Frequently Asked Questions

Often, we are approached by women and men who seek a healthier regimen for their hair or the hair of their children and are asked a series of questions.  Within this section of our website, we will provide answers to the questions we hear the most.


Is Cetearyl Alcohol an ingredient I should avoid using on my hair?

Cetearyl Alcohol is a fatty acid that helps give hair a smooth feeling that is soft to the touch.  It works by coating the hair shaft so that it lies flat – soothing the curl.  The two major components of Cetearyl Alcohol are Cetyl Alcohol and Stearyl Alcohol.  These alcohols are fatty alcohols and are widely used in cosmetics and personal care products, especially in skin lotions and creams.  Cetearyl Alcohol also keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components.  It is also used to alter the thickness of liquid products and to increase foaming capacity or to stabilize foams.

Where can I find the U R Curly product line in my area?

You can find U R Curly on the shelves of your local Walmart, beauty supply and in our online store at urcurly.com. 

Your Soya Shampoo is Sulfate-Free, but one of the ingredients is Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate. What is that?

Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate is a “Good” surfactant.  It is NOT the same thing as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or any other -Sulfate surfactant. Sulfates are irritating in part because they’re small molecules that can penetrate the skin. Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate is a larger molecule that can’t penetrate skin. Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate is known to be very gentle to the skin, even non-irritating to sensitive skin types.  [Essential U Blog: Chemically Speaking: Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate]