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April 03, 2014

Facebook Forced Me to Convert my Personal Account to a Page

in General by CurlyTea
Facebook forced me to convert my personal account to a 'Page' page. I guess I wasn't sharing enough of my personal business with them. Chi'le, I didn't even know Facebook micromanaged how you interacted with other regular people so long as you weren't…

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March 05, 2014

Pt2: Sulfate-Free? Private Label Cosmetics Manufacturer Reveals Truth About Haircare Products

in HAIR by CurlyTea
READ PART ONE HERE PART TWO In part 1 of this feature, I talked about a great lecture from Steve Miller, the owner of the private label manufacturing company Gable's Cosmetics Inc, concerning the latest boogie-man: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. His lecture also…
February 24, 2014

My adventures with Olivem 1000 emulsifier

in CurlBlog by CurlyTea
I recently put aside enough duckets to get my hands on Olivem 1000, a stand-alone emulsifier approved by EcoCert for use in natural care products. Olivem 1000 (called OliveMulse where I got it) is naturally derived from Olive oil with a mix of Cetearyl…
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January 24, 2014

Product Review: DezMar-Ink Ajia Destiny Shea Butter Sealant

in Reviews and Giveaways by CurlyTea
What? DezMar-Ink Ajia Destiny Shea Butter Sealant INGREDIENTS: Organic Unrefined Ivory Shea Butter, Unrefined Olive Oil, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Essential Oil Blend, Kosher Vitamin E SHORT AND SWEET Great sealant without being greasy, overbearing or sticky
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January 04, 2014

First Impression: DezMar-Ink Ajia Destiny Shea Butter Sealant

in Reviews and Giveaways by CurlyTea
I just received the Ajia Destiny Shea Butter Sealant from author Marcia Shannon, who is also the HMIC (Head Mixtress In Charge) at DezMar-Ink Enterprises. DezMar-Ink Enterprise (DMIE) is, of course, a natural hair care line which creates products from natural…
December 05, 2013

Lite Guide to Determining Your DIY Measurements

in HAIR by CurlyTea
I usually save the type of specificity for direct communications with paying Subscription members. But people do need basic information on how to best determine the amounts of each ingredient they want to use in their DIY mixes. I'll give you some basic…
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November 26, 2013

Product Review: Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum

in Reviews and Giveaways by CurlyTea
What? Meaningful Beauty Creme de Serum SHORT AND SWEET Instant softness without any tacky, oily feeling
Nov 23, 2013 1085

Product Review: TRESemme Naturals

What? TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner INGREDIENTS (BEFORE Unilever…
Nov 03, 2013 867

Review: Unrefined Palm KERNEL oil

As some of the readers know, I bought 100% Unrefined Palm KERNEL oil from Coastal Scents…
Oct 28, 2013 940

Thick vs "Lite" Leave-in Conditioners?

I am currently on a light (lite) conditioner kick at the moment. I know, I know! For a…
5BasicIngredientsLeaveInF curlytea
Sep 29, 2013 2137

5 Basic Ingredients to make a DIY Leave-in Conditioner

Someone asked the other day what the basic ingredients were to make a good leave-in. I…
Sep 03, 2013 1862

'Nasty' Comments from Sheryl Underwood About Natural Hair

Sheryl Underwood must think its 1913 and not 2013. She dun stepped in it with a lot of…
Aug 23, 2013 863

Product Review: Beija-Flor Naturals Maracuja Milk

What? Beija-Flor Naturals Maracuja Milk for Kinks Curls and Coils INGREDIENTS: Aloe Vera,…
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Aug 20, 2013 585

How to 'cowash' and what it means

'Cowashing' ('cowash') is the process of using a conditioner, instead of shampoo, to help…
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Aug 11, 2013 970

Dilute Shampoo... or Make Your Own

If you have to use shampoo on your curls, the #1 rule is to dilute it. People use…
Aug 05, 2013 908

Hair Milk Experimentation and Whatnot...

I've been testing out the creation of a hair milk recipe. I know, I know! Hair milks seem…
organicpalmshortening curlytea
Jul 25, 2013 1403

Don't Sleep on Organic Palm Shortening for your Curls

O. M. G. I think I've been sleeping on Organic Palm Shortening! I finally got around to…
Jul 19, 2013 605

First Impressions: Beija-Flor Naturals Goodies!

I just received two products from Beija-Flor Naturals' queen mixtress, Stevonne, from…
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Jul 18, 2013 3303

Clay vs Clay: Are There Two Versions of Rhassoul Clay?

Okay, I need to know something. There appears to be two types of "Rhassoul" clay on the…
greatoils01 curlytea
Jul 07, 2013 2521

Great Oils that Help with Coily, Curly Hair

Maaaaan, how many 'oils for hair' lists have yall read on hair blogs already? I know, I…
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Jul 01, 2013 714

Natural girls' fridges be like...

Natural girls' refrigerators be looking like...
Jun 25, 2013 811

Quality of Ingredients a big Reason for Natural Hair Product Success

At twitter, I clicked a link to a Bloomberg Businessweek article dealing with the…
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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

  INCI:  Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate Olivem 1000 is a self-emulsifying, PEG-free non-ionic oil-in-water emulsifier developed from natural olive chemistry. It is a powerful em [ ... ]

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