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Calling All Product Junkies

Calling All Product Junkies

So, as a product junkie myself (shhhhh…this is a secret), I am super excited to be able to even offer this. If you want to take your secret habit (or not so secret) and use it for the greater good sign up today. So who are we looking for? Opinionated product...

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Hair Product Claims: Science or Science Fiction?

Hair Product Claims: Science or Science Fiction?

As a cosmetic chemist it is my job to develop quality products that meet the needs of a target consumer group. In order to accomplish this task, I make it my responsibility to understand every intricacy of a given consumer segment to create their “perfect product.”...

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Why Do People Avoid Parabens?

Why Do People Avoid Parabens?

So for those of who watched my intro video when the site first launched or those who have been on my YouTube I said I was going to talk about parabens well here it is. Everything you need to know about parabens so you can make a firm decision about rather this is...

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Winter, Winter Go away

Winter, Winter Go away

Even though we are starting to think about spring, winter is still here. Hold on people we are almost there. As we wait patiently for the winter to fade and the flowers to bloom and the birds and the bees to start appearing again (well maybe not the bees) We have to...

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The Truth About Sulfates According to Science

The Truth About Sulfates According to Science

SULFATES, SULFATES SULFATESSSSSSSS! What are the really? are they really evil? Is it safe for my hair or skin? As a cosmetic chemist, it is often hard to hear blanket generalizations about ingredients that are often labeled as no-no ingredients. The rationale behind...

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All About Porosity

All About Porosity

I keep hearing a lot about porosity lately, but I’m not sure if some people really understand how it works because I keep hearing it used out of context.  So I decide to create a visual that demonstrates exactly how this porosity phenomena works. Click here to watch!...

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How to Avoid Winter Hair Blues

How to Avoid Winter Hair Blues

Need some help changing your winter hair routine so that you and your hair can live in peace and harmony during the winter months? Once again Sister Scientist and The Natural Hair Academy have teamed up to help where we can. Your current hair routine doesn’t...

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Do Ingredients Matter?

Do Ingredients Matter?

The research has been done and the verdict is in consumers say ingredients DO MATTER. So what about for cosmetic chemist like me? or the CEO of the largest natural hair care brand? We all decided that ingredients DO MATTER. To learn more about why the ingredients are...

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Who is Sister Scientist?

As a Cosmetic Chemist, Erica Douglas has been the “brains behind the brands” for a number of successful, global companies in beauty. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University and utilizes her technical background and passion for beauty to create innovative products for some industry’s fastest growing brands.

Erica not only knows the science side of beauty, but also serves as a Beauty Industry Expert assisting a number of startup brands with branding and strategic development. Erica earned her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management where she focused her studies on marketing, brand strategy and entrepreneurship.

Erica has traveled the world as a Beauty Influencer, utilizing the Sister Scientist platform to be a champion and advocate for Women in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics), proving that nerds indeed run the world!

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