Monday, June 27, 2016

Video | Protein & Moisture Balance | STOP THE BREAKAGE

We talk so much about styling and products in the natural hair community, but a major key to length retention and reduced breakage is getting your protein and moisture in balance. I myself have struggled with this in the past.

In my most recent video I share the signs of protein or moisture overload and what you can do to treat and prevent an imbalance.









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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

How To Select A Shampoo

I would like to occasionally do posts on how to select products. I think that it will save you as much money as it has saved me. If I don't see what I need on the ingredients list, I put the product back on the shelf and keep on moving. In this post I'll be sharing what I look for in a shampoo (or cleanser...or cowash...or cleansing cream).


Cleansing Ingredients

You would be surprised at the number of cleanser on the market that do not have any cleansing ingredients at all. One popular cleansing conditioner (who shall not be named) contains not a single cleansing ingredient. People are having issues with this cleanser and the lack of cleansing ingredients may be the reason.

Gentle Surfactants

Surfactants are the things that act on the surface (get it? ha!) to cleanse the hair. In my weekly shampoo I look for surfactants that will cleanse but not OVER cleanse my hair. I'll save the heavy duty cleaning for monthly cleansings.


Some gentle surfactants are as follows:

Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Decyl Glucoside
Sodium Lauryl Sulphoacetate
Sodium Cocoyl (or lauryl/lauroyl) Sarcosinate

Absence of Harsh Surfactants

Seeing these gentle surfactants on the ingredients list isn't enough to make me buy. I also look for the absence of known harsh surfactants.

Some harsh surfactants are as follows:

Sodium (Lauryl/Laureth) Sulfate
Ammonium (Lauryl/Laureth) Sulfate
sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate

Sulfates are not in themselves bad. They just cause me a bit more frizz than I'm into. I tend to have more volume when I've used a heavy duty cleanser. I still use cleansers with these ingredients...just not all the time.

Some sources







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Monday, June 20, 2016

Video | Too Many! Spring Empties 2016


Listen, I am in no way, shape, or form a "product junky." I do not stockpile products nor do I buy loads of the same things over and over. Products don't fall behind others to be forgotten for years. 

Despite these statements, you may not believe me after you see my most recent empties! It is much longer than my other empties videos and is jam packed with hair products, vitamins, makeup, and skin/body products.

Come see my "beauty trash!" https://youtu.be/OkrhV3HtAnI








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