What better time than Women’s History Month to celebrate America’s first self-made millionaire, Madam C.J. Walker? As one of history’s Black haircare pioneers, her legacy continues to influence brands and inspire movements celebrating our Black beauty.
Black-owned beauty brand Camille Rose is the latest to pay homage to the trailblazer with a brand new offering recreating Walker’s first-ever hair product — Madam Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower. Walker reportedly shared that the scalp conditioning and healing formula came to her in a dream.
Now, more than a century later, Camille Rose founder Janell Stephens is bringing it back to life with the launch perfectly timed for Women’s History Month and the forthcoming Netflix release celebrating the hair icon.
“It’s imperative to tell the story of Madam C.J. Walker, a black beauty mogul who came before us so that we can see just how strong we are, just how resilient she was and be constantly reminded that no matter the adversity, we can and will overcome,” Janell told Hype Hair. “Today, we are still fighting for inclusion, and each time we lean into the stories of our past, we lean into a legacy and a power that is unyielding.”
The Camille Rose Wonderful Hair Grower mirrors the original tin packaging and design, replacing Walker’s image with the brand’s logo. As with all of the brand’s offerings, the nourishing scalp conditioner is all-natural and vegan-based, including castor, hemp, and sesame seed oils, safflower oil, and neem and aloe leaf extracts.
The hair grower retails for $5 and will be available exclusively on camillerosenaturals.com beginning March 20.