Lakisha Tompkins, known to most as Kisha shares 19 years of experience as a stylist and is set out to eliminate the confusion and frustration many black women have when it comes to their hair, with her line of all-natural products: E’Tae.
“A lot of black women still struggle with their hair. Our hair can be hard to manage when you’re not using the proper products; this is why so many resort to chemicals or weaves,” Tompkins tells Philladelpha Weekly.
While the term “natural” is usually associated with styles such as locks, afros, twists and braids, Tompkins explains for her, natural hair is simply “hair that is chemical-free.”
“The thing natural hair needs the most is moisture,” she states. “So I researched ingredients that contained oils and humectants that made hair strong.”
The name E’Tae is a play on the word “eat” and was chosen because many of the ingredients come from edible sources. Tompkins original creation, the Carmel treatment (a nourishing conditioner), consisted of honey, molasses, bananas, olive oil, corn starch, vinegar and wheat germ oil.
After rubbing a little E’Tae hair gloss through Ayisha’s hair in the above video, Kisha runs a ceramic flat iron over small sections until Ayisha is left with a head full of lustrous, flowing tresses. This process, Kisha explains, reduces the amount heat used in older methods like hot combing and leaves hair with more body, shine and bounce.
For more info on E’Tae products visit their website at etaeproducts.com