Best Black-Owned Hair Care Brands to Shop in 2022 – Our Ongoing Series!
By Jacqueline Samaroo
Hey, hey! Welcome to CurlyNikki’s ongoing series featuring a mix of well-known and up-and-coming Black-owned hair care brands.
Each has an identity all its own but they are all connected by a common goal: creating Black hair products that will produce the best results for textured hair. A healthy scalp and hair, leading to curls with tons of definition, hydration, and bounce are what these brands are all about.
And, stay tuned – there are more than 50 companies in the series. We’ll feature a new lineup of Black-owned brands for you each Friday!
Here are the five Black-owned hair care brands we are highlighting for you today.
Check out our popular post from earlier this year: Black-Owned Businesses: CURLē Beauty Launches Love Your Roots Campaign!
1. Taliah Waajid
Taliah Waajid started her natural hair care business when she was just 14 years old. Her successful brand is, without a doubt, one of the best-known Black-owned hair care brands. It was the first to offer a chemical-free line of natural hair products. It now includes natural hair care, curly hair care, protective styling, and skincare products with several dedicated to children’s hair care. Guys aren’t left out either! Taliah launched Uncle Jimmy Products, a line of hair, beard, and skin products for men in 2018.
A hair and body product made with castor oil and infused with vitamin E, olive oil, and sunflower oil. Great for rescuing damaged hair and to help fight itching.
A conditioning gel that provides your hair and scalp with vitamins A, B, C, and E as well as fiber, protein, and antioxidants. It’s gentle, alcohol-free, and helps to tame frizzing.
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2. Adwoa Beauty
Julian Addo founded Adwoa Beauty in 2017. The brand (pronounced ahh – ju-wah) is out to make a name for itself among Black-owned hair care brands and describes itself as “a modern, non-toxic, gender-neutral beauty brand catering to multi-cultural hair textures.” Julian began her hair care journey styling her friends’ hair at age 14 moving on to open her first salon, Creations Plus in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Apart from founding Adwoa Beauty, Julian is also the founder of the popular Bella Kinks natural hair expo.
Designed to promote a healthy scalp and hair growth, this collection features a blend of baobab and mint oils. The phase 1 kit includes:
- Deep conditioning treatment
- Leave in conditioning styler
- Baomint moisturizing curl defining cream
- Baomint moisturizing curl defining gel
- Baomint protect + shine oil blend
3. The Wrap Life
The Wrap Life was founded by Nnenna Stella in the garden apartment of a brownstone in Brooklyn, New York. Another of the best-known Black-owned hair care brands, The Wrap Life celebrates Black women through its West African-inspired designs but emphasizes that “wearing head wraps is for everyone” and encourages “all women and men to use and explore” its products. The Wrap Life’s hair care products include head wraps, turbans, scrunchies, and bandies.
Comfortable, easy-to-tie head wraps in a variety of earthy colors so you’re sure to find one (or a few) to beautifully complement your skin tone.
Stretchy headbands made of soft, sleek material that start at 20 inches and stretch for a comfortable fit – no tying necessary. Select from several earth-tone colors.
4. Meraki Organics
Amber Makupson founded Meraki Organics, a vegan hair care brand, in 2018. Amber had begun making her own natural, healthy remedies and beauty products for a very good reason. She was pregnant with her daughter and wanted to adopt a more holistic lifestyle. As one of the up-and-coming Black-owned hair care brands, Meraki Organics describes itself as the “evolution of hair care,” Meraki Organics. It specializes in bringing you products made with pure botanicals, butters, and oils and infused with gemstones for total skin and hair care.
Works as both a hair and body oil to seal in moisture, prevent dryness, and soothe itching. Made with a blend of healthful oils and extracts, including argan oil, amla oil, and sweet almond oil.
Protects hair from heat damage while providing intense hydration and fighting frizz. Contains plants gels and resins, as well as Irish moss, bamboo extracts, Rhodiola, and prickly pear.
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5. Beauty by Dr°K
Dr. Kari Williams has a Ph.D. in Trichology (the science of hair loss and disorders of the scalp), is a master braider, AND the inventor of the goddess locs technique. Her extensive knowledge of hair science and hair beauty come together in her Beauty by Dr°K natural hair care products. Her long list of celebrity clients includes Brandy Norwood, Meagan Good, Willow Smith, and Ava Duvernay.
A multi-use product that works as a detangler, pre-wash hair softener, and leave-in conditioner to help minimize shedding and to keep hair moisturized.
Use this non-greasy hydration mist up to 3 times per day and enjoy how its ultra-light formula helps to keep your hair and scalp moisturized when assisting with declogging and nourishing your follicles.
What are your favorite Black-Owned hair care brands? Let us know!