Embracing natural textures and kinky curly hair is by no means a trend. While the beauty industry is finally beginning to catch on to the need for diversity by creating products that cater to all hair types, these eight Black-owned haircare brands have been doing it from the start.
Keep reading to discover the best Black-owned haircare brands you need to know about. They’ll help cleanse, condition, hydrate, and style every different texture and type of hair. Shop them all now!
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Nyema Tubman and Richelieu Dennis founded SheaMoisture after Dennis’ grandma Sofi Tucker who sold shea butter at a market in Sierra Leone in the early 1900s. The brand has quickly become a household brand name for people of all hair types due to its safe, environmentally conscious, and accessible hair and body products.
Chris-Tia Donaldson, Harvard grad and lawyer-turned-businesswoman founded TGIN on the grounds of wanting to inspire women everywhere to celebrate and embrace their natural textured hair through healthier hair products and practices.
Tristan Walker, the founder of Bevel and its parent company Walker & Company Brands, created Bevel’s Shave Club a monthly shaving subscription that caters to the shaving needs of POC and those with coarser hair by using natural and safe products.
Courtney Adeleye, Founder and CEO of The Mane Choice first gained her traction and following for the brand by documenting her natural hair journey on YouTube and creating her own unique natural, healthy product mixes. With the help of her background in science, she soon realized that producing hair products was her calling. Along came The Mane Choice Hair Solution.
Jamyla Bennu founded Oyin Handmade in 2001 when she noticed a lack of organic and natural products on the market that catered to her very textured curly hair. She took it upon herself to create natural, gentle, moisture-focused, and cruelty-free products for curly girls everywhere.
Dellinger started Curls in 2002 with the desire to create a dependable and quality line that caters to customers with curly hair using safe ingredients. The brand has quickly become a staple for curly-haired ladies including a slew of celebrities.
The natural hair movement is nothing new to founder Taliah Waajid. Waajid fell in love with natural hair products when her mother refused to let her use a relaxer on her hair. Over the years Taliah expanded her love for natural hair products with the opening of a natural hair salon in Harlem, the creation of her namesake hair brand, and the start of the World Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Show which is a three-day expo that includes intensive training on natural hair, braiding, and textured weaving techniques.
Dana Hill’s Cocotique is a monthly beauty subscription box for women of color. The box features five to eight sample-size and full-size skincare, haircare, fragrances, makeup, and lifestyle products in order to simplify the search and discovery process and save you time and money.