When my mixed daughter Christina grew hair I quickly realized that I was going to be dealing with hair issues I had never dealt with before. Being of African American descent, I come from a hair culture of relaxers, pressing combs, heavy shampoos and conditioners and even heavier pomades. Christina’s hair is fine with loose curls, much different than mine. I came to understand that her hair type had its own unique set of issues.
I tried practically every popular shampoo on the market, but I found out that they all contain sulfates, which left Christina’s delicate hair stripped of its essential oils and her curls matted and tangled. In humid climates Christina’s hair became even more unmanageable.