How Dominican Coffee Inspired This Haircare Line

This coffee-infused hair care line is making waves.

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Sitting in a Dominican hair salon, you’ll hear all kinds of tips, tricks, and tales about the best care for your hair (and maybe some chisme from the vecina sitting in the next chair). From rinsing your locks with beer to deep conditioning treatments, the hair care culture is filled with almost endless stories about what works best for beautiful, bouncy, and shiny curls. 

One such hair care innovator is Lulu Cordero, the creator of Bomba Curls, a line that specializes in products made with kinky, curly, coily, and wavy textures in mind. What makes her products unique is that the story started with her love of coffee and a deep pride in her Dominican roots. 

After years of hair pulling, Lulu started suffering from severe traction alopecia which can cause hair loss, soreness, itchiness and other uncomfortable symptoms. She realized she needed to take action in order to soothe her edges and scalp and also support healthy growth. She took cues from her ancestors, as well as her studies as a pre-med student, and created an elixir combining coffee seeds and oil. In a short time, her hair flourished, her edges were laid and the demand for her oils started. As a result, her Bomba Curls business was born. 

Bomba Curls is a 100% clean and green hair care line that uses beauty secrets and techniques that are unique to the Dominican Republic. The products are nontoxic, biodegradable, sustainable and certified cruelty free. 

Take a coffee break and peruse some of their products to see which one may work for you.

Dominican Forbidden Oil 

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A lightweight, multipurpose miracle oil that moisturizes the hair and scalp, it can also be used as a glossing and smoothing hair serum to promote healthy hair growth. You can even try it as body oil for silky, smooth skin. 

Forbidden Hair Mask 

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With a formula infused with raw cinnamon, pistachio, and cupuacu butter that deeply penetrates hair and provides intense nourishment from root to tip, this hair mask promotes strong, healthy hair growth and curl elasticity. 

Bomba Beauty Bites 

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A passion fruit-flavored multivitamin that is formulated to nourish hair, skin, and nails, these gummies are gentle on your stomach and contain the perfect blend of biotin, folic acid, and essential vitamins to help support healthy hair growth, radiant skin, stronger nails, and a stronger immune system. 

Spa Luxe Hair Wrap 

A two-in-one wrap that’s a must-use on wash day. The microfiber layer works as a towel for smooth, frizz-free hair and the satin layer will help protect against friction and breakage while you sleep. Also, try using it with a shower cap or bonnet for hot oil and deep conditioning treatments. 

Bomba Curls also offers a Grow With Bomba Regimen. With consistent use of the Dominican Forbidden Oil, Forbidden Mask, and Bomba Beauty Bites Bundle, it says you’ll start seeing results in as soon as 30 days. 

Bomba Curls also offers other hair care essentials and colorful swag. Which product will you try?