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A tweet about hair relaxer kits connected the model with women who grew up watching them

A tweet about hair relaxer kits connected the model with women who grew up watching them

An explosion of tweets from women who, as kids, modeled for comfort brands, are one of the latest examples of the Black Twitter community finding an unexpected connection and lounging on a shared experience.

The discussion started when @prettiestluxury tweeted a collage of models who posed on a box of no-lilies relaxers, saying, "I remember wanting to be the face of a hair relaxer." This was followed by a quote tweeted asking these women to "show themselves", which became the focus of a wider trend.

Jailyne Evans, a former model for ORS's Olive Oil Girls No-Lie Relaxer Box, says she's been a natural ever since. Makeup artist, Nomsa Sassa Medida, also posted a photo update on Twitter, showing off the prominent braids she's wearing long after posing for the now-relaxed brand.

People quickly hooked up to the post that almost all restorative models have decided to stop using those products and instead go for natural hairstyles. Going through the tweets, what I thought most was I wanted to achieve the same styles shown in the pictures.

The conversation caught my eye because so many women reminisced about the days when they used to use relaxant products. Although it's been five years since I've used a relaxer on my hair, the first thing that came to mind was the memory of walking into a beauty supply store and seeing the box with models on the front.

Tarkor Zain, an audio producer at Vox Media, recalled what he felt when he came upon the tweet thread:

I thought it was adorable! It was at best "where are they now" that I never knew I needed. It was very interesting to see that most of them had either transitioned to being natural or some of them were always there in the first place. Really straightforward representation on the effect of black hair growth and natural hair movement.

BuzzFeed caught up with a few models who shared some of their experiences and some details about where they are today. While some of the women involved in the thread said they didn't use the products they were posing for, all the models cited by BuzzFeed said that was not the case for them.

"I heard you were all looking for hair box girls... here I go I was the original ors perm box girl," read a tweet by @chigirlmakeup, posing with her natural hair in a photo collage The box model is shown. Next to the box of olive oil ORS relaxer. She followed up with her tweet, saying that she has been a natural for over 10 years and modeled when she was in her early twenties.

From pioneering those looks to introducing the world to braids, curls, and other styles of how our hair naturally looked, it was a common thread between models and people who were happy to see them. was.

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