Entrepreneur, boy mom, avid reader and addicted to spin.
I was born with a full head of black hair. When I was young it was thick, dark brown and straight. It was so straight that in the third grade my mom took me to get a stylish haircut and I ended up with a mullet. It looked so terrible that we went back the next day to get my hair permed to try to cover up the cut. As you can imagine, a curly mullet wasn’t very flattering on a third grade girl. I remember a family beach trip when I was about 14 years old when I “discovered” I had curly hair (Thanks a lot, puberty!). Sometimes I would let my hair air dry with lots of gel but anytime I wanted to look “nice” I spent an hour straightening my hair with a flat iron so that I could be sure it would behave exactly the way I wanted it to. In recent years I have finally learned how to work with my natural hair texture and I’m loving my hair more than I ever have before.
Dr. Doris Jackson, PhD
Scientist, girl mom, hopeless traveler and beach lover.
In the seventh grade I wanted to go to a Science Camp during summer break. In order to go, I earned money by selling baked goods and cleaning houses. At that camp, I discovered the field of Neuroscience. From then on, I continued to study Neuroscience earning both a bachelors and a doctorate in the field. I also earned a minor in Chemistry. During my studies, I took several physics, biology, physiology, and statistics courses. My hair was always on the back burner (and some days it still is). As a mother of two young children, life is unpredictable. However, my love of studying science and the challenge of learning how to handle my postpartum hair drove me to find science-based hair solutions that would work in my life.
My hair had always been too frizzy and not curly, or flat, brittle, and boring. So most of the time I just pulled it back in a ponytail or straightened it so much it would just break. I had major frizz halo and I just told myself I was embracing my “natural” hair. Really, there was nothing natural about what I was trying to force my hair to do. After having two curly girls of my own, I knew I needed to figure out our curly hair. Using my scientific background (and my personal microscope) I deciphered the mystery of my hair. Now, my hair routine has simplified and the results are consistent and lovable.