Composing an beginner ingredient guide for my blog

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[Ugh, a typo in the title, sorry about that!]

I'm still working on my blog series about the CG method. Upcoming Monday, I'll be posting about ingredients. Basically I'll be focussing on different ingredient categories, and post specific examples from this list: Ingredients Commonly Found in Hair Care Products

Additionally, I'm going to read up on the categories so I can explain what to expect of those ingredients, either positively or negatively.

However, the list above is way to extensive for an introduction to ingredients. That's why I want to restrict myself to the most important ones, but I want to make sure that I'm not missing one. For now, I have:

Anionic surfactants
Amphoteric surfactants
Cationic surfactants
Nonionic surfactants (so perhaps just "surfactants," then distinguish between them. Or maybe keep it simple since CG isn't well-known yet and all the info might be overwhelming. Perhaps just basic restating of what surfactants to avoid and which ones are CG)
Humectants
Silicones
Organic oils
Protein
Vitamins
pH-adjusters
Fatty alcohols
UV filters/sunscreens
Natural oils
Chelating agents
Alcohols
Polyquats

I will check out Tonya McKay's articles, perhaps Paula's Choice? Any other recommendations are welcome! I will also keep an eye on Neleke's thread, but I didn't want to spam hers.
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F - LP - HD - NE
Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
Hairtype 2c

Low poo: Looking for a new one
Protein: IAGirl's gelatine treatment
Detangler & LI: KCKT
Styling: KCCC
Experimenting with: Inecto Pure Coconut Conditioner

Beauty Is Not a Number

Last edited by Lauraimes; 06-22-2013 at 01:10 PM. Reason: Typo in title, but can't edit :-(
Keep me informed whenever that blogpost is finished!
I think that, even though I do study languages (although mostly French and Spanish), I might possibly understand more about ingredients when it's written in Dutch...
Science is already a foreign language for me, but I definitely don't need "a foreign language written in a foreign language"
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2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
CG since March 8th 2013
Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume


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and if you are still looking for a complete sciencedummy to check your blog in order to see if it's beginnersproof, I am volunteering
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2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
CG since March 8th 2013
Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume


iherb.com: get a 5$ discount on orders under 40$ or a 10$ discount on orders over 40$ when you order for your first order by using the following discount code: CFH441
Natural Haven, Swiftcraftymonkey blog, possibly Beauty Brains are all worth reading. IMO do two or three categories of surfactants - the difference between zwitterionic (amphoteric) and non ionic is not that important.

You might include ceramides and 18-MEA in with the oils, and distinguish between penetrating (any rich in lauric or oleic acid) and non penetrating oils/ fatty acids (esp. polyunsaturates). What do you mean organic oils distinct from natural oils?
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2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Neleke, I'll send you the link when it's online!

Firefox, I think just natural oils will suffice. Thanks for the tips, I'll definitely check them out! You've already helped me with sources in the past so I'm happy you replied
F - LP - HD - NE
Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
Hairtype 2c

Low poo: Looking for a new one
Protein: IAGirl's gelatine treatment
Detangler & LI: KCKT
Styling: KCCC
Experimenting with: Inecto Pure Coconut Conditioner

Beauty Is Not a Number
Can I have a link to your blog? I'd love to read it!
2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
Dry climate.


Kaykre, you do know it is written in Dutch, right?
2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
CG since March 8th 2013
Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume


iherb.com: get a 5$ discount on orders under 40$ or a 10$ discount on orders over 40$ when you order for your first order by using the following discount code: CFH441

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