Fragrance Free Femme of Colour Genius
Created by: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
This long beloved resource lays out Leah’s thinking around going fragrance free as an act of love and solidarity while sharing practical advice on how to go fragrance free and what products to use, particularly for BIPOC beauty products.
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Excerpt from essay
Are you curious about going scent-free but totally overwhelmed by the prospect of having to replace your whole product line of fiercely researched POC body care products? You’re not the only one. Fear not! When I started performing with Sins Invalid in 2009 and had to give up my Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk addiction in order not to give co-performers seizures, I started a multi-year process of exhaustively researching every god damn fragrance free hair, skin and facial care product I could find, with a focus on looking at POC products. A brown mixed curly girl who grew up with white mama hair damage, I was determined that my curls were going to continue to look good. I am here to bring all my Taurus chronically ill femme of colour skills to your product line!