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Best Black-Owned Hair Care Brands to Shop in 2022 – Our Ongoing Series!

By March 25th, 2022No Comments
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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.

  1. Camille Rose
  2. Alodia Hair Care
  3. CURLS
  4. KALEIDOSCOPE
  5. Oyin Handmade

1. Camille Rose

Mom-of-five Janell Stephens began crafting natural, vegan skincare and hair care blends as a hobby. Back then, she created her much-loved products for only family and friends but realized there was a huge need for concoctions like hers in the budding natural hair industry. Stephens founded Camille Rose in 2011 and launched her first line in 2012. Now, a giant among Black-owned hair care brands, Camille Rose offers more than 30 hand-crafted product ranges, including the Around the World Collection.

Products shoutout:

Best Black Owned Hair Care Brands - Camille Rose - Almond Jai Twisting Butter

Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter

Meet Camille Rose’s most popular product, to date! Made with sweet almond milk, honey, and aloe vera to nourish, soften, and elongate coils and curls.

Best Black Owned Hair Care Brands - Camille Rose - Buritti Nectar Cholesterol Treatment

Camille Rose Buriti Nectar Repair Cholesterol Treatment

Formulated with Amazonian buriti fruit oil and a blend of omega-3-6-9 fatty acids to rejuvenate dry, heat-damaged, textured hair. A part of the Camille Rose Around the World Collection.

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2. Alodia

With several degrees, including a doctorate in Bio-Medical Sciences, under her belt, Dr. Isfahan Chambers-Harris decided to follow her entrepreneurial spirit in 2017 when she officially launched Alodia Hair Care. She was also driven by the need to solve the constant dryness, breakage, and damage her hair was experiencing due to chemical processing. The brand is focused on bringing the natural hair community “clean, green beauty products backed by science” plus free consultations for hair and scalp care.

Products shoutout:

Best Black Owned Hair Care Brands - Alodia - Moisturize & Strengthen Curl Enhancing Butter Crème

Alodia Moisturize & Strengthen Curl Enhancing Butter Crème

A rich, styling cream made with cupuaçu butter, marshmallow, and Vitamin E. Can also be used to care for your hair under a protective style.

Best Black Owned Hair Care Brands - Alodia - Deep Conditioning Masque

Alodia Nourish & Hydrate Deep Conditioning Masque

Contains all-natural honey, silk amino acids, avocado, and peppermint oil to help balance dry, itchy scalps and promote healthy hair growth. Effective for all hair types.

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3. CURLS

Mahisha Dellinger founded CURLS in 2002 with the vision of providing natural hair care products formulated with quality ingredients that actually worked for coily to curly hair. With that, she went from being Marketing Manager at a Fortune 500 company to CEO of one of the best-known and most successful Black-owned hair care brands around. The ever-expanding CURLS collections still focus on catering to the natural hair community and are available at multiple major retailers nationwide.

Products shoutout:

Best Black Owned Hair Care Brands - CURLS - Blueberry Bliss Hair Growth Oil

Curls Blueberry Bliss Hair Growth Oil

Contains an impressive list of good-for-your-hair-oils, including certified organic blueberry, pomegranate, gardenia flower, and grapeseed oils. Use as a pre-poo or finisher to promote hair growth.

Best Black Owned Hair Care Brands - CURLS - Cashmere and Caviar Hair Silk

Curls Cashmere & Caviar Hair Silk

Designed to strengthen and restructure curls while providing enviable sheen. The Cashmere + Caviar collection from CURLS also features a hair bath, hair gelle, hair masque, and hair serum.

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4. KALEIDOSCOPE

KALEIDOSCOPE is one of the up-and-coming, breakout stars among Black-owned hair care brands. Its founder and CEO, Jesseca “Judy” Dupart is a licensed cosmetologist with a passion for everything about hair, hairstyling, and hair care. Her now-booming KALEIDOSCOPE brand began when she opened her own hair salon in 2013 and has grown to include several hair care collections and the non-profit organization KaleidoKares, dedicated to giving back to the community. (Check out Jesseca’s interview on the Megyn Kelly Today show!)

Products shoutout:

Best Black Owned Hair Care Brands - KALEIDOSCOPE - Miracle Drops Hair Growth Oil

KALEIDOSCOPE Extra Strength Miracle Drops Hair Growth Oil

A blend of oils designed for cleansing, nourishing, moisturizing, and stimulating your scalp and hair. Formulated with tea tree, peppermint, ylang-ylang, and geranium oils along with aloe vera extract.

Best Black-Owned Hair Care Brands - KALEIDOSCOPE - Milk Shake Leave in Detangler Spray

Kaleidoscope Milk Shake – Leave-in Detangler Spray

A non-greasy and fast-absorbing that contains a blend of coconut milk, jojoba oil, and aloe vera to protect and soften hair as it adds slip for detangling.

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5. Oyin Handmade

Oyin Handmade’s founder, Jamyla Bennu, began making her organic hair care products in 2001 before building and launching the company’s website in 2003 in partnership with her husband. Black-owned hair care brands were hard to find back then, at a time when the natural hair movement was still in its infancy. Oyin’s all-natural, moisture-rich products for highly textured hair and ashy, dry skin became a hit with naturalistas, and its artisanal creations remain favorites to this day.

Products shoutout:

Best Black-Owned Hair Care Brands - Oyin Handmade - Honey Hemp Detangling Conditioner

Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner

Made with pure honey, aloe vera, hemp seed oil, and hydrolyzed silk protein to deeply moisturize hair and aid with detangling. Fun fact: “Oyin” is the Yoruba word for “honey”!

Best Black-Owned Hair Care Brands - Oyin Handmade - Hair Dew Leave-In Hair Lotion

Oyin Handmade Hair Dew Daily Quenching Hair Lotion

A hair leave-in lotion with a mildly-sweet vanilla scent, made with castor oil, olive squalene, and aloe vera to combat dryness and put an end to breakage.

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