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

By May 6th, 2022No Comments

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

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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. Flawless by Gabrielle Union
  2. PuffCuff
  3. Mixed Chicks
  4. Uncle Funky’s Daughter
  5. Canvas Beauty Brand

1. Flawless by Gabrielle Union

Flawless by Gabrielle Union first launched in 2017. After a revamp of its offerings, Union relaunched the brand in 2020 in collaboration with Larry Sims, her longtime stylist. As one of the Black-owned hair care brands aiming to cater to all types of hair and hairstyles, Flawless has a lineup that consists of styling essentials as well as products for washday, hair growth, curl definition, and scalp care. Whether you are rocking braids, extensions, or wigs, it’s got your hair care needs covered, too!

Products Shoutout

The Best Black-Owned Hair Care Brands to Shop in 2022 - Flawless by Gabrielle Union - Scalp Soothing Tonic Hair Treatment

Flawless by Gabrielle Union Scalp Soothing Tonic Hair Treatment

Aloe vera extract, Brazilian bacuri butter, and lilac leaf extract lead the charge in this tonic for itchy, dry scalp. Also works to remove product buildup.

The Best Black-Owned Hair Care Brands to Shop in 2022 - Flawless by Gabrielle Union - Hydrating Co-Wash Cleansing Hair Conditioner

Flawless by Gabrielle Union Hydrating Co-Wash Cleansing Hair Conditioner

Features Brazilian bacuri butter and moringa oil to gently clean your hair and scalp while hydrating and conditioning your strands to aid detangling.

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2. PuffCuff

Ceata E. Lash admits she had “no idea how the hair growing out of my scalp would look” when she decided to do the big chop after having chemically-straightened hair since childhood. That decision led to her inventing the PuffCuff (launched in 2013 with her husband as her business partner). It comes in various sizes in both black and clear. And, this Black-owned hair care brand is growing!! There are also PuffCuff hair tools plus, in 2020, Lash launched Laaayed by PuffCuff – a line of natural hair styling products.

Products Shoutout

The Best Black-Owned Hair Care Brands to Shop in 2022 - PuffCuff - PuffCuff Hair Clamp

PuffCuff Hair Clamp for All Natural Hair Types

Black-owned hair care brands each have their signature product and this is it for PuffCuff – a unique curly hair accessory with a design patented by Lash. Also comes in packs with assorted sizes.

The Best Black-Owned Hair Care Brands to Shop in 2022 - LAAAYED® by PuffCuff - Silky Smooth Curl Defining Mousse

LAAAYED by PuffCuff Silky Smooth Curl Defining Mousse

Formulated with aloe vera juice, honey, and flaxseed to strengthen, condition, and moisturize your strands. Leaves hair with the fresh scent of cucumber.

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3. Mixed Chicks

Whatever name you use (multicultural woman or mixed chick) you know your hair is likely the most non-conforming type around! You also know that finding the right products for your hair can be a real hassle. Wendi Levy and Kim Etheredge knew ALL that! It’s why they created the Mixed Chicks – another of the thriving Black-owned hair care brands born out of hair necessity. What started with just products for their own hair now includes men’s haircare and kids’ haircare products, makeup, clothing, dolls, and more!

Products Shoutout 

The Best Black-Owned Hair Care Brands to Shop in 2022 - Mixed Chicks - Curl Defining & Frizz Eliminating Leave-In Conditioner

Mixed Chicks Curl Defining & Frizz Eliminating Leave-In Conditioner

Aids detangling by making unruly curls softer and more manageable. Formula includes jojoba oil and evening primrose oil, along with silk protein and silk amino acids.

The Best Black-Owned Hair Care Brands to Shop in 2022 - Mixed Chicks - Gentle Clarifying Shampoo

Mixed Chicks Gentle Clarifying Shampoo

Removes product buildup from scalp and strands, leaving hair shinier and healthier looking. Contains soy protein and panthenol (provitamin B5).

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4. Uncle Funky’s Daughter

Tonya Goff launched Uncle Funky’s Daughter back in 2009 when the natural hair movement was in its early stages. Back then, it was one of just a handful of Black-owned hair care brands that naturals could turn to, and one of those naturals was Renee Rhoten Morris who acquired the brand in 2014. Original favorites, like the Curly Magic Curl Stimulator gel, are still available and some discontinued products have been reintroduced. Plus, the brand is expanding with new and exciting additions.

Products Shoutout

The Best Black Owned Hair Care Brands to Shop in 2022 - Uncle Funky’s Daughter - Curly Magic Curl Stimulator

Uncle Funky’s Daughter Curly Magic Curl Stimulator

A frizz-fighting gel that defines curls and offers a firm hold. Made with aloe vera and horsetail, along with marshmallow root and nettle extracts.

The Best Black Owned Hair Care Brands to Shop in 2022 - Uncle Funky’s Daughter - Thirsty Curls Leave-in Curl Revitalizer

Uncle Funky’s Daughter Thirsty Curls Leave-in Curl Revitalizer

Made with coconut milk, nettle extract, and chamomile flower extract for dry curls, coils, and waves in need of major hydration and moisturizing.

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5. Canvas Beauty Brand

Late in the 2000s, Stormi Steele was a stressed-out college student studying art and at near rock bottom when she had a life-altering dream. Her dream encouraged her to give it all up and pursue hairstyling, instead. She enrolled in cosmetology school and apprenticed at a local salon before opening her own. Clients loved the hair growth serum she had developed in her own kitchen, encouraging her to enter the realm of Black-owned hair care brands, which she did in 2018 when she launched Canvas Beauty Brand.

Products Shoutout

 The Best Black Owned Hair Care Brands to Shop in 2022 - Canvas Beauty Brand - Canvas Hair Blossom Serum

Canvas Hair Blossom Serum

A bestseller from Canvas Beauty Brand. Formulated for hair growth and overall hair health with tea, capsicum, rosemary, and flax, among other ingredients.

The Best Black Owned Hair Care Brands to Shop in 2022 - Canvas Beauty Brand - Canvas Edge Bae

Canvas Edge Bae

An edge control for all types of hair and skin. Designed to moisturize your edges while you enjoy its long-lasting hold.

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We close out our series on Black-owned hair care brands next week. Find out which awesome brands make the final list of five! See you then!

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