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We See You And We Salute You

Happy Women’s Month, Esscential Beauties!

As we celebrate women past and present, I’d like to pay homage to a trailblazer in the hair care industry—Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919). A talented entrepreneur, she turned her hair care company into an empire and became the first African-American female millionaire in the United States.

Walker was inspired to create hair care products for African-American women after a scalp disorder caused her to lose much of her own hair. She began by selling products directly to African-American women and later expanded her business by employing sales agents to hand sell her products. Walker also opened a beauty school and factory for her products. She donated generously to educational causes, funding scholarships for women to attend Tuskegee Institute.

By the time of her death, the Madam C.J. Walker Company had employed 40,000 people. In 2013, Sundial Brands purchased Madam C.J. Walker Enterprises and relaunched the brand as Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture.

While I don’t know the formula to Madam C.J. Walker’s infamous Wonderful Hair Grower pomade, I’d like to share a list of essential oils that promote hair growth and treat certain hair conditions.

Essential Oil



Treats oily hair


Treats fungal infections of the scalp


Treats dandruff


Relieves itchy scalp


Treats dry hair

Stimulates growth, treats dry hair


Treats oily hair


Treats dandruff


Stimulates growth


Stimulates growth, treats dandruff


Promotes healthy gray hair, treats dry hair

Tea tree

Treats dandruff and oily hair

Ylang ylang

Stimulates growth

To all of the women who go out of their way to educate, edify and empower others, we see you and we salute you!

Peace, love & healthy skin!


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