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Hair Porosity 101

Janet Gilbert

Hair Porosity 101

Hair porosity refers to the hair's ability to absorb water, moisture, or chemicals through the cuticle into the cortex. The cuticle layer covers and protects the hair shaft. Moisture is diffused in and released out through the cuticle layer. All hair types have some level of porosity. The degree of porosity is directly related to the condition of the cuticle layer. Healthy hair usually has low porosity. The cuticle layer is flat and tight so that very little moisture is allow into or out of the shaft. Low porosity occurs when the hair is resistant and absorbs the least amount of...


Ingredient Spotlight: Aloe Vera

Janet Gilbert

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Ingredient Spotlight: Aloe Vera

If you have been following us and using our products, then you know we LOVE aloe vera over at Carrie J Hair Care! Organic aloe vera is the main ingredient in over half of our products and we are about to explain to you why. Aloe vera is a plant that has thick leaves with a gel-like substance in them. Aloe vera has a high water content and is filled with vitamins and minerals. Aloe vera is cooling and soothing when applied to skin and is used to treat burns and skin wounds. Aloe vera has a ton of healing...


Twistout 101

Janet Gilbert

Twistout 101

Are you tired of looking at youtube videos wondering why your twistout is not coming out right? I know firsthand how frustrating this can be. No matter what products you use or how many tutorials you watch, nothing you do works. But help is on the way! I am going to give you some tips that will help you achieve a bomb twistout: 1. First and most importantly, allow your twists to completely dry before unraveling them. When you take your twists down while they are still wet, you will more than likely experience a little bit of frizz. Leave them...


10 Benefits of Body Butta by Carrie J

Janet Gilbert

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10 Benefits of Body Butta by Carrie J

The best body butters are those with natural ingredients. A nice texture that leaves your skin feeling silky smooth plus an amazing scent, you can't beat it! Our Body Butta is just that. It's made of 100% natural Shea Butter, extracted from nuts of the shea tree,  which absorbs as soon as it hits the skin. It's also made of cocoa butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, vitamins E and C, and essential oil for fragrance. Let's break down the benefits of our Body Butta: 1. Moisturizes Dry Skin It is an excellent moisturizer for the face and body. It's...


Tips for Keeping Your Hair Healthy Through a Pandemic

Janet Gilbert

Tips for Keeping Your Hair Healthy Through a Pandemic

As we all know, many businesses are feeling the effects from the closures due to COVID-19. One of those businesses includes hair salons. Millions of women across the globe depend on hair stylists to keep our hair healthy and beautiful. Some women just simply don't have the time to give their hair the maintenance it needs, so they turn to hair stylists.  But what do you do when you depend on your hair stylist and she is not available? I am going to provide some tips that will get you through the recent "shutdown"  which will also keep your hair...