Whatever Lola Wants...

Hopefully, Lola gets!

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!

Ladies and Gents, Never Fear! Lola and I Shall Solve Every Imaginable Hair Problem on The Entire Planet!

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

Comments

Rikke said…
Hvor lyder det spændende. Tillykke med partnerskabet!

Kh Rikke

ps: god sang og woooosh!
Lola Zabeth said…
Lise, I am sooo super excited!! I feel like I should buy a red cape or something :)
Lise M Andersen said…
@Rikke - tak! Vi håber vi kommer til at udrette noget. og om ikke andet, bliver vi mpske lidt klogere undervejs!

@Lola - My superhero partner! We shall do great things! (and if they aren't all that great, then at least we shall learn great things as we go!) :)
Noaa said…
I have the S curl hair. I would love to try something new, though i am currently on No poo and my hair loves it! :D
I do still have occasional tangles which i take care off with coconut oil.
the only problem is my mom complains my hair looks greasy. which to me it does not look or feel greasy. It's shiny and soft and frizz and tangle free.
I would love however to join and and report back on the effects! just let us know what you are thinking of testing.

*Mini rant* I really wish people would understand the curly hair has to be a tiny bit greasy or else it will be frizzy. guess which i prefer? *end mini rant*
Lise M Andersen said…
Hi Noaa - Thanks so much for your input! I agree that you do need a bit of grease/fat/slip to manage frizziness, and coconut oil is a real popular oil for this. If you have the impression that your hair is 'soaking up' the oil you apply and it feels managable to you, then you are obviously doing something right. I'm curious: have you ever tried working with other oils? jojoba for example? Jojoba is very close to human sebum and is a seriously hair (and skin)-loving ingredient. It's not as greasy as coconut oil. Might be worth a try?
I would love to hear back from you on this. :)
Stephanie said…
I have the frizzy/curly/tangle-y hair that you speak of... and yes, it's been a life-long battle! I'm looking forward to what you two discover!
Lise M Andersen said…
Great! (I mean, great that you are interested - not that you have to battle your hair!). I promise to update.
:)
Anna said…
Det lyder bare super.
Jeg har selv rigtig mange krøller - its a gift and a curse ;)
Og der mangler virkelig seriøse hårprodukter til den type hår. Giv mig et hårprodukt som samler krøllerne og samtidig løfter.
Glæder mig til at høre nærmere om jeres team-work verdens krøllede kvinder har brug for jer ;)
kh
Anna
Lise M Andersen said…
Tak Anna, jeg er også vældig spændt på om vi får lavet noget ægte hår-magi til de krøllede tøser!