Blog RSS



WE ARE ANGRY!

We are angry...but we plan to do something about it! We do not normally post about subjects like this, but as a Black-owned and woman-owned company, we refuse to sit around and be silent about the realities we face as women of color. Here are the problems: FIRST, products made for us (especially Black women) were few, if not existent for the longest time. The noticeable increase of brands catered to women of color started in the early 2000s (around year 2005 and after). AND, mainstream media (i.e. TV, magazines, and other major beauty outlets) rarely featured women of color. This caused women of color to experiment with products that would lighten their darker skin and straighten their curls in hopes of looking...

Continue reading



How a company from South Central LA “sneaked” its way into Target

The image that changed it ALL for us. The top half of the picture you first see was taken in 2014. We were literally WISHING that we could sell in a store like Target. The bottom half is our products for sale on Target shelves in 2016. How did we go from a small company from South Central Los Angeles all the way to one of the largest retailers in the world? Well… glad you asked. Lol The year is 2014 and our entire team was sitting around unsure if we were going to shut the entire business down completely. We launched our company “Kyra’s Shea Medleys” in the fall of 2013 with the goal to produce all-natural hair and skin...

Continue reading



Shopping Black-Owned Businesses for the Holidays!

We are so grateful to all of these companies and bloggers who have featured us in their black-owned holiday shopping lists. Thank you for uplifting black businesses and thank you for including Kyra's Shea Medleys among these amazing companies!   Saint Heron Instagram: @SaintHeron Article: http://saintheron.com/featured/saint-herons-black-bag-los-angeles/ The Mane Objective Instagram: @ManeObjective Article: http://www.maneobjective.com/2016/11/9-black-owned-bath-body-alternatives-to-lush-cosmetics.html Blavity Instagram: @Blavity Article: http://blavity.com/black-owned-businesses-for-your-holiday-shopping/ Black Book LA Instagram: @blackbookla_ http://www.blkbkla.com/new-blog/2016/11/22/50-black-businesses-for-black-friday-in-la http://www.blkbkla.com/new-blog/2016/7/12/30-black-owned-businesses-in-la LA Curly Girls Instagram: @LACurlyGirls Article: http://www.lacurlygirls.com/black-friday-sales-listing.html Jai Curls Instagram: @jaicurls Article: http://www.jaicurls.com/Deals2016/ ENJOY and remember to save with our sales!   Receive up to 1,000 bonus points for supporting and contributing to our new venture, The Spot, the FIRST black-owned pop-up space and collective in the Inglewood, CA. Go to igg.me/at/thespotinglewood.  

Continue reading



NO, WE DON'T ADD WATER!

This article was originally written by Kyra Nicole, CEO and Founder of Kyra’s Shea Medleys, LLC on July 9, 2015.  Click here to see Tumblr article. Unless otherwise stated, all information and images provided in this article are for informational and educational purposes only! NO, WE DO NOT ADD WATER! We have received emails and questions from many people asking why water is not an ingredient in any of our Butter Creams. Most have been told that if a hair or skin product does not contain water, then it is not a moisturizer. Well, we want to answer your question in more detail by helping you understand the characteristics of the raw, organic ingredients we do use in all of...

Continue reading



12 Ways to Use Your Favorite Butter Creams!

Every time we ask someone what they want from hair and skincare products, the answers always revolve around the same three topics: 1) feeling and looking healthier, 2) saving time, and 3) saving money. Well, you can get all of that and more with just ONE JAR of Butter Cream or Baby Butter from Kyra's Shea Medleys!  Photo: Updo by @maneobjective styled with Strength + Emollient Butter Cream Here are 12 WAYS you can use your favorite Medleys! FOR HAIR 1. Moisturizer 2. Leave-In Conditioner 3. Light Styler 4. Heat Protectant 5. Frizz Fighter 6. Moisture Lock/Sealant FOR SKIN 7. Body Butter/Lotion 8. Face Cream 9. Lip Butter 10. Foot Cream 11. Hand Cream/Lotion 12. Body Perfume 13. (There are actually more uses...

Continue reading