So what have we learned by taking a look at the ingredients in heat protecting hair care products? What was the same? Each product contained dimethicone, water soluble or oil soluble, in differing amounts. Each contained conditioning agents, usually as a cationic quaternary polymer as opposed to an intense conditioner as a cationic quaternary compound … Read more
Happy New Year’s Eve! Please enjoy this oil comparison chart (PDF) as a Christmas-y treat! And these posts on carrier oils – avocado oil to jojoba oil here and macadamia nut to wheat germ oil here – in PDF format.
I don’t tend to make New Year’s resolutions often, but I did last year and posted them here…Just for fun, let’s see how I did! WHAT I WANTED TO CHANGE Become more organized: Slightly better than this time last year as I have organized my sewing and jewellery making supplies pretty well, but the bath … Read more
Let’s take a look at another heat protecting hair care product – ghd Thermal Protector. Like the Nexxus product yesterday, this is a water based product. Ingredients: Water, SD Alcohol 40-B, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Aminomethyl Propanol, AMP-Acrylates/Allyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Benzophenone-4, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Helianthus Annuus … Read more
I’ve put together a short chart for all the various properties of butters – mango, shea, and cocoa butter – in a PDF download. And here’s a PDF for the specific posts for those butters. Merry Christmas!
I have a very strict policy about advertising and this blog – I don’t want it and I wouldn’t accept it if offered – but a few posters have decided to ignore my wishes and post links to their products in the comments. I know they say that any publicity is good publicity, so here’s … Read more
This is a change from the last two products in that the Nexxus (etc.) is water based! Let’s take a look at the ingredient list. (Be warned, it’s huge!) Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Amodimethicone, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, PEG 12 Dimethicone, PVP, Fragrance (Parfum), Polysorbate 20, Cetylpyridinium Chloride, DMDM Hydantoin, Trideceth 12, Cetrimonium Chloride, Benzophenone 4, Triethanolamine, … Read more
Another Christmas download – a PDF summary of all I’ve written about fatty acids, polyphenols, tocopherols, and phytosterols! Fatty acids and other things you’ll find in oils and butters. Enjoy!
Let’s take a look at another heat protecting hair care product. Bio Silk’s Silk Therapy contains…Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, SD Alcohol 40-B, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethyl Ester of Hydrolyzed Silk, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol,Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance). Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool, Gamma Methyl Ionone, Citronellol, Lilial, Hydroxy Citronellol, Geraniol, Eugenol We know about cyclomethicone and dimethicone. … Read more
As another Christmas treat, I’ve put together all the posts on the chemistry of oils, rancidity, chelators, and anti-oxidants in a PDF format. Join me tomorrow for the first of a few PDF downloads on oils!