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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…

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Kahn Choy based leave-in


Rhassoul Clay Hair Cubes


Irish Moss Detangling Leave-in Conditioner

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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…
July 23, 2014

Working with Mucilage-rich Irish Moss

in HAIR by CurlyTea
For an upcoming recipe, I decided to use a mix of Irish Moss, Foti Root and Burdock Root as the base for a conditioning mix. But I want to talk specifically about Irish Moss here. Irish Moss is a seaweed from which the thickener "carrageenan" is derived. It's…
June 14, 2014

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

in HAIR by @curlyteaconsult
(You will have to excuse my language in the following post) I initially wanted to view the topic of Blue Ivy's hair as a light subject, worthy of only interesting internet memes. I really did. But the past few days, people on social media began acting like…
May 27, 2014

Add Heavy-lifter Ingredients to Your DIY Mixes

in HAIR by CurlyTea
Do you guys add any "heavy lifters" to your mixes or pre-made conditioners? When I say 'heavy-lifter', that's my way of noting an ingredient which adds to the ability of a DIY mix to improve the condition on the hair, skin, or in some cases, improve the…
May 12, 2014 441

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 543

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 916

[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 1350

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 1653

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 659

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 705

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 1292

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 899

Product Review: Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum

What? Meaningful Beauty Creme de Serum SHORT AND SWEET Instant softness without any…
Nov 23, 2013 1554

Product Review: TRESemme Naturals

What? TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner INGREDIENTS (BEFORE Unilever…
Nov 03, 2013 1461

Review: Unrefined Palm KERNEL oil

As some of the readers know, I bought 100% Unrefined Palm KERNEL oil from Coastal Scents…
Oct 28, 2013 1406

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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Sep 29, 2013 3671

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 2161

'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 1255

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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