Episode 6: Melanin Essentials

At the young ages of 12 and 15, Melanin Essentials co-founders, Olayinka Credle (left) and Saba Williams (right), used chemical relaxers to transform their naturally-coily kinks into straight, Euro-American styled hair. Over time, both experienced hair thinning, breakage, and loss as a result of excessive heat styling and chemical means. After experiencing 4+ years of stunted hair growth, Olayinka and Saba ditched the relaxers and embarked on their own natural hair journey, embracing their naturally kinky, curly hair.