BEHIND THE BRAND
When I was seven years old, my neighbor Ma Mary used to ask me to do her hair. She would pay me fifty cents. She told me she prayed for me to go to America to do hair and make a lot of money, because I have a gift and in America people make a lot of money from their gifts. I came to America because of the civil war in my country, Liberia, West Africa.
Here, a salon relaxed my hair, and I started losing my hair. After a year, I looked at myself in the mirror and told myself I had to stop relaxing my hair or I would be bald by age fifty. I started braiding my own hair while in college. My college mates liked it, and some of them asked me to do theirs, which led me to beauty school in 1996.
In beauty school the product ingredients were unhealthy. I told myself that someday I would create a safe product for people's hair. I believe I created my product line to nourish people's hair from inside and out. I am Sayblee, a mother, a consultant, an inventor and a hair and scalp specialist.