First African-American Woman to Patent a Natural Hair Product

First African-American Woman to Patent a Natural Hair Product

I recently stumbled across an interesting article featuring the first African-American woman to successfully patent a natural hair product, Gwen Jimmere.  She created a Moroccan Rhassoul 5-in-1 Clay Treatment, which is a clay patented for it’s special application as cleanser, conditioner, deep conditioner, leave-in conditioner and de-tangler.

The patent gives me leverage and can be a part of wealth building. I really want women entrepreneurs to start legally owning our creations via intellectual property. We innovate incredible things all the time,” she says. “Consider patenting these inventions. Think about protecting yourself, your business and your legacy.

It’s so inspiring to hear the stories of innovative and successful women like Gwen and she has taken a wonderful step in the right direction by protecting the foundations of her business with IP.

If you are looking to safeguard your business, I have helped a number of clients with their trade marks and intellectual property concerns.  Don’t hesitate to contact me at Gladwin Legal on  or 1300 033 934 for a no-obligation chat.

Image Credit: Gwen