Natural hair whether curly, wavy, or a tweeny-weeny ‘fro all need the right products to keep it healthy and moisturized in its unprocessed state. It’s a known fact that black hair product brands are not necessarily black-owned and for some naturals, that’s a deal-breaker. So we’ve rounded up the best natural hair products produced by black-owned companies.
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1. Alaffia Authentic African Black Soap
This African black soap can be used as a shampoo, body wash, facial cleanser and shaving soap. It’s sulfate free and suitable for all skin types.
Customer Review: “I use the lavender scent in the winter and the tea tree eucalyptus in supper in Hope’s of warding off mosquitos! I wash my face and body with this and sometimes my hair also! It’s my go to for traveling because I only need this and conditioner! I also love that it is fair trade and that they list the companies impact on the bottles and have enjoyed watching the numbers go up over the time I’ve used their products!”
2. Uncle Funky’s Daughter Thirsty Curls
This lightweight moisturizing mist was specially created for kinky, curly, and wavy textured hair. It contains rosemary and coconut water which helps add body and shine.
Customer Review: I have curly, high porosity bleached hair. It is SO HARD to find something that refreshes without causing frizz and actually hydrating my curls. This is, hands down, the best refresher I have ever used. EVER.
3. Canviiy ScalpBliss
ScalpBliss soothes dry itchy scalp and is safe enough for those with sensitive skin. Its organic-based formula is infused with aloe, lavender, witch hazel, honey, and peppermint oil.
Customer Review: “We are a family with natural hair. My wife and in both wear sister locs, my sister wears traditional locs. When I sit everyone down for a scalp massage we must have Canviiy in the mix. Canviiy is a treat. I am grateful to have found this product for myself and my family. I tell everyone about it.”
4. Mielle Pomegranate & Honey Shampoon & Conditioner
This shampoo and conditioner set cleanses and hydrates type 4 hair with the scent of pomegranate and honey.
Customer Review: “I love these healthy, natural products. Even my natural hair stylist approves. They leave my hair soft and the pumps on the bottles are perfect for when washing my hair in the shower.”
5. tgin Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer
If you struggle with dry hair, this may be the product for you. TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer also doubles as a setting cream and contains both vitamin E and cocoa butter.
Customer Review: “This stuff is the holy grail of moisturizers. The smell is lovely, not too strong or fruity or overpowering. This is the first moisturizer I’ve EVER used that keeps my hair supple and soft for days.”
6. Qhemet Biologics Amla & Olive Heavy Cream
If you have natural hair, you’ve got to try this vegan moisturizing cream. It’s silicone-free, mineral oil-free, and does not contain fragrance, dye, or parabens.
Customer Review: “This is one of the best conditioners I’ve ever used. It leaves my hair feeling soft, silky, and moisturized. It also has a very pleasant smell to it. I’ve recommended this product to all my friends and family.”
7. Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries Herbal Leave-In Hair Tonic
Juices and Berries is a moisturizing leave-in included with natural ingredients including lavender, chamomile, aloe, and organic flax seeds.
Customer Review: “The best product I have ever used on my hair. It got rid of my dandruff in less than a week and leaves my hair super soft and untangled. I’m a lifetime customer! And it supports a small black family business! I’m all for that!”
8. Camille Rose Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
This vitamin-enriched deep conditioning mask contains blue-green algae which is beneficial to the hair and scalp.
Customer Review: “Really love this product right about now. Awesome to use once a month especially on the ends of hair when growing out and NOT wanting to trim or cut. AWESOME!!!! Please, please do not change any parts of this ingredient. I hope this is around for thousands of generations.”
9. Alikay Naturals Moisturizer Rich Hair Parfait
Use this moisturizing hair parfait by Alikay Naturals to revive dry hair and reduce frizz. It defines and enhances natural curls and adds instant shine.
Customer Review: “I have low-porosity, 4b hair. I have tried every product out there for my type of hair. This product is my favorite, and I don’t think there will ever be anything to replace it with. I use it for my twists and when I let them out my hair is soft and moisturized.”
10. EDEN BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo
Relieve dandruff and reduce flakes with this clarifying shampoo by EDEN BodyWorks. It contains soothing peppermint tea which stimulates growth and aids in regulating your hair’s pH.
Customer Review: “I have 4c low porosity hair dandruff prone hair and this shampoo is great! It’s hard to find a shampoo that’s tough on dandruff but won’t dry out my hair but this shampoo actually leaves my hair soft and manageable. I don’t even have to use conditioner for my hair to be soft after washing. Love love love this product!”
11. Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal and Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo
Cleanse your hair with a hydrating charcoal shampoo designed to deliver nutrients to repair and strengthen hair.
Customer Review: “Totally amazing and beyond expectations. Chronic dry scalp for over a year, and with **one use**, crazy awesome results. My head feels fantastic and no more flaking. I’m going to buy a vat of this stuff and swim around in it! Really worth it.”
12. Pattern Leave In Conditioner
Nourish and define your curls with this leave-in conditioner by Tracee Ellis Ross. It contains neroli, rose, and patchouli and works great to seal in moisture.
Customer Review: “I am obsessed with this line. You will not have hair like Tracee Ellis Ross or her mother for that matter, but you with have clean beautiful hair that smells amazing. I am multi race and my hair has a slight wave air dried, but this product offers definition, shine and smoothness. Also, feels much healthier. Worth the price.”
13. Curls Cashmere & Caviar Collection
This hair system is a collection of products designed to add moisturize, shine, heat production, and increase manageability.
Customer Review: “Worth every luxury penny! My hair has been the softest and has super shine never before using this. Highly recommended for 4C hair. Be careful with the serum, other reviewers wasn’t lying about a LITTLE goes a loooong way.”
14. Honey Baby Honey Glaze Hair Balm
Honey Baby Honey Glaze Hair Balm is an enhancing moisturizing for thick and curly hair. It’s perfect for frizz control and conditions without wearing hair down.
Customer Review: “Product is perfect as a protectant! I work outside and the wind dries my hair out. This helps keep the moisture locked in.”
15. Shea Radiance Moisture Rich Hair Butter
This natural hair butter is a deep moisturizing for kinky and curly textures. It will give your hair manageability, shine, and softness.
Customer Review: “This hair butter rocks! It feels like butter in your hair too — at least, what I imagine butter in hair will feel like 🙂 — except this butter is good for you — It moisturizes, conditions, does not feel greasy/oily, leaves hair glossy and shiny for days, and don’t let the small jar fool you — a little goes a long way.”
16. OBIA Naturals Curl Enhancing Custard
This Curl Enhancing Custard by OBIA Naturals has deep moisturizing properties. Packed with argan oil, olive oil, and grape seed oil, it can also be used as a styling cream.
Customer Review: “Hands down my favorite custard. It’s a staple in my haircare routine! I use it for my wash and go’s. No flaking, little shrinkage, and really nice hold but not a crunchy hold!”
17. Naturalicious Divine Shine Moisture Lock & Frizz Fighter
The divine Shine Moisture Lock & Frizz Fighter is a mist that adds moisture and shine to tight coils and kinks. Eliminate frizz with this safflower and olive oil spray that is free of mineral oil, parabens, sulfates, and gluten.
Customer Review: “This oil not only smells delicious but it gives that high shine that other oils don’t achieve! I do my big chop in 2 days but I have been using it anyway and I can’t wait to see the results once I cut it!”
18. Kinky Curly Curl Custard Gel
Kinky Curly Custard activates and enhances waves and curls. This styling gel provides hold and reduces frizz.
Customer Review: “I’ve been following the curly girl method, and this gel is amazing for it! I have dry hair, and this gel does not at all dry out my hair or make it feel heavy. Once it dries, it’s very easy to scrunch out and doesn’t leave anything behind. I use a lot to get a cast on my hair, and there’s never any flakes or anything from it. It leaves my hair feeling very light and manageable and still holds up. I absolutely love this gel!”
19. Koils By Nature Nourishing Hair & Body Butter
Heal your hair and skin with this petroleum free and phthalate free product from Koils By Nature.
Customer Review: “Works really well for natural hair. It’s not greasy or oily. Good for hair and skin. I use it for my daughter’s hair and her twists and braids retain moisture longer and are so soft. It also has a nice light scent.”
20. Bronner Brothers Jamaican Black Castor Oil
This Jamaican black castor oil by Bronner Brothers seals in moisturize and promotes healthy hair growth. It’s also safe to use on the skin.
Customer Review: “Makes my hair soft. Omg. I have been using it for the past 3 days and my hair is sooo manageable and not dry. Fantastic buy.”
21. Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream
Tame your curls, moisturize and eliminate frizz with Taliah Waajid’s Curly Curl Cream. This product is silicone and paraben-free and leaves no build-up.
Customer Review: “Works well on 4C tightly coiled hair. I love the feel of this product. Holds and defines with being sticky!”
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Erika Marie is a fashion and beauty writer as well as a hardcore vintage clothing enthusiast. In her free time, she can be found thrifting for hidden gems to add to her collection.