Friday, 10 May 2013

How can you sell natural hair products - you've got not hair!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin
Please see my latest video and let me know what you think about the topic..

I personally often struggle with this - or at least I used to, and it was the reason why I used my logo and not my face for my business profile pages.

I received so many negative comments vis a vis "Who wants to buy hair products from a bald headed woman?" and "if her products are so great where's her hair?"

Harsh. Confidence-eating and potentially soul -destroying - if I let it be. But I chose to pursue my passion anyway.

Y'all who were with me when I had hair know that I was passionate about hair and locs and natural stuff long before I lost my hair... should becoming bald mean that I should give up on my dreams? Sure, I'll admit it, I have to work twice as hard... and I have to keep smiling on the outside when people make snide remarks that cut me on the inside but I do it because I love this. This IS my passion and I will still use my BRAIN to make products that are balanced and naturally good for you - even if I don't have hair to self-demonstrate on.

You want me to prove my products work? See how I grew my hair back with the grace of God  last time.

Or see my daughter's hair. She is 3 years old now and has always used MY Almocado products on her hair.
at age 2

at age 2 and a half

Old twist out using Twist & Twirl

natural afro at age 3

waist length when stretched

I can't make people buy from me but I can challenge them to think outside the box. I know another natural product creator who is the sweetest woman you will ever meet and her products are organically beautiful and premium quality. She also has alopecia and wears weaves/wigs - sometimes straight weaves/wigs. If you saw her selling would you walk away too? Don't be so quick to judge - because you never know what demons someone has triumphed over in order to be standing in front of you at that natural hair show knowing she does not ostensibly personify 'natural hair'.

Food for though guys, lemme know what you think xx

These are my words and this is my journey, from 'there to hair'!
My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.
Twitter: @almocado


Wonderlusting said...

I'm really quite shocked to learn that someone would be attacking you in such a manner. In many ways a bald head is the ultimate natural. Keep your head up and keep doing what you're doing!

Afrolady said...

Don't allow yourself to be thrown off course or discouraged because of a few ignorant fools. As a community of African Americans, we are truly our own worst enemy. We lack the desire, intelligence and respect to encourage each other along their journey. We are very quick to judge and tear down instead of building, encouraging and supporting our own. You are a strong, beautiful black woman. Just keep doing you and let ignorance be just that.
Peace and Light!!

Expanding Beauty said...

well said! Keep with your passion and living your dream. Your daughter's healthy hair and your dedication and passion to natural hair needs are a testament to your products.


Related Posts with Thumbnails