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Check out her full answer to the question, "What does beauty mean to you and how did that impact how your product enhances the lives of women?" below:
I have always been a girly girl when it comes to beauty. As a kid, there was nothing I loved more than playing dress up, playing in my mom’s makeup and rocking a mean side ponytail (it was the 90s!). I noticed early on, however, that my curly/frizzy hair was not considered “normal.” There were no beauty tips for me in magazines. My mom and I bought hair products from a very small “ethnic” section in the hair aisle, and it was literally impossible to purchase a product that defined my curls without being greasy and weighing them down. The products designed for Caucasian hair would turn it into a frizzy mess. Everyone in my family with very kinky hair opted for chemical relaxer to make it more manageable and “presentable.” However, this had a huge effect on lifestyle choices – taking a swim in the summer, going on a water ride at an amusement park, working out regularly, or even leaving the house when our hair wasn’t done. One can imagine the effect that has on a person’s daily choices over a lifetime.
We are now fortunate to live in a time when products and services for black hair are plentiful and women and men are embracing their natural textures. However, so many of us are now adults who are just now learning how to manage the hair that God gave us. CRWN exists to celebrate and edify black women, celebrate our diversity and immortalize this beautiful journey in print. CRWN serves as a reminder that our hairstory matters just as much as anyone else’s. We want to change the beauty standards for black women – for good.