5 Tips on the benefits of coconut oil for protein sensitive curlies !

Posted by Réjane Pacquit at

In recent years, coconut oil has been presented as a miracle product for body, skin and hair care, especially in the curly hair community. It smells good, is light and non- greasy, so as a natural curly it’s very easy to love. But is it ok to use on curls that are protein sensitive? Protein sensitivity is the overreaction of hair when in comes into contact with proteins. It’s normal for hair to become a little harder after using proteins, but if it becomes dry and brittle it is possible your hair is protein sensitive. Don’t panic, it is still...

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Grey & Glamorous

Posted by Michele Scott-Lynch at

We're constantly bombarded with images of young girls with flawless skin and lustrous hair in magazines and billboards that it can be hard to see ageing and turning grey as beautiful and desirable. But with age comes wisdom, acceptance, self love and contentment - what's not to love about that! Going grey is inevitable, it can happen as early as our mid 20s. If this is your stage of life then you face a choice - embrace it or spend years, heaps of money and time dyeing your hair. Ageing with confidence is totally possible - embracing the grey doesn't...

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Do You Judge A Conditioner By Its Slip?

Posted by Michele Scott-Lynch at

Slip basically refers to how well a product detangles curls. Some curly folks place a lot of importance on the slip a product gives their hair, believing that the more slippery a product feels on the hair, the better it is. Ingredients like Behentrimonium Chloride or Behentrimonium Methosulfate give a product great slip -  they accumulate and form a film on the surface of the hair. They thicken and emulsify formulations making them feel creamy and therefore easier to detangle your curls. However, being film-formers they sit on the shaft and often don’t penetrate. However, just because a product has...

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Winter Curl Care

Posted by Michele Scott-Lynch at

Your hair and skin need special attention in the Winter, they're at the mercy of cold temperatures and bracing winds plus the dehydrating effects of central heating. Curls can end up looking frazzled and dry. Bouclème's range is rich in coconut and argan oils plus aloe vera leaf extract and honey which are great fatty acids and humectants. They keep your curls looking tip top due to their moisturising properties and also because they help attract and hold moisture in the hair, which can be a real challenge in winter weather. Boost moisture with conditioning treatments Add in a weekly or bi weekly deep conditioning...

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Ingredient Spotlight: Coconut Oil

Posted by Michele Scott-Lynch at

The Bouclème range contains a unique blend of plant actives chosen for their proven therapeutic effects on dry curly hair. Virgin coconut oil, one of the key ingredients in our Curl Cleanser, Curl Conditioner and Curl Defining Gel has been used across the globe for thousands of years and it's easy to see why when you understand it's amazing properties and benefits. It's rich in Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Iron, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory Lauric, Caprylic, Capric, Myristic and Palmitic acids.  Where most products only coat the surface of the hair coconut oil is molecularly small enough to penetrate into the hair cortex (the...

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