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Curlies Tell All: Mahisha Dellinger

Michelle

2010-10-25 12:05:23

Curlies Tell All: Mahisha Dellinger

Mahisha Dellinger, the multi-ethnic founder of the CURLS hair-care line, shares her personal and professional experiences working with naturally curly hair

Mahisha Dellinger

Mahisha Dellinger (center) poses with two models during a TV taping.

In this occasional series, we have asked prominent industry professionals to tell us about their hair and what it was like growing up with curly hair.

In this Mahisha Dellinger, the multi-ethnic founder of the CURLS hair-care line shares her personal and professional experiences working with naturally curly hair.


Q: What kind of texture do you have? Describe your hair.

A: I have type 3b hair that's not very frizz-prone, but is prone to dryness.


Q: How did you feel about your hair growing up?

A: I tortured my hair growing up. I am surprised that I had any hair at all! Because straight hair was considered the "ideal standard," I felt that I needed to change my texture to belong. I, like most curlies, spent a good portion of my youth relaxing, straightening, coloring and removing the curl pattern from my hair.


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Michelle

Michelle

As co-founder of NaturallyCurly.com, a website for curly hair she began with her business partner and friend, Gretchen Heber, Michelle Breyer helped create the leading community and resource for people with curly hair. Frustrated by the lack of information on curly hair and the limited products available in the marketplace, the duo launched the site in 1998 with the help of a 14-year-old web designer. When Procter & Gamble called three years later to advertise to the NaturallyCurly.com® audience, Breyer knew they had indeed created a force in the industry, providing helpful information and unparalleled expertise for what was then considered a niche market.

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