by Dineo Malembe : South African woman, Mother and Natural Hair Advocate (http://earthhair.co.za/)
When it comes to hair, all women can relate, we agonize over how to wear it; toss and turn about what colour it should be; and, cringe at the thought of cutting it too short. For me too, hair has been a constant battle. I’ve gone through it all; relaxed, braided, weaved, wigged, curly, straight…the list goes on. One day during my usual salon visits, I observed closely the condition of most black women’s hair: receding hairlines, dreadlocks tightly pulled during styling, relaxers being applied on already damaged and broken hair, smoke from the heat of blow dryers. While I realize this may not be what goes on in all hair salons, what I observed that day created a discomfort in me.
I wondered if our own behavior around our hair may be the result for the many hair problems some black women are experiencing.That was my turning point. I questioned myself about what I had been doing to my hair over the years and why. It is in finding my own answers to my questions that I made a choice to go natural. I had no clue how I was going to maintain my hair but I was determined to find out. The decision to go natural was followed by a lot of research about black hair, the science of it, how to maintain it and keep it healthy. Through the research I established that black hair is unique in that no other race of people has hair as dry as ours.
Because our hair is so different, our hair care products should not be geared to a generic market! I have gone through the joys and the challenges with my hair, struggled to find suitable hair care products to use and in the process came up with my own hair care products by trying and testing a combination of good natural ingredients to care for my hair. When I started the journey, it was for me and my daughter however other people’s response to my hair and their appreciation of the knowledge I was sharing in informal platforms made me realize there is space for a bigger initiative. That’s how EARTH NATURAL HAIR PRODUCTS was born. My vision is to re-position wearing natural hair as an option for black women by sharing information about the science of black hair and how to maintain it, making appropriate hair care products available and providing support to black women who are going natural for a change.
Address: 18 Greenwich Village,54 Sydney Road, Jansen Park, Boksburg, 1459
Cell: +27 83 345 7716/+27 83 646 4416
The Tropic Isle Jamaican black castor oil is a type of castor oil which is prepared by using a Jamaican ancient method. It contains a lot of fatty acids and phytochemicals which offer many hair benefits. Known as one of nature’s best hair growth treatments, it will thicken, strengthen and rapidly increase hair growth. With Jamaican Black Castor Oil dry brittle hair, hair breakages and thinning hair will be a thing of the past.
Sheaco Lemon Butter will help retain moisture without leaving your hair greasy and heavy. Because of the bends or coils of black hair, the natural sebum from the scalp has a hard time sliding down the shaft to the ends. With Sheaco Lemon Butter you can look forward to soft, radiant and healthy hair.
Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*,Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Fruit Butter*, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil*.
Earth Moisturising Conditioner will give your natural hair, whether thick, course or curly, the much-needed moisture so that it remains smooth and easy to comb or style.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Leaf Extract*, Vegetable Glycerine, Sesamun Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Guar, Lauryl Glucoside, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Sodium Benzoate, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemon Grass) Oil*, Potassium Sorbate, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Fruit Oil*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Melaleuca Viridiflora (Niaouli) Oil*.
Any type of hair, even natural hair, needs a great shampoo to get rid unwanted oils, dandruff, dirt, skin particles and pollutants that somewhat find their way to one’s hair. Earth Shampoo is more than perfect for your God-given hair, leaving it super-clean and manageable.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Decyl Glucoside, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Leaf Extract*, Vegetable Glycerine, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemon Grass) Leaf Oil*, Sodium Benzoate, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Leaf Oil*, Potassium Sorbate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Fruit Oil*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Melaleuca Viridiflora (Niaouli) Oil*, Citric Acid.
Get our Moisturising Spray today and spoil your natural hair – be it thick, course or curly – to much-needed and lasting moisture and appeal.
Ingredients: Aqua (Spring Water), Vegetable Glycerine*, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalus (Rosemary) Oil*, Citric Acid, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil*.
When it comes to healthy hair, the condition of your scalp and follicles is vital. Our Earthnic Vitals Oils help to relieve dry itchy and flaky scalp, and keep your scalp healthy and activate your hair follicles.
Ingredients: Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Vegetable Glycerine*, Rosmarinus Officinalus (Rosemary) Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass)*, Leptospermum Pertersonii (Lemon Sented Tea Tree) Oil*.
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