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This is Your Big Debut

It’s Here!  Our New (and long-awaited) Curl Butter!

This super-moisturizing styling creme rehydrates thirsty coils and curls with a natural infusion of coconut, grapeseed and carrot oils attentively mixed with aloe, rosewater and shea butter. Perfect for wash-and-go styling, two-strand twists, twist-outs, blow-outs, loc moisturizing, color treated or relaxed hair and and all-over frizz-taming.

Apply confidently to dry or damp hair wherever moisture and sheen are needed.

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It’s been a helluva whirlwind. In the last 8 months I took two qualifying comprehensive exams for my doctorate, a spanish summer reading intensive, passed my language proficiency exam, developed and taught a course at Stanford, won a pretty friggin’ big deal teaching award for it, developed new products for Emily Jayne, worked diligently with my designers on new labels, branding and a logo,  AND I’m about  to start my dissertation proposal and my keynote address for the Black Erotic Conference this month in Charleston — while raising a WonderTeen.

And yes, Emily Jayne Curl Butter makes its big debut tomorrow, Sept. 1st at www. Am I excited about it? Uh, HECK YEAH. ImageImage

the nose knows

this month, i designed two fragrances based on people i know. one for my dad, who was one of the best-smelling men ever. (pretty sure he has a lot to do with my penchant for great-smelling dudes but more about that later)
the other was a gift commemorating a milestone b-day for a woman i love like a sister.

i adore the results but, sadly i realize that customized scents is just not a service i’ll ever be able to offer. the process requires a particular intimacy, one that’s less about knowing someone’s style than a having an almost proximal understanding of one’s spirit… it’s a ‘i know you/i breathe you’ kinda thing.


Emily Jayne’s New Hydrating Butter on


Woke up this morning to find this gorgeous shout out from Afrobella, who used Emily Jayne’s new Hydrating Butter to FABULOUS results. She shares pics and her full routine here:

Our Hydrating Hair Butter will be available on on September 1st.



Emily Jayne Hair Butter Back a Yard

The stateside results have been fabulous but I was a bit concerned about how our new Hair Butter would stand up to tropical climes.  So my darling Kennedy took it home to our native Jamaica. As you can see from her gorgeous curls, it’s holding up just fine. 

I recently made up a batch for my testers who refused to wait until the official release to get their jars. I have about 15 left. If you’d like to purchase a jar (or several) shoot us an email at and we’ll send you an invoice via PayPal.   4 oz. jars sell for $16ImageImage

love note(d)

This bit of loveliness —a handmade lavender and rosemary nosegay — just arrived in my mail from one of my favorite students. It made my heart smile.Image

the summer switch up

if there’s one thing we’ve learned about you guys, it’s that your scent preferences change with the season. as soon as we left 70 degree temps and settled into a decent spate of summer weather, the orders for  Antilles Caribe, Antilles Market, Antilles Cimarron and Ginger Lime, Lemon Balm and Night Bloom seriously spiked. while Wench remains the perennial favorite, we just love the way you guys are switching it up.  

to assist you in your scent explorations, ALL OF OUR FRAGRANCES ARE 50% OFF for the next 48 HOURS. Offer good until Friday July 12th.

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getting our priority straight…

those shipping refunds you guys have been getting from Emily Jayne lately?

that’s because the the united states post office recently stepped its game up and made some pretty impressive changes to its priority mail service. we won’t bore you with the details but let’s just say end result was us breaking up with UPS and dropping our FLAT RATE SHIPPING FEE down to $9.95 anywhere in the continental United States.  

we save. you save. http://www.byemilyjayne@gmail.comImage

the party is over…

Well not quite. You still have 1 day left for our $5 SHIPPING BDAY SPECIAL but festivities really do end at 11:59pm July 3rd.


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we know our bday was yesterday but…

You really didn’t think we’d stop at one, did you? 

Here at Emily Jayne, Bday-ing is a verb, which means we celebrate for at least a week — or more. So from right this minute until midnight July 3rd enjoy $5.00 shipping on every Emily Jayne order. (That’s a $7.95 savings from our usual shipping fee.)  

So go ahead and splurge Loves. We’re only turning 1, once. 



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