I had chemical relaxer on my face!
The licensed cosmetologist dropped her brush and spilled relaxer on my face! And she didn't use neutralizing shampoo over the entire, affected area!
I had to undergo chemical burn treatment with silvadene cream. BTW, silvadene can't be exposed to sunlight and must be covered in bandages.
If I hadn't yet realized the dangers of chemical relaxers, this should've been a wake-up call.
I’ve had chemical burns on my scalp before. It feels like slices when washed, then oozes, crusts over and eventually heals, over a 5-7 day period.
Not true for the face! I know better now!
And before this, I'd already lost my hair twice to chemical relaxers. Once from a kitchen beautician. And once from a licensed cosmetologist.
Still, I hesitated transitioning from chemicals as I was anxious about styling and caring for my natural hair.
Just like you, all I knew was hot pressing combs, chemical relaxers and jheri curls.
But I started right where I was, and used my life-long journey of learning all-things hair to create the natural hair care products I needed.
At that time, it wasn’t about selling products, it was about solving my problem, with premium ingredients and moisture-loving formulations.
After losing my corporate job, I decided to sell the products I’d spent the last year perfecting.
I decided to launch CurlyCoilyTresses®, a dream fulfilled, but not one I even knew I had.
✓ All natural, signature blend of moisturizers and humectants replenish and revitalize. For touchably soft, defined natural curls. Enhances growth. Minimizes breakage and shedding.
✓ For all natural hair styles including wash and goes, twist outs, braid outs, flexi-rods, perm rods and more. No additional products needed.
✓ Locks in moisture and cuts styling time by half. No night time re-moisturizing. Less time styling day-to-day and on wash day.
✓ Safe for sensitive skin. Fragrance free and dye free. Avoids itchy scalps and annoying reactions.
✓ Clean formulas never tested on animals.
✓ Hassle-free satisfaction guarantee.
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SkinSafe ranked Organic Pumpkin Oil Growth Serum "100% Top Allergen Free" and ranked both Enrich Moisturizer Leave In Conditioner and O Magazine Award Winning Nourish Treatment Deep Conditioner "91% Top Allergen Free"!
✗ Fragrances: 2%-11% of the general population is allergic to fragrance, 33% of fragrance chemicals have been flagged as toxic or potentially toxic by scientists, fragrances cause more allergic contact dermatitis than any other ingredient and 10%-15% of dermatology patients are diagnosed with fragrance sensitization, fragrances are an avoidable risk to your health, examples are essential oils, fragrance oils and synthetic fragrances
✗ Essential oils: concentrated plant extracts that retain the natural smell and flavor, or "essence", of their source, can trigger rashes, irritations or contact allergies despite being natural
✗ Masking agents: reduce or mask the base odor or aroma and can trigger rashes, irritations or contact allergies, examples are vanillin, limonum, cinnamyl alcohol, citronellol and coumarin
✗ Harmful preservatives: can negatively impact health, examples are parabens, formaldehyde / formaldehyde-releasers, isothiazolinones and phenoxyethanol
✗ Drying alcohols: can create dry, frizzy hair and may roughen cuticles, examples are ethanol, ethyl, denatured, isopropyl, SD and benzyl alcohols and methanol
✗ Non-water soluble silicones: propensity to build up on hair, examples are dimethicone, cetyl dimethicone and dimethiconol
✗ Dyes: can cause allergic reactions, sometimes quite severe, and can occur even if exposure started years before, an example is PPD or paraphenylenediamine
✗ Sulfates: can cause damage and dryness, examples are sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)
✗ Ethanolamine compounds: emulsify ingredients, adjust pH and add fragrance to cosmetics and can cause cancer, examples are diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA) and monoethnanolamine (MEA)
✗ Phthlates: reduce brittleness, cracking and stiffness in beauty products and can be harmful to organs, examples are dibutylphthalate (DBP), dimethylphthalate (DMP) and diethylphthalate (DEP)
What's on your no, nah, nope, no way, certainly not list?