The gamut of hair care brands has never been small, but what hasn’t always been available is a healthy range of collections made specifically for textured hair. Take it from someone who didn’t learn how to embrace her curls until college; although those beauty supply staples we grew up with are clutch, not all of them are ideal. Thankfully, the last 10 years have brought black-owned brands for textured hair to the forefront.
It’s been a renaissance of sorts for black-owned businesses, with a large majority of them concentrated in the beauty industry. And if you’re a black girl or someone with textured hair, you know there’s nothing more comforting than knowing your products were created by someone who has the same coils and kinks as you.
The top-rated brands of today have not only been created by women of color; they’re also made with ingredients you can pronounce and trust, such as herbs, minerals and amino acids. Plus, many are available at retailers you hit up all the time, including Sephora and Target. Get ready for the healthiest, softest, most manageable curls ever with these black-owned brands’ stellar hair products. Shop some of our favorites, below. No matter your curl pattern, you can’t go wrong with any of these.
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Jane Carter Solution
Veteran hairstylist Jane Carter created this essential oils-infused line after suffering an allergic reaction to traditional beauty products. Her line was designed with all hair types in mind.
Registered nurse Monique Rodriguez used her background in science to create this line of healthy products, infused with various herbs, minerals and amino acids.
Jamyla Bennu’s brand utilizes food ingredients for products that nourish and heal damaged hair. In fact, the word “Oyin” translates to “honey” in Yoruba.
For more than 20 years, Taliah Waajid has used her expert knowledge in natural hair to create products for curly, coily hair.
Uncle Funky’s Daughter
This chemical and “junk-free” line of curly hair products is made with renewable plant sources, as well as coconut, aloe and olive as their core base ingredients.
“Yum” is the first word that comes to mind when we think of Janell Stephens’ line of food-inspired hair products.
This burgeoning, popular brand was created by Howard University Hannah Diop, who believes “hair care is the new skin care.”
The creator of this line, Chris-Tia Donaldson, also wrote a natural hair care guide that goes by the same name (“Thank God I’m Natural”).
This all-natural brand, created by Felis Butler, is free of all the “nasties;” parabens, sulfates and mineral oil, to name a few. It’s also available in Sephora!
Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture
We’re so happy the family of hair care pioneer, Madam C.J. Walker, resurrected this textured hair line in Sephora stores.
Celeb stylist Dickey, whose clients have included Michelle Obama and Solange, is the expert behind this trusted hair care brand.
Girl + Hair
If you’re rocking a protective style like braids or even a wig, these products, created by Dr. Camille Verovic, are what you need to keep your scalp and roots in check.
You’ve probably seen this line of vibrantly packaged, curly girl-approved products in the Target aisle. Created by sisters Miko and Titi Branch in 2004, the brand has since become a staple in the natural hair community.