Tonya McKay Becker

Fragrance Additives
Fragrance Additives
The ingredients listed are organic molecules used in hair-are products, cosmetics, cleaning products, candles, and perfumes as fragrance additives. They are all naturally occurring components of various essential oils found in the plant kingdom.
What are Parabens?
What are Parabens?
A breakdown of parabens used in hair products and the controversy surrounding them.
All About Proteins
All About Proteins
The first step in selecting a gentle shampoo is to avoid those containing sodium or ammonium lauryl or laureth sulfate.
Preservatives in Personal Care Products
Preservatives in Personal Care Products
Preservatives frequently cause dermatological reactions and sensitizations in users of shampoos, cosmetics, and skin care products.
What's the Scoop on Silicones?
What's the Scoop on Silicones?
Our CurlChemist gives you the true facts about silicones
Dealing with Damage Done to Your Hair by…Water?
Dealing with Damage Done to Your Hair by…Water?
Since most of us encounter water with less-than-ideal components in it on a fairly regular basis, it is a great idea to have on hand a good clarifying shampoo with some EDTA, citric acid, or other acids and a deep conditioner.
Proteins: Why You Should Care
Proteins: Why You Should Care
Proteins are found in virtually every living system. They are the enzymes that are the driving force for our biological processes.
What is pH and What Does it Have to do With Hair?
What is pH and What Does it Have to do With Hair?
Find out what pH means and how it affects hair products.