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Curly Nikki

The Buzz About Honey

CurlChemist Tonya McKay writes; If you peruse the CurlTalk discussions, you’ll see honey mentioned on numerous threads. This should come as no surprise, given honey’s long history as a health and beauty ingredient. The use of honey has been documented throughout human history, with mention found as far back as in various Sumerian tablets. The …

Curly Nikki

What’s the Scoop on Silicones?

CurlChemist Tonya McKay of NaturallyCurly writes; We always get lots of questions about silicones, as they are in so many products and are of ongoing concern to many curly-haired consumers. I thought this month we could tackle a couple of those questions in a quick, practical manner (hopefully) to aid in the seemingly never-ending process …

Curly Nikki

The Truth About….

Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate- the cleansing agent in many commercial shampoos. I ran across this article in a thread on and asked JC to do her thang! The article claims that “soaps and shampoos containing sodium laureth sulfate can lead to direct damage to the hair follicle, skin damage, permanent eye damage in children and …