mixtresses) but hopefully the general natural hair community will find this information useful as well! Surfactants It is amazing how little time is devoted to surfactants in college when you consider the importance they play in …