The Sunny in Denbigh journey into Natural Hair Care
Thank you for checking us out! Sunny In Denbigh is a natural hair and skincare line that started six years ago totally by accident. As a working mom of 2 girls, I was frustrated with the selection of hair care products on the market. My girl’s natural hair had become very dry, and damaged and it had gotten to the point where I would dread wash day or frankly anything to do with their natural hair. I had always loved beautiful, healthy looking hair and in my spirit I knew this wasn’t it. I had to do something to improve the current condition of my daughters hair.
The people who know me best, will tell you that I am always doing or making something. I have always been drawn to things that involved me using my hands and being able to create. I love to draw, sew, crotchet, make wigs, do hair, cook food and my makeup skills aren’t too bad either.
After spending money on countless products hoping to find that one holy grail product on the market, I stopped myself and decided to try making a natural hair care product myself. I started researching herbs, oils and butters and I got so engrossed in it, it was all I could think about. I ran up my Amazon credit card ordering different ingredients to experiment with and I was always trying to perfect one concoction or another.
The first product I came up with was our hair butter, it was good, but it wasn’t perfect. I wasn’t satisfied, I wanted just one product that would condition hair, trap moisture and repair the years of damage that was done to my daughters hair. It took me many years of trial and error, but I finally got the right formula ya’ll!
Interestingly enough, in my quest to make the perfect hair butter, I had created an entire line of hair and skin products. I mean, I had taught myself how to make soaps, body washes, lotions, shampoos, body butter, facial cleansers, growth oils, conditioners, hair gel, detanglers and I also came to understand the power of detoxing hair for optimal hair health and growth. It was so unintentional the way it happened. Looking back, God was in the middle of all of this. But wait..something even more interesting happened, my husband who had suffered from eczema and skin conditions all his life stopped complaining about his breakouts due to the body butter I had been making for him! The hair texture on both my daughters started changing right before my eyes. The dread I had for wash day, had become a thing of the past. I now suddenly felt a sense of pride in how amazingly well their hair was doing. All these new changes my family was experiencing, had a direct correlation to the products I had been making for them.
It was undeniable, these products were actually working! I started gifting my products to my children teachers, my friends, and family members. The feedback has always been good, they would tell me, “Gill! You know you can sell this stuff?” But I was so afraid to jump out there and share my gift with the world. I honestly didn’t look at what I was doing as using my God given gift! In addition to that, I was afraid of judgement, failure and rejection. What if I jumped out there and no one liked it? So, I sat with these products for years, people would comment and ask me about my family’s hair and skin and I would down play the feedback and not share what I had been doing.
But God has a way of getting you to walk into your purpose, especially when you have the spirit of disobedience upon you. Late last year (2018), I started feeling like I was changing as a person, I was so confused by what was happening to me. I would isolate myself and I would hear God talk to me. He asked me..”Why was I sitting on the gifts I gave you?” I told him, ”I that I was confused, I don’t know which gift to use”! He told me..”Just pick one and use it” ! We battled for months, I was fighting walking in my purpose and God would not let me be mediocre for another day. When I dragged my feet enough, God allowed me to upload a video of me making hair butter to Facebook which was meant only for my personal Instagram page. To me, it was just another random social media post and boy did the flood gates open when people found out what I was doing! They started asking where they could buy the hair butter and then I thought to myself, “girl you got an entire line of products you could share with the world”! Apparently there were a whole bunch of other moms and naturals out there struggling like I had been! Who knew? And just like that after years of hiding in my kitchen with my hand mixer, Sunny in Denbigh was born.
The interesting thing is, you know how I was so conflicted as to what gift God wanted me to use? Well guess what? I get to use all of them making these natal hair care products. I get to blend my love for hair and experimenting in the kitchen with every single item I make. You will be able to experience the love, bliss and joy that when you receive them.
I know this was long, hopefully you’re still here with me, but if you are struggling with your hair whether, bald spots, thinning, dry hair, slow growth, or if you just want to become more educated on how to better care for natural hair, please reach out and try our products. We use the best quality natural ingredients to create each of our natural hair care and skin products. The oils, butters and herbs used are of superb quality and no added preservatives, alcohol, sulfates, petroleum, mineral oil or silicones are used. We do use essential oils in some of our products. Here at Sunny in Denbigh we pride ourselves on being authentic and natural with everything we do.
Our number one priority of course are our valued customers, especially our little girls. As a mom of 2 girls, I realize how important it is for all girls to fall in love with their hair at an early age. My hope is that our products will foster that love and appreciation we need to have for our hair and skin. We appreciate you trusting us with your hair and skin care needs. We will celebrate your hair victories and we are here to support you when you need us to keep going on your journey.
Oh! And if you are wondering why the name Sunny in Denbigh? Well it’s because I grew up in Jamaica, in a small town called Denbigh and my favorite childhood memories are of the sunny days my mom, brother and I spent living in there. I wanted to represent that through this line and honor those memories in some way,
God bless you always!
CEO & Founder of Sunny In Denbigh
P.S. Be sure to watch me as I install box braids on my oldest daughter Elle using our Sunny In Denbigh products.