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The Inspiration Behind Vanessa's Essence Natural Hair Care

Vanessa, a typical young girl who lived in a Florida suburb, became one of the thousands of American youth who was subjected to bullying. But, with the bullying came something unexpected, encouragement and support from friends and strangers. In reaction to the experience, Vanessa’s mom was inspired to do something positive for other girls. There is also a gap in the availability of natural hair care products for girls that highlight and strengthen naturally coily, curly, wavy, and kinky textured hair. And so, Vanessa’s Essence Hair Care was created.

The Company’s goal is to encourage young girls to love themselves and be who they are naturally. We also want to help stop bullying by starting conversations that raise awareness of the serious consequences of bullying and provide encouragement and resources to help young girls with their confidence and self-esteem.

Vanessa’s Essence Social Mission

There is a serious bullying problem in the United States – many girls are bullied in school for the way they naturally look, and in extreme cases, some commit suicide because they are bullied. In addition to providing girls with quality natural hair care products, Vanessa’s Essence encourages girls to accept and embrace who they are.  We stand up for natural beauty in the face of bullying and pressure to conform to traditional ideologies of beauty.

To achieve our mission, Vanessa’s Essence Natural Hair Care works to connect with young girls and their families to promote a sense of community and acceptance.  We strive to be an advocate for the natural hair community and a voice for girls around the world to say that wearing afro-textured hair and afros in their natural state are not fads but a part of a rich and beautiful culture. The company partners with non-profit organizations that give self-esteem and bullying seminars to young people. We participate in the Bring Out the Dolls charity, which collect and donate dolls to support various efforts that encourage self-acceptance.  We have also partnered with the, an anti-bullying organization and became one of their Champion’s Against Bullying.

Our Natural Hair Care Products

Vanessa’s Essence Natural Hair Care wants to help young girls with wavy, curly, coily and afro-textured hair to understand and love the hair that was given to them naturally.  We worked with experts to develop a special a line of natural hair care products just for girls. We use only the finest natural and organic ingredients that work best for thick, curly, coily, kinky and wavy hair. Here are some of the nourishing ingredients you will find in our products: Organic Coconut Oil infused with Grape Seed Oil, Capuacu Butter, Organic Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Mango Butter, Manuka Honey, and Yucca Leaf Extract.

Our products are compliant with US Food and Drug Administration Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) standards.

Currently, Vanessa’s Essence Natural Hair Care products are only available on this website, but they will be available in retail stores and other websites in the future.

Vanessa’s Essence Mission Statement

Vanessa’s Essence Natural Hair Care’s mission is to promote natural beauty in all young girls and raise awareness of bullying and other types of demeaning acts that girls may be exposed to. We want to inspire young girls all over the nation to embrace their natural hair and love themselves as they are.



Founder – Sabrina Kent