Hair seems to attract a lot of attention in the Caribbean from hairstyle to hair quality, it is a sensitive topic. The recent suspension of students at a high school in Bahamas created social media frenzy, with the popular tag#supportthepuff garnering a lot of attention.
But there is another side of the hair story that I wanted to share with readers. A few years ago two Haitian-American nationals, Yve-Car Momperousse and Stephane Jean Baptiste launched their own company, Kreyòl Essence (KE).
KE’s signature hair, skin, and body products are created using Haitian Black Castor Oil. But its not just a business. The company promotes a social mission which is to have a positive impact on Haiti. The company has invested a significant portion of its capital in Haiti and have also doubled the 40 Haitian workers they employed in 2014 last year.
Check out the pre-recorded Instagram/Facebook Live stream following Shark Tank founders with Yve-Car Momperousse & Stephane Jean-Baptiste.