Paige Courtney

Royal Blood


The Wendy Williams show is one of my guilty pleasures. Although her worldview is secular and unashamedly superficial, she is a thoughtful woman who promotes black culture so I find myself getting sucked in...everyday. Wendy was DJ in the 1990's, so she lived the golden age of American hip-hop and R&B. I’m usually drawn in by her insights on music and pop culture. However, a recent show she featured a black woman with a PhD in organic chemistry who partnered with Head and Shoulders to create a new product line for black hair called Royal Oils. I am always looking for new products for my own Afro that include less chemicals, so I was fascinated a chemist produced such a product. But of course the most thought-provoking part is the title of the new line.


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