Low Poo

{ Wednesday, May 27, 2009 }
So i was doing some research for myself today and found this information in a post at naturallycurly.com  I'm an athlete so i need to shampoo my hair otherwise i find that it starts to stink and the conditioner builds up, but i do not use sulfates so as i was venturing through walgreens today i looked at a few products and came back to research some information on the products and i figured you lovely curlies may be interested as well.   

Sooo here i have gathered some information on sulfactants that are actually good for your hair and wont damage it the way a regular sulfate would, so if you are out looking for a safe shampoo know that the following ingredients are ok

  • Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate 
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine 
  • Sodium Caproyl Lactylate 
  • Decyl Glucoside 
  • Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine 
  • Cocamide MIPA 
  • Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate 
  • Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate 
  • Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate 
  • Disodium Coco-Glucoside Tartrate 
  • Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate 
  • Lauryl Glucoside 

Review: Lustrasilk Shea Butter Cholesterol

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So i started off really liking this product considering the amazingly cheap price for 20 oz of conditioner, something that is definitely hard to come by these days!! As i have reached the end of the tub my final review is that i simply would not repurchase this product.  I found it is sloppy and my hair has become very dry and impossible to detangle.  Im not certain that the tangles are a result of the product, but i do know that the product did nothing to encourage the detangling process.  My hair simply didnt take to this product, but thats not to see it wont work for any of you.  

Final Rating: 2 out of 10   

Summer Time

{ Saturday, May 23, 2009 }
So today was the first day since being home from school that i decided to actually do something with my hair and let me tell you was it one a HOTTT mess! Who knew what being in college could do the curly head!  But when i finally got done with the whole detangling process which by the way was no fun at all it turned out ok.  So here it is, all i did was twist the front to keep it out of my face while i was outside today and boom boom pow.... 

A Guide For Fabulous Curlz

{ Friday, May 22, 2009 }
Lets face it, curly hair is demanding and in order to make it happy you have simply got to give it what it wants.  Here I have compiled a list of important ingredient specific information every curly head should know.  If you know of more to add to the list please do tell!! 

Ingredients commonly found in hair care products and some things you should know about them: 

1. Sulfates - Avoid them

  • Harsh, Detergent Based (Anionic surfactants)

    Alkylbenzene sulfonates
    Ammonium laureth sulfate
    Ammonium lauryl sulfate
    Ammonium Xylenesulfonate
    Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate
    Sodium cocoyl sarcosinate
    Sodium laureth sulfate
    Sodium lauryl sulfate
    Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate
    Sodium myreth sulfate
    Sodium Xylenesulfonate
    Ethyl PEG-15 cocamine sulfate
    Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate

  • Milder Surfactants (Amphoteric surfactants)

    Cocamidopropyl betaine
    Coco betaine
    Disodium cocoamphodiacetate
    Disodium cocoamphodipropionate
    Sodium cocoyl isethionate

2. Silicones - Used to add shine to the hair

  • Not Water Soluble - Avoid these, they lock out moisture and need a sulfate shampoo to remove

    Cetearyl methicone 
    Cetyl Dimethicone 
    Stearyl Dimethicone 

  • Sparingly Soluble 

    Behenoxy Dimethicone
    Stearoxy Dimethicone

  • Water Soluble 

    Amodimethicone (and) Trideceth-12 (and) Cetrimonium Chloride mixture is soluble in water
    Dimethicone Copolyol 
    Lauryl methicone copolyol