Happy birthday, currently reigning monarch of the Commonwealth!

Happy Victoria Day! It’s a statutory holiday in B.C. (remember, we’re still part of the Commonwealth!) and I’m off work. Today celebrates the birthday of the reigning Canadian monarch (scheduled for the Monday on or before May 24, which was Queen Victoria’s birthday). So I’m off work today and planning to slob around the house…...

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Duplicating products: Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner (part three)

So we’ve taken a look at what makes a cleansing conditioner cleansing, the ingredient list for the Curl Junkie product, and a possible duplicate. Now let’s take a look at some other ways we could duplicate this product! I suggested this recipe as a possible duplication yesterday… POSSIBLE DUPLICATION OF THE CURL JUNKIE DAILY FIX…...

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Duplicating products: Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner (part two)

So what do we need to include in a duplicate recipe for this product? Take a look at the ingredient list again – Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG -7 Olivate, Guar Hydroxypropytrimonium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Oat Flour, Mentha Piperita (Pepperment) Leaf Extract, Matricaria Recuitita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Yucca…...

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Duplicating products: Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner

We defined what it means to be a cleansing conditioner yesterday, so let’s take a look at a few of them. Today we’ll take a look at Curl Junkie’s Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner. Let’s analyze the ingredients! Water: Our solvent. Cetyl Alcohol: A fatty alcohol that helps boost the substantivity of the cationic quaternary compound and…...

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Duplicating products: Cleansing conditioners

Before we get into trying to duplicate a few cleansing conditioners, we need to establish what it means for a product to be a cleansing conditioner versus a normal conditioner. (For a quick summary of the no-shampoo method or co-washing method, click here.) How does a cleansing conditioner differ from a normal conditioner? It doesn’t. For…...

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Duplicating products: Chi Silk Infusion Hair Serum (part 2)

Let’s pick up where we left off yesterday with the Chi Silk Infusion Hair Serum. If you want to make a suggestion for a product we might consider duplicating, please make a comment in this post with an accurate ingredient list and link to the product.  What’s with the mica and boron nitride? Think about…...

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Question: Why do we like these products?

I’m still not feeling all that well – I’m getting really tired of this stomach bug as this has to be the 10th time I’ve had this since March – so I thought I’d post a question and let you be the blog writers for today.  Why do you like the products you like? Think…...

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Duplicating products: Chi Silk Infusion Hair Serum

Mychelle suggested we take a look at the Chi Silk Infusion Hair Serum. (If you’d like to make a suggestion, hie thyself to the duplicating products introductory post, and comment. Please include an accurate ingredient list and a link to the product somewhere on the ‘net.) Shall we take a look at the ingredient list?…...

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Blogger was down…

…from Wednesday to Friday morning. Any comments you may have written during that time didn’t really exist and so they won’t show up anywhere! Trust me, I’m just as frustrated about this as you are, as I had no access to the blog for more than 48 hours! Please comment again – this blog is…...

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Duplicating products: Giovanni Direct Leave In Conditioner

Sweeteababy suggested that we take a look at the Giovanni Direct Leave In Conditioner. (If you’d like to make a suggestion for a product we could duplicate, please click on this link and leave me an accurate ingredient list and a link to the product somewhere on the ‘net.) Let’s take a look at each…...

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