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How to Formulate and Make Natural Shampoo: Part 1

Written on November 29, 2018 at 8:00 pm

How To Formulate and Make Natural Shampoo: Part 1
This series is on how to formulate and make natural shampoo. This is part 1 of 3. To formulate and make a natural shampoo requires knowledge of the types of shampoos on the market, understanding the chemistry of surfactants and their purpose and other ingredients to develop a natural shampoo that cleanses the hair but also does not strip the hair.

Part 1 Types of Shampoo

Part 2 Surfactants for Natural Shampoo

Part 3 Formulate and Make Natural Shampoo

Purpose of Shampoo

The purpose of shampoo is to clean the hair and improve the appearance of hair.…


End of Summer Hair Tips | Hibiscus & Herbal Hair Rinse Recipe

Written on August 10, 2018 at 8:18 am

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End of Summer Hair Tips | Hibiscus & Herbal Hair Rinse

Summer can wreak havoc on our hair between swimming in chlorinated water to more exposure to the sun’s rays. Luckily there are some easy ways we can take extra care of our hair to keep our locks healthy and vibrant and repair any damage that may have already been done. Read on for some end of summer hair tips and a recipe for a hair rinse.

Reduce Heat Styling

Heat styling can really dry out and fry your locks. With warmer weather it is much easier to go heat styling free by letting your hair dry naturally.…


Hair Masks | Soft & Silky Hair Mask Recipe

Written on August 2, 2018 at 6:00 am

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Hair Masks | Soft & Silky Hair Mask Recipe

Hair masks adds nourishment and deep conditioning to the hair and helps to repair damaged hair, add manageability and promote smooth and shiny hair. Read on to learn more about how to use a hair mask and for our Soft & Silky Hair Mask recipe.

Masks can be emulsions, clay masks, herbal masks or fresh masks. Masks are left on the hair for a few minutes before rinsing from the hair for maximum benefit of the nutrients onto the hair.

Fresh Hair Masks



Coconut Yogurt

Coconut Milk

Hemp Milk

Almond Milk

Plant-Based Mayonnaise

How to use a Hair Mask
Depending on the type of hair mask, these are the general instructions.…


All About Curly Hair Types

Written on February 26, 2018 at 10:33 am

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All About Curly Hair Types

Did you know that there are different types of curly hair? I always thought hair was either straight, wavy or curly, however it is much more complicated than that! What is your curly hair type? Read on to find out more.

Hair Foundation

When you were born you were given an unique blend of texture and curl pattern that makes up your overall hair type. Hair is made up of keratin. Keratin is basically a fibrous protein structure. The amount of curl you have is¬†dependent on the bonds between the keratin in your hair shaft.…


Hair Perfume Recipes

Written on February 15, 2018 at 8:00 am

Hair Perfume Recipes

Hair Perfume Recipes

Have you heard about Hair Perfume? Hair perfume has been an increasing trend lately, with lots of mainstream hair care companies creating new hair perfume products. However, just like regular perfume, most of these products will contain synthetic scents and can give people headaches. Here at Joan Morais Naturals we focus on natural hair and skin care products, only using raw materials sourced from nature that are all cruelty-free using vegan/plant-based formulas with no testing on animals. Here are two hair perfume recipes that you can easily make at home with all natural ingredients. Feel free to experiment with your own scent by using your favorite essential oils for hair.…