Tonya McKay Becker

Hair Product Ingredients: Who Do You Trust?
Hair Product Ingredients: Who Do You Trust?
How to find reliable, accurate scientific information about ingredients in hair products.
Make Your Own Xanthan Gum Hair Gel
Make Your Own Xanthan Gum Hair Gel
Learn how to make your own xanthan gum hair gel with tips from the Curl Chemist.
Silicate & Silicone Hair Products: The Real Dirt
Silicate & Silicone Hair Products: The Real Dirt
The difference between silicates and silicones is what each can do for your hair.
How to Prevent Hair Build Up from Hard Water
How to Prevent Hair Build Up from Hard Water
What is hard water hair build up and what can you do to prevent it?
New Curly Hair Products Reduce Buildup
New Curly Hair Products Reduce Buildup
New hair products technology promises to reduce buildup.
Can Water-Soluble Hair Products Contain Petrolatum?
Can Water-Soluble Hair Products Contain Petrolatum?
Chemistry trumps advertising: a lesson in water-solubility
Elasticity and Healthy Hair
Elasticity and Healthy Hair
Learn how elasticity affects your ability to style your hair and maintain your curls.
Nexxus Pro-Mend: A Miracle for Split Ends?
Nexxus Pro-Mend: A Miracle for Split Ends?
Is Nexxus' new Pro-Mend treatment just a common—and controversial—system in disguise?