It’s Woman’s History Month, my next tribute goes to Madame C J Walker. With out her products and inventions I would not be able to do my hair. I Love You! Madame C J.
Metal hot combs, invented in 1845 by the French, are readily available in the United States. The comb is heated and used to press and temporarily straighten kinky hair.
Madame C.J. Walker develops a range of hair-care products for black hair. She popularizes the press-and-curl style. Some criticize her for encouraging black women to look white.
Walker is featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the first American female self-made millionaire.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist, urges followers to embrace their natural hair and reclaim an African aesthetic.