Heritage & Hair Care

Drawn from Bull Bay: The Inspiration Behind Island Breeze

Embarking on the journey to create Island Breeze in 2020 took me to the mesmerizing shores of Bull Bay, Jamaica. There, amidst the ebb and flow of the waves, I had the privilege of crossing paths with two remarkable individuals – avid surfers and proud owners of a local surf school. This encounter would significantly shape the essence of Island Breeze, and I'm eager to share this tale with you.

If your travels ever lead you to Bull Bay, a visit to these exceptional surfers is an absolute must. When you do, kindly extend my regards as I sent you their way. Their surf school stands as a beacon of excellence on the island, a testament to their passion and dedication. What makes these men truly extraordinary is not just their skill on the waves, but the beauty that radiates from within their souls. As you get to know them, you may even have the privilege of meeting their families, who are equally splendid.

Let's refer to these two incredible men as Ras Fiah and Ras Watah. In their presence, I learned a profound lesson about the connection between the sea and our hair. Their once dark brown and black locs had transformed into a striking shade of blonde. It was a mystery I was eager to unravel – as a devoted botanist, I delved into the science behind their hair transformation. It turns out that the union of sun and salt water had orchestrated a chemical symphony, gradually infusing their locs with a new hue and texture. The metamorphosis was fascinating – my first encounter with naturally blonde hair on men of color.

This revelation sparked a realization that reverberated deeply within me. If the gentle touch of natural salts could orchestrate such a transformation, what could the harsher touch of synthetic salts and chemicals achieve? As many hair care products in the United States brim with sulfates, parabens, and other harmful compounds, the consequence often includes the fading of natural luster and color, and even severe issues like hair loss.

Driven by a mission to restore the authentic beauty of hair, I set out to create a solution. The essence of Island Breeze was born from this pursuit. Our products forsake sulfates, parabens, and other detrimental elements, embracing instead the healing power of earth-based, natural ingredients that nurture the hair from its very core.

Swipe through to witness the natural radiance of Ras Fiah and Ras Watah, unaffected by synthetic interventions. This post serves as an ode to embracing the purity of nature's gifts, and a reminder of the profound impact they can have. Salt is no longer our ally in this context – the journey to wholesome hair care begins with a conscious choice to forsake its counterparts.