• Curly Girl 101 – Sulfate-Free Shampoos

    Healthy curly hair has a lot to do with the products that you use on a daily basis. One of the most important and regularly used products in a curly girl’s arsenal is her shampoo. As we all know, shampooing your hair helps rid the hair and scalp of dirt, debris, oil and product build-up. The issue with most mainstream shampoos is that they are made for those with straight hair. Straight haired individuals need to wash their hair more frequently because their hair tends to get oily very fast due to the fact that their hair shaft is straight and the oil travels down from the scalp to the hair follicle with no interruption. When manufacturers formulate their shampoo products, they tend to put more detergents and other oil-stripping mechanisms into the formula which in turn helps eradicate the oil build-up from the scalp leaving hair clean, refreshed and healthy.

    Curly haired individuals have the opposite issue. Our hair tends to be dry as the curl pattern inhibits the natural oils from making its way down the hair shaft as quickly as our straight haired counterparts. When we use shampoos that are made for straight-haired individuals, our hair is stripped of the much-needed oils leaving our hair damaged, broken and extremely dry. That is why it is important to look for sulfate-free shampoos which are hair cleansers without the common detergents and other oil-stripping agents found in common shampoo products.

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    November 20, 2012 • Hair • Views: 1110

  • Product Review: Cantu Shea Butter Nourishing Oil


    Gorgeous, healthy, moisturized skin is one of the easiest ways to go from basic to beautiful no matter what season you’re in but it plays an even more important role during the fall and winter months. I love to slather my skin in body butters and lotions right after a nice hot shower so I can lock in the moisture and give my skin that sumptuous supple feeling and look.

    One of my beauty secrets for maintaining my skin throughout the fall and winter is body oils. Body oils are the only body product that go beyond the top layer of skin for that deep down moisturizing effect that truly makes a dramatic difference. Cantu Shea Soft is a brand known for its Shea Butter infused hair care products but they recently made the foray into skin care as well.

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    November 15, 2010 • Bath & Body, Product Review, Skincare • Views: 1017

  • Product Review: Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Lite

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    As a bonafide curly girl, I can never get enough of trying out new products in attempts to control, nurture and enhance my natural curly cues! Carol’s Daughter¬†is one of my favorite beauty brands and has some of the best curly hair care products on the market. I got the chance to test out the highly touted Hair Milk and let me tell you, this product made a believer out of me.

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    June 8, 2010 • Hair, Product Review • Views: 695