Tonya McKay Becker

What Is Argan Oil, and Why Is It So Expensive?
What Is Argan Oil, and Why Is It So Expensive?
The science behind argan oil. Is it really worth the hype, and the price tag?
The Ultimate Guide to Humectants and Hair
The Ultimate Guide to Humectants and Hair
Our resident Curl Chemist breaks down the science behind humectants and hair.
The 411 on Tea Tree Oil
The 411 on Tea Tree Oil
Add tea tree oil to your home remedies for your skin, scalp, hair and more!
Hair Moisturizer vs. Emollients
Hair Moisturizer vs. Emollients
Knowing these basic terms can be key to conditioning your curls properly.
New Silicone On the Block
New Silicone On the Block
There's a new silicone on the hair product block, and you may be wondering whether this is a "good silicone" or a "bad silicone." Our curl chemist is on the case.
Is Hyaluronic Acid Nature’s Hydration Miracle?
Is Hyaluronic Acid Nature’s Hydration Miracle?
Discover what hyaluronic acid can do for your skin, scalp and hair growth.
Is Low Heat Styling Less Damaging?
Is Low Heat Styling Less Damaging?
The Curl Chemist explores popular low heat styling tools and reveals the the truth about the damage they cause.
Sucragel: A Sweet Addition to Natural Hair Products
Sucragel: A Sweet Addition to Natural Hair Products
Our Curl Chemist reveals “sweet” new group of ingredients being used in the green formulating industry called Sucragels.