For years many of us have been pretty curious about what Amel Larrieux uses in her natural hair. The songtress is known for her sultry sounds but in the natural hair community she is well known for her gorgeous hair.
She recently spoke to Hello Beautiful exclusively about her natural hair and about her brand Beautiful Us.
So what does she use in her hair?
“For a while, I was confused by people’s interest in my hair,” she explained. “Like it was always a conversation. I was always like ‘Well I’m here to sing and to write” and I was realizing that just the same way that I was inspired by people like Lisa Bonet and Cree Summer who would wear their hair natural in the 80s when it wasn’t as popular.”
“I had been wearing it natural for so long, I had been doing the whole braid out, oil your scalp, do a certain kind of spray, make your own little cocktail to put on your hair for so,so many years that I could just spout it off and kind of have this recipe for my natural hair routine and we just talked about it so often in so many interviews that my husband and I started realizing that it would make sense to actually offer it to our public because people are always asking me. ”
The process of developing the product took over three years. Larrieux created the product and immediately began testing on her family and friends with very positive feedback.
Hello Beautiful of course asked her how she planned to compete in a world where every body is creating natural hair products and she said she wasn’t worried about it:
“Honestly, I feel that we can all kind of co-exist together. I mean, I think that we’re all special in our own right. I respect what Shea Moisture* does, I respect what all of these other companies do. It’s really about what each individual is finding that works for their hair and hair type.”
“Sometimes, with a lot of hair you have to be able to go back and forth with a lot of different products and have more than one because sometimes one stops working if you overuse it so I think it’s about all of us kind of being in cahoots together and being this arsenal of natural products that women who want to wear their hair natural can always go to and can all exist in your bathroom cabinet.”
‘Night Before’ is a base with delicious oils* with Monoi being a really important one. It’s one of those things where honestly, what freaked me out is that you can use this product all over your body.
There’s the coconut oil*, there’s the shea, the olive*, it’s the carrot extract. It’s so interesting because I can honestly use it the night before and literally the next morning use it again. It’s truly so versatile, it’s kind of shocking.
It’s got one of those amazing smells that you just kind of want to bite the person who’s wearing it because it smells so delicious.”
Well there you have it, we did not get much details about her everyday routine but at least we can try her product. “The Night Before Conditioner” by Beautiful Us can be found here.