Y’all. We’ve been flourishing this Black History Month. From Bey dropping Formation, to Kendrick’s powerful Grammy performance, we’re out here slaying. So you can imagine when I received word that THE ORIGINAL BLACK BEAUTY ENTREPRENEUR, Madam C.J. Walker’s legacy haircare brand has relaunched and will be available at Sephora next month?! Queens, Yassssss to all of it. Everything. Just Yes.
You don’t even have to be a regular around here to know how I feel about America’s first self-made woman millionaire that just so happens to be a black woman with a beauty brand *insert painting nails emoji, the black hand of course. To hear this iconic brand, available in my lifetime, brought to us by Sundial Brands (hey Shea Moisture hey!) has returned with an all new haircare collection is beyond dope. I’m so excited to see what the brand has to offer.
Okay so on to the deets. Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture is the new haircare collection that builds on the life and legacy of the visionary entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker. With its launch, Madam C.J. Walker Haircare will be Sundial brands first prestige haircare brand. Fusing fair trade natural ingredients with performance innovation, the Madam C.J. Walker Haircare line consists of 25 SKU’s across four collections. Get ready Queens, because Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture launches exclusively in stores and on Sephora.com FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016.
So what can we expect from the Madam C.J. Walker Haircare Launch? The full lineup below:
Jamaican Black Castor & Murumuru Oils Collection (for Curl-Defining/Moisture-
- Pure Clarifying Shampoo w/ ACV
- Ultra-Moisturizing Conditioner
- Ultra-Moisturizing Co-Wash
- Ultra-Moisturizing Detangler
- Defining Butter Crème
- Twist, Lock & Seal Lotion
- Loosen & Stretch Gel
- Edge Control & Shape Paste
- Jamaican Black Castor Oil
Brassica Seed & Shea Oils Collection (for Smoothing/Style-Extending):
- Silkening Shampoo
- Silkening Conditioner
- Silkening Leave-in
- Silkening Blow Out Crème
- Shine & Hold Spray
- Brassica Seed Oil
Coconut & Moringa Oils Collection (for Frizz Fighting/Humidity-Blocking):
- Curl Shampoo
- Curl Conditioner
- Curl Defining Milk
- Curl Refresher Mist
- Humidity Block Curl Gel
- Flyaway Curl Control Serum
- Coconut Oil
Dream Come True Collection (for Scalp & Strand Nourishing):
- Wonderful Pre-Wash Protein Treatment
- Wonderful Scalp Exfoliator
- Wonderful Deep Conditioning Masque
And each of the Madam C.J. Walker Haircare products contains two new brand new beauty technologies.
- Dual Encapsulation Oil Technology – Our Dual Encapsulation Technology infuses hair with two natural oils – one reparative, the other, style-enhancing – delivering nourishment exactly where hair needs it most. These tiny microspheres infuse hair with targeted, time-released nutrients to rapidly boost conditioning benefits.
- Natural Silicone Alternative – Brassica Seed Oil’s excellent antioxidant profile results in a natural shine, smoothness and silky softness without the potential for buildup.
MADAM C.J. WALKER HAIRCARE + SEPHORA
For me and my endless celebration of brown beauty, the launch of Madam C.J. Walker Haircare in Sephora is major. When Sephora launched its first line exclusively for women of color earlier this year with Black Up Cosmetics, it definitely marked a change in the world of prestige beauty. Now partnering with such an iconic black brand like Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture, I’m excited to see their continued progression. To that note, here’s what Sephora’s VP of Merchandising, Priya Venkatesh had to say about the partnership:
“Hair continues to be a critical focus area for us, and a key piece of our category strategy is ensuring that we have the most innovative and unique brands to support our clients’ hair concerns and needs. The launch of Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture is a celebrated moment at Sephora. We are thrilled to be the exclusive retail partner for such an all-encompassing brand with a rich and powerful history in haircare and exciting vision for the future. Madam C.J. Walker and Sephora share a common goal, giving women the power and resources to express their individuality through beauty.” ~ Priya Venkatesh, VP of Merchandising, Sephora
Knowing the history of Sundial Brands, I’m happy to have to them behind Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture, a brand rooted in history and touching the hearts and minds of so many women. Reading Richelieu Dennis, CEO of Sundial Brands about the anticipated launch, you know we can expect greatness from this launch and beyond.
“Madam C.J. Walker was the first person to devise and scale a business model that addressed the haircare and beauty needs of women of color, while also challenging the myopic ideals of the beauty industry at that time,” said Richelieu Dennis, CEO of Sundial Brands. “Today, Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture is poised to challenge those same ideals in the prestige category with our revolutionary new products and cutting edge formulations that provide women with any hair texture with a new standard of beauty – their own. In partnering with Sephora, this launch represents another step forward in our rich history and continues Madam C.J. Walkers’ legacy to help every woman feel confident to embark on the life she desires. It’s also a dream come true not just for us, but for the millions of women who have been touched by the legacy of Madam C.J. Walker and the millions more who will be inspired to reach their own levels of greatness by hearing her story.” ~ Richelieu Dennis, CEO, Sundial Brands
Remember, Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture launches exclusively at Sephora and on Sephora.com on March 4! Until then learn more about the brand here: www.mcjwbeautyculture.com | @MadamCJWalkerBeauty | @MCJWBeauty | MadamCJWalkerBeauty
Are you as excited as I am about this launch? Let me know and tell me what you’re thinking about picking up!
Stay Blessed Beautiful!