Beauty has always been an intricate part in the black community. From spending hours at the hair salon catching up on the latest news, fellowshipping with our stylists, getting advice and supporting the vendors that would come in and out and everything in between. In recent years, there has been a boom in black owned businesses especially those in the beauty community and we are here to show our love to these amazing companies. If you’ve been looking for a black owned hair brand to support this is the list for you! If your company, or favorite company didn’t make the list drop down in the comments and let us know the name!
Here are 30 Black Owned HAIR Brands to Support today!
Why of course we are heading the list! Chris-Tia Donaldson is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Thank God It’s Natural (tgin), a manufacturer of natural hair and skin care products, currently sold in Walmart, Target, Whole Foods, Sally’s Beauty, and Walgreen’s. In her role, she oversees all aspects of day-to-day operations, sales, and strategic partnerships. At tgin, our core values are the foundation of the work we do each and every day. They shape our culture, underlie our decisions and guide our relationships with our partners, team members, and the communities we serve. They are what we wake up in the morning believing in, and what carry us through our days. Simply put, our values inspire us to do our best everyday as we work to achieve our mission.
Quality ingredients is at the core of who Alikay Naturals™ is as a beauty & lifestyle brand. From the very beginning we made a promise to our customers not to compromise the quality of our award-winning products. Standing by our company’s promise of beauty without compromise; we always source our carefully curated, high quality ingredients responsibly. An approach that begins with our brand advocating for fair trade followed by an intricate process of product formulation and ingredient testing. Manufactured at our Fort Myers, Florida facility, each product is made with love.
This is a carefully crafted line of quality, scientifically proven, hair care products made with natural ingredients that cater to the essential needs of your hair and more importantly, your scalp, to encourage and induce the growth of healthier, more beautiful tresses. Our founder, Dr. Isfahan Chambers-Harris is committed to educating women on holistic health approaches to natural hair care. As a woman of color, mother, Medical scientist, and Trichology practitioner, Dr. Isfahan understands first-hand the misperceptions and misinformation that exists around textured hair. Alodia Hair Care was created with the primary goal of educating and empowering women around the globe.
Award-winning hairstylist, owner and artistic director of the Hair Lounge salon, founder of the Charlotte Mensah Manketti Oil products. An inspiration to stylists, business owners and women worldwide. She’s achieved all this and more through hard work unwavering self-belief and it also helps that she’s such a genuine, down-to-earth person. At her salon, Hair Lounge, situated on London’s famously eclectic Portobello Road. Charlotte welcomes a constant tide of devoted clients, from the world of business, music and TV to people who’ve walked through the door so many times they feel like old friends.
CURLS was founded by Mahisha Dellinger, a former Marketing Manager at a Fortune 500 Company. Disenchanted with the lack of natural hair products with quality ingredients and dependability, Mahisha sought to create a new brand that resonates with women like her. Our CEO collaborated with leading cosmetic and wellness experts to develop CURLS. Our CEO’s desire was to create a remarkable, high quality, natural hair care line for an overlooked audience. The extensive chemistry background from her team of expert formulators and the niche of catering to natural hair women proved to be a winning combination that continues its trajectory today.
Chimere Faulk, originally became known as the The Natural Hair Lady for her skills as a natural hair stylist and loctician in the Atlanta area. She taught people to love their natural beauty, traveled across the country to service clients, and trained fellow hair stylists, infusing them with her passion for locs and loose natural hair. Although she suggested the best natural hair products on the shelves at that time, her clients with locs would continuously be disappointed by the results. Those products created buildup. The beauty industry was bursting with new natural products—none of which were designed specifically for locs. Even if they were marketed for locs, they just did not work; buildup consistently was created within locs. Unlike loose natural hair, locs/dredlocks try to “hold on to product.” With loose hair, product can be washed out easily. One day she had enough and decided to use her knowledge of hair to do solve this problem. During the year of 2013 and 2014, she researched and developed Dr Locs while servicing her clients. In January 2015, she officially opened drlocs.com.
As the old adage goes, “necessity is the mother of invention/when there’s a will there’s a way.” This exact sentiment is what drove Jasmine Lawrence to launch EDEN BodyWorks back in 2004. After facing her first beauty challenge — a hair-damaging chemical burn — at age 11, Lawrence was shocked to learn about the lack of natural products that could help nurture and restore her hair. So, in true entrepreneurial fashion, she took to her kitchen and began concocting her own remedies. For over a decade, coming up with straightforward solutions aimed at common, everyday beauty concerns has been EDEN’s promise to you. Inspired by nature, we offer quality products that treat and maintain the hair and body’s original design. Each of our collections combine the transformative power of benefit-rich ingredients known to deliver the best results. So no matter what you’re facing — whether it be tricky split ends or dry, dull skin — we’ve got you covered at an unbeatable price!
My name is Camille. I’m the founder of GirlandHair. As a former marketing professional turned doctor, I sought out to find healthy products to care for my natural hair after my “big chop”. Because of my busy life style, protective styling has always been a great solution. Depending on the season or work schedule ahead, I would choose a preferred protective style, such as hair extensions, crochet braids, wigs, braids, or weaves. However, I soon realized there was simply no natural hair care product specifically created to maintain and grow my natural hair while it was put away in a braided protective style. The different natural hair care products on the market simply did not meet the challenge of utility and convenience. For years, I was wearing protective styles but I always found it difficult to properly cleanse and moisturize my natural hair while wearing hair extensions, resulting in dry and brittle hair and experiencing extensive breakage. Furthermore, I understood that maintaining my natural hair should be easy and more convenient. In fact, “wash day” should never take all day. Based on my personal frustration and armed with my medical knowledge and desire to find the best ingredients for optimal hair health, the idea of a product line to maintain natural hair underneath hair extensions was born.
Hair Rules history began with our founder, Dickey (Anthony Dickey), and his experience as the Texture Guru. After decades in the beauty industry, he started Hair Rules Salon NY, the first texture laboratory, and by doing so started a texture movement. We believe All textures are uniquely beautiful and should be celebrated. We believe this at our very core. We believe all hair should be free. Our team is here to inspire, celebrate, empower, and embrace all textures. Our team is here for you.
Kim Kimble has earned a reputation for innovative styling and quality hair care since she opened her first salon in 1995.Her impressive roster of celebrity clientele proves she is at the top of her game. Kimble’s work has been seen on the big screen, television and on countless covers of magazines for years and she shows no signs of slowing down. She has spent five seasons starring in WeTv’s hit reality series, L.A. Hair and earned international acclaim for her work on Beyonce’s groundbreaking project, Lemonade. As one of the most sought-after stylists in the game, she stays busy serving her celebrity clients while managing her salons and continuing to roll out quality hair care products, tools and accessories to the masses. Now, you can get your hands on Kim’s styling secret weapons from the comfort of your own home with Kim Kimble Beauty® and Kim Kimble Professional Products™ available here.
We do this by calling on our scientific expertise and clinical experience. We do this by knowing the unique needs and preferences of our customers. We do this by delivering products that actually work and are accessible and enjoyable to smell, feel, and use all year long. In her career as a Board-Certified Dermatologist, Shari helps people with many different types of skin conditions, including diseases of the scalp and hair. She realized that scalp irritation is a major gateway issue leading to hair loss. Her patients with textured kinky and curly hair had the most difficulty finding relief from their scalp conditions and often objected to how their hair looked and felt with prescription shampoos and topical therapies. She saw the embarrassment and emotional stress that this caused, so she created a solution. A solution to help people live so healthily, confidently, and beautifully.
Founded in 2013 by Mary-Andree Ardouin-Guerrier, during her transition to a more holistic and healthier lifestyle. The journey began once her son had been diagnosed with a multitude of food allergies, she had just lost one of her close aunts to an aggressive form of ovarian cancer, and at the time her maternal grandmother was battling countless chronic health diseases.After relinquishing her use of toxic chemical hair straighteners, she chopped off all her hair to grow it out and embrace her natural hair texture. She started researching holistic ingredients that were used across the globe for hair growth and healthy hair management. She also wanted to incorporate spices because of what she learned about them through her West Indian heritage. After coming up with the right unique blend, the hair oil was born. Around the same time, she got accepted a graduate program at Columbia University in health education. Now as she nears the final stages of her dissertation, she has decided to revive the oil to be better than it has ever been. Giving birth to our Revitalizing Organic Hair Oil.
My name’s Whitney, otherwise known as Naptural85 on Youtube! I’m a Graphic Designer, Vlogger, Blogger, and Natural Hair Enthusiast! I’m also a proud mother of two great kids Olivia, and Theo and one kitty named Bella! #meow. I started my Youtube Channel on August 8, 2009 and never intended on making more than one video! I’m not sure why I chose the name “Naptural85″… I suppose it was funny at the time and since I wasn’t intending on making more than one video, it didn’t really matter… well, lesson learned, because now I’m stuck with it, lol! My very first upload was of my “Natural Hair Journey” (my transition from relaxed to natural hair) and was only meant to be a ‘thank you’ to those on Youtube who had inspired me to take the leap. But I was soon finding that people were inspired by my own story and was encouraged to upload more.Around that time on Youtube, there weren’t many 4a, curly-haired women sharing their stories of what worked for their hair and what didn’t, so I wanted to make sure I shared as much as possible in hopes of being able to help someone else with my type of hair. I found myself in the bathroom thinking, “Hey, this could help someone!” and quickly grabbing the camera to record.I was addicted! Every time someone commented on a video letting me know that it had helped them, it just fueled my fire to keep going; it just felt good to help!So, here I am years later, still sharing my journey, and couldn’t be more happy with my decision to go natural! I’ve branched out and started making lifestyle videos as well! You can catch them on my second and third channels DearNaptural85 and the self titled Whitney White channel!Anyway, thanks again for stopping by my site! I hope you enjoy what you see!
Since inception, Mielle Organics’ products have taken the hair care market by storm. After mere months, Mielle Organics was widely recognized for its results-driven products and excellent customer service. Mielle Organics launched in 2014 with the creation of the first Mielle Organics product, the Advanced Hair Formula, a unique proprietary blend of herbs, amino acids and minerals to support healthy hair, skin and nails, and immune system. After popular demand, Mielle Organics began producing products customers demanded with the introduction of the the Mint Almond Oil, acclaimed for its scalp sensation and root stimulation that aid in hair growth and provide illustrious shine. Mielle Organics is armed with an array of products including best sellers: Babassu Oil and Mint Deep Conditioning Protein/Moisture Replenisher, Detangling Co-Wash, Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk, Adult Healthy Hair Formula and the White Peony Leave In Conditioner, just to name a few. With a heavy emphasis on incorporating organic ingredients being its “root to results,” Mielle Organics continues to create a line of natural beauty products for all hair types.
NaturAll Club seeks to create products with integrity, while fostering and uplifting our community. We commit ourselves to the highest standard in both performance and ingredients – only using natural, safe, nontoxic ingredients to make products that nourish the hair and body.We also nurture a collective of kinky and curly haired women across the world by offering helpful, informative posts on natural haircare, hosting community meet-ups for encouragement and growth, and fostering online communities where our members can learn from and support one another. NaturAll Club is changing the narrative and setting a new standard. The idea that you need to compromise results for ingredients, or safety for performance, is a lie. We are on the cutting edge of science and product formulation to achieve what no other hair brand has done before, because you and I don’t deserve to compromise anymore.
In the world of natural hair and controversial labels, both women AND men deserve products with ingredients they can actually trust. To put it simply take a sigh of relief in knowing that wash and twist days will go a lot smoother. Whether locs are short, long, curled or coiffed; there’s a little something for everyone looking to keep their crown of glory refreshed and on point! Thank you for going on this journey with me.
We will meet your hair where it is & empower your curl pattern.We will give you access to your best curls in your own bathroom (or someone else’s).We promise to nourish your hair with affordable and effective products & cherish your health with safe ingredients. We promise to help keep your hair healthy & hydrated, juicy & joyful.
Royalty Curls is a natural hair care line that has high quality ingredients in all of its products. We strive to bring the curly community paraben free, silicone & sulfate free hair care products. We are different then other hair care brands because we offer bundled deals with hair tools so you can experience Royalty Curls products while feeling like Royalty at the same time. Try our bundled products like the Hair Growth Bundle with our Royalty Oil & Scalp Massager, or our Pre-Poo Bundle, with our shampoo comb. We have more to come, like our deep conditioning bundle. Royalty Curls has so much to bring to the natural hair community and we can’t wait for you to experience it with us. We started with our Hair Growth Oil and are now expanding with our full collections. To stay updated when new products launch , make sure to sign up to our email list and get 10% off your order.
The history of Rucker Roots runs deep as it stems from theRucker family name and several people in the family whohave contributed to the thought behind the brand. Fromtheir paternal grandfather’s garden in South Carolina, to theirpaternal grandmother who was a hair model in Atlanta, GAduring the 1930’s, the founders of the brand have had manyinfluences throughout their lives that led to them creating abrand that embraces healthy hair and styling options.Dating back to the early 1980s, the Rucker sister’s mother usedvegetables from the family garden along with oils, mayonnaise,eggs, and avocados to mix up kitchen concoctions to includein their hair regimen. This helped the sisters develop anappreciation for natural hair care products, the value of familyand importance of their heritage and strong roots. Later in life when the owners Ellen and Ione became mothers, they desiredfor their daughters to love and appreciate their natural hair andhave the products available to keep their hair healthy. These events lead to them creating Rucker Roots.The brand was first introduced in 2015 on the sister’s reality TVshow Love Thy Sister on WeTV.
I made SKIMDO so that I could keep the ringlety, voluminous complexity of my natural hair, but also have the swish, the shine, the effortlessness I always admired in straight hair.It’s a cream I work through my wet curls (here’s how) that holds them in flexible, soft suspension. It’s weight, but without weight. Gleam without stickiness. Control without residue. I choose how big and how long I go. The revolutionary part:It’s the first and only product in the world to do all of this for up to SEVEN DAYS without any of the nasty stuff I don’t want in my hair, skin and lungs. No parabens, no formaldehyde, no sulphates, no trendy ‘buzz’ ingredients. After years of working up to eight products through my hair every morning, and carrying half a drugstore with me everywhere I went, I will never get bored of the feeling of waking up – day after day after day – with the most amazing hair. It smells d i v i n e. Fresh, clean, deodorised and endlessly sniffable. Between treatments, I use a little as a dry conditioner to refresh my hair. Post party, post work-out etc. OH and the pack looks beautiful. When creating the branding, I’d always wanted something discreet and minimal on my dressing table – something ergonomic and timeless. So if you have hair that’s dry, overwhelming, processed or color-treated, with curls that won’t work as a team, I think you’ll love SKIMDO.
“Only the good stuff to make your hair and body swoon in self-loving bliss!” That’s the philosophy behind Soultanicals, a toxin-free, Vegan Hair/Body Care company created by Ayo Ogun, a Mom of 6. “The tearful hair-detangling sessions I had with my daughter—and my heightened sense of responsibility for finding a solution—became the inspiration for my products,” Ogun says. Motivated to produce high quality & effective products to give natural hair a “fresh from the earth” healthy feeling – everyday, Ayo decided to work with Mother Nature and change the way consumers think about all-natural beauty care! With a complete line of invigorating cleansers, radiant moisturizers, strand-revitalizing conditioners, and more “yummy smelling” hair and body care goodies, Soultanicals addresses the specific challenges of multi-textured hair care.
SUNDAY II SUNDAY is specifically designed for active women. Life is an adventure, and we believe you shouldn’t have to compromise for your hair. Our products are made with active ingredients designed to restore moisture loss due to sweat, buildup and the environmental damage that takes place in between washes.
Taliah Waajid began her Natural Hair care start up business at the age of 14. She has always been at the core of the natural hair movement and has inspired many others to follow in her footsteps. Taliah Waajid was the first to offer a complete line of natural, chemical-free hair care products. The products were formulated for consumers that chose not to use chemicals on their hair. The Taliah Waajid Brand now offers 4 collections of healthy hair product lines that range from Natural Hair Care, Curly Hair Care, Protective Styling and Children’s Hair Care. In 2018, she launched her men’s line, Uncle Jimmy Products, which is named after her favorite uncle. T he line consist of natural products for total grooming for all men.The Uncle Jimmy Brand includes products for hair, beard and body care. Taliah Waajid is also the founder and presenter of the Taliah Waajid Natural Hair & Healthy Lifestyle Event which is now in it’s 23rd year. The event brings in over 30 thousand attendees over the two day weekend. It is the first, the largest and the best event that celebrates natural beauty and healthy living. The show weekend also offers music, entertainment, over 300 vendors, over 35 consumer hair, business, DIY, fitness and health workshops and more. Taliah is dedicated, hard working and passionate about being a positive inspiration to the next generation. Her business is mostly family operated. Her family members and her staff both play a huge part in the success of her business. She knows that it takes a team. No one is successful on their own. In 2019 Taliah invested in a local female start up business and has grown that business over 200%. Taliah is passionate about family and community. She believes that given the right opportunity and tools, anyone that really wants to succeed, will succeed. Taliah is a strong believer in open communication about mental health issues in our community. She is excited about working with Grady Hospital on their new Mental Health Pavillion. I’m thankful for everyday that I awake and have the opportunity to make a positive difference in my life and in others.
My name is Susan Edwards and I founded Uhai with my husband Varsay Sirleaf. I am a Chicago south sider by origin, but have had the opportunity to live on the African continent – in both Kenya and Liberia – for eight years. I gained a second home there and what I miss the most is the women in my husband’s family. The way my aunties can command a room upon entering is unparalleled – their confidence and self worth have not been defined by western standards like my own. Uhai is my love letter to the continent and these women. As a former chemical engineer, I love developing products that showcase the powerful botanics sourced from the continent. But most importantly, I want our products to give you the confidence to walk AND live unabashedly like my aunties.
Our Vision: We will support women, men and children in their quest to confidently showcase their beauty…NATURALLY. We will provide a system of high quality, affordable beauty solutions globally that address the needs of the diverse world, while helping to protect the earth’s valuable resources. Our community will be uplifted through charitable initiatives, and we will inspire our team members to bring their best selves each day.
Uniqurl was developed by Registered Nurse, Alexis Stanley who suffered from a hair journey set back in 2016 that left her Mid-back length hair damaged and breaking. While using products that weren’t giving her hair what it needed in this newly fragile state, she decided to start making products in her kitchen. Alexis was no stranger to the healthy hair care world as her journey began on the online forums in 2005 before the natural hair movement started! There she took pride in helping women achieve their hair goals without asking for anything in return! By 2017 she had begun experimenting with hundreds of ingredients that provide key things that her type 4 hair needed at that time. It wasn’t long before Alexis started using her products on her two daughters and began sharing her recipes with her followers on Instagram while giving them free healthy hair advice! Her followers wanted more of what she was offering so Alexis decided to package her formula and put a label on it! Uniqurl was birthed out of self-less love and a desire to genuinely help others. Our formulas are clean and free of harmful ingredients. We have sourced the best ingredients for naturally kinky hair and will continue to provide our customers with only the best!
Internationally-acclaimed celebrity hairstylist and founder of the VERNON FRANÇOIS® Collection, Vernon François, has brought his creativity from his home town of Huddersfield in Northern England to the global stage. He champions the incredible versatility of textured hair and his prestige brand of hair care and styling products is for ALL hair types. Vernon’s mission is to connect with all generations showing them the strength and versatility of their hair’s true texture – with the right tools and knowledge for every step of the hair journey no matter the culture.
Real beauty is an energy that you put out into the world, the way that you treat yourself can have a directly positive or negative impact on how you view and interact with the world. This is why it’s important to treat yourself with kindness and repeat and affirm messages of love to yourself. When we take time for ourselves, we are feeding positivity into our consciousness that tells us we are worth effort, energy and love. We are taking time to replenish reserves that can easily be depleted through everyday challenges. Simple realisations like this can be profoundly energising bringing about a sense of wellness, uplift and balance. It’s ok to take down time, be creative and indulge ourselves in the things that we love. You are your most beautiful self when you are happy and comfortable with who you are.
When, in 1996, a young man from Togo, West Africa, met a young woman from rural Washington State. Inspired by a shared calling to do right by the world, Alaffia, a social enterprise, was born. Founded in 2003, Alaffia continues to redefine the natural products industry through its values of Beauty, Equality and Empowerment, fair trade, and safe, efficacious hair, face and body care.
A bit about the company: Bask & Bloom Essentials was founded by Candera Thompson, born and raised on the beautiful island of Abaco, Bahamas. Candera took her island remedies and love for herbal tea and used them to create a line of natural beauty products for hair and skin. She was inspired after suffering from severe postpartum shedding, dryness & breakage. Our products focus on intense moisture with protection from hair breakage, and gentle skin care routine for all types. We do not use any synthetic fragrances and our products are free from parabens, sulfates, petrolatum, formaldehyde and mineral oil.
We strongly believe that women and men should be #NaturallyEmpowered to do more, and be more.