Black hair care product founder Jabu Stone joins us on the couch.
When Ginsberg-born natural hair products pioneer Jabu Stone first knocked on bank managers doors 20 years ago and asked them to finance his dreadlock hair business dream, they just laughed at him. “The banks did not want to finance Rasta hair ... they thought I was crazy,” he chuckled. But, instead of just giving up, Stone pushed ahead.
Head of a multinational corporation with tentacles around the world, the married father is proudly South African and gets his products made at a factory that employs 1000 people near Pretoria.
Describing all his products as environmentally friendly, Stone says they can be safely used on all hair types, and not just ethnic hair. He uses tea tree oil, lanolin and other secret organic additives in his products.