Okay, before we delve into the product line, let’s take a quick look at who the legend, Madam C.J. Walker was.
Who Was Madam C.J. Walker?
She was born in 1867 in the US and was an entrepreneur who went on to become the first self-made millionaire in the USA.
Her business involved hair care and beauty products for black women. She was also a philanthropist and an activist.
She died in 1919 at the age of 51. By the time she died, she was worth $10,000,000.
Her great-great-granddaughter, A’Lelia Bundles also wrote a book about her life – Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker. Learn more about the book HERE.
You can find out more about Madam C.J. Walker and her legacy HERE.
Netflix recently released a mini-series based on the book about her life and her legacy. The series stars the indomitable Octavia Spencer.
You can find out more about Self Made on Netflix HERE.
Madam C.J. Walker Hair Care Line Relaunched
A few weeks ago, Sundial Brands and Sephora announced a collaboration to relaunch her products. The hair care line is for all hair textures, made from natural ingredients and consists of four collections:-
- Smoothing/style extending collection
- Frizz fighting/humidity-blocking collection
- Curl-defining/moisture-sealing collection
- Treatment scalp and strand nourishing collection. Lord, that was a mouthful!
Two questions come to mind now – what’s in these products and do any part of it consist of Madam C.J. Walker’s original recipes or it will just be her name on it.
For instance, the Coconut Oil and Moringa Oils Curl Milk contains water, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, capric/caprylic triglycerides(coconut oil), glyceryl caprylate, glycerin (vegetable), behentrimonium chloride, dimethicone, fragrance (essential oil blend), moringa oleifera seed oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, panthenol, hydroxyethylcellulose, hydrolyzed vegetable protein pg-propyl silanetriol, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, coco glucoside, chitosan, polyquaternium-70, tocopheryl acetate, hydrolyzed keratin, algin, gellan gum, sodium benzoate, dipropylene glycol, glyceryl undecylenate.
The Jamaican Black Castor and Murumuru Oils Ultra-Moisturizing Detangler contain water, glycerin (vegetable), dimethicone, glycerylstearate, cetyl alcohol, cetrimonium chloride, polyquaternium-7, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glyceryl stearate citrate, cetearyl alcohol, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, astrocaryum murumuru seed butter, panthenol, hydrolyzed collagen pg-propyl methylsilanediol, hydrolyzed vegetable protein pg-propyl silanetriol, urtica dioica leaf extract, althaea officinalis root extract, orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed oil, caprylhydroxamic acid, caprylyl glycol, caprylic/capric triglyceride (coconut oil), coco-glucoside, hydrolyzed keratin, algin, chitosan, gellan gum, glyceryl caprylate, fragrance (essential oil blend).
According to Richelieu Dennis, the CEO of Sundial Brands, the product line brings two new beauty breakthroughs to the market.
Dual-encapsulation oil technology (designed to infuse hair with two natural oils) and a natural silicone alternative (brassica seed oil).
Where Can You Buy Madam C.J. Walker Hair Products?
When they were first launched, you could find the products in Sephora but not anymore.
At the current time, the only place that seems to stock Madam C.J Walker Hair Products is Cocotique Beauty. See the full range HERE.
You can also find it with some sellers on eBay but their shipping prices depend on quantity. Check out the range HERE.While I’m not feeling 2 to 3 of the ingredients listed above, they’re not enough to deter me from at least giving the products a try.
Madame C.J. Walker image credit | Main photo (sundial)