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Humidity, Humectants and the Dew Point
Humidity, Humectants and the Dew Point
CurlChemist examines the delicate balance between humidity, dew point and humectants and your curls
Surfactants, Sulfates, and You
Surfactants, Sulfates, and You
CurlChemist dives into the sulfate controversy
The Morrocan Oil Everyone is Talking About
The Morrocan Oil Everyone is Talking About
For centuries, oil from the Moroccan argan kernel has provided natural nourishing benefits for the hair and scalp
The Scoop on Vinegar for Hair
The Scoop on Vinegar for Hair
Vinegar is an effective, affordable addition to any hair-care routine
CurlChemist: The Goods on Glycerin
CurlChemist: The Goods on Glycerin
Did you know glycerin isn't great for hair colored red? Learn more in this article about glycerin
Cancer Survivor Ouidad Gives Back
Cancer Survivor Ouidad Gives Back
Ouidad Shares Her Emotional Journey Beyond Breast Cancer
The Buzz About Honey
The Buzz About Honey
Find out how to get the sweetest qualities out of honey
The Scoop on Bubbles, Lather and Foam
The Scoop on Bubbles, Lather and Foam
What exactly is a bubble?
Sausage Tree: Legendary Botanical Properties
Sausage Tree: Legendary Botanical Properties
Stephanie Rose Bird examines the sausage tree — an up-and-coming botanical with a rich history
Clarity on Simethicone
Clarity on Simethicone
Curly Chemist clears up confusion about simethicone
Henna: A Natural Colorant
Henna: A Natural Colorant
Henna's traditional and commercial uses are numerous.
Top Five Ingredients for Moisture & More
Top Five Ingredients for Moisture & More
From shea butter to glycerin, we look at the five ingredients that quench thirsty curls
Protecting Curls from the Sun
Protecting Curls from the Sun
Tonya takes a look at how to keep hair happy and healthy in the summer
Rouquinne’s Makeup Missive: How Quickly We Forget
Rouquinne’s Makeup Missive: How Quickly We Forget
Roquinne dispels some common myths about sun protection
A Cup of Tea: Good for the Soul and the Hair
A Cup of Tea: Good for the Soul and the Hair
Whether it's white, black or green, tea offers multiple benefits for the hair and skin
Curly Hair Tips for Spring & Summer Humidity
Curly Hair Tips for Spring & Summer Humidity
Beat the humidity with these curly hair tips for spring and summer.
Relax with Aloe Vera
Relax with Aloe Vera
Aloe vera gel is a boon for us kinky, curly gals. It helps fix damage from heat appliances.
Understanding Organic: What You Need to Know
Understanding Organic: What You Need to Know
What does organic mean? It depends on what beauty company you ask.
I thought Guar was a Heavy Metal Band?
I thought Guar was a Heavy Metal Band?
Curly Chemist takes a closer look at guar and its derivatives, which are used in many shampoos, conditioners, and styling products.
Silicone or Not? What's in a Name?
Silicone or Not? What's in a Name?
CurlChemist looks at the different kinds of silicones and what exactly they do.
The Pomegranate: Super Food and Beauty Bonanza
The Pomegranate: Super Food and Beauty Bonanza
Almost overnight, pomegranate is appearing everywhere. Find out why.
New Super-Hold Polymers
New Super-Hold Polymers
New polymers provide shine, resist humidity, resist flaking and provide a nice feel without stickiness or crunch.
Treat Your Hair to the Benefits of Chocolate
Treat Your Hair to the Benefits of Chocolate
A Profile of Theobroma Cacao: Chocolate
Sunflowers: Beauty More than Skin Deep
Sunflowers: Beauty More than Skin Deep
Sunflower extract, oil and butter are being used in a growing number of beauty products.
Castor Oil and Its Derivatives
Castor Oil and Its Derivatives
Castor oil is known for its excellent emollient and lubricant properties, as well as for its film-forming capabilities that make it useful in skin creams and in some hair styling products.
Holding Firm with Flaxseed
Holding Firm with Flaxseed
Many people have found that hair products containing flaxseed oil can give our curls definition and firm, yet touchable, hold.
Learning About Lanolin
Learning About Lanolin
Lanolin has been used as an emollient in hand and body creams and hair products for many centuries.