Another one from the archives.
I wrote this blog post in March 2013, I was about 6 months into my healthy hair journey.
We all know those TV ads for hair products where the white girl is swishing her shiny brunette locks, and they are brilliantly catching the light, and the other side of the coin where a black girl is strutting across the street and her healthy relaxed hair is boouncing with every stride.
As a black girl, I have always thought that hair products also have a racial divide: Pantene, L’Oreal etc. for white hair and Dark&Lovely, Organic Root Stimulator for black hair, it just made sense that way and I never questioned it. Until of course, I embarked on my healthy hair journey, and the more I started reading up on taking care of my hair, the more I relaised that hair products dont’t have a racial divide, my hair will be quite happy using some L’Oreal product. Of course there are some products like relaxer that have a defined black market only, but things like shampoo, and conditioners are all fair game! Last year, I tried out this theory and bought Aussie Miracle Moisture Conditioner, and it is the best conditioner I have used to date, my hair looooves it, and it leaves my hair feeling so soft and yummy after I use it.
I think at the end of the day, one you know what type of hair product you are looking for, and what ingredients you are most interested in, don’t be shy to look at the products aimed at the white market. Because at the end of the day, the one molecule in your hair product doesn’t know if your hair is kinky or straight, it just does what it is meant to do. Molecules don’t discriminate like that!