Tonya McKay Becker

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.
All About Another Hard-to-Pronounce Compound
All About Another Hard-to-Pronounce Compound
Find out more about Polyquaterniums, polymers that help define curls, even in humidity.
Natural Oils in Hair Products
Natural Oils in Hair Products
Natural oils have been used for thousands of years by humans to soothe skin, smooth hair.
Polymers in Hair-Care Products
Polymers in Hair-Care Products
Polymers can be found in most hair care products, performing a variety of different functions.
Cleansing Agents in Shampoos
Cleansing Agents in Shampoos
We look at surfactants, the primary ingredients responsible for the removal of oils from the hair.
The Real Scoop on Silicones
The Real Scoop on Silicones
The pros and cons of silicones
The Making of a Hair-Care Product
The Making of a Hair-Care Product
Most of the hair care products we use are mixtures of components that don’t normally mix. These products are mixtures of various types of oils and water and other ingredients whose jobs range from making the oils compatible with the water to providing functions such as preserving the solution, thickening the mixture or adding color, scent or conditioning.