15 Black-Owned Hair Care Brands You Need to Know

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15 Black-Owned Hair Care Brands You Need to Know

So many ways to buy Black!

Published April 26, 2017

Shea Moisture tried it this week with an advertisement that somehow centered the “hair hate” plights of white women over those of the Black women who made the company successful. As a result, many are officially off the Black-owned brand’s products. Here, some other companies whose products might become your new holy grail.

  1. Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture

    Redefining the standards of beauty since 1910!

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    From the family of hair care pioneer Madam C.J. Walker, this line has products created to maximize moisture and tame frizz. http://www.mcjwbeautyculture.com/

  2. Qhemet Biologics

    Felis Butler’s products skip mineral oil, phthalates, parabens and more to support your natural hair journey. http://www.qhemetbiologics.com/

  3. Taliah Waajid

    Hairstylist Taliah Waajid’s products have been killing the natural hair product game for 20 years. http://www.naturalhair.org/

  4. Oyin Handmade

    Named for the Yoruba word for honey, Jamyla Bennu’s line uses food-grade ingredients to nourish kinky and curly strands. https://oyinhandmade.com/

  5. Camille Rose Naturals

    Janell Stephens’s products are inspired by food, with yummy names like Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse and Moroccan Pear Conditioning Custard. https://www.camillerosenaturals.com/

  6. Miss Jessie’s

    Created by sisters Miko and Titi Branch, this line debuted in 2004 with products for kinky, coiled, curly and wavy hair. http://missjessies.com

  7. Sienna Naturals

    Created by a Howard University grad who couldn’t find products that truly nourished her hair, Hannah Diop’s line uses the tagline “Beauty uncompromised.” https://www.siennanaturals.com

  8. Hair Rules

    Founder Dickey has styled the hair of Michelle Obama, Solange, Rihanna and more. Get his skills at home with his products. https://hairrules.com/

  9. Kinky-Curly

    Hello Instagram! #KinkyCurly

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    Shelley Davis founded this popular hair care line in 2003. http://kinky-curly.com

  10. Karen’s Body Beautiful

    What's your favorite KBB scent? Lavender Vanilla, Pomegranate Gauva or another fragrance blend? #TeamKBB

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    Worried about the chemicals in many hair products, Karen Tappin created her own naturally derived products in her Brooklyn kitchen. http://karensbodybeautiful.com/

  11. Jane Carter Solution

    After having a respiratory allergic reaction to the hair products she was using on clients, stylist Jane Carter created her first product, made with essential oils. http://www.janecartersolution.com/

  12. Eden BodyWorks

    At 11 years old, Jasmine Lawrence couldn’t find the right products to care for her damaged hair. So she founded her own line and shared it with the world. https://edenbodyworks.com

  13. Curls

    After having a baby, Mahisha Dellinger realized she didn’t want to use chemicals on her hair. So she used money from her job at Intel to craft her own line for adults and kids. http://www.curls.biz

  14. Girl + Hair

    Tap twice if you're ready to dive into the weekend! 💦 #girlandhair

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    Founder Dr. Camille Verovic’s line is designed to help you take care of your hair when it’s tucked away in protective styles, from braids to weaves. https://www.girlandhair.com/

  15. TGIN (Thank God It’s Natural)

    Not only does founder Chris-Tia Donaldson run this company, but she wrote the book some have referred to as the “natural hair bible.” http://thankgodimnatural.com

Written by Kenrya Rankin

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