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. Alikay Naturals
Alikay Naturals is one of the best-known Black-owned hair care brands. It is dedicated to empowering naturals wherever they may be on their natural hair journey. The brand was launched by Rochelle Alikay Graham-Campbell in 2008 when she was just 22 years old. By then, she was already a part of the natural hair movement. She posted very popular how-to natural hair styling videos on her still up-and-running YouTube channel BlackOnyx77. She is also the creator of the much-loved LOC method for natural Black hair.
An Alikay Naturals best-seller with an organic, natural formula to deeply moisturize dry and damaged hair. Contains honey, sage, babassu oil, and extra virgin olive oil. Has the earthy scent of honey and sage.
Another Alikay Naturals best with rave reviews from users. A light, fluffy, non-flaking cream formulated specifically for kinky and curly hair that seems to remain dry no matter what.
Here are three recent articles in which we featured products from Alikay Naturals. Enjoy!
- How to Restore Your Natural Curl Pattern – 4 Great Tips
- 14 Top Detanglers to Add to Your Natural Hair Care Routine
- Transitioning Hair: 12 Must-Have Natural Hair Products
2. Pollynation Apothecary
This is the first of two up-and-coming Black-owned hair care brands suggested by CurlyNikki readers that we are featuring today!
Carli Abram faced multiple hair and health issues and proactively set out to solve them. She was driven by her desire to come up with natural, plant-based remedies and supported by her chemical engineering background. Encouraged by family and friends who loved her creations, she launched Pollynation Apothecary in 2016. She is now a certified community herbalist, using her knowledge to create the more than 20 signature products that Pollynation Apothecary’s fans love so much.
One of the brand’s three original products. Made with a blend carrier and essential oils infused with eight organic herbs to stimulate, nourish, and strengthen your roots.
Reduces frizzing while maximizing curl definition and providing lots of slip to aid detangling. Made with organic herbs and suitable for both fine and coarse hair.
- The Difference between Essential Oils and Carrier Oils – 4 Really Good Things to Know
- Why Black Hair Needs Hair Oil and 7 of the Best Ones to Use (with Product Examples!)
3. Glow by Daye
“Lazy natural” Ranay Daye loves the versatility of her natural hair. She founded Glow by Daye as a way to help herself and other naturals achieve optimal hair health with quality products. It is one of the Black-owned hair care brands that doesn’t focus on things you put IN your hair. It aims to assist with “protection and conditioning” of natural hair through its range of satin scarves, bonnets, and heat caps. Glow by Daye products help you meet your goals of length and moisture retention while prolonging your hairstyles.
A microwavable steam cap offered in eight different patterns – seven rich solid colors and this striped one. Contains flaxseed to help evenly distribute heat.
Extra-large, double-layered, adjustable, reversible, AND comes in 15 different designs. Provides soft edge protection and can be used for both oil treatments and deep conditioning.
- Should You Be Steaming Your Hair? Helpful Answers to 12 FAQs About Hair Steaming
- The Best Hair Steamers for Natural Hair – Top 10
4. CurLUXE Naturals
This is the second of two up-and-coming Black-owned hair care brands suggested by CurlyNikki readers that we are featuring today!
“Clean, sustainable, well-designed products made with mindful standards” is the assurance you get from CurLUXE Naturals. The brand was founded by Anikitia Abrams in 2014 after years of hearing how unruly and ugly her natural 4C hair was. Her aim and the aim of her emerging Black-owned hair care brand is “to change the image and experience for our women with kinky hair.” It’s on a mission to help anyone with4C hair embrace their natural hair as a “luxury asset.”
A soothing hair tea meant to hydrate, moisturize, and rejuvenate your hair. Created specifically for naturally kinky and dry hair to leave it softer and revitalized.
Can be used as a rinse-out or deep conditioner, as well as a leave-in cream. Helps with moisturizing, conditioning, and detangling kinky-curly 4C hair.
- How to Embrace Your Natural Hair: 26 Famous Quotes About Black Hair
- Black Tea Rinse for Natural Hair – How To and Top 4 Benefits
5. SUNDAY || SUNDAY
SUNDAY || SUNDAY offers high-performance products that can keep up with a sporty, active lifestyle to help you maintain healthy, beautiful natural hair. This Black-owned hair care brand was founded by Keenan Beasley who felt women with natural hair shouldn’t have to choose between great hair and a great workout when they can have both! The brand’s range of oils, serums, and sprays can tackle moisture loss while helping to rid your hair and scalp of greasy, sweaty buildup.
A post-workout spray formulated with micellar water and apple cider vinegar. Helps to remove sweat, buildup, and oils from your hair and scalp.
A lightweight formula made with green tea, argan oil, and tea tree oil for curly, coily, and wavy hair. Provides nutrients for scalp health while combating dryness and frizziness between workouts.
- Natural Hair and an Active Lifestyle Can Coexist – Here’s How!
- 10 Important Scalp Care Tips for Healthy Scalp and Hair
So, we have just three more articles to go in our series.
Have you seen all your favorites, yet? Let us know!!