Tonya McKay Becker

Alcohols and Your Hair, What You Should Know
Alcohols and Your Hair, What You Should Know
Some alcohols can cause dry, frizzy hair while others can act to condition your hair!
What a Curl Chemist Wants You to Know About the Sun
What a Curl Chemist Wants You to Know About 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?
The Truth About Propylene Glycol, According to a Chemist
The Truth About Propylene Glycol, According to a Chemist
Don't let marketers and manufacturers scare you into avoiding this ingredient.
The Pros & Cons of Shampoo Bars
The Pros & Cons of Shampoo Bars
Tonya takes a look at how shampoo bars work
This Is What You Need to Know About Magnesium Sulfate
This Is What You Need to Know About Magnesium Sulfate
Magnesium sulfate, aka Epsom salt, is a useful curl activator with some harmful results.
This Ingredient is Like a Shield Against Frizz - Even When it’s Humid
This Ingredient is Like a Shield Against Frizz - Even When it’s Humid
Get tight, bouncy curls, even in the highest humidity.
Here's Everything You Need to Know About Porosity
Here's Everything You Need to Know About Porosity
How does porosity effect the health of your hair?
What A Curl Chemist Wants You To Know About Free Radical Damage
What A Curl Chemist Wants You To Know About Free Radical Damage
We are told that antioxidants are the key to dealing with this constant attack from free radicals, but what exactly is their role in the process?