This Beauty Icon Is Getting Her Own Line of Curly Hair Products
Every culture has its beauty icons, and when it comes to black women and their hair, there is no greater name than Madam C.J. Walker. This pioneering Southern woman was born before the turn of the last century and transformed from laundress to the creator of her own namesake beauty products, becoming the first American female self-made millionaire. Now the legend will become a househould name for another generation.
Sephora is exclusively launching Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture, a new hair care line inspired by her legacy. Playing around with the products confirms they're every bit as nourishing as you'd expect, focused on protecting the health and integrity of hair. The family-owned-and-operated company packed the products with rich oils, but the formulas are practically weightless and hydrate, exfoliate, treat, and hold effortlessly.
The line features four collections — three for styling, one for treatment — and 25 products. Each are loaded with antioxidants and dual oil encapsulation technology that smooth strands, ward off humidity, define curls, and more, all without making hair feel heavy or greasy. Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture even eradicated the need for silicones, incorporating brassica seed oil (derived from broccoli!) as a natural alternative for incredible shine.
I've selected my favorites from the historical hair maven's line. Each one is reasonably priced, effective, and a true indulgence for your mane, so get in there and find a few things to love!