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Tonya McKay

Tonya McKay

Tonya McKay Becker is a curly-haired polymer scientist and cosmetic chemist whose academic and industrial research experience have provided her with expertise in the fundamentals and applications of polymer science and colloid chemistry. She has long had a fascination with the structure-property relationships of the complex solutions used in hair and skin care products, and how they interact with and impact these remarkable biological substrates. Ever curious, Tonya has dedicated herself for more than a decade to honing her expertise on the science of curly hair, how it differs from straight hair, and how product ingredients used on curly hair affect its health and beauty. Her passion for sharing this knowledge with others has led to her current career of educating people from all backgrounds who share an interest in this exciting field.

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The Science of Aloe Vera Gel
The Science of Aloe Vera Gel

It benefits a number of things to hair, like improved detangling, dandruff soothing, and restored pH levels to the scalp to name a few. Do you use aloe vera gel?

Protect Your Hair from the Sun
Protect Your Hair from the Sun

All know the dangers of sunlight to our skin, and most of us take plenty of precautions to protect ourselves from those harmful UV rays when engaged in these types of outdoor activities, but what do we do to protect our hair?