Grow Bar Organics is a line of natural, premium hair care products founded in 2018 by Marla Lewis with support from her husband, James.
Marla started this business when she was trying to find products to maintain and grow her own natural hair, which was thinning due to work stress and hormonal imbalance. In addition to lifestyle changes like reducing sugar intake and eating more organically, she started using natural carrier and essential oils on her hair and skin and fell in love with Ayurvedic products and practices. After experimenting with botanicals and herbs like alma (Indian gooseberries), neem, brahmi, hibiscus and aloe with great success, she wanted to try and help others on their journey to wellness.
Marla and James both have engineering backgrounds – with Marla specializing in computer science and project management and James holding a Master’s degree in chemical engineering and working in the pharmaceutical field. Even though Grow Bar Organics is a line free of chemicals, parabens and sulfates, developing beauty products mimics the complicated formulations seen in the lab while processing chemicals or in lines of code while developing software solutions. It’s just another reason Marla and James are both equally passionate about these products.
Grow Bar Organic’s forthcoming core product lines for men and women are a natural haircare routine that not only enhance beauty and wellness, but allow hair to thrive organically from within. Stay tuned for new products launching soon of hair care.
Before there was a Grow Bar Organics, when Marla was still experimenting with natural hair care products on herself. Especially, she started to notice that while her husband, James, had a soft hair texture on his head, the hair on his face was quite different. However, His beard was rough, dry and had many rogue hairs. Being the problem solver that she is, she quickly started her research to develop a beard oil and balm to help soften, moisturize and allow her husband’s beard to grow in evenly and naturally. After a few trial and errors she landed on a blend that not only soften and conditioned his beard.