Lola Zabeth has a passion for natural hair care. She blogs about it at LolasGreenHair. I have become completely addicted to reading her blog, and am learning all kinds of things about the trials and tribulations of caring for super-curly hair. My goodness there are a lot of things to deal with (read: battle) when you have coily or kinky hair.
Picture This Shampoo Commercial
I've seen a gazillion shampoo commercials in my time. They flash all kinds of hair around – locks of shiny blonde, brunette, red, and black hair are whipped past the camera. Every single one of the models has long, thick, lustrous hair, but it's either straight or only slightly wavy. I've NEVER seen a shampoo (or conditioner or hair coloring) commercial with a super-curly-haired lady in it – EVER.
It would appear there is a whole area of hair care that is being completely neglected by the industry.
Are we going to put up with that?! NO!
OK, I may be getting ahead of myself, but we can't just sit around waiting for the industry to wake up and smell the guar gum. We are therefore taking matters into our own hands. Lola and I are putting our heads together and have a mission. This is a first in my world: a dual-blogging case study. We are going to try to create a few hair care products that will nourish, pamper and (hopefully) solve the constant tangle and knot problem that curly-haired ladies are battling. This will be the first time I won't be able to test my products on myself (well, I can and will, but it certainly won't be much of an indicator..)
Now, onwards and upwards! To Hair Perfection Victory! (insert whooshing sound from flapping superhero capes here)
PS: For an explanation of the picture at the top of this page, read Lolas first posting about this project right here
PPS. To hear the song that has been haunting me for the past 24 hours, listen to Sarah Vaughans beautiful rendition of Whatever Lola Wants right here