Beauty isn't about having pretty skin, pretty hair, or a beautiful body.
True beauty shines from the inside out. It glows because of how
you feel within through your heart, mind, and soul.
Growing up, I knew what it meant to be picked on for being African descent.
I am the product of Cameroonian parents, and though my roots are American,
I was reminded by society that my facial features and my hair texture were not.
Like many women of color, we struggle to maintain our physical image
through the hustle and bustle of life, work and family, while having
always remember to maintain one of our most personal assets - our hair.
After years of relaxers, avoiding swimming pools and rain, too-hot flat irons,
and hiding from my own coils, I decided to do the BIG CHOP.
I felt liberated. I felt free. I felt beautiful.
I loved my hair more than ssever, teeny weeny afro and all.
I learned how to nurture my hair, give my hair a rest with protective styles,
while still giving my hair the love and care that it needed, and most of all,
I learned to wear my hair out freely, unattached to society's expectations.
The birth of Elli Mac started the morning I decided to let go of my dead ends,
let go of my own insecurities and embrace my outer and inner beauty.
I am so grateful to be able to share my story with you and
I hope you enjoy the ingredients that have gotten me
through my regrowth journey.
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