Be Patient & Be Knowledgeable

I was excited to catch up with Myscha Gaines, owner of EmGe Naturals in Lynchburg, VA for this segment of Hairspiration Tuesday.  As part of this month's promotion of the upcoming album, Crown & Glory, I will be interviewing several business women who have started their own businesses based on natural hair.

Read on about how Myscha turned an important health decision into a life-changing business venture...

Myscha Gaines, Owner EmGe Naturals

What made you decide to go natural? I was anemic and experiencing severe hair loss.  It was a doctor recommendation.

When did you do it?  How did you do it? Thanksgiving 2010.  I just cut all the relaxed hair off after going without an relaxer for about 8 months.

In what ways has being natural impacted your life? I save money by not purchasing as many hair products and my husband loves it.

What is the inspiration behind EmGe Naturals? As I learned more about products for natural hair I learned that there was a need for natural products for bath and body.

What is your favorite EmGe Naturals product and why? Espresso Body Sugar Scrub.  I’m not a big coffee drinker but the coffee with the sugar seems to exfoliate even better.

What advice would you share with other women looking to start a business? Be patient and be knowledgeable about the products in your industry. Do research, read, read, read and be open to a diverse market.

EmGe ( "MG") Bath & Body goods are full of emollient natural ingredients, that exfoliate, moisturize, and restore healthy, glowing, soft to the touch skin. Our scrubs and cremes are lightly scented as to not interfere with your favorite perfumes. Made with love and care, just like we would for family. Visit their website at:

EmGe Naturals will participate in the February Crown & Glory Sweepstakes.  EmGe Naturals' products will be featured in 12 gift boxes sent to the lucky winners.  The contest is all month long during February and three winners will be selected each week.  All that's needed to enter is your e-mail address and a picture of your crown & glory.  Click here to enter the sweepstakes.

Crown & Glory is an EP about natural hair.  It is a musical diary about being natural.  The album is set to be released in the Spring of 2014.  To listen to demos and to find out more about the album, click here.