Meet Allison Rucks...
Hello, my name is Allison Rucks (Allie) and I am the owner and creator of Natural Hair Community Products, a company that makes handcrafted all natural hair and body products based in New Orleans LA. I also have a Facebook page by the same name.
About five years ago I was seriously ill. The medicines that I took caused my hair to fall out so I did the "big chop" and started fresh. I have been natural about 4 years now. I could never find products to keep my hair moisturized, soft and manageable. I remembered the lessons my Aunt Momie taught me. Auntie who was a nurse and a big believer in using herbs and Ayurvedic products to heal her patients. I used to ride along with her on her patient visits and I learned about using herbs and Ayurvedic healing from her. Ayurvedic medicine says that all things are connected: mind, body & spirit. I would call her to pick her brain about certain things and started making my own hair care products. I would always have some left over so I would take the extras to church and give them to the natural ladies. One Sunday, I gave Miss Sharon a few products and she gave me some money which I refused. Miss Sharon told me “Your products are great and I know the ingredients aren’t cheap, so take it.” Natural Hair Community products was born!
I make Whipped Butters, Deep Conditioners, Moisturizers, Herbal Rinses, Co-washes and Leave-in, Curl Refreshing Spritzers as well as Body Scrubs and Herbal Bath Teas. My products are very reasonably priced and are scented based on my favorite desserts my mother made for me as a child or you can have them customized to include no scent. They can be used on Natural, Relaxed, Transitioning Hair and can be used by men, women and children, and all ethnicities can use my hair products. The products are made with certified organic herbs and ayurvedic ingredients that are free of parabens, silicones, sulfates, and mineral & petroleum oils.
To find my products please go to www.alliesnaturalhaircommunity.com, My Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/nawlinsnatural?ref=hl. You can find me on Instagram @nawlincurly, Twitter @allierucks.
I say if you have a dream follow it, I knew I didn’t want to work for others all my life and dreamed of owning my own business. I trust in the Lord and I’m small now but I know with His guidance I will be BIG!! Natural hair is my passion. I love everything about it, I love answering the questions I get on my page and the journey and the most important thing, I love when my followers report back to me the advice I gave them has really helped their hair and especially how they love my products!!
The African American hair care industry is a $10 Billion dollar a year business, most of the small artisan product makers like myself do not have the huge marketing machine and we rely on our Facebook pages and word of mouth by satisfied clients. I hope you will give our products a try, but once you find products that work for you STICK WITH THEM.
Thank you so much Allison. I personally use some of Allison's products and I love them! You guys won't be disappointed. So, go on over to the website and check out Allison's great products. Let me know your thoughts or experience. Connect with her on social media.
Allison, that promo code made me tear up a lit bit...LOL We met a few years ago and have been supporting each other since. Allison is my friend, my sister, and someone who inspires me. Thank you for believing in me as I believe in you!
Until next time, Be inspired, Be encouraged and Be YOU!!!
Purple Hugs & Kisses,