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In The Works
Matcha Shea Hair Cream

26%

Sodium PCA and MSM cream

10%

Light Cleansing oil/serum

100%

Chlorella based Leave-in

100%

 

March 13, 2016

Which Emulsifier to Use and for What Purpose?

in HAIR by CurlyTea
After an email question about the emulsifier called Olivem 1000 (Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate), I wanted to make sure you guys are keeping in mind that there are different emulsifiers for different purposes. There are two general types of…

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January 06, 2016

Milks for DIY mixes: Powder vs Liquid

in HAIR by CurlyTea
Every now and then, people ask my opinion about whether to use liquid or powdered coconut milk or goat's milk in their DIY mixes. It's a personal preference but I definitely recommend using powdered milks over liquid milks any day. If your goal is to create a…
December 10, 2015

Review: Phytorelax Marula Oil Moisturizing Hair Conditioner

in Reviews and Giveaways by CurlyTea
WHAT? Phytorelax Marula Oil Moisturizing Hair Conditioner SHORT AND SWEET If you can get over the smell, this is actually a pretty good conditioner according to the formula I have.
November 17, 2015

Review: Sukin Nourishing Conditioner

in Reviews and Giveaways by CurlyTea
WHAT? Sukin Nourishing Conditioner SHORT AND SWEET Good conditioner but not spectacular. The best thing about it are the ingredients. This is a very good product for those who want to use a conditioner which doesn't contain -cones.
November 09, 2015

Review: Kracie Ichikami Silky Smooth Care Shampoo

in Reviews and Giveaways by CurlyTea
WHAT? Kracie Ichikami Silky Smooth Care Shampoo SHORT AND SWEET The Kracie Ichikami Silky Smooth Care Shampoo has an insane amount of lather and no cones. But oddly enough it didn't make my hair feel like straw. I can see where overuse (2-3 times week and…
November 01, 2015

What the Curlytea Community Wants to Know #1 [podcast]

in HAIR by CurlyTea
This particular podcast is about you....well, about some of the emails I actually get from you guys! 1. Ingredient substitutions I get a lot of email questions about making ingredient substitutions. Sometimes people don't always have the ingredients I have.…
October 07, 2015

Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate? Formaldehyde Releaser??

in HAIR by CurlyTea
I was looking at a few new water/aloe based sprays to try in the last few days. I came across one I won't name because I haven't bought it, let alone used it to know what it does and doesn't do. However, you KNOW the first thing I did was look at the…
Aug 14, 2015 1051

Part 3 - Ingredients Haul: MakingCosmetics.com

In parts 1 and 2 [Read Part 1 | Read Part 2] of this ingredients haul, I told you about…
Jul 26, 2015 922

Part 2 - Ingredients Haul: MakingCosmetics.com

In Part 1 of this ingredients haul, I told you about HairFix XH Maltodextrin and ICE…
Jul 20, 2015 1232

Part 1 - Ingredients Haul: MakingCosmetics.com

I don't usually post about every ingredient haul I make, but I'm excited about this one…
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Jul 07, 2015 653

Taking Pride in Advertising Products for free?

Why do some people who do product reviews take pride in NOT getting any compensation for…
Jun 03, 2015 734

Favorite Drugstore Products

This curlytea podshort covers my favorite drugstore products for those who haven't quite…
May 07, 2015 1854

3 Ingredients To Improve Your Oil Mixes [PODCAST]

There are 3 ingredients I have been adding to my most recent hair oil mixes which has…
Apr 26, 2015 855

Podshort: When Companies Change the Formula of a Great Product

Do you hate it when you find a great product and some "genius" in the company has the…
Apr 20, 2015 962

DIY vs Commercial Products: Can You Enjoy Both? [PODCAST]

Does being into DIY mean you can't enjoy store-bought products? Of course not! I was…
Mar 16, 2015 1156

Is Fake Natural Hair a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

The topic of fake natural hair can be quite controversial. I am of two minds on the issue…
Mar 02, 2015 1344

Is there Over-Policing of Black Women's Hair Within the Community? [Podcast]

Aside from originating out of imperialistic attitudes around the world, the over-policing…
Feb 18, 2015 1738

Ouidad Climate Control Heat and Humidity Gel

WHAT: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel SHORT AND SWEET: Although it's called a…
Feb 02, 2015 1435

Review: Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner

WHAT? Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner SHORT AND SWEET It just sat on my…
Jan 18, 2015 1401

Review: Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo

WHAT? Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo SHORT AND SWEET Ouidad Climate Control…
Dec 29, 2014 3129

What Exactly is Real Shea Butter?

Wow. This is a tough question! Everybody feels like they know what real shea butter is…
Dec 15, 2014 3162

A Few Important Ratios for DIY mixes

There are a few important ratios I've come to rely on particularly in the past few months…

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