Looking for more ways to stand in solidarity with the AAPI community now and forevermore? Obviously, protesting and continually fighting for an equitable, safe world for everyone is something we all need to be doing. Aside from that, you can always invest in Asian-owned brands. We rounded up a handful of Asian-owned hair brands we love and know you will as well. Shop them all now!
1. Shaz & Kiks
Want the healthiest hair of your life? Start with Shaz & Kiks. Founded by sisters Shaz Rajashekar and Kiku Chaudhuri, their haircare brand was inspired by their summers spent in India with their grandmother. They loved watching her “[mix]and [match] natural ingredients from her kitchen and garden to create a spectrum of beauty concoctions rooted in old Indian Ayurvedic practices.” Now, they’ve used those recipes passed down through generations in their holistic line of products.
When Tiffany Ju couldn’t find any cute, high-quality hair clips, she did what any budding entrepreneur would do—she made some herself. Chunks started in 2019 and has been growing ever since. Produced in China, these adorable hair clips are made with sustainability in mind. The company uses “acetate, which is a highly durable, plant-based material with a much shorter life span than typical plastics and acrylics.”
Acclaimed hairstylist Feisal Qureshi founded Raincry after feeling limited by the round brushes that were on the market. With input from other stylists, he created the high-quality, high-performance brushes Raincry is now heralded for. This luxury hair line has since expanded to include award-winning haircare and beauty products.
4. Fable & Mane
Siblings Akash and Niki Mehta were inspired by their cultural roots to start this vegan, cruelty-free brand—which also helps wild tigers. Their authentic Indian heritage and personal experiences have allowed the duo to create products that not only give you better hair, but create a better world.
5. Mo Mi
Mo Mi makes haircare simple. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed by the volume of products on the market, which is why Mo Mi keeps their products simple yet effective. Diane Read founded the brand “out of a desire to have personal care products that are easy to use, and are kind to animals and the planet.”
Fur differs from the other hair brands on this list, mainly because it was designed for pubic hair. And a lot of the products are still meant to take care of your body hair. Preventing ingrown hairs has never been more luxurious. Their Fur Oil is a magic elixir, that’s for sure.
Inspired by the color beige, Beigic encourages consumers to take time to care for themselves daily. The brand offers clean, honest products, all of which are ethically-sourced, vegan, and cruelty-free. Their “hero ingredient” is the coffee bean from Peru. Perk up your skincare and haircare routines with Beigic!
While you’re at it, don’t forget to support THESE Black-owned salons around the U.S.