Meet Kelli Clifton Ogunsanya, the founder and CEO of Melabebe, a skincare company for melanin-rich kids. Kelli founded Melabebe to fill an unmet need in the marketplace for children of color and to demonstrate that moms can take career pivots and follow their entrepreneurial passions.
The ultimate goal in the beauty industry is often to have “skin as soft as a baby.” Although a newborn’s skin is softer to touch, melanin-rich infant’s skin tends to be more sensitive and prone to general pigmentation issues resulting from dry skin and eczema. Therefore, caring for your newborn’s skin takes the right products and some special care to keep your baby’s skin soft and healthy.
After recently watching Netflix’s Self Made: Inspired by Madame C.J. Walker, I thanked God for how far [Black] women have come. Since the days Sarah Breedlove, a daughter to former slaves, amassed millionaire status, Black women have created products that now populate shelves in Target, Walmart, and Whole Foods, and opened businesses that serve communities around the world.
There’s been an increased focus on hair care and what products we can use to keep our hair healthy in today’s beauty world, but the scalp often gets neglected or skipped altogether. Mainly because most people don’t realize that the changes that we see in our hair with age, such as greying, thinning, and changes in luster, are all due to biological changes in the scalp and hair follicle.
Whether it is during a pandemic or the beginning of a new season, decluttering is always a good ritual to implement to welcome new energy into your space. Seasonal cleaning can refer to housekeeping, decluttering or releasing emotional baggage, either way, this is the perfect time to let go and rejuvenate your life.
Your dreams, wants, and desires are special and unique to you. They are a grounded embodiment of what success and happiness will look and feel like through your eyes and your eyes only. As a Rooted Woman, not everyone will understand your drive, and some may doubt or try to sway the firm assurance you have within yourself and your capabilities. While we cannot control how they perceive your essence, you can control who you let into your evolved mind and space. Protect your dreams as you do your body, mind, and soul. Shield it from the negative energy that comes in all forms. And believe that all will manifest in divine timing.