Humppp Dayyy!!! Side note: if you didn’t read the first two words of this post in the GEICO hump day camel voice, we can’t be friends. Side side note: we especially cannot be friends if you didn’t sing the words “we can’t be friends” in your best Deborah Cox & RL voice. All my music heads out there should feel me on that one.
Ok ok, enough of my foolery. Happy Wednesday you little nuggets! Congratulations! You made it half way through yet another week. If no one else is going to say it, allow me be the first to say “I’m so I’m so I’m so I’m so I’m so proud of you,” –Signed Drake Drizzy Rogers or Drizzy Drake Rogers. $20 goes to the first reader who leaves a comment with the names of both those songs. Deadass. Okk, I promise I’m done now. On to today’s topic shall we?
I wanted to start a segment on my blog called Werkin’ Wednesday to highlight some amazing black-owned business that I’ve either worked with personally or used/purchased their products. Growing up, there was this nasty stigma that anything “black made or produce” was of low quality and is not as “good” as products made from another race. TBH, there are a number of poor quality, mass produce, products from more “favorable” races that are straight up trash. Yes, I’m looking directly at y’all over east. As I’m learning how my support on even the most mundane things has the potential to make substantial impact in the long run, it opened my eyes to the importance of supporting black-owned businesses whenever I can. Before the race and discrimination police come for me, let me be clear: this is not me discriminating against other races or people and their businesses. This is simply me understanding that if I contribute to my race and culture, whether that be financially or vocally, then I am inevitably helping strengthen a community that society deems lesser than or unlikely to succeed. If you don’t agree with that then seek help.
To kick off the Werkin’ Wednesday series, I would like to highlight this amazing brown sista who is changing the body and hair care game with her shea butter and oils. No lie y’all, I’ve tried an abundance of shea butters in my day #teamneverashy, but chile, this madam right here has me hooked. From the buttery smooth texture (sn: if you’re a shea butter fanatic like myself then you know there is nothing worse than hard ass shea butter. I don’t have time to break out the scalpel every time I want to moisturize my skin), to the delicious scents, her products are literally EVERYTHING! Keep on reading to learn how this beauty is changing the skin and hair care world one ashy knuckle and kneecap at a time.
ALAANI Handcrafted is a boutique beauty brand based in Chicago Illinois. We hand make whipped shea butters in 15 unique scents – try the Coconut Lemongrass, it’s a crowd favorite! We also take raw, unrefined cocoa butter and whipped it to perfection. We’re most importantly passionate about bringing you the most effective hair and skin products.