Tabitha: Mm. I love this. Honestly, I feel like the culture is doing its part to contribute to this speaking positivity. Because a lot of us old heads can agree, growing up, we’ve been taught, “You got the bad hair, you need this,” they’ll literally talk down on your hair while they’re doing your hair. So it’s in our head, it’s just so bad. So yes, speak life, speak positivity, look in the mirror, give her words of affirmation, and then, invest in what the culture’s putting out. They’re putting out textured hair type of influence things and toys for the girls. I just love where it’s going, so. Yeah.
SUAVV: Yeah. That’s dope. There are so many black brands coming out with hair care for young girls. So the investment is important, and making sure that your daughter’s using different products than what the mom is using. Because that’s a different grade of hair. So in saying that there are a lot of people blending stuff at the house, what are some things you should not be blending into haircare that is actually going to damage your hair?
Tabitha: Very good. Very good question. And you know, a lot of us, we take the bulk of the brunt of the accidents so that we can bless the people with the knowledge so you don’t have to go through what we went through. That’s actually how I became a good hairstylist, by messing up my and a couple of people’s stuff. But now I know what to do. So what my answer to that question is, you know, all of your serious chemicals, coloring, bleaching, relaxing, things like that, I say leave that to the professionals. It’s easy to get ahold of those things. And we grew up with those things like our parents just buy the perm and slap it on. And, long story short, you’re maybe kind of doing more damage than good, so, you know, do your remedies do your natural maintenance. But when it comes to the hardcore coloring and chemicals, leave that to the pros.
SUAVV: Got you. Go go to a professional because your hair will be in the sink, (Both Laughing). So with you again, you made your edge care and you did something very different. You have two different sides of your edge control container, which looks like a yin and yang design. How should people use and apply your product for their hair care?
Tabitha: I got you. So long story short when I would do people’s hair, I would kind of would put multiple gels in one jar because, you know we’re kind of reaching and it’s almost like a makeup palette, a little bit of this, a little bit of that. And I was like, how come no one’s thought to just put, just have a split container? And so, all my clients love that. So that was where the idea came for the split container. We have the half black, half clear. I always like a little bit of black to fill in the hairline, so we go with the black first to create the illusion and amplify those little hairs and make it look like more than what it is. And it’s also caster oil infuse, so it’s gonna promote hair growth. And then after you got that black, you kind of diluted a little bit with the clear, so that makes it not so harsh and, you know, not so artificial-looking. Then, it seals the black and it makes it hold. And you got a two-day, 48-hour hold with this pomade.
SUAVV: When you, when you’re at this point now and you have a product that you know is doing what it needs to do for the culture, do you decide on more products or do you just really stick with this one? Ultimately, do you have like future lines coming out?
Tabitha: It’s definitely a learning curve. So from getting myself onto Amazon and into Walmart and other big box stores, I don’t wanna be a master of no trades. So this product is new and it still has a long way to go until the whole world knows about it, all the girls have tried it or had access to it. Until then, I’m gonna put a majority focus on this. Now, after it can get to a certain level and it can kind of autopilot. I do have other ideas. The whole point of my brand and my business is to make custom and innovative products. Everyone’s like, “Oh, you should a conditioner or growth oil.” No, I have multifaceted containers. In the black haircare industry, we liked innovation, you’re gonna go down our aisle and you’ll see stuff that ages to when our parents were kids. Still, no one’s innovating or making anything new. So I’m focusing on innovation. So, I have a couple of other things that’ll come out, but we are gonna let this go where it needs to go first. We got a little bit more time, and then you’ll see more stuff come soon.
SUAVV: Nice. And how can people find and support? I mean, this is not just a, you know, a women’s shopping thing. Before, before you answer that question, how does a man know that his woman should have edge control products? And is that a conversation that a man should have with a woman and say, “boo, your edges ain’t doing too well?” How do we know and what’s the safe way to try to address it?
Tabitha: I mean, the girls love gifts, so I, I would just bite the bullet. It’s not hard to do. It’s on Amazon. Click the thing, it’ll come and surprise and the girls that get it, get it. When you see it, you’re gonna wanna go to town and play with it and it’s gonna do what it needs to do. So I say, don’t even make it weird and talk about it just by her, what she needs. And she’ll get the hint and thank you for it and start slaying.