Tonya McKay Becker

Humidity, Humectants and Hair
Humidity, Humectants and Hair
Humectants are used in skin and hair-care products to promote moisture retention.
Amodimethicone and other Amine-functionalized Silicones
Amodimethicone and other Amine-functionalized Silicones
It is evident that there exists a considerable amount of confusion in the curly community in regard to whether silicones are good for curly hair and compatible with shampoo free hair care routines.
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.