Women all across the world will agree with the saying “a woman’s hair is her crowning glory”, as do we at My Natural Hair, as the developers of a range of effective natural haircare products for afro hair in Africa. Have you ever wondered about the origin of this familiar, very true “crowning glory” statement?
Popular consensus seems to be that this is actually based on one or two quotes from the Bible. 1 Corinthians 11:15 states “but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory?” The book of Proverbs 16:31 refers to a somewhat mature lady: “Grey hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life”.
Ancient Hair Care
In those ancient biblical times, there were not such items as manufactured hair products. The ancient Greeks and Romans are said to have rinsed hair in vinegar, their hair cleaning agent, followed by olive oil as a conditioner. Ancient Egyptians didn’t need to wash their hair, because it was shaved off to keep their heads free of head lice. Instead, men and women wore wigs, which they cleaned with citrus juice and conditioned with almond oil.
First Commercial Shampoo
The first shampoo, which was manufactured specifically for hair washing and distributed for commercial sale, was only invented in 1930, by a Dr John Breck. The shampoo brand carried his name – Breck Shampoo. Dr Breck and his Breck Shampoo are credited with the founding of the haircare product industry, an industry that continues to grow and remain strong, even during difficult economic times.
Important Function of Hair
The hair on one’s head is not just a crowning glory. It has other important functions – keeping the scalp warm in cold temperatures, since about 25% of body heat is lost through the scalp, protecting the delicate, sensitive scalp from excessive heat by sweating, and providing a cushion to minimise traumatic impact.
Health, Beauty, and Care
Like other components of the human body, healthy hair is beautiful hair, which should be properly cared for to maintain its health and beauty. In a completely natural state, undamaged by chemical processes and the excessive application of artificial heat, afro hair is simply wonderful. Mother Nature made it so.
Each ethnicity’s hair type is unique and different from that of others. Likewise, a good hair product for one is not necessarily as good for the next. Since afro hair is delicate and fragile, it follows that gentle, mild hair products, free of harsh chemicals, and specially designed, developed, and manufactured for afro hair is best for one’s crowning glory.
Natural Afro Hair Products
Our range of natural hair products contains all you could want for the care of your crowning glory – tastefully styled in its natural condition. Our products are gentle on the hair, scalp, body, and environment.
We provide the following products:
- Nourishing shampoo
- Hydrating conditioner (available in two sizes)
- Leave-in conditioner
- Moisturising butter
- Curling cream
- Hydration mask (in tub or sachet)
- Edge gel
- Strengthening oil
All the hair products throughout our range are free from sulphates, petroleum, parabens, mineral oil, silicone, and phthalates, ensuring optimal hair care for beautifully natural afro hair in peak and healthy condition. Step out with your natural crowning glory, feeling as happy as Mother Nature intended.