“I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground.”

Madam Walker
July 1912

A'Lelia Bundles Talks About Madam Walker

Madam Walker's Secrets to Success

If you're doing research about Walker, you'll find dozens of articles, videos and links in our special Black History Report Guide.

For media queries and licensing questions, please contact Walker's biographer and great-great-granddaughter, A'Lelia Bundles at www.aleliabundles.com ...but if you are writing a Black History Report, please click here first.

Visit us on Facebook and like our Madam Walker pages at Madam Walker Bio and Madam Walker Family Archives.

Learn more about Madam Walker from A'Lelia Bundles, her great-great-granddaughter and official biographer. Click here for a new video. MW I Got My Start with Scurlock

A’Lelia Bundles, Madam CJ Walker Family Archives

Walker Hair Products

Madam C. J. Walker Beauty Culture
We are very proud to announce that Madam C. J. Walker Beauty Culture — a fabulous new hair care line — is available in Sephora stores nationwide and on Sephora.com.
Manufactured by Sundial Brands — makers of Shea Moisture and Nubian Heritage — MCJWBC offers solutions for all hair textures whether you rock locs, love an air-dried wash-and-go look or prefer blow-dried styles. We also think you’ll be excited about our Dream Come True Collection for hair conditioning and scalp revival. Visit us at Madam C. J. Walker Beauty Culturehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5L30zwXyh0
 
 
 
HOW DID MADAM WALKER DEVELOP HER COMPANY? CLICK HERE!

Oh, and by the way, Madam Walker DID NOT invent the hot comb, the straightening comb or the perm. Click here to read Linda Jones’s NaturallyCurly.com article about that myth and click here to read about hot combs that were in use when Madam Walker was only five years old.

For hair care updates, join A’Lelia Bundles on Facebook at Black Hair Historian.

HAIR LOSS
If you are experiencing severe hair loss or scalp problems, I urge you to speak with your physician and to make an appointment with a dermatologist who specializes in scalp ailments that affect black women.

Please listen to this excellent conversation between salon owner Keith Harley and dermatologist Dr. Valerie Callendar. Click here: Treating Hair Loss

One of the best articles I’ve ever read on hair loss appeared in the New York Times on January 15, 2010.
“When Hair Loss Strikes, a Doctor is a Girl’s Best Friend”

Other Interesting Blogs and Articles:
Chescaleigh’s YouTube Channel and Franchesca.net:  I love these sites!

NaturalSelectionBlog: Interesting and timely updates on hair care and the hair care industry

Video: Sunkissed Girlz Interviews A’Lelia February 19, 2010

February 8, 2011: A’Lelia talks about the Walker family and hair

MySalonScoop.com: Walker Descendant Keeps Legacy Alive
February 10, 2010

Texture Playground: Fleurzty Interviews A’Lelia about Walker and Hair
Part I: January 1, 2010
Part II: January 2, 2010

  Black Girl with Long Hair
Part I: BGLH’s Leila Noelliste Interviews A’Lelia

Part II: BGLH’s Leila Noelliste Interviews A’Lelia

Kimmay’s Washing and De-tangling Routine

HappyGirlHair: Hair Care for Little Girls

A’Lelia Talks about Hair
“Tell Me More’s” Michel Martin Interviews A’Lelia, March 27, 2009

DC Commission for Women January 27, 2010 Interview with Natalie Cofield

Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center Interviews A’Lelia Feb 13, 2009
Free iTunes download/See Podcasts#10 and #11 “Madam Walker” with Will Eastman

Grant ScissorsBoy’s article about A’Lelia’s book “Trip in Time”

University of Maryland Black Hair Panel March 23, 2010

NATURAL HAIR:

A’Lelia on Natural Hair:
http://www.theroot.com/views/hair-peace-5-part-manifesto

Other voices on Natural Hair
LeCoil.com Natural Hair Photos

Chris-Tia Donaldson on Natural Hair

Chris-Tia’s website: Thank God I’m Natural

LifelinesProverbs/Yolanda McCalla Sobers Blog Natural vs. Permed Debate

 

 

MADAM WALKER AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

CEO TV Interview (July 2011)

 

CHRIS ROCK’S “GOOD HAIR”
See A’Lelia Bundles’s brief appearance!
http://www.goodhairmovie.net/site/#

What others are saying about “Good Hair”
Rebecca Fortune’s Blog compares “My Nappy Roots” and “Good Hair”

Black Enterprise “Our World” Interview with Chris Rock and Nia Long

http://popwatch.ew.com/2009/10/12/good-hair-hardly-how-chris-rock-gets-it-wrong/

 

http://www.theroot.com/views/good-hair-bad-vibes

http://www.oregonlive.com/movies/index.ssf/2009/10/chris_rocks_good_hair_doesnt_g.html

   A’Lelia’s thoughts on “Good Hair”
http://www.niaonline.com/ggmsblog/?p=2823

A’Lelia and “Good Hair” in Heart and Soul
http://www.heartandsoul.com/2009/10/good-hair-is-pretty-good/

ARTICLES ABOUT MADAM WALKER
INC Magazine
http://www.inc.com/30years/articles/madam-cj-walker.html#

 

 

BLACK HAIR HISTORY
Click here for Black Hair History Timeline
Essence Magazine’s Black Hair History

HAIR CARE INDUSTRY HISTORY
Harvard Working Knowledge Review of Geoffrey Jones’s
Beauty Imagined

Library of Congress Sources on Hair Care History 2010
Helpful Hints: “10 Things to Avoid Putting on Your Hair”

More articles and blogs about Madam Walker
Dr. David’s Blog 2/26/08

Learn more about the Madam Walker Theatre Center, a National Historic Landmark and former home of the Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company:
www.walkertheatre.com

Click here to learn more about how Madam Walker founded her company and developed Walker hair care products.

 

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