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Dianne Austin
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Dianne Austin

Dianne is the co-founder of Natural Haircare News and Coils To Locs.com. She's been blogging about natural hair ever since she made the decision to break free of the creamy crack in 2012.
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Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham

Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham

  • Why is it important to be culturally sensitive as a physician when recommending hair products to women of color?
  • What motivated Dr. Hicks-Graham to create her own product line for women with natural hair?
  • How does LivSo, a clinically tested hair product line addresses the unique needs of women with kinky, curly hair?

This is Part 2 of our conversation with physician and entrepreneur, Dr. Shari Hicks Graham who delves into the common hair and scalp problems and concerns that her patients of color seek her guidance on. She also reveals why she developed LivSo, her clinically tested shampoo, conditioner and moisturizer hair product line based on the unique needs of her patients with kinky, curly hair.

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Shari Hicks-Graham, M.D.: Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham is a board-certified dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She enjoys all aspects of dermatologic care, including general medical dermatology, aesthetic dermatology, and surgical procedures. As the owner of Downtown Dermatology, she also performs screenings for skin cancer and treats common skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Treatments for hair disorders are also part of her general medical practice.

Dr. Hicks-Graham is also the creator of LivSo, a line of shampoo, conditioner and moisturizing lotion designed for men and women with kinky/curly hair and dry, itchy scalp. Dr. Hicks-Graham drew on her medical background to create LivSo after seeing nearly 15 patients a day suffering from dry, itchy scalp as a safe, effective alternative to the “scorched earth” treatment.

Author: Dianne

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