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.
Nancy Twine launched Briogeo in 2013 with a passion to change how we care for textured hair. Inspired by her mom, a doctor and chemist who created many homemade beauty products, Twine built one of the most successful Black-owned hair care brands dedicated to “green beauty” and “clean beauty.” She now holds the distinction of being the youngest African-American to launch a product line at Sephora. Take the website’s quick hair quiz to customize your haircare routine using its products.
This hair mask and deep conditioner is Briogeo’s best-known and best-selling product. Its rosehip oil, B-vitamins, and algae extract leave curly hair silkier, stronger, and better hydrated.
Banana + Coconut is just one combination in Briogeo’s Superfoods Collection. Select from Matcha + Apple, Kale + Apple, Avocado + Kiwi, Mango + Cherry, and more!
Susan Edwards, a chemical engineer from Chicago, pulled up roots and move to Liberia, her husband’s home country. It was there she founded Uhai in 2017. The name means “life” in Swahili and the brand embraced this, choosing baobab, the region’s antioxidant powerhouse, as the leading ingredient in its inaugural line. Uhai has since spread its wings to other parts of Africa, and Edwards, who has relocated to the U.S., is now taking the brand worldwide.
A water-based cream that hydrates, moisturizes, and defines coily and curly hair. It’s formulated with coconut oil, shea butter, and baobab oil, as well as vitamins B5 and E.
Contains aloe vera leaf juice, baobab oil, tea tree oil, and rosemary oil in a formula that’s designed to give relief to dry, irritated, and itchy scalps.
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It was sheer frustration that led Keziah Dhamma, a natural hair model since 2010, to design and launch the Snappee Hair Tie in 2014. She’d had enough of hair ties that were too tight, too flimsy, and caused her natural hair to break. Her company, SwirlyCurly, started out as one of the Black-owned hair care brands specializing in hair accessories. It now sells more than the Snappee, offering an array of other products, including the AfroPuff Scrunchies and the Mango Moringa Moisture Max System.
Designed specifically to help curlfriends rock their ponies and puffs without the worry of their hair ties breaking, deforming, being too tight, or ripping out strands.
These decorative bobby pins are strong, secure, and lightweight to hold thick, naturally curly hair in place, stay in place, and not weigh your hair down.
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4. Jane Carter Solution
Jane Carter comes from a “family of innovators” which might explain her intrinsic drive to create solutions. That drive led to her opening her first salon in 1982 and to later launching Jane Carter Solution, the brand that gave the natural hair community its beloved Nourish and Shine Restorative Hair Butter in 1996. This Black-owned hair care brand now boasts a worldwide presence with products sold by more than 200 stores in 10 countries.
A non-greasy, lightweight formula that contains hair four butters (mango, illipe, kokum, and shea), 3 vitamins (A, D, and E), and 2 essential oils (grapefruit and pear).
A lightweight mousse for twisting, wrapping, or roller setting natural or relaxed hair, leaving curly hair softer and more manageable. Its ingredients include natural glycerides, rosemary oil, and nettle extract.
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The team of Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Prairie Rose Hyde founded Alaffia in 2003 as a “social enterprise on a mission to invest in a more equitable future.” It began with Aliffia’s first-of-many shea butter cooperatives and now sells a wide range of hair care and skincare products, fashionable handwoven baskets, and more. Alaffia, one of the proud “clean and green” Black-owned hair care brands, emphasizes its commitment to fair trade.
Handcrafted with neem, turmeric, and shea extracts along with tea tree, citrus, and spearmint oils to protect and restore hair and scalp from environmental damage.
A hydrating and invigorating shampoo made with shea butter, ginger extract, and virgin coconut oil that’s gentle enough for daily use and formulated for normal to dry hair.
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Have you seen any of your favorite Black-owned hair care brands in our series, so far?
Let us know!