Since my blog’s name has “Dove” in it, people always wonder if I’m a big fan of the brand. I am, but more for stuff like their latest video than for their products. (Which are also good. That deodorant? Bomb.)
Seriously though, if you have curly hair or if your kid does, watch this now:
Propylene glycol, stearalkonium, phenoxyethanol… can you pronounce the names of the ingredients in your hair care products? I know I can’t. I didn’t even know how to pronounce jojoba oil (it’s “ho-ho-bah” oil, by the way). Let’s all learn something new today, eh?
Simmondsia chinenis seed oil, better known as jojoba oil, is one of the most popular natural moisturizers. It’s derived from the jojoba plant found in the deserts of Arizona (represent!), California, and Mexico. Jojoba seed extract contains alpha, delta, and gamma tocopherols (forms of Vitamin E), which offer amazing hydration for hair, skin and nails.
It’s officially time for ladies with naturally curly hair to stop complaining. Not only are your effortless ringlets the envy of those of us with more linear locks, but now it appears they may be helping you get better jobs!
Good Morning America recently aired a behavioral study that showed employers are more likely to hire a woman with curly hair than a woman with straight hair. When reporter Taryn Winter Brill met with job recruiters with her hair worn naturally curly, they described her as more “intelligent, articulate and displaying a higher level of confidence” than when she mirrored the interview with a straight hairstyle.
With all of the dyeing, curling, straightening and blowdrying I put my hair through, some days I’m surprised it hasn’t fallen out yet. One major reason that my hair graces me with the privelege of not yet being bald is my use of products like Ouidad’s Botanical Boost, a lightweight leave-in that spritzes in easily and provides natural moisture. If you have curls, pay attention: this is the solution your dry, brittle hair’s been waiting for.