Aside from using her global platform to speak on racial injustice in the fashion industry, we love model Ebonee Davis for several reasons. Following her passionate open letter that spoke out against racism within the beauty industry, her mane is a topic of conversation.
In all it’s kinky-curly glory, it’s beautiful and fierce and commands attention. “For me, wearing my natural hair is a form of resistance against Eurocentric beauty standards. I feel like it represents me in my true form. It’s a manifestation of how I feel on the inside and how I feel about myself,” Davis said during a panel at ESSENCE Fest Beauty and Style Stage alongside Harlem’s Fashion Row founder Brandice Henderson-Daniel.
“Wearing my hair natural is defying what we’ve been taught for so long, which is that white is the standard and euro features are more beautiful than Black features,” she continued. “For me, it’s showing people that however they’re born, however they look; they’re good enough.”
With such an empowering view on her natural texture, Davis also shared what products she uses to keep her mane looking fly. And to our surprise, it’s quite simple.
“For shampoo, I’m using the SheaMoisture Jamaican Castor Oil Shampoo. For moisturizing and perfecting my curls, I use the Jane Carter Curl Defining Cream. That’s pretty much it. I keep my products to a minimum,” she revealed.
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