November 28, 2022

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5 Basic DIY Shampoo Facts [POD]
CurlBlog HAIR
10/06
2022

5 Basic DIY Shampoo Facts [POD]

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There are at least 5 basic diy shampoo facts I wish I knew before trying to make a shampoo. I’ve experimented with making shampoos since the days I used to use Castile

Hyaluronic Hair Mask w/Hemp Seed Oil [VID]
DIY Recipes Leave-In Conditioners
08/25
2022

Hyaluronic Hair Mask w/Hemp Seed Oil [VID]

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Hyaluronic hair mask made with hemp seed and castor oils? A hair mask with the viscosity I’m looking for without using gums?! And no BTMS? Whaaat? And it’s actually good too! Check

Murumuru Mint Amla Leave-In [VID]
DIY Recipes Leave-In Conditioners
08/05
2022

Murumuru Mint Amla Leave-In [VID]

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Murumuru Mint Amla Leave-In Conditioner Wait a minute! This is actually good! lol! My hair is soft, but it’s a different type of soft than the softness that comes from behentrimonium (BTAC)

Isoamyl Laurate
Esters INGREDIENTS Others
07/31
2022

Isoamyl Laurate

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Isoamyl laurate INCI: Isoamyl Laurate What: Emollient esterpH range: 4.5 – 7Usage rate: Hair 0.1% – 2%; Skin 0.5% – 20%Special Info: There’s a minimal amount of hydrolysis that can happen if

Bamboo Tea Tree Leave-In [VID]
DIY Recipes Leave-In Conditioners
07/22
2022

Bamboo Tea Tree Leave-In [VID]

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Bamboo Tea Tree Leave-in is creamy, softening and feels good on my curls! As the hair is drying, you can feel the softness! PREVIEW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWPDi6jdW6o Full video WAS available to all for

Almond Mint Leave-in Conditioner w/ Peppermint and Chickweed [VID]
DIY Recipes Leave-In Conditioners
06/30
2022

Almond Mint Leave-in Conditioner w/ Peppermint and Chickweed [VID]

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Almond Mint Leave-In Conditioner w/ Peppermint and Chickweed The softness! What is it with this ICE Conditioner? It has behentrimonium chloride in it, that’s what. lol! Read more… PREVIEW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aMVTi0K38Y (more…)

Gelmaker NAT vs Gelmaker RHEO
CurlBlog
05/23
2022

Gelmaker NAT vs Gelmaker RHEO

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Hey curlyteas! I received an email question asking if there are any major differences between Gelmaker NAT and Gelmaker RHEO. One of your fellow members wants to buy a cold processable polymer

Aloe MSM Gel Styler [VIDEO]
DIY Recipes Gels/Serums
05/05
2022

Aloe MSM Gel Styler [VIDEO]

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Aloe MSM Gel Styler is a very nice gel to help style curly, coily hair! It’s also made with a very easy to use instant cold emulsifying gel maker! Check it out.

AvoPumpkin Softening Hair Butter [VID]
DIY Recipes Leave-In Conditioners
04/12
2022

AvoPumpkin Softening Hair Butter [VID]

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AvoPumpkin Softening Hair Butter – Hey curly teas! Today we’re making a softening, emulsified hair butter with a few extremely effective cationic conditioning ingredients! PREVIEW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvGRJY9Mx0o (more…)

How to Expedite Hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) Hydration
CurlBlog
03/27
2022

How to Expedite Hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) Hydration

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Hey curlyteas! Today I’m going to show you how to use a little shortcut to make it possible to use hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) immediately in your formulating process! For my impatient curlies who

Chamomile Body Butter Misadventures😩😁 Part 4
CurlBlog HAIR
03/11
2022

Chamomile Body Butter Misadventures😩😁 Part 4

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Oh yeah! I’m continuing to experiment with various versions of a chamomile based body butter. Let’s continue the testing clownery with Version 13! Version 13 Chamomile Body Butter version 13 Up to

Chamomile Body Butter Misadventures🥴🤭 Part 3
CurlBlog SKIN
02/27
2022

Chamomile Body Butter Misadventures🥴🤭 Part 3

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The chamomile body butter misadventures continue with more clownery and fun! Part 3 starts with Version 9. Version 9 Chamomile Body Butter version 9 There’s not too much to say about Version









In The Works

Niacinamide Moist Serum (face) 11%
Hibiscus Herbal Hair Gel 70%
Hibiscus Hair Serum 11%
Chamomile Mango Butter (body) 22%
Niacinamide cream with pepha tight 11%
Curry Leaf Hair Milk 34%
Centella Shea Face Cream (skin) 8%
cleansing balm (skin) 5%
Aloe AllOver Lotion (skin) 42%
Highlighter Haul (stationery) 49%

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5 Basic DIY Shampoo Facts [POD]
CurlBlog HAIR

5 Basic DIY Shampoo Facts [POD]

There are at least 5 basic diy shampoo facts I wish I knew before trying to make a shampoo. I’ve experimented with making shampoos since the days I used to

Gelmaker NAT vs Gelmaker RHEO
CurlBlog

Gelmaker NAT vs Gelmaker RHEO

Hey curlyteas! I received an email question asking if there are any major differences between Gelmaker NAT and Gelmaker RHEO. One of your fellow members wants to buy a cold

How to Expedite Hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) Hydration
CurlBlog

How to Expedite Hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) Hydration

Hey curlyteas! Today I’m going to show you how to use a little shortcut to make it possible to use hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) immediately in your formulating process! For my impatient

Chamomile Body Butter Misadventures😩😁 Part 4
CurlBlog HAIR

Chamomile Body Butter Misadventures😩😁 Part 4

Oh yeah! I’m continuing to experiment with various versions of a chamomile based body butter. Let’s continue the testing clownery with Version 13! Version 13 Chamomile Body Butter version 13

Chamomile Body Butter Misadventures🥴🤭 Part 3


curlytea

Administrator
February 27, 2022
CurlBlog SKIN

Chamomile Body Butter Misadventures🥴🤭 Part 3

The chamomile body butter misadventures continue with more clownery and fun! Part 3 starts with

CurlBlog SKIN
February 27, 2022
Chamomile Body Butter Misadventures 😵😛Part 2


curlytea

Administrator
February 23, 2022
CurlBlog SKIN

Chamomile Body Butter Misadventures 😵😛Part 2

Let’s continue with the write-up of my various Chamomile Body Butter tests. Read Part 1

CurlBlog SKIN
February 23, 2022
Chamomile Body Butter Misadventures 😵🤭 Part 1


curlytea

Administrator
February 20, 2022
CurlBlog SKIN

Chamomile Body Butter Misadventures 😵🤭 Part 1

As I type this, I’m working on the formula for version 17 of a Chamomile

CurlBlog SKIN
February 20, 2022
Shea Azelaic Cream Serum – Tester v 11 (skin)


curlytea

Administrator
October 13, 2021
Gels/Serums SKIN

Shea Azelaic Cream Serum – Tester v 11 (skin)

Shea Azelaic Cream Serum – Tester [version 11] makes approx 50 grams (fits 3.5oz container)

Gels/Serums SKIN
October 13, 2021
Hydroxyethyl cellulose, Niacinamide and NAG Serum Test – What the HEC?


curlytea

Administrator
March 5, 2021
CurlBlog HAIR

Hydroxyethyl cellulose, Niacinamide and NAG Serum Test – What the HEC?

Hey curlyteas! For the past few days I’ve been testing hydroxyethyl cellulose aka “hydroxyethylcellulose” (HEC).

CurlBlog HAIR
March 5, 2021
UPDATE: Looking for Alternatives to BTMS-50?


curlytea

Administrator
May 24, 2019
CurlBlog HAIR

UPDATE: Looking for Alternatives to BTMS-50?

Updated ingredients are marked in PINK. BTMS-50 is, in my opinion, an amazing conditioning emulsifier

CurlBlog HAIR
May 24, 2019

Leave-In Conditioners

Hyaluronic Hair Mask w/Hemp Seed Oil [VID]

Hyaluronic Hair Mask w/Hemp Seed Oil [VID]

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Murumuru Mint Amla Leave-In [VID]

Murumuru Mint Amla Leave-In [VID]

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2 Comments
Bamboo Tea Tree Leave-In [VID]

Bamboo Tea Tree Leave-In [VID]

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4 Comments
Almond Mint Leave-in Conditioner w/ Peppermint and Chickweed [VID]

Almond Mint Leave-in Conditioner w/ Peppermint and Chickweed [VID]

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2 Comments
AvoPumpkin Softening Hair Butter [VID]

AvoPumpkin Softening Hair Butter [VID]

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Pumpkin Seed Curry Leaf Cream [VID]

Pumpkin Seed Curry Leaf Cream [VID]

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Rinse-off Conditioners

Aloe and Shea Artichoke Hair Mask [VID]

Aloe and Shea Artichoke Hair Mask [VID]

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Conditioning Orange Cream [VIDEO]

Conditioning Orange Cream [VIDEO]

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Rhassoul Carob and Cocoa Prepoo Conditioning Cubes

Rhassoul Carob and Cocoa Prepoo Conditioning Cubes

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5 Comments
Rooibos & Shea Deep Conditioning Cream v2

Rooibos & Shea Deep Conditioning Cream v2

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2 Comments
Hibiscus Vanilla Mint Conditioner V3

Hibiscus Vanilla Mint Conditioner V3

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5 Comments
Sunflower Rosemary Conditioner (Rinse Off version #8)

Sunflower Rosemary Conditioner (Rinse Off version #8)

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Ingredients

Isoamyl Laurate
Esters INGREDIENTS Others

Isoamyl Laurate

AntiMicro Root Blend – Ginger, Garlic & Wasabi
INGREDIENTS Preservatives

AntiMicro Root Blend – Ginger, Garlic & Wasabi

Gelmaker Powder – Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer
INGREDIENTS Thickeners

Gelmaker Powder – Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer

Lauryl Laurate
INGREDIENTS Others

Lauryl Laurate

Alpha Olefin (Sodium C14-16 alpha olefin sulfonate)
Cleansers INGREDIENTS

Alpha Olefin (Sodium C14-16 alpha olefin sulfonate)

Iselux Ultra Mild
Cleansers INGREDIENTS

Iselux Ultra Mild

Gels/Serums

Aloe MSM Gel Styler [VIDEO]

Aloe MSM Gel Styler [VIDEO]

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Fenugreek Herbal Bamboo Gel

Fenugreek Herbal Bamboo Gel

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Shea Azelaic Cream Serum – Tester v 11 (skin)

Shea Azelaic Cream Serum – Tester v 11 (skin)

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0 Comments
Fenugreek Herbal Curl Gel w/ MSM [VID]

Fenugreek Herbal Curl Gel w/ MSM [VID]

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11 Comments
Centella DMAE Serum (ver7) [VID]

Centella DMAE Serum (ver7) [VID]

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5 Comments
Blue Bamboo Pea Flower Gel [VIDEO]

Blue Bamboo Pea Flower Gel [VIDEO]

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Lotions/Creams

Smoothing AHA 10% Gel Cream [VIDEO]

Smoothing AHA 10% Gel Cream [VIDEO]

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Moringa Hair and Skin Milk [VIDEO]

Moringa Hair and Skin Milk [VIDEO]

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2 Comments
Hempseed Moisture Lotion [VIDEO]

Hempseed Moisture Lotion [VIDEO]

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2 Comments
Conditioning Orange Cream [VIDEO]

Conditioning Orange Cream [VIDEO]

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EcoCreamy Oil-free Face Cream [VIDEO]

EcoCreamy Oil-free Face Cream [VIDEO]

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1 Comments
Royal Niacin Face Cream with Neem (99% oil free) [VIDEO]

Royal Niacin Face Cream with Neem (99% oil free) [VIDEO]

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Moisturizers

Blue Mallow Moist Cream (skin) [VIDEO]

Blue Mallow Moist Cream (skin) [VIDEO]

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2 Comments
MuruCupu Leave-in Cream [VIDEO]

MuruCupu Leave-in Cream [VIDEO]

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6 Comments
Bamboo Nettle Rich Hydration Cream

Bamboo Nettle Rich Hydration Cream

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13 Comments
Moringa Hair and Skin Milk [VIDEO]

Moringa Hair and Skin Milk [VIDEO]

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2 Comments
Aloe and Baobab Buttered Moisturizer [VIDEO]

Aloe and Baobab Buttered Moisturizer [VIDEO]

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4 Comments
Hemp Seed and Shea Leave-in

Hemp Seed and Shea Leave-in

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9 Comments

Shampoo

Triple A Ayurvedic Shampoo [VID]

Triple A Ayurvedic Shampoo [VID]

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7 Comments
Fenugreek Herbal Shampoo [VID]

Fenugreek Herbal Shampoo [VID]

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11 Comments
Green Tea Herbal Shampoo [VIDEO]

Green Tea Herbal Shampoo [VIDEO]

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11 Comments

Body/Hair Butters

Pumpkin Black seed Butter [VIDEO]

Pumpkin Black seed Butter [VIDEO]

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MangKo Butter

MangKo Butter

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Whipped Olive and Shea Hair Butter #23

Whipped Olive and Shea Hair Butter #23

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Misc

Simple Facial Cleanser [No Video]

Simple Facial Cleanser [No Video]

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Cocoa Butter Pre-Cleansing Balm (for skin) [VIDEO]

Cocoa Butter Pre-Cleansing Balm (for skin) [VIDEO]

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Baobab and Sweet Almond Oil Cleanser (for skin)

Baobab and Sweet Almond Oil Cleanser (for skin)

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