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.
Ibi Meier-Oruitemeka is a natural beauty and wellness beauty expert, creative entrepreneur and the founder and creative director of Afro Hair & Skin Co. Ibi began researching and developing her powerful line of holistic products over a period of 5 years.
Ronni Wilson is the owner and founder of Demosea. Ronni was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder at the age of 18 and was told to give up all scented products because they could irritate her skin. All of her beloved fragrances had to be replaced with products that were either unscented or smelled medicinal. She was devastated.
Golde was founded by Trinity Mouzon in 2016 with the vision of making self-care more inclusive, engaging, and fun. Her hero ingredient is single-origin turmeric, a potent super-herb recognized for its beautifying, healing, and mood-boosting properties. She values abundance over restriction, accessibility over exclusivity.
infections. Rather than stay locked in a vicious cycle of taking antibiotics that would temporarily fight the infection only for it to reemerge later, Beatrice charged ahead and created The Honey Pot Feminine Wash – her very own natural healing aid.