Tsk, tsk, tsk. Say it isn’t so! Relaxer companies or manufacturers want to find new ways to get our money? Am I shocked? Not really, or not at all, because I was sure this was coming.
I wasn’t however sure about how and when and felt they would have just put a few pretty colors on some bottles, throw a few natural and organic words on them, and spoon-feed us their version of natural.
Yes, I’m salty. I’m not a fan of these lines only because I’m a tad bit bitter with having chemicals monthly slathered onto my head and thinking they were safe, or the only way to go.
I digress though, because they didn’t force me to use them and they sure as heck didn’t hold me hostage to them for decades either, so they do as most companies will do to regain their followers. They have adapted with the times, and have reformulated their marketing to incorporate the natural sistas. I guess I should be flattered.
I’m not though, and it’s because I see dollar signs in their eyes more than I see companies trying to create products that will nurture our tresses. Maybe I want them to redeem themselves, or maybe I want an apology for not caring about what they put into their products. Or maybe I just really want to forgive myself and then forgive them by loving their new lines. OK, forgiveness is probably not gonna happen, but I do want to see what they have to offer.
So, we’ve got a list of some well-known (and not so well-known) names that were primarily exclusive in the relaxer game taking on the natural hair world. On a side note, how many times am I going to see the word organic? I’m guessing more time than I will be happy with. Here goes: