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A New Focus for African Hair
By: Katie Schaefer
Posted: August 31, 2006, from the September 2006 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries.
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Warren’s solution was to find a balance of oils and creams to produce a product that could be combed through hair rather easily while maintaining its consistency. In addition, the formula needed to provide moisturization. He took all of these requirements into account when he chose the main ingredient in the hair texture softener: sunflower oil. According to Warren, sunflower oil (INCI: Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil) often is used in the formulation of black hair care products for its relatively easy distribution in the hair. “There are only two oils that are easy enough to distribute in African hair—jojoba and sunflower,” said Warren