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Ultra Black Hair Products (UBH) is a line of hair care products for afro-textured hair. Although designed for afro hair, they are also sold to numerous clients with curly hair (non-African descent) who find value in what the products provide. The key to UBH success is that the products improve dry hair. The product line includes shampoo, crème moisturizer, spray moisturizer and deep conditioner. With the exception of the shampoo (that contains a light fragrance), the products are fragrance and paraben free and all are designed specifically to promote the strength and growth of black hair.


Cathy Howse founded UBH in March 1989 after many years of unsuccessful attempts at growing her own hair; she began conducting research to determine the specific needs of afro hair in order for it to grow long and healthy. At that time, she was a single mom raising two sons and holding down a corporate position during the day. She dedicated her spare time in the evenings and during the weekends to conducting her ground-breaking research.  Ms. Howse states: “During this process, I uncovered many untruths about black hair which eventually led me to authoring 2 books: Ultra Black Hair Growth and Thinning Edges: A Chemical Reaction. My research achieved the honor of having authored the only proven black hair growth system in the world.”  For over 10 years her biography appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in the World for her hair growth method.

While writing her books on black hair care, a friend suggested why not take the next step and create your own product line. She accepted the challenge. After years of experimenting with product ingredients, she finally arrived at the right ingredients that would provide the needed levels of moisture, protein and scalp stimulation that would protect black hair from breaking because of its inherent dryness and promote its growth. Her persistent research and experimentation to demystify the misconceptions around black hair has led to the successful mail-order and on-line business that UBH is today.

For more information on Ultra Black Hair visit the website at http://www.ultrablackhair.com or call 303-745-8899


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