Let's be real: none of us really look forward to wash day. I'll be the first to admit that I'm guilty of putting off my wash days from time to time. When you have textured hair, the process – from detangling to styling – can be tedious and time-consuming, to say the least. But to be fair, it's not all bad. Wash days provide us with a prime opportunity to introduce new products into our routine and see which of the latest creams, gels, and oils work best on our curls and coils.
With so many new haircare products and brands hitting the market every day, it can be a little hard to keep up with it all. But, you already know we've got you covered, sis. We've rounded up eight rising Black-owned haircare brands that you need to add to your must-try list ASAP. Whether you're looking for a clarifying shampoo or hair supplements to help grow your inches, you'll find what you're looking for and then some on this list.
1. Juices & Botanics
Juices & Botanics' founder Whitney Eaddy is known by her clients as the "ultimate afro-whisperer" because of her ability to grow her clients' hair to magical lengths. Eaddy's haircare brand aims to strengthen, grow, and hydrate your hair from root to ends through their innovative product collection–which includes everything from cleansers to growth supplements.
2. Alodia Hair Care
Alodia Hair Care is the brainchild of medical scientist and Trichology practitioner Dr. Isfahan Chambers-Harris. Chambers-Harris drew upon her own experiences with excessive hair damage to create her transformative hair system. The haircare brand takes a holistic approach to natural haircare, providing organic products and haircare kits that cater to your hair and scalp's needs.
3. Curls & Potions
Curls & Potions exists at the intersection of haircare and wellness. The brand taps ingredients that help with wellness like aloe and flaxseed to formulate their range of products. Curls & Potions has everything you need to take your wash day to the next level, from pomades to conditioners.
4. Ankh Haircare
Hairstylist Adachi Sanders isn't new to this; she's true to this. Sanders has over 11 years of experience under her belt and a celebrity client roster that includes Ava DuVernay and Skai Jackson. Sanders recently channeled her hair expertise into a new venture called Ankh Haircare, an all-natural line designed to help you achieve your healthiest hair.
5. Imania Beauty
Nia Imani yearned for simple haircare products that took a scalp-first approach. So, what did she do? She created them herself. Imania Beauty believes in promoting healthy hair practices, herbal healing, and democratizing cannabis in the beauty industry. The brand recently made its debut with their High Maintenance Elixir, a multi-purpose hair and scalp oil infused with broad-spectrum CBD, ayurvedic herbs, and silkening oils.
6. Meraki Hair Care
You know you're poppin' when you get a shout out in Oprah Magazine. The magazine's beauty director Brian Underwood showed Meraki Hair Care some much-deserved love in O's latest issue, shouting out their Quartz Conditioner as one of his favorites. The brand aims to provide an elevated botanical-based haircare experience and formulates its products with fair trade exotic botanicals, butters, and oils.
7. Sunday II Sunday
Sunday II Sunday was made for the active woman. When you're constantly on-the-go or frequently working out, sweat and buildup can accumulate on your scalp and cause moisture loss. Sunday II Sunday's products – like their ROOT REFRESH Micellar Rinse – make it easy to cleanse impurities from your hair after an active day quickly.
8. pHYRe Hair Co.
Botanical extracts and essential vitamins power pHYRe Hair Co.'s products. The brand places a special focus on treating traction alopecia, bald spots and thin edges. The line is made up of five core products–including its signature Day 7 Maximum Hair ReGrowth Oil ($19) – that enrich each of your curls and coils with intense moisture and hydration to promote growth.
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