Natural hair care. Allergy friendly. Sensitive skin safe. Fragrance free. High performance. Clean. Particularly suitable for dry, slow growth textures. Perfect for sensitive skin and allergy sufferers if you find personal care products tend to make you itch, cause redness, headaches or dizziness, or trigger allergic reactions.
I want to tell you about this because I know you want the same most-amazing-self that I want, but without the fragrance headaches and debilitating reactions. Am I talking to the right crowd? Do you know what I mean?
We all know our natural hair texture is drier than our chemically-relaxed texture. And we all know it’s more fragile too! But we all want and deserve soft, defined and moisturized curls! Just like everyone else! But without the side dish of fragrance.
But I couldn't find products like that. Can you? And washing your hair with soap doesn't count!
I did have findings of a different sort. Stunning findings too! Almost 20% of the general population is sensitized to at least one allergen and fragrance is most frequently identified! Wait, what? Then, 2-11% of the population is directly affected by fragrance! Joking, right? And, 96% of shampoos, 98% of conditioners and 97% of hair styling products contain fragrance (according to Secret Scents from Women’s Voices For The Earth). Seriously?
After getting tired, frustrated and angered about not being able to find what I needed, I started buying raw ingredients and making products in my own kitchen! I’d done enough research. I knew which ingredients I needed and which I needed to avoid.
I’d already developed an appreciation for all-things-hair-health after losing my own hair to chemical relaxers as a young teen. Yup! Been there, done that, ain't going back!
And let's not forget about the time a licensed cosmetologist spilled chemical relaxer on my face. If you're wondering, it doesn't eventually heal like your scalp with oozing eventually followed by crusting eventually followed by healing. Nope. Chemical relaxer on your face requires chemical burn treatment with silvadene cream, bandages and sunlight avoidance! For an entire week! I live in the sunshine state by the way.
Did ya'll see Chris Rock's Good Hair when sodium hydroxide, a key ingredient in chemical relaxers, dissolved a soda can in 4 hours? And still we rise!
Anyway, with raw ingredients in hand and sheer determination to overcome, I'd try a formula and if it didn't work, I'd try another. And another. And another. Until I found my holy grail. I launched CurlyCoilyTresses®️ to share my proven formulations with other sensitive beauties! I want everyone to have the opportunity for their most-amazing-self. Without that side dish of fragrance.
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CurlyCoilyTresses®️ creates non-toxic formulations made without ingredients we deem unsafe including:
❌Fragrances: fragrance allergy affects 2-11% of the general population
❌Essential oils: concentrated, aromatic, volatile liquids distilled from plants, are complex and potentially unpredictable substances which means they have the ability to trigger irritations or contact allergies despite being "natural"
❌Masking agents: chemicals, usually fragrances, used to alter or neutralize scents
❌Harsh preservatives: examples are parabens, formaldehyde, isothiazolinones, phenoxyethanol, dimethyl imidazoldinedione (also known as DMDM hydantoin) and imodiazolidinyl / diazolidinyl urea
❌Drying alcohols: examples are ethanol, ethyl, denatured, isopropyl, SD and benzyl alcohols and methanol
❌Non-water soluble silicones: propensity to build up on hair
❌Dyes: can cause issues for those with allergies or sensitivities
❌Sodium lauryl sulfates (SLS) / sodium laureth sulfates (SLES): harsh detergents, foaming agents and emulsifiers which keep oils and water mixed
❌Ethanolamine compounds (diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA) and monoethnanolamine (MEA): DEA is an emulsifier in shampoos, cleaners, and detergents, TEA is used as fragrance, pH adjuster and emulsifying agent, and MEA is used in the production of detergents, emulsifiers and polishes all are cancer-causing, and
❌Phthlates: chemicals that make plastic soft and flexible, examples are dibutylphthalate (DBP), dimethylphthalate (DMP) and diethylphthalate (DEP), used to reduce brittleness, cracking and stiffness in beauty products
All ingredients used by CurlyCoilyTresses®️ must provide a direct benefit to product effectiveness.