We started making our own products a long time ago!
Our founder and one of the leaders of Ayurvedic hair care for afro-textured hair, Mala Rhodes, started her journey into product formulation more than 18 years ago with body products designed for cancer survivors. With specialized handmade massage oils, lotions and body creams, these products were created specifically with the health of the individual in mind.
Now, as a product formulator and cosmetic chemist, she is embarking on a new journey... to teach others how to formulate hair products that are effective and healthy using only ingredients from the earth - without the use of harmful chemicals.
You don't need to be a cosmetic chemist or even have any specific certifications to learn how to formulate professional hair products. All you need is creativity (we'll teach you all the basics) and desire. That's it! And in case you're wondering if this is something you should do, well, here's our TOP 4 reasons why you just may want to start:
The cosmetic industry is not regulated by the FDA, which means that any company can claim to have "natural" ingredients in their products, even if it's just a few drops. Product labels can also be misleading. Because of that, it is so much better to create your own! That way you know EXACTLY what's inside!
How many times has your allergies flared up without you knowing the exact cause? It could very well be from the chemicals contained in your hair products! Gross, we know, but so many hair companies still continue to use ingredients such as glycols and DHEA that are known irritants. But that won't be you! By making your own products, you can make sure that they are truly 100% natural!
You know that creating something at home is always more cost-effective than purchasing that same item in an exclusive retail shop. Well, that analogy also works for hair products. By choosing your own ingredients you can eliminate unnecessary "filler" ingredients, making your product more cost-effective. Imaging the money you'll save!
4. Pure Fun!
There are so many ways to have fun creating your own hair products! The sky is the limit to what you can create for yourself, your family and friends! You'll appreciate the health benefits of your made-from-scratch products and once you see the results, you'll be ready for more! It's very empowering!
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18 years ago, we searched the internet for DIY (do it yourself) hair recipes and formulations that we could use, only to find that the companies offering the formulas used too many undesirable chemicals or required us to purchase their expensive ingredients. We also found so much misinformation that it was difficult to know what to use and what not to use.
Frustration was the name of the game as we came across numerous super expensive products claiming "organic" and "natural" ingredients that were really made in a lab and not straight from nature. And although our team eventually became certified in product formulation, the trial and error of learning about emulsion systems, preservatives, and the properties & reactions of herbs and oils was costly. And since our hair products are based in Ayurvedic traditions, there wasn't enough information out there about how to create specifically for curly hair, so we had to consult with specialists to make sure our formulations were effective.
That took a lot of effort, research and development, which we want to save you from! We've done the work and now want to share our expertise with you!
You can become a skilled product formulator with our FREE TRAINING! as a introduction to professional hair product formulation. In this training we'll show you:
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