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Ingredient Glossary

  • Coconut Oil

    A natural, fatty emollient made from pressing fresh coconut, it creates a protective seal around hair, adds shine & locks in moisture. Although great for strengthening all hair types, it’s especially beneficial as a leave-in conditioner for dry & damaged hair.

  • Olive Oil

    A natural emollient that seals in moisture and helps replace the natural oils in your scalp often lost through sulfate-heavy shampooing. Popular in pre-shampoo and conditioning treatments, olive oil helps condition frizzy and/or damaged hair and nourishes the scalp & skin.

  • Cocoa Butter

    A conditioner and emollient, it’s especially beneficial for dry scalps, fine hair and hair that damages easily. It helps maintain natural oil levels on the scalp, reducing dandruff and making hair follicles healthier. It also delivers softness, shine & helps prevents breakage.

  • Argan Oil

    A natural ingredient containing vitamins A, C & E as well as essential Omega-6 fatty acids. Argan oil helps tame frizz, define curls, protect against heat damage & maintain shine and elasticity. It also helps reduce scalp inflammation that can cause itching & dandruff.

  • Jamacian Black Castor Oil

    A nutrient-rich, fatty oil produced by roasting, boiling & then pressing castor beans, it contains both moisturizing & antibacterial/antifungal properties. JBCO strengthens & treats the scalp to promote hair growth & help restore thinning edges.

  • Avocado Oil

    An oil rich in vitamins A, D & E, moisturizing oleic acid and highly penetrative monosaturated fats, it boosts softness, shine & helps reduce breakage. Fast-absorbing & lightweight, it’s a great option for those with dry or sensitive skin.

  • Tea Tree Oil

    An antiseptic, antifungal & antibacterial additive in the form of an essential oil or concentrate, it helps clear the scalp of buildup to promote hair growth. It can also help moisturize and condition hair, adding strength & softness.

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Textured Hair Glossary

  • Porosity

    How well your hair is able to absorb moisture. Low, medium and high porosity all require different types of hair care.

  • Co-Wash

    Cleansing the hair and scalp with a non-lathering conditioner. Not using a shampoo allows the hair to retain natural oils.

  • Curl Cream

    A styling product with curl-nourishing properties free of alcohol, sulfates and other curl disruptors.

  • Curl Pattern

    All curls have a different pattern. These can be categorized by Type A, B and C with varying degrees like 2, 3 and 4. Just like porosity, different curl patterns respond better to certain products.

  • Plopping

    Using a T-shirt or microfiber towel to gather all curls and let them sit on top of the head allowing them to naturally gather in their pattern and air dry.

  • Hair Milk

    Lightweight cream-based leave-in products used for styling that provide intense moisture and appear milky in consistency.

  • The Big Chop (BC)

    Taking the plunge to cut off all the damaged or relaxed hair all at once. This allows the natural texture and curl pattern closer to the root to form once again.

  • Deep Conditioning

    Using a conditioning treatment and allowing it to sit on the hair so it can penetrate down to the hair shaft.

  • Hair Oil

    A heavier leave-in product for intense moisture that can penetrate down to the innermost layer of the hair. Hair oils can restore moisture and add shine.