Hey there; I’m JC. Dreadlock wearer. Tech nerd. Game Developer. Head ‘mixologist’. How’s it goin’?

You may ask what the heck Glatta Papa is?

I started mixing hair oils and balms in college after a hospital stay ravaged my immune system, permanently damaging my skin and made my hair fall out in clumps. Desperate to sleep at night, I tried conventional moisturizers. No dice. Heck, I even went to this new store called: Whole Foods (there were only two then) and tried their natural options. Sadly none of them worked and I was sick of walking around with painful rashes and bald spots. I made my own personal body butters and hair oils in my kitchen. To my surprise, they worked! My skin healed, my hair grew and I decided that I’d  have to make my own line from then on.

After college, I moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in entertainment and video games, all while meeting my then boyfriend, now husband, Walter. After our second date, he marveled at my locs and wondered if the stuff I made would help his crazy, biracial curls since most ‘curly cremes’ didn’t work or smelled too ‘fruity’ to use. Instead of out going to dinner, we ordered in and I used my ‘experiments’ to detangle his hair. We’ve been together ever since.

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Glatta Papa, despite being whimsical bears and all natural goodness, is an homage to Walter’s half Norwegian (Glatta is a play on the Norwegian word glatte meaning smooth), half African American heritage. My pet name for him is Papa Bear, since he’s nothing but snuggles. TMI, I know.

GP’s all natural ingredients are designed for folks who seek relief from their sensitive skin issues and its ayruvedic herbal oil blends lend a hand to beautifully wild curly hair that may want to tamed from time to time.

Salute the afro, the Jew-fro, the tangles and twists.

Nurture your dry skin with unrefined love.

But above all, thank you for stopping by!