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I became interested in the hair and beauty industry when I started assisting my grandmother with her clients at her beauty salon. My family owns a salon called Dean’s Beauty Salon and Barbershop; it was built in 1954 by my great-grandparents, Benjamin and Mary Rose Dean, and then it was passed down to their oldest daughter Gloria Dean. It is also the oldest Black salon in Portland, Oregon. After my grandmother took over the business, the salon continued to strive even after my great-grandparents passed away. Since I was a young girl, I would visit the salon 5 days a week; I would help my grandmother clean up her station, put clients under the dryer, remove their hair rollers, and I would entertain them too; the salon was a second home to me.


Most clients would bring their children with them and like most kids, they would run around, cause a little trouble, or play games to entertain themselves, as for me, watching my grandmother style her client’s hair was far more compelling than playing outside. People never understood why a young girl like myself would be interested in the life of a beautician. Styling hair is a special craft. The steps it takes for a client to get their hair styled is an amazing, transforming process; it’s unbelievable.


My family's legacy has inspired me to create my own natural haircare brand; a brand that focuses on improving hair growth and reducing scalp inflammation and hair loss for textured hair.

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Ella Dean is a natural haircare brand for men and women with textured hair. Our products are made with organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs that aid in hair growth and reduce scalp inflammation and hair loss. Our mission is to create natural haircare products for men and women who suffer from scalp inflammation, hair loss, and stunted hair growth. We designed our products for all-natural hair textures and want our customers to gracefully embrace their luxurious, luscious locks.



An all-natural blend of Pomegranate, Indian Gooseberry, Hibiscus, and Comfrey Root stimulates hair growth, reduces hair loss, and premature greying. Your curls deserve to look and feel healthy and bouncy. Revitalize your scalp and provide deep nourishment with Look, But Don't Touch. The pomegranate aroma is sweet and fruity, awakening your senses and permeating your luscious locks.

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Pomegranate Seed Oil - Packed with antioxidants to make hair follicles stronger and to stimulate circulation. Indian Gooseberry Oil - Strengthens the scalp and hair while reducing premature greying or pigment loss from the hair. Comfrey Root - Contains gamma linoleic that helps with hair growth. Has anti-inflammatory components that makes the hair softer.

Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Phyllanthus Emblica (Indian Gooseberry) Oil, Brassica Nigra (Mustard) Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Hibiscus Sabdariffa, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey Root), Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola), Fragrance.

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