December 15, 2014

A Few Important Ratios for DIY mixes

in HAIR by CurlyTea
There are a few important ratios I've come to rely on particularly in the past few months or so when creating my most recent batches of DIY mixes. As smart as you guys are, I'm sure you've already noticed these before though. :D The one you should be most…

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December 11, 2014

Review: Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Moisture Lock Conditioner

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Review: Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Moisture Lock Shampoo

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October 27, 2014

What is: One-mason jar method

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Sometimes I get questions about the terminology I use to describe the process of what I'm doing while making DIY mixes. One such question involves the one-mason jar method and how do I use it. LOL! It's not serious! It's quite simple, actually. The one-mason…
October 25, 2014

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How is a Cowash Different from a Regular Conditioner?

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Oh yes, its about that time for a product giveaway yall!  Do you like coconut oil for your hair, skin or to cook with?  If you're selected in this giveaway, Tropical Traditions will send you a FREE 32 ounce jar of their highly coveted Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, chi'le!  Woot!

 

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Some of you may have already read my Not All Coconut Oils Are Created Equal post before.  So you know I've been on the hunt for a great quality coconut oil for use on skin and hair, and to be part of my DIY concoctions.

Looks like I've found a winner. For real.  I plan to have a much more detailed review of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil in the near future as I like to use even the great products for more than a week to do a full review. (Yall know that I don't just hype any ole thing).

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