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The Owner of Dreadz N’ Headz Natural Hair Care Center. A native of Baltimore and a Natural Hair Care Master/Entrepreneur Advocate. Winner of the National Golden Scissors award for three (3) consecutive years. She is affectionately known by many as the “LOC MAMA”.
Founder of the Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expose, Poets N’ The Park/Happy Nappy Day held annually, Malaika has served a plethora of clients that include people and places in Paris, French West Indies and Tunisia (North Africa). She has taught and empowered many women locally and across the Diaspora. Through her quintessential motivation, many of these women are now proud business owners in the natural hair c are industry.
She states “it has always been my ministry to educate people about their natural hair, its beauty, significance, and bring them back to their natural states; mind, body and soul”. Ultimately, empowering people to become entrepreneurs. Her passion is giving opportunities to our young black woman who may not fit into Corporate America and equip them with lifelong skills. Enabling them to be independent and self sufficient. She continues to touch the lives of many not only in the industry but personally as well. Remembering home … where it all began. If it is Gods’ will it is Malaika’s way!
Malaika has over 20 years of professional natural hair care expertise. Dedicated to learning and teaching innovative techniques for natural hair, she has developed several natural hair care techniques to help sistah’s and brotha’s nurture and restore their hair to its natural state. She has her own line of bath and body scrubs, non-itch hair formulas as well as natural hair pomades.
She has reached judge status and has judged 90% of the natural hair care event competitions across the country and internationally. Her clientele includes but not limited to, recording artist Wyclef Jean, baseball player Manny Ramirez, Maryland’s’ Congressmen/woman, members of City Council and a host of local artists.