As Target lovers and addicts alike, we would like to bring your attention to our fellow Target-lover, Serena Williams. Yes, it’s true! Williams shared with Yahoo Lifestyle that, as a black woman, the retailer is her go-to for beauty and hair products and who can blame her. With Target’s commitment to inclusivity and selling/supporting black-owned brands with reasonable prices, it’s really a no-brainer.
"They literally have everything. Anything that says 'curls,' 'manage your curls,' 'proud of your curls,' I’m drawn to it," Williams shared.
While Williams is known to sport a convenient protective style, underneath it all her hair is natural and she believes Target provides her an opportunity to purchase products made for her hair type. This is true even for when she’s on the go.
"I feel like there’s so much out there for natural hair and curly hair and black hair, which I love. I’ve literally tried everything — from Miss Jessie’s to Curls. I have a whole cabinet full of products. I think every black girl does for hair," she said.
When settling on a new product to try Williams’ system is simple, she either goes for products that are tried and true for her or she judges its "workability" through its advertisement.
"If the ads use black women or women like me, then I think, 'OK, I’m going to try this product.' But if they have ads with anyone who doesn’t look like me, I usually don’t try it," she admitted.
Williams also told Yahoo Lifestyle that she prefers to co-wash her natural hair with coconut oil and shea butter. And when she’s not skipping down the aisle at Target (because we imagine every curly girl gleefully perusing the natural hair care aisle), she is at home creating her own conditioners for her hair.
"(I mix) essential oils with a lot of other stuff. I’m a scientist in my bedroom," Williams said.
Aren’t we all? But if you are not into concocting new products, here are a few items to pick up or your next Target-run:
SheaMoisture® Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Retails for $9.39
If you are looking for a product to define your curls, reduce frizz and restores moisture, SheaMoisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie is the product for you!
Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly
Retails for $14.19
Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly is a styling product that give you long lasting curls with a strong hold. The hair gel is made with organic and natural ingredients, which is a definite plus in our book.
Miss Jessie's® Leave-In Condish™
Retails for $11.00
Curls love leave-in conditioners and Miss Jessie's loves to cater to your curls! Their Leave-In Condish is not only protect your hair from heat but is a worthy companion for all your styling ventures.
Carol's Daughter® Black Vanilla Moisture and Shine Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Retails for $7.99
Carol's Daughter sulfate-free, color-safe shampoo cleanses your hair and restores its moisture with the help of aloe leaf juice, sweet clover and rose extract. Not only does it smell amazing but it's also good for your hair.
As I Am Coconut Cleansing Conditioner
Retails for $6.29
Co-washing (which is backed by Williams' herself) is a method of cleaning your hair with conditioner, which removes dirt while locking in that moisture. As I Am Coconut Cleansing Conditioner makes detangling a breeze, rinses clean and stimulates your hair follicles to promote healthy new growth.
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