blended beauty change

Hey guys I am just curious about something. I have'nt read posts on here in a while, but the last time I was on everyone talked about not supporting Blended beauty products bcs of some remarks the owner made. Did things change where that is concerned?
well, the thread about it was removed, so perhaps a lot of people missed it. But I think some members liked the products and decided to ignore her statements.
I heard about this. I am curious too about what was said since I love these products. I also heard she took the murumuru (or whatever) butter out of her products cause they are too greasy.
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What did she say? I was thinking about trying some of her products?
I think if details would be brought up at this point it would just be gossip. if you want to try her products, do so and judge the products.
Well I think that people have the right to know the creator's philosophy. That is part of a person's informed decision. Btw, I do have the products and I love them.
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Well, it was the owner herself that said she took the murumuru out of the product because the ingredient was making them too greasy, so I don't feel these details amount to "gossip".

I personally found that explanation odd, as I have tried some of the products before, and didn't find any of them to be greasy, a feat when you consider their thickness and emolliency.

I remember that on the former home page of the BB site, the owner named murumuru as one of her two favorite ingredients and went on to cite the many benefits that this butter held for curly hair. It does sound quite strange that she would suddenly remove such a highly favored ingredient from all of her products.

I recently read that the products were no longer going to be made by the owner, but by a larger cosmetics manufacturing company. Any number of possible technical/financial changes that such a transition would entail could impact the formulation of the products. Murumuru is also a very expensive ingredient and perhaps the owner reevaluated the formula and weighed up its efficacy against its cost-effectiveness. Whatever the reason, it will be interesting to see how the changes affect the product's characteristics.

BB are a new company, and have done several product reformulations in their lifetime so there are a number of possible reasons for the change. Customers are within their full rights to show an interest in these changes as they are the end users.

Intelligent people will be curious about these things.
Taken from the comment scroller on the BB website, but reversed the order and added spaces between posts for readability:

Emm: I noticed that some of the butters don't have Murumuru butter listed anymore. Are these new formulas

Blended Beauty: Hi Emm, Shea Butter has replaced it compeletly, because it has a less greasy feel in products where the butter is present at a high percentage.

Emm: Oh okay. I never detected any greasiness in your products, though. The creams always absorbed into my hair when it dried.

Emm: One more question : Is the "emulsifying conditioner" still the BTM conditioner from the old formula?

Blended Beauty: Yep, that's the BTMS. There's only been a couple slight improvements. Although the scientific names will be on the bottles soon, and I'm sure will be confusing. I'm going to add those terms to the ingredients page.

Blended Beauty: I really like the Shea butter because it is moisturizing with a bit of shine but will not transfer to your clothing and dries completely dry. You can see the difference when you are holding pure Shea butter next to Murumuru butter. You really don't need to worry.

Emm: Thanks for answering my questions. Your products are the best ones I have ever used. They're perfect for my hair, so I was just worried that they might change. But I feel better now .
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Well I think that people have the right to know the creator's philosophy. That is part of a person's informed decision. Btw, I do have the products and I love them.
Originally Posted by starrynightabh
i agree and i would really like to know what she said..... perhaps someone could email me offlist?

i do know that some of the remarks were in a racial context and i would really like to know what it was - especially as it was in a public forum

i'm sorry she removed the murumuru butter, that's one of the reasons i wanted to try it
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okay well i found a thread on a different forum that speaks for itself

i.e. the owner lays her own words out there

she is so determined to differentiate herself to the point of telling people that they cannot understand her hair or have similar hair unless they are biracial.....

http://talk.hairboutique.com/forum_p...ed+beauty&PN=1

the best part is near the end of the thread where the black woman is **told/informed** that she is not black but "black-identifying"

honestly, i feel a bit sad for her

seriously, i wonder how many biracial people she knows..... let alone black people
and it's sad that she doesn't love her own hair
the hair can be anything from straight to afro
not all unmixed straight from africa 100% black people have the same hair - this i know personally
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That was the link that set off the whole "ignorant blended beauty owner" thread that went on for 6 pages on here. It did one of those familiar disappearing acts.
Interesting....

I read through that thread for the first time, and what struck me was this:

Everyone was saying that there is no such thing as "multiracial hair", "white hair", "black hair", etc. And I'm inclined to agree from a scientific point of view. But humans go on what they see most often, not on science, unfortunately.

I also just read a thread on another site about Brad Pitt referring to his daughter's hair as "black people's hair". Some were offended, but MOST people thought it was okay and made sense - he was talking about the type of hair that black people TEND to have.

So if Brad Pitt can say "Black people's hair" or "black hair". And black people can say "white hair", which I've seen quite a bit. Then why can't a multiracial person say "multiracial hair"? I don't think that there really is such a thing, scientifically speaking. But then again, there's no such thing as race, scientifically speaking. And yet we use racial terms quite casually, all the time, as if they refered to something real.
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Hmmm..I read it and I will keep my opinions to myself. (':x')
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So if Brad Pitt can say "Black people's hair" or "black hair". And black people can say "white hair", which I've seen quite a bit. Then why can't a multiracial person say "multiracial hair"?
Originally Posted by spiral-nc
The problem is that "multiracial" is an even less specific description than "black", which must be as general as racial categories come.

It is idiotic of her to talk of a monolithic idea of "multiracial hair". Will a "multiracial" child born of a Chinese mother and Swedish father have this "multiracial" hair and find Blended Beauty products beneficial to their tresses? what about the "multiracial" child of a Bolivian father and a Pakistani mother?

If we even limited this to people born of say, one white parent and one black parent; take Thandie Newton, Mya, and Ms. Blended Beauty herself; what does their hair have in common that makes them distinct from the rest of "black hair"?

The final irony is that in her ridiculous chart of the "multiracial hair types" she shows a fair-enough range of curly hair types typical of black people, including those whose blackness she wouldn't dismiss as "black identified", whatever the hell that means.
Black identified. Oh well. I don't like discussions on race. Anyhow, I don't like the idea of race being the determining factor for hair texture...like someone said there are some white people with thick hair and some black people with straight hair.

You know what I do hate though? I'm half african american, half bengali and I'm pretty dark. Every time I go out, someone asks me if i'm wearing a weave. God, I want to slap them for asking so rudely, like "is your hair store bought?" HATE THAT! One person even insinuated since I was dark I couldn't have my type of hair... I guess its cause i'm "black identified"...lol.
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So if Brad Pitt can say "Black people's hair" or "black hair". And black people can say "white hair", which I've seen quite a bit. Then why can't a multiracial person say "multiracial hair"? I don't think that there really is such a thing, scientifically speaking. But then again, there's no such thing as race, scientifically speaking. And yet we use racial terms quite casually, all the time, as if they refered to something real.
Originally Posted by spiral-nc
It's just a very sensitive topic, particularly among african americans. Brad Pitt, as a white person, comes off as insensitive even though most people will imagine that he means type 4 hair with a kinky/coarse texture. Similarly, "white hair" conjures up images of type 1 or 2 hair with a silky texture. And I do agree that "multiracial hair" as people use the term is recognizable in the same way that bogus race categories are recognizable. From what I've seen on the hair type boards here, so-called "multiracial hair" is often 3a/b, 3b, 3b/c or 3c, of a silky/cottony texture that is prone to dryness and tangling. Plenty of black-identified people also have those hairtypes, but type 4 is more prevalent in the black community (in that you see more of it, or else it's relaxed or flat ironed straight). So, the reality is that people of all races are capable of having any hair type, but what is most prevalent or common among the racial groups is what people mean or think when they hear "white hair," "black hair," "multiracial hair" and "latino or spanish hair." (same goes for "asian hair" which conjures up an image of type 1, jet black and silky hair).

I understand why people are pissed off and the bb founder did come across as ignorant from what I recall of her remarks (which I did not re-read), but I do agree that "multiracial hair" is a recognizable if not homogeneous hair type, just like "black hair", "white hair," "asian hair" or "latino or spanish hair" are recognizable if not homogeneous hair types. It doesn't have to be so controversial. But it is, mainly because society values the different hairtypes unequally, although that might be changing and continue to change. The huge explosion in media images of wavy, curly and very curly hair seems like a step in the right direction. Natural is in.
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Maybe it didn't come out in the most "sensitive" way, but I actually like what Brad Pitt said and how he said it in the context. I liked the fact that he acknowledged his little girl's heritage and that her grooming might have different needs from his and his wife's. More importantly, I was glad to know that he was learning about her hair, which will probably translate into her learning about and how to care for her hair and that he wasn't just running out to get her a box of PCJ.
I do not find Brad Pitt's comments encouraging at all. How old is this kid by now? How long were they planning on adopting her? It would strike me as the plainest common sense that before doing so, you would do the necessary research on the child's heritage and culture. Given that Zahara has spent most of her young life with her head covered in an old rag, it's pretty clear that her new parents didn't bother to do so.

I have a lot of respect for Angelina in terms of her humanitarian efforts; she actually puts her money where her mouth is, unlike most of the other "cuddly cause" celebrities. But given this slip of the tongue, and some of Angelina's own wild, collect-em-all proclamations in interviews, when it comes to the "rainbow family" she plans to assemble, I have come to see that neither Mr. nor Mrs. Pitt are the sharpest tools in the box.

Given this, I am very afraid for the upbringing they will be able to give to either Maddox or Zahara.

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