Getting chocolates and flowers, or going out on dates to celebrate love in February usually gains our attention and affection. In the midst of all the love, our love for black owned haircare brands should remain strong. Black owned haircare brands should have our full attention and affection in celebration of Black History Month. These brands can take care of our natural hair all year, and now is the time to give extra love to black business owners by supporting their haircare products this February. Explore these 15 black owned haircare brands to learn how their products help your natural hair!
One Little Parrot
DeQunda Smith founded One Little Parrot. As a nurse, Dequnda helped a patient who was an ethnic woman with trichotillomania. This disorder causes individuals to pull their hair from dealing with depression and anxiety. Dequnda wanted to help her patient, so she created products that would decrease the urge to pull hair, and stimulate hair to grow back. The inspiration for her brand’s name came from parrots, who tug at their feathers when they are overstimulated or anxious. One Little Parrot supports healthy hair, and healthy minds.
Muhga Eltigani the CEO and founder of NaturAll Club, was frustrated with hair products that worked well, but left her hair feeling brittle and dry over time. She started to make her own hair products in her own dorm room in college. NaturAll Club’s products include safe and natural ingredients, and do not include any toxic ingredients. NaturAll Club is committed to fostering and uplifting a community, and creating products with integrity.
Rochelle Alikay Graham-Campbell, the founder and CEO of Alikay Naturals, created products in her own kitchen by using information on natural ingredients. Rochelle created products that served hair and skin. Alikay Naturals products do not include silicones, sulfates, parabens, alcohol, petroleum, or mineral oil. Products from this brand are sure to maintain moisture for skin and hair.
Marsha Coulton is the product developer and owner of Curl Junkie. Marsha was frustrated with the lack of availability for textured hair products, which led to her combining conditioners, oils, and butters for her natural curl pattern. As a licensed cosmetologist, her clients constantly wanted to buy her products, so she created her official brand Curl Junkie. Curl Junkie includes products for every hair type, and focuses on creating defined, healthy, and soft hair.
Nancy Twine, the founder and CEO of Briogeo, felt that natural hair products did not perform as promised. She decided to create Briogeo, which focuses on providing effective performance and results. Briogeo includes natural products that are free of synthetic color, silicones, DEA, phthalates, parabens, and sulfates. Briogeo’s products are packaged in recyclable bottles. This brand includes formulas that are gluten free, cruelty-free, and vegan.
Mahisha Dellinger is the CEO of CURLS. Mahisha wanted to develop products for an overlooked audience with curly hair. She used her chemistry background and worked with cosmetic experts to build CURLS, a brand that specializes in products with certified organic ingredients.
Cornell McBride, the CEO of Design Essentials wanted to create hair products that could be used in hair salons and in homes. Products by Design Essentials are sure to provide protein and vitamins for natural hair, to support manageability and movement.
The CEO and President of Gnatural, Roger Gore, started his brand after experiencing a receding hairline, thinning, and balding. He could not find any products to help his hair issues. He used his cosmetology background to create special hair products that would promote hair growth. After experiencing hair growth from his products, Gnatural was launched. Gnatural products are natural, consisting of oils and herbs.
Nickie Nougaisse founded Curls Dynasty. Nickie was let down by hair products and started creating her own mixtures from items from her kitchen. Curls Dynasty products are made with natural ingredients that strengthen, hydrate, and soften curls. Curls Dynasty products do not include fragrances, dyes, harsh chemicals, or preservatives.
Karen's Body Beautiful
Karen Tappin, the CEO and founder of Karen's Body Beautiful created products after learning about harmful ingredients in body and bath products. She then decided to make her own products using natural ingredients. Karen's Body Beautiful products are all natural, and do not include sulfates, phthalates, mineral oil, or parabens.
Koils by Nature
Pamela J. Booker, the CEO and founder of Koils by Nature created her own hair products after being disappointed by the lack of natural hair products in the beauty market. Koils by Nature products are affordable, cruelty free, vegan, and all natural.
Debra Small founded HPO after applying her own shea butter product to eczema flares. She wanted to serve the body and natural hair market by creating products that were needed, but unavailable. HPO includes cruelty free products, with clean and natural ingredients.
True by Made Beautiful
Dana Pointer, the owner of True by Made Beautiful, was inspired to create her own products after being unable to find products with natural ingredients for natural hair. True by Made Beautiful works for many different hair textures and types.
Richelieu Dennis is the mastermind behind the leading skin and hair brand SheaMoisture. He's built an empire that is cross-cultural and innovative, serving countless families for over 25 years. As an organic and natural brand, SheaMoisture is commited to providing safe ingredients in hair and skin products. SheaMoisture’s products do not include petroleum, formaldehyde, mineral oil, phthalates, sulfates, or parabens.
Monique Rodriguez, an experienced registered nurse, is the CEO and founder of Mielle Organics. Monique’s passion for health from the inside to the outside of the body inspired her in creating Mielle Organics, a natural line for every hair type. Mielle Organics products include natural ingredients including amino acids, herbs, and oils to name a few. These ingredients support not only healthy skin, hair, and nails, but also a healthy immune system.
In honor of Black History Month, give love and support to black owned haircare brands by trying out a new haircare brand for your natural hair. You’ll fall in love with these brands after trying them, and your hair will love them too. Out of these 15 brands, you’ll be sure to find a product that will enhance your natural haircare routine.
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