ProjectQ is on a mission to empower LGBTQIA+ youth through hair care

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Even in 2021, there are still people and places that fail to welcome the LGBTQIA+ community. That’s why brands like ProjectQ are so critical. Founded by Madin Ray Lopez, the non-profit organization “helps LGBTQIA+ youth navigate a world that perpetually tries to diminish them.”

Ray Lopez uses hair as a medium to help empower young people in the Los Angeles community and around the world. Not only do they offer free gender-affirming haircuts to LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness, but they also sell hair care products designed specifically for curly hair textures on the ProjectQ website. There are currently four products shoppers can purchase, including a Qurl Cream, Edge Control Gel and a Qo-Wash.

As mentioned earlier, ProjectQ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so all proceeds benefit the brand’s efforts to support and empower LGBTQIA+ youth. In addition to providing free gender-affirming haircuts, ProjectQ also offers food and hygiene boxes, gender-affirming clothing, chest binders, menstrual products and more. You can shop the brand’s hair care products below, or visit their website to make a donation.

Qurl Cream, $25

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This USDA-certified organic curl cream is made with rich butters and castor oil to moisturize curly hair textures.

Edge Control, $25

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Keep your edges laid to perfection with this non-drying edge control hair gel.

Qo-Wash, $25

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Made with olive oil, vitamin B and aloe glycerin, this hydrating co-wash cleanses your hair without stripping it.

Spray & Qomb, $25

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If your curls need a quick refresh, just spritz a bit of this Spray & Qomb, and you’re ready to go.

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