The Company That Owns Dove Just Acquired Sundial Corp, The Company That Owns SheaMoisture

On Monday Unilever announced that it would be acquiring Sundial Brands, one of the largest producers of hair and skincare products for African-American women.

While the deal happened for an undisclosed amount, Sundial —home to brands including SheaMoisture, Nubian Heritage and Madam C.J. Walker— is expected to have turnover of $240 million this year.

“The Sundial team has built differentiated and on-trend premium brands serving multicultural and millennial consumers that enhance our existing portfolio,” Kees Kruythoff, President, Unilever North America said in a press release. “Sundial is an important addition to our U.S. portfolio of purpose-driven companies, which includes Ben & Jerry’s and Seventh Generation.”

Sundial’s founder, Richelieu Dennis, will continue to lead the business as CEO and Executive Chairman and Unilever is also creating a New Voices Fund with an initial investment of $50 million to empower women of color entrepreneurs.

But the acquisition does raise questions about how big general market brands influence black-owned companies. Similar sentiments were felt when L’Oreal USA bought Lisa Price’s Carol’s Daughter in 2014. It also doesn’t help that Dove, which is under the Unilever umbrella, was recently under scrutiny for an ad that depicts a black woman becoming a white woman after using one of the brand’s body washes.

With Dennis still at the helm of Sundial, there’s promise that the company will positively influence Unilever’s venture into the multicultural space.

“I’ve always wanted Sundial Brands to be an inspiration to other minority-owned companies of how a business against all odds can achieve excellence, have significant social impact in our communities and be successful on a world stage,” said Richelieu Dennis, founder and CEO, Sundial Brands in a press release. 

“I am excited Sundial and Unilever have created this partnership, rooted in a purpose-driven ethos, that represents an incredible opportunity to take our Community Commerce economic empowerment and impact model to another level.”

Of course,I love to see a black-owned company win. But…..when companies we have supported from the onset seemingly turn their backs on the black collective. I’m sure Sheamoisture will continue to have initiatives set up to help black women and black entrepreneurs, which is nice.

Im just waiting for the day we can WIN , 100 Percent on our own!

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Hair Crush : Cardi B

Cardi B is a bonafide firecracker who’s known for the dope hairstyles. The Bodak Yellow rapper continuously switches up her style, one day rocking vibrant red tresses and the next, slaying a jet black bun .

Pony Power
This vibrant red extra long pony is giving me life.

Top Knot Knock Out
For 2016 VH1’s Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night, Cardi rocked a big yet beautiful bun. 

Box Braid Gold
You can count on braids to give you that golden touch like these banging Senegalese twists.

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This milkmaid braid is definitely stylish and dope af.Such sleek that that she pull off perfectly.

3/4 of these hairstyles are protective styles….Which one is your next protective style?

No Lye : Braids , Beads , and Shells

We are real creative souls. Shout to whoever came up with the idea to recreate the Stevie Wonder look from the 80s. Its Dope af

Sistas who are keeping braids, beads, and shells alive in our culture! No more relaxers or weaves , it’s nice to see its made its way back to the cornrows and decoration! No Lye! 


As summer officially sets in I couldn’t help but ask are y’all feeling the comback? 


 

90s Inspired Hairstyle | Buns on Loc’d Hair

Almost 2 years into my loc journey and I feel like ive master the styles. I feel would look cute on my face with this length of locs lol. So I took it back way back to my favorite era which is the 90s and googled a wide range of fly hairstyles. I was torn between two like Letoya Luckett but then I knew this style was for me. Then i began second guessing myself because i didnt think my locs where long enough for 2 full buns….. I was wrong! Check out how my stylist created this 90s Inspired Hairstyle

Definitely cant wait to rock this hairstyle with some dope chokers

Rihanna Gets Artistic for Paper Magazine

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Rihanna’s style has always been to die for (well not die for but yall get it). She always keeps us guessing, especially when it comes to fashion, her spread in Paper magazine is no different. She’s giving us some real 90s punk rock in these pics, and I’m in love with the whole artsy vibe.

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Paper Magazine can be purchased on March 6.

Dope Exhibit Showcasing Traditional African Hairstyles

“I think it’s important to preserve black hairstyles…Black people, especially, should be charged with preserving their own history. ”

-Shani Crowe

“Rope trick,” “Rope twists,” “Boxer Braids,” are all hairstyles black women have been doing for centuries. We don’t “own” these hairstyles, per se, but they are significant and prevalent across the greater black culture. For many of us, it can be frustrating to see our styles paraded about without anyone acknowledging or paying homage to the originators.

That’s why Natural Hair Sculptor and Photographer, Shani Crowe’s photo exhibit, BRAIDS, is so powerful. Shani does an outstanding job of reclaiming and preserving Traditional African hairstyles, many of which, are still being used today.

(Photo Credit: Shani Crowe)

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I Do ❤ Ways to Style your Natural Hair for a Wedding

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Whether you’re getting married, a bridesmaid or simply the guest of honor at a wedding this year, I’ve got the perfect wedding hairstyles for you – from classic twist outs to elegant up-dos.

Selecting an outfit for a wedding (be it a wedding dress, bridesmaid attire or simply a great wedding guest outfit) can be tough, but deciding on a hairstyle can often be even harder. You want to pick something on that fits you , the bride would approve and trendy. Also want to make sure the look is timeless so that looking back on wedding photographs in the future does not make you cringe!

I’ve picked out some the best of the best in natural wedding hair…

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Tesha

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