15 Black-Owned Brands Curly Girls Can Trust

by Nikki Brown
Nov 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET

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 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. Shop them ahead.


Originally posted on StyleCaster

1 /15: Jane Carter Solution Moisture Mist

1/15 :Jane Carter Solution Moisture Mist

Veteran hairstylist Jane Carter created this essential oil-infused line after suffering an allergic reaction to traditional beauty products. Her line was designed with all hair types in mind.

Moisture Mist, $15 at Jane Carter Solution

2 /15: Mielle Pomegranate & Honey Leave-In Conditioner

2/15 :Mielle Pomegranate & Honey Leave-In Conditioner

Registered nurse Monique Rodriguez used her background in science to create this line of healthy products infused with various herbs, minerals and amino acids.

Pomegranate & Honey Leave-In Conditioner, $12.99 at Mielle Organics


3 /15: Oyin Hair Dew Daily Hair Quenching Lotion

3/15 :Oyin Hair Dew Daily Hair Quenching Lotion

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.

Hair Dew Daily Hair Quenching Lotion, $13.99 at Oyin Handmade

4 /15: Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream

4/15 :Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream

For over 20 years, Taliah Waajid has used her expert knowledge of natural hair to create products for curly, coily hair.

Curly Curl Cream, $7.59 at Target

5 /15: Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic

5/15 :Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic

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.

Curly Magic, $25 at Uncle Funky's Daughter

6 /15: Camille Rose Naturals Ajani Growth & Shine Balm

6/15 :Camille Rose Naturals Ajani Growth & Shine Balm

"Yum" is the first word that comes to mind when we think of Janell Stephens' line of food-inspired hair products.

Ajani Growth & Shine Balm, $12 at Camille Rose Naturals

7 /15: Sienna Naturals H.A.P.I Shampoo

7/15 :Sienna Naturals H.A.P.I Shampoo

This burgeoning popular brand was created by Howard University's Hannah Diop, who believes "hair care is the new skin care."

H.A.P.I Shampoo, $20 at Sienna Naturals

8 /15: TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer

8/15 :TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer

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).

Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer, $14.99 at TGIN

9 /15: Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee

9/15 :Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee

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 at Sephora.

Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee, $22 at Qhemet Biologic

10 /15: Madame C.J. Walker Silkening Blow Out Crème

10/15 :Madame C.J. Walker Silkening Blow Out Crème

We're so happy the family of hair care pioneer Madam C.J. Walker resurrected this textured hair line in Sephora stores.

Silkening Blow Out Crème, $26 at Sephora

11 /15: Kinky-Curly Come Clean Shampoo

11/15 :Kinky-Curly Come Clean Shampoo

Since 2003, founder Shelley Davis has expanded her line of healthy hair products to include everything from smoothing lotion to curling custard.

Come Clean Shampoo, $12 at Kinky-Curly

12 /15: Hair Rules Quench Ultra Rich Conditioner

12/15 :Hair Rules Quench Ultra Rich Conditioner

Celeb stylist Anthony Dickey, whose clients have included Michelle Obama and Solange, is the expert behind this trusted hair care brand.

Quench Ultra Rich Conditioner, $29.99 at Hair Rules

13 /15: Girl + Hair Clarifying Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

13/15 :Girl + Hair Clarifying Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

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.

Clarifying Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse, $17 at Girl + Hair

14 /15: Curls Blissful Lengths Liquid Hair Growth Vitamin

14/15 :Curls Blissful Lengths Liquid Hair Growth Vitamin

Mahisha Dellinger's line for adults and kids includes a slew of chemical-free products you don't have to worry will harm your hair or body.

Blissful Lengths Liquid Hair Growth Vitamin, $25 at Curls

15 /15: Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls

15/15 :Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls

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.

Pillow Soft Curls, $22 at Miss Jessie's