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Maybelline to be part of Lupus awareness event

BY Antoinette Alexander

LOS ANGELES Maybelline New York and the Lupus Foundation of America, in association with the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation are planning to host the first annual Butterflies Over Hollywood event to raise awareness and funds for lupus.

Lupus is an immune disorder that can damage every organ, and each year thousands die from its complications. The foundation estimates that 1.5 million to 2 million Americans have a form of lupus, but the actual number may be higher. More than 90 percent of those with lupus are women, and currently there is no cure for the disease.

The event will be held at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Sept. 29. Hosting the event will be Malcom-Jamal Warner of “The Cosby Show,” and supermodel Tomiko Fraser, who also created the soiree. Fraser, who is in her eighth year as the face of Maybelline New York, also serves as a national spokesperson for the LFA in support of her sister, who suffers from lupus.

“I created this event out of the love for my sister. I also created this event because I feel there needs to be more awareness for lupus, and I hope that by joining forces with Hollywood, we can shed some light on a disease that affects millions,” stated Fraser.

For the event, the El Rey Theatre will be transformed into a Cotton Club-themed night of glamour with live performances, signature cocktails and more 

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Namaste introduces hair fertilizer to nourish weak hair

BY Antoinette Alexander

CHICAGO Namaste Laboratories, the makers of the Organic Root Stimulator brand of hair care products for ethnic consumers, has introduced a Hair Fertilizer to help strengthen and nourish weak, damaged hair.

“Namaste created Organic Root Stimulator Hair Fertilizer with our customers in mind,” stated Shannon Skipper-Green, associate product manager for Namaste Laboratories. “We’ve listened to their concerns, which include chemical and weave damage, hair loss as well as slow growth, and answered with a luxurious creme that adds the nourishment needed for healthy hair and scalp.”

The Hair Fertilizer contains horsetail and coconut for moisture, kola nut for strengthening, and paprika and nettle for stimulation.

The product has a suggested retail price of $7.75. 

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World of Hair introduces two new products

BY Antoinette Alexander

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. World of Hair has announced the availability of the new Stretch Marks & Scar Treatment, as well as the Color Perfection hair color repair shampoos and conditioners.

Infused with Helichrysum essential oil, the Stretch Marks & Scar Treatment promises to help reduce the appearance of scarring from surgery (including plastic surgeries), stretch marks and acne scars that are raised or pitted.

The company also has introduced Color Perfection Shampoo and Conditioner, which works to repair damaged hair by focusing on protein structure that is damaged during hair color, perming or other chemical-based procedure. 

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