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Oleic & Linoleic Acid: The Reason You Love Oils So Much

Oleic & Linoleic Acid: The Reason You Love Oils So Much

Okay I didn't write this article but I was a part of the collaborative effort. This is a  great article about oils at Naturallycurly.com. It really gets to the science of it and well you know how I feel about science. check out my "expert input" (Sabrina's words not...

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How to Tame Frizzy Hair According to Science

How to Tame Frizzy Hair According to Science

The relentless quest for the “perfect curl” is very real (shout out to Elle!). As a naturally curly chick myself, my journey has involved a plethora of products and methods that I have tested to achieve my desired curly look. I have even gone as far as developing my...

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Fact or Crap?

Fact or Crap?

You have questions? I have answers. Check out my new segment "Fact or Crap?"  Sister Scientist and The Natural Hair Academy www.the-nha.com have team up to answer the tough questions and bust the myths.  If you have questions email me at info@sisterscientist.com and...

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Old Man Winter vs. Your Hair – Are You Ready?

Old Man Winter vs. Your Hair – Are You Ready?

As much as I hate to admit it, it’s about that time again—time to start trading our flip-flops in for fuzzy socks, our fedoras for earmuffs and our sunglasses for a shovel. But have you thought about how you’re going to change your hair routine? If not, you probably...

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Heat Protectants: This Buildup Actually Saves Your Hair

Heat Protectants: This Buildup Actually Saves Your Hair

In my Fry Eggs, Not Your Hair experiment I demonstrate the effects of heat transfer on an egg to emphasize the importance of incorporating a heat protection product into your thermal styling regimen. If this demonstration does not convince you that heat damage is...

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Beauty Flash: Tyra Banks Launches New Cosmetic Line

Beauty Flash: Tyra Banks Launches New Cosmetic Line

After much suspense, Tyra Banks announced today the launch of her new cosmetics line Tyra Beauty: a cosmetics experience centered around Beauty, Business, and Badassery. (Her word not mine.) Her business model is similar to an Avon or Mary-Kay where women (and maybe...

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BIOTIN & CASTOR OIL: DO THEY REALLY WORK?

BIOTIN & CASTOR OIL: DO THEY REALLY WORK?

Ladies, can we agree that we live in a world of hair envy? We constantly want what somebody else has, and want to know why our hair cannot do what her hair does. However, achieving those results (without hair extensions) may be physically impossible due to genetics,...

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So what is Marula Oil?

So what is Marula Oil?

As a cosmetic chemist with experience in product development and innovation in the beauty industry, I am always trying to predict what is the next big thing. Since the dawn of time, we have reaped the benefits of adorning our skin and hair in natural oils. The...

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The Making of Sister Scientist

The Making of Sister Scientist

People often ask Did you always know that you wanted to be a cosmetic chemist?  The truth is I didn’t know that cosmetic chemistry existed growing up.  But had I known then, what I know now, my entire childhood would probably be different. Growing up I had so many...

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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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