• “Cofounded and run by Natasha Anderson and Khadija Imara, The Original UnBraider is an artistically ad durably designed innovative product used to unbraid hair.”

    Kalisah Perara

  • "The Original UnBraider is the culmination of innovation and "black girl magic" spearheaded by the minds of Natasha Anderson and Khadija Imara"

    Ralph Okobz

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Our Story

How It Began

In the early 2000s, my mother, Natasha Anderson-Imara, had the undesirable chore of taking down her braids and the braids six girls in family. After two days of taking down our braids with a rat tail comb, that would often break, my mother began thinking, "There has to be a faster way of taking down braids." From this experience, the idea of The Original UnBraider was born.

My mother began working with engineers over nine months to develop a model comb to take down multiple braids, making it faster and easier without damaging your natural hair. After testing five proto-types she created- The Original UnBraider- a comb that would take down 4 to 8 braids at once, minimizing breakage. The comb, now The Original Unbraider, met and exceeded her expectation and was launched for sale to the public in 2005.

The Second Launch

Braids and protective styles reflect the creativity and pride of Black men and women. The renaissance of braids and natural hair styles has created a greater demand for the UnBraider. The second launch of The Original UnBraider, will meet this greater demand, making it more available online and in select stores. For this reason, with great pride and honor, I accept the stewardship of The UnBraider, and hope that my stewardship will honor my mother’s invention. I am committed to continuing the legacy of African American women who have produced and made available hair products for Black women as well as for Black men. 

Khadija Imara

Contact Us

2058 N Mills Ave #128
Claremont, CA 91711