My name is Talisa An’gel Garcia the Founder, Creator, and CEO of Gjellyboo Natural Hair Care Line. The words you are reading are my own. When thinking about what to write, I wanted it to come across as being “deeply profound.” Therefore, I placed a great amount of effort reading various books, articles, etc. to help develop my voice. However, after much thought, I felt it best to just share my story with you.
I am a woman of color that has always had plenty of options when it came to hair stylists and hair care products for chemically treated hair. I grew up in a suburb of Detroit and spent my life until the time I was relocated (by Corporate America) getting my hair done and finding products that met my needs with great ease. After living in Texas for a few years, I decided to go natural. I did the “Big Chop” in the year of 2008. I found that the product offerings that I had to choose from were minuscule. I had a hard time finding a natural product line that fulfilled my needs. Thus, I used many different products from different hair care lines to accomplish my hairstyle yet barely meeting the needs that I had. Although this practice had become a way of life to me it went unnoticed for many years all while still being relocated to different states, until the day came that Corporate America relocated me to a beautiful yet rural (in comparison to other States I had lived in) place. The many products I needed to achieve one simple hairstyle, none of the stores carried. I found myself then having to order many different hair care products online from different companies which would arrive at different times…never when I needed it!! I developed a very high level of frustration and decided to make my own homemade natural hair care products, researching various ingredients that would address the needs that I had. Shortly after strangers started coming up to me while I was working, shopping at a store, etc. asking what I was using and sharing their needs and frustrations as well. Thus, began Gjellyboo Natural Hair Care Line.
More than a natural hair care line, Gjellyboo is a much-needed solution addressing the needs of Kinky, Curly, Coily, Wavy Hair for Men, Women & Children.
Our Mission is simple; provide an Animal-Free Natural Hair Care line superior in quality that will address the various needs “Us Naturals” often talk about amongst each other and even silently wish we had.