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Sulfate Free Cleansing for Oily Scalps

Not everyone has success with the DevaCurl No-Poo cleanser, even when they are following the instructions to the letter. It works WONDERS for many people, and has been a life changing, curl embracing love fest for many of my clients. For every dedicated no-poo-er, there is an equally enthusiastic lather-lover.  With many sulfate free and curl friendly cleansers out there, how do you know which method your curls respond best to? Some factors to consider-

Oily Scalp
A no-poo purist would tell you that it doesn't matter if your scalp is oily, and that the no-poo method will work under any circumstances. . Most in possession of said oil bearing scalp would squirm at the thought of not cleansing with the squeaky clean feeling that lather leaves. Some have seen break outs around the hairline area, as well. While it does take a few weeks for your scalp to adjust to not having it's natural oils stripped and then, in return, over producing to compensate, it really, SIMPLY isn't for…

Home Made Flax Seed Hair Gel

My clients have been loving making their own hair gel. Wavy all the way to coarser and tighter curls
have been impressed by the results a few simple ingredients can yield. I suggest watching the video on  youtube before you begin. It will give you a good idea of what the gel will look like when it's ready to be strained. I suggest waiting until the gel is room temperature before adding any oils. Feel free to experiment with essential oil combinations. Try adding a teaspoon of a conditioning carrier oil such as jojoba or grapeseed oil.