There are so many ingredients in our food, body, and hair products that we cannot readily comprehend or even pronounce. They sound complicated and seem scientific for day-to-day usage, and some women have chosen to avoid these long scientific words entirely by sticking to natural products and ingredients. That is certainly a viable route, but it is important to be knowledgeable about even these natural ingredients so that you can make informed decisions about what you're placing on your hair and … [Read more...]

10 Ingredients to Avoid When Shopping for “Natural” Hair Products

Written by www.thankgodimnatural.com The biggest mistake women (and many men too!) make when shopping for a shampoo or a conditioner is looking for pretty labels. Let me tell you, chic packaging is nothing more than eye candy. Reading labels is the ONLY sure-fire way to gather information about the ingredients contained in your hair care products so you can make smart purchasing decisions. This information can also be useful in helping you determine which styling aids to purchase and to … [Read more...]

Silicones in Hair Products: Good or Bad?

written by April FloresFrom natural hair, relaxed hair, and everything in between, silicone agents in hair products have received both negative and positive propaganda. Not only have silicones been trashed and praised, many people don’t even know why silicones are good or bad. This encourages the revolving door of misinformation. The fact of the matter is that not all silicones are bad and it doesn’t have anything to do with your hair type, hair texture, or if you are relaxed or natural. … [Read more...]

Top 10 Ingredients of Natural Hair Products

The more we embrace our natural texture, the more we learn that organic and natural hair products work best. There are hundreds of ingredients found in nature that can be used in hair products. Healthy ingredients aren’t for textured hair alone! These ingredients work to make everybody’s hair healthier. Below is a list of ten popular ingredients in natural hair products and what they provide for our hair.  Written by Evelyn Ngugi 1. Shea Butter:High in fatty acids, shea butter is an emollient — … [Read more...]