MULTICULTURAL HAIR & SKIN CARE
of all textures, from naturally curly to relaxed, from damage while
delivering beautiful, radiant color.
Dark and Lovely Color-Gloss collection is infused with three
key ingredients: shea butter, used for centuries to soothe dry,
itchy scalp and dandruff on African hair; coconut oil, high in vitamin E and other nutrients; and pomegranate seed oil, a revitalizer
and protector against chemicals and other environmental damage. The range includes six natural hair color shades spanning
from Golden Brown to Rich Black; one application lasts up to 28
shampoos and works for all hair types.
“Naturalistas shouldn’t fear coloring their hair,” said Mezei
Jefferson, director of education, Dark and Lovely. “The new
Color-Gloss hair color was made with natural hair in mind. We
know how important it is to keep the integrity of your natural curl
pattern and Color-Gloss has nourishing ingredients that help to
retain moisture in your hair, which allows curls to bounce back.”
Hair issues for African-American women include fragility and
hair loss, as bald spots and breakage are so common, observed
Skin of Color Society president Dr. Amy J. McMichael, who is also
professor and chair, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest
Baptist Health Medical Center. For breakage, Dr. McMichael rec-
ommends moisturizing shampoos and conditioners with lower
levels of detergent as well
as co-wash formulations.
Coating agents such as sili-
cones also prevent knotting
in multicultural hair types.
For 2017, she is excited about
a number of treatments now
in development for hair loss,
including oral and topical so-
lutions currently in trials.
Skin We’re In
Meanwhile, according to Dr.
Seemal Desai, secretary/trea-surer for the Skin of Color
Society, as well as president
and medical director for
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Dark and Lovely is still seeing
success with its at-home hair
coloring kits in many shades.