The 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. Eden BodyWorks
At age 11, Jasmine Lawrence suffered a hair-damaging chemical burn. She learned there weren’t many natural products to help nurture her hair back to health. Undaunted, she began creating the solutions she needed in her kitchen. It grew into a passion that bloomed with the launch of her own company, Eden BodyWorks, in 2004 when Lawrence was just 13 years old! Today, Eden BodyWorks is among the best-known Black-owned hair care brands. Lawrence now also pursues a career in technology in the robotics industry.
A vegan-friendly deep conditioner that’s a part of Eden BodyWorks’ Coconut Shea collection that also includes an edge control gel, cleansing cowash, leave-in conditioner, and moisturizing shampoo.
Treats itching and irritation due to dry scalp and dandruff. Works with the Peppermint Tea Tree conditioner to help balance hair pH.
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2. Tropic Isle Living
Lois Reid-Hines and the late Michael Anthony Hines founded Tropic Isle (later Tropic Isle Living) in 1992. Both had experience working closely with a traditional herbalist and poured their knowledge and desire to create “multi-purpose natural products” into their fledgling company. Jamaican black castor oil was their first product, a name that was coined by Michael, and an ingredient that is now widely used among Black-owned hair care brands. The company has grown to fulfill its mission to “celebrate tradition and natural ingredients”
A blend of Jamaican black castor oil, extra virgin coconut oil, pimento oil, lavender oil, and more. Use as a hot oil treatment, pre-poo, or scalp massage oil.
A hair sealant and moisturizer made with Jamaican black castor oil, rosemary, coconut oil, olive oil, aloe vera, and shea butter. Adds moisture and shine while preventing split ends.
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Bevel is one of the top Black-owned hair care brands with a primary focus on creating skincare and hair care products for men with textured hair. Bevel’s parent company, Walker and Company, was founded by Tristan Walker in 2013. He suffered from constant razor bumps caused by the traditional razors he used and decided to create his very own solution. While the Bevel Shaving Kit and Bevel Trimmer are its signature product, the brand has also launched several hair, skin, and body products.
A sulfate-free, silicone-free, luxury shampoo designed to gently cleanse and hydrate textured hair. Made with coconut oil and shea butter to help detangle coarse, curly hair.
Increases moisture retention and softens beards to help prevent breakage. Formulated with coconut oil, aloe vera, and shea butter.
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4. Yummy Extensions
A wife and a mother to four girls, Yummie O walked away from a career as an IT consultant to start her own company, Yummy Extensions. That was back in 2013 and since then, the brand has been making quite a name for itself in the wigs and extensions niche of Black-owned hair care brands. It “ONLY offers virgin hair with cuticle layers facing the same direction from root to tip,” guaranteeing its customers receive products of the highest quality.
100% raw and unprocessed human hair bundle sourced from Laos in Southeast Asia. Comes in a soft wave pattern in either natural black or dark brown.
Resembles Type 4 hair and can be worn curly, wavy, or bone straight. Features silicone-tipped metal clips for easy and secure placement.
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5. Kim Kimble
Celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble is a third-generation hairstylist who got her start in her mother’s salon as the “shampoo girl.” She graduated from beauty school and opened her first salon, Phaze II in Los Angeles in 1995. Her big break came as a hairstylist for the 1997 Halle Berry film B.A.P.S. Beyoncé, Zendaya, Shakira, and Mary J. Blige are among her other celebrity clients. Kim Kimble’s eponymous brand features hair care products, wigs, extensions, and hair styling tools. Kimble
An ultra-light mousse that helps to define curls and fight frizz. Made with argan oil for hydration, smoothness and shine, and wheat protein to condition and repair hair.
Contains meadowfoam seed oil in a formula that smooths hair while adding volume and shine. Helps to prevent damage from heat styling tools.
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Are any of today’s Black-owned hair care brands among your personal favorites? Let us know!