It’s Sensational, Joe Louis Hair Pomade” – around in the 1940s. Joe Louis wasWorld Heavyweight Champion from1937-1952.
Why can’t our hair salons be more like a calm oasis…instead of rundown, wall paint chipping, old chair seat-peeling, have to wait 2-and-a-half hours, staying all-day, babysitting asylums of confusion?
One out of 3 Black woman wear some form of human fake hair? Each year more than a million pounds of human hair is purchased from females in China, India, Indonesia and Korea.What would we do without the Asian woman population?
A recent study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention stated hair relaxers donot cause breast cancer in black women.Now, these relaxers contain lye and calciumhydroxide. Additionally, manufacturers don’thave to list all of their ingredients becauseit is a trade secret. Is this suppose to be satisfying? Sisters areputting chemicals on their scalps that’s penetrating through their pores;
Conspiracy Theorists! A naturalist proclaimed that putting extensions in one’s head is totally wrong! The reason: Most human hair extensions come from Asian hair. Therefore, the Asian hair has vibrations that are interfering w/ the souls of African-Americans. And this is part of a conspiracy to erase African- American identity. …just a thought….
(Photo: Courtesy of clstoon.com) Here’s a 1943 ad for Aida Pomade for pressing hair. This was one of the cosmetic products put out by Chicago entrepreneur Anthony Overton. Overton also published the Chicago Bee weekly newspaper. And he had a large stake in the (Frederick) Douglas National Bank & the Liberty Life Insurance. Interestingly, the
Soft Sheen and Johnson Products were onceBlack-owned hair care products companies.By the late 1990s owners had sold to mainstreamcorporations. L’Oreal, Alberto-Culver, andProctor Gamble are the top 3 hair care producers.Some hair care companies are still Black-owned:Dudley Products, Luster Products and Bronner Bros. Koreans dominate the Black hair industry, especiallywhen it comes to fake hair coming from
Now Our Hair Care Products May Cause Breast Cancer! From http://greenerside.typepad.com it stated that the puzzling phenomenon of breast cancer among African-American woman under 40 compared to their White counterparts… is nearly twice as much. It was suggested it could be the contaminants & ingredients in hair care products. Estrogen compounds in Black hair care products could be a
To the Sisters (and handful of Brothers) who put chemical straighteners crack cream in their hair — Did you ever wonder why the hairstylist is wearing gloves for protection and your head & scalp is bare naked?Does that tell you something about the harm of the crack cream?
Should Negro Men Marcel Their Hair? This was the title of theabove article from Jet magazine on September 24, 1953.Some folks back in the day said marcel or processed hair; also knownas konked hair looked, “sissified” on Brothers.A konk-wearer explained, “We don’t look any more sissified than themen of Victorianian times who powdered their wigs or wore pompadours.” The