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October 15, 2014

How is a Cowash Different from a Regular Conditioner?

in HAIR by CurlyTea
What exactly is the difference between a regular conditioner and a product marketed as a "cowash" or "cleansing conditioner"? Well, it's kinda complicated if you don't know what to look for. Regular conditioners are meant to condition the hair. They are often…

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Palm and Castor Conditioning Cream


Kukui nut based hair milk


Shea and Cocoa Butter Body Cream


Aloe Vera and Shea butter based softening leave-in

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September 25, 2014


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September 04, 2014

Dupe: Is there A Good Way To Figure Out the Percentages of your Fav Product?

in HAIR by CurlyTea
Recently, an email question came in asking about the creation of a diy mix similar to a popular product. I learned a long time ago not to fool with trying to make a real dupe of a product already on the market. It can be a headache and a total waste of…
August 26, 2014

Hey, Why Was I Running From Butylene Glycol Again?

in HAIR by CurlyTea
Over the course of my 13 year natural hair journey, I have chosen to stay away from certain products once I became wise to why they may not be good for the hair or body. However, there comes a time when you start to question why you were running away from…
August 19, 2014

BTMS-25: A Tale of Two Batches

in HAIR by CurlyTea
Uh, why-come this BTMS don't work no-mo?! LOL! What I really mean to say is that there's a definitely difference with the look and feel of two different batches of BTMS I purchased about a year apart from the same wholesaler. As many of you know, I buy a…
August 04, 2014

Use Herbs to Fight Against Dull Hair

in HAIR by CurlyTea
Many women with straight, wavy, coily, kinky, and curly hair have dealt with dullness at some point. Major manufacturers typically deal with this issue by creating "shine" products full of different silicones which mostly coat the hair to make it look shiny…
July 28, 2014

Youtube: Don't Be Intimidated and Don't Judge Too Harshly

in HAIR by CurlyTea
Don't be intimidated by the high quality videos created by some Naturals today, and don't judge other Naturals too harshly for the quality of their Youtube videos, especially if they're just starting out. I was recently asked for advice about creating youtube…
Jul 23, 2014 699

Working with Mucilage-rich Irish Moss

For an upcoming recipe, I decided to use a mix of Irish Moss, Foti Root and Burdock Root…
Jun 14, 2014 526

How is Blue Ivy's Hair a Hot Topic Amongst Grown-ass People?

(You will have to excuse my language in the following post) I initially wanted to view…
May 27, 2014 950

Add Heavy-lifter Ingredients to Your DIY Mixes

Do you guys add any "heavy lifters" to your mixes or pre-made conditioners? When I say…
May 12, 2014 599

Product Review: Kiss My Face Whenever Shampoo Green Tea and Lime

WHAT Kiss My Face Whenever Shampoo: Green Tea and Lime SHORT AND SWEET Gets hair clean…
Apr 30, 2014 695

Formulate for a Lower pH in your DIY Conditioners

I received a question at facebook asking about the pH of DIY recipes. If you didn't…
Mar 09, 2014 1000

[GIVEAWAY OVER] 3Tea Conditioning Cream w/Rosemary and Organic Coconut oil

Congrats to YOLANDA (yolanda1134) for winning this giveaway!! An email has been sent and…
Mar 05, 2014 1531

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

READ PART ONE HERE PART TWO In part 1 of this feature, I talked about a great lecture…
Feb 24, 2014 2116

My adventures with Olivem 1000 emulsifier

I recently put aside enough duckets to get my hands on Olivem 1000, a stand-alone…
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Jan 24, 2014 726

Product Review: DezMar-Ink Ajia Destiny Shea Butter Sealant

What? DezMar-Ink Ajia Destiny Shea Butter Sealant INGREDIENTS: Organic Unrefined Ivory…
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Jan 04, 2014 800

First Impression: DezMar-Ink Ajia Destiny Shea Butter Sealant

I just received the Ajia Destiny Shea Butter Sealant from author Marcia Shannon, who is…
Dec 05, 2013 1506

Lite Guide to Determining Your DIY Measurements

I usually save the type of specificity for direct communications with paying Subscription…
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Nov 26, 2013 1011

Product Review: Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum

What? Meaningful Beauty Creme de Serum SHORT AND SWEET Instant softness without any…
Nov 23, 2013 1757

Product Review: TRESemme Naturals

What? TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner INGREDIENTS (BEFORE Unilever…
Nov 03, 2013 1963

Review: Unrefined Palm KERNEL oil

As some of the readers know, I bought 100% Unrefined Palm KERNEL oil from Coastal Scents…
Oct 28, 2013 1586

Thick vs "Lite" Leave-in Conditioners?

I am currently on a light (lite) conditioner kick at the moment. I know, I know! For a…

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