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  • You're right. Shampoo, body wash, facial wash etc can be very similar. You're not going to hurt anything buy repurposing body wash as shampoo (or vice versa) but you might not like the way it performs. I would not, however, use personal care product…
  • Probably not. Some color locking shampoos are designed to keep hair DYES from fading which won't have any effect on your natural hair color. Other "color safe" shampoos are just conditioning formulas which will help but don't really have that much e…
  • You have drops of moisture coming out of your skin? It sounds like you're sweating.  You say you're using a niacinamide product...that can sometimes cause flushing of the skin which I suppose could cause facial sweats. I don't know.  
  • Stearic acid and lauric acid can be used as moisturizing cream ingredients, so they could be supporting the claim that way. The smooth finish is a result of complete formula not a specific ingredient. 
  • Hi Dasch. So glad you're enjoying the podcast!  Friction is one of the most damaging things to your hair. If you can detangle/brush with your fingers you'll certainly reduce friction. I would expect the benefit from reducing friction would more than…
  • Scientifically speaking, pure coconut oil is the only thing proven to waterproof your hair from the inside out to prevent damage. Other oils may be perfectly fine for surface conditioning. Just read the ingredient list so you know you're spending yo…
  • I'm not a hair colorist so I don't know. But I do know that coconut oil waterproofs the hair from the inside out. And since the hair color dye molecules are water soluble, the coconut oil could prevent the dye from being absorbed as well. 
  • It depends on a lot of factors like the porosity of your hair, what ingredients are in the products you're applying, how much of the products remain on your hair, what coloring products you're using, and how those products are applied.  I would chec…
  • The website (https://www.thewetbrush.com/about) doesn't have much info about how this brush is really different so I can't tell you anything about the science. If they've somehow made a brush with some kind of low-friction bristles that slip through…
  • Hi Lemon. I'm not familiar with this product line (but I did enjoy your grammar comment!)  The "Vitamin Cells" they refer to appear to be a type of liposomal delivery system - basically they're encapsulating the vitamins and other goodies in an oil …
  • Yeah, I just saw the new "Dream Care" restage of the line and it confused the hell out of me too!
  • I doubt there's a problem but theoretically it can damage hair because glyoxylic acid can affect the structure of proteins (that's how it straightens.) It's impossible to say without testing. 
  • Syndet bars will clean just fine. In fact, if you have hard water they will clean BETTER because they won't combine with minerals to leave a deposit like soap will.
  • Since the primary ingredient is a detergent it's fair to call this a Syndet bar. By using lower levels of true soaps (the tallowate and palmitate) it appears they're trying to get the best foam quality in a mild system. My guess is that they used a …
  • Based on where this ingredient appears on the ingredient list (below the hydrolyzed silk), my guess is that there's less than 1% used in the formula. Straightening products that use this ingredient (for example, Goldwell's Kerasilk Keratin Shape) us…
  • I'm not completely certain but the Moisturizing product appears to be Pantene Pro-V 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner Sheer Volume. The main promise of this product is volume so its conditioning system is not that robust. Most of the conditioning comes…
  • I agree, that's strange. Moisturizing shampoos like the one you described will typically make hair more manageable, not less. If you post the entire ingredient lists for both products I can take a closer look for you. 
  • I've never seen evidence of that but perhaps it hasn't been well studied. 
  • Does black tea really provide enough skin staining to be a functional self-tanner? I've never seen that. I suppose it would be safe. 
  • Scientifically it's tough to give you a clear answer. The biggest difference is that the aerosol version can distribute particles more evenly though your hair.  Beyond that it depends on what types of powders are used in the formula. Some kinds of s…
  • Here's what we previously wrote about Green Tea (but this would apply to black tea as well.) Green Tea What’s the story? It’s an extract containing polyphenols which are known to be potent antioxidants that may protect against UV damage and help ph…
  • Those aren't ingredients that I would want to leave in contact with skin but as long as you're washing the product out of the brush before you use it, I don't see any problem. Are there any makeup artists in the Forum who could provide some more pro…
  • Many people find that exfoliating gives them a brighter, more even complexion. There are no general health benefits that I'm aware of. I say stick with what works for you. 
  • Vaseline Jelly should be fine to condition your eyebrows. Even if a small amount got into your eye I don't think there is a safety issue because petrolatum (the ingredient in Vaseline Jelly) is also used as the base in some medications that are plac…
  • Unless you've had a drastic change in your diet, I doubt that food is the cause. Perhaps you should check with your doctor in case it's a medical condition. 
  • To be honest, I don't know. I don't have any experience with this type of product. 
  • Sorry but I don't have any info on this product. We typically don't cover weight loss products as they are not cosmetics.  
  • Nail polish formulas are quite complicated so adding nail polish remover may help but it also may destabilize the formula. Depends on a lot of variables like how much you're adding, what's in the remover, etc.  Elmer's is not designed for prolonged …
  • Salt is more likely to be a problem when left on the hair. This shampoo bar is a rinse off product. (Most shampoos have some level of salt anyway because it's a by product in the surfactant manufacturing process and it's often used as a thickener. 

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