I grew up just like every other African-American girl in my neighborhood, using grease in my hair and washing my hair with sulfate-laden shampoos. Since my sister was a cosmetologist, chemicals from hair color and relaxers, and even a Jheri Curl, had my hair every way but healthy. I didn't know it at the time, but the buildup of chemicals underneath my scalp was slowly and silently wreaking havoc on my hair and scalp. It wasn't until my hair started thinning in my early 30's that I knew it was time for a change.
My journey into homemade products began more than 18 years ago when I started mixing my own oils for massage therapy. As a complimentary care specialist, I provided massage therapy for people living with cancer and other illnesses. Having a compromised immune system makes it difficult to use “standard” off the shelf products, so I began making my own. My clients enjoyed the custom-blended oils, bath salts, body and spa products that I made for them … and so did I! I fell in love with the aromas from the essential oil blends and loved how the lotions and creams moisturized the skin perfectly!
As a creative person, learning how to make homemade hair care products was a gift, and one that I will cherish forever because of the impact it has had on my life and the lives of those I serve. The experience from making spa and body products made the transition to hair products much easier. And once I decided to let my hair “go natural” I was in desperate need of products that would nurture and nourish my hair. There is something very therapeutic about making products that you know are wholesome and good, and that you are proud to share with your friends and family!
I was introduced to Ayurveda by reading a hair blog, and it has been a life-altering journey for me. Not only am I using its principles to bring you the best hair care products, but I am also using this “knowledge of life” personally to live a healthier, balanced life.
AfroVeda products were designed to provide the best Ayurvedic products to bring about stronger, healthier hair by using herbs, oils and botanicals that have been known for their healing properties for thousands of years. The benefits are amazing! The key to our products are the herbal and natural ingredients especially targeted to specific dosha/body types. Our products supply the essentials known to increase hair growth, improve hair texture, provide a healthy scalp and balance moisture – all necessary for beautifully healthy hair.
Ayurveda means “knowledge of life”. And just as we continue to learn new things about life, so does AfroVeda continue to learn how these principles can bring new life to your hair. One of the main signs of life is growth. I invite you to grow along with me and AfroVeda as we encourage others to embrace all that is good and right for their hair. You will appreciate the effort, and your hair will love you for it.
Thank you for sharing my passion for healthy hair with me. I trust that you will enjoy the formulas that I have prepared for you. These products are made with love from my heart and delivered to you with the utmost care.
In perfect peace,