The Kitchen Salon would like to thank Margie Catthouse, owner of Celestial Comforter, LLC and creator of Celestial Crowns Shower Caps for sending us samples of this brilliant product! Below Margie shares with us her personal story as she started her own business out of a need among fellow Locked Hair Bretheren! I tried one out yesterday and did a short video review 🙂 A BIG Thank you again to Margie for sharing her gift with us!
My name is Margie Cattouse, the owner of Celestial Comforter, LLC, a little business I started after having been laid off my job of 25 years in late 2008. This company was the other road not taken. I’ve designed a product
called “Celestial Crowns Shower Caps”. I originally developed my “Shower Crowns” for an underserved, loced hair community, of which I am a proud card carrying member. My locs were approaching shoulder-length, yet I was having difficulty placing this hair I adore in any shower cap currently available in the market. Not only were they too small, they lacked durability and were totally devoid of any aesthetic appeal. I wondered what in the world would I do as my hair grew to its zenith? So, I conducted an independent survey of my peer demographic with longer, heavier locs and I was shocked and dismayed by the responses given. Here, were the descendents of Kings and Queens, using garbage bags, dry cleaners plastic, multiple unreliable shower caps, playing dodge the shower nozzle and other innovative methods, in an attempt to avoid getting their treasured locs wet. I researched in stores and on-line sites for oversized shower caps and was thoroughly underwhelmed! What existed, lacked knowledge of, or an affinity for this particular community of potential customers…. quite simply lacked LOVE.
I decided to design a better mousetrap, making a shower cap that would be sturdier, more attractive and mindful of price. My optimum goal is to have everyone in the natural hair community world-wide owning at least one “Celestial Crowns Shower Cap”, never again donning a garbage bag. I debuted my Crowns at the Transcendence Hair Show in New York in October. They were extremely well received, with responses like “God Bless you Sister”, “This can’t be what I think it is”, “You made a shower cap for us, Awww”, and my favorite “I thought of making an oversized shower cap (correction my sister CROWN), but I was too lazy and asked God to direct me to someone that had created one”…(prayers are answered YES sometimes My Love). As you can see from the pictures attached, my Crowns come in 3 different sizes, XL, L, and Mini-Crowns.
Mini-Crowns, were created by popular demand, born out of the “envy” of friends and family without natural hair wanting a durable, funkier shower cap. My friends said, “Marg, I want to shower in a CROWN TOO!”, LoL. As an added feature to the Shower Crown, a 15mm nickel snap has been attached on the X-Large to serve dual purposes, 1) to hold heavier, lengthier hair, which sometimes falls out the back of the Crown, or 2) for use by people with permed, braids, weaves, or silky straight hair. When individuals with relaxed hair use the snap they pull the Crown back and their hair cascades into the fullness of the Crown, no need to wrap their hair prior to getting in the shower. Crowns are attractively packaged in 6×9 clear frosted plastic, die cut handle bags with “Celestial Crowns” in gold script lettering. Furthermore, the bags are heat-sealed for shipping. My website is http://www.mycelestialsouls.com.