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May 22, 2016

Using Pills vs Powders In DIY products?

in HAIR by curlytea
Should you use the pill form of additives in your haircare and skincare recipes in place of powders? I received a question from one of your fellow Subscribers about whether or not it was okay to crush up the pill version of MSM in a hair cream she wants to…


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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…
January 24, 2016

What the Curlytea Community Wants to Know #2 (Podcast)

in HAIR by curlytea
This particular podcast is about you....well, about some of the emails I actually get from you guys! 1.Why not use Sodium lactate in hair care? I'm just a little wary of sodium lactate. First, the pH to my understanding is around 8. I once put it in bright…
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…
Nov 01, 2015 1089

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

This particular podcast is about you....well, about some of the emails I actually get…
Oct 07, 2015 1332

Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate? Formaldehyde Releaser??

I was looking at a few new water/aloe based sprays to try in the last few days. I came…
Aug 14, 2015 1921

Part 3 - Ingredients Haul:

In parts 1 and 2 [Read Part 1 | Read Part 2] of this ingredients haul, I told you about…
Jul 26, 2015 1667

Part 2 - Ingredients Haul:

In Part 1 of this ingredients haul, I told you about HairFix XH Maltodextrin and ICE…
Jul 20, 2015 2774

Part 1 - Ingredients Haul:

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 1224

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 1241

Favorite Drugstore Products

This curlytea podshort covers my favorite drugstore products for those who haven't quite…
May 07, 2015 3160

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 1433

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 1433

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 1749

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 2176

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 2769

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 2010

Review: Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner

WHAT? Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner SHORT AND SWEET It just sat on my…
Jan 18, 2015 1969

Review: Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo

WHAT? Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo SHORT AND SWEET Ouidad Climate Control…


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