It's not the nine-day wonder some sceptics predicted it would be. Going natural is not only gaining new roots, but is also increasingly growing in leaps and bounds as men and women are seemingly embracing their natural gifts. Your Under the Dryer team is with Veronica Reid, owner of Beautiful Earth Natural Hair Haven exploring this natural trend with styles.
Hair Stylist - Alecia Wright
Asherlee Moisturising Blacksoap Shampoo, Earth Elements Aloe Vera Gel.
Wash locks with Asherlee Moisturising Blacksoap Shampoo.
Part the hair in the middle (or wherever you like) and lock hair.
Section the hair and tighten locks with locking needle.
Apply Earth Elements Aloe Vera Gel to hair and style to complete.
Owner, Beautiful Earth Natural Hair Haven
Hair Stylist - Ivy Chambers
Asherlee Moisturising Herbal Blacksoap Shampoo, Ettenio Strong Foundation, Ettenio Mangoshea Moisturiser, Beautiful Earth Honey Loc and Twist Butter, Beautiful Earth Coconut Oil Spray.
Wash hair with Asherlee Moisturising Herbal Blacksoap Shampoo.
Condition hair with Ettenio Strong Foundation.
Apply Ettenio Mangoshea Moisturiser -- a daily moisturiser.
Blow dry hair to get rid of excess moisture.
Twist row with Beautiful Earth Honey Loc and Twist Butter.
Apply Beautiful Earth Coconut Oil Spray.
Profession - Visual Artist and owner of Live! Juice Bar
Hair Stylist - Alicia Wright
Asherlee Moisturising Herbal Blacksoap Shampoo, Ettenio Mangoshea Moisturiser, Beautiful Earth Coconut Oil Spray.
Wash hair with Asherlee Moisturising Herbal Blacksoap Shampoo .
Apply Ettenio Mangoshea Moisturiser to hair.
Cane row sides of head.
Complete look by applying Beautiful Earth Coconut Oil Spray and teasing hair with fingers for the mohawk .
Growing the hair business
"It's big business," Veronica Reid, owner of Beautiful Earth Natural Hair Haven tells the Under the Dryer team. The natural hair boom in Jamaica has been growing exponentially and one does not have to look very far. Increasingly, more Jamaicans are embracing natural roots to enhance their beauty. Locally, this has impacted the introduction of Jamaican-made hair product lines to fill the rising market. Ettenio, Beautiful Earth and Asherlee Naturals, all Jamaican natural hair brands only represent a small sector of the booming market. The natural hair wave is also poised to hit parishes across the island. Veronica Reid, organiser of several meet-ups of natural hair fanatics, hosts meet-ups to provide information sessions on a range of natural hair issues.
"I love the shea butter products from Beautiful Earth Natural Hair Haven especially the one that is infused with honey. It is great for sealing moisture into my daughter's twists. I was just introduced to a new line of Jamaican products called Asherlee Naturals that I also love. Of course, Jamaican Black Castor Oil is a staple for me. I use it to seal moisture into my hair, as well as to cleanse my face as it is a powerful oil with many healing properties."
Monique Solomon, blogger at www.iriediva.com
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