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 hair 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 hair 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 is a black-owned hair brand founded by Whitney Eaddy who 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. The black-owned hair brand Curls & Potions has everything you need to take your wash day to the next level, from pomades to conditioners.
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.
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 black-owned hair 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
Black-owned hair brand 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.
Are you a member of our insiders squad? Join us in the xoTribe Members Community today!
Featured image by Shutterstock
- Kehlani Used This Black-Owned Beauty Brand For The Perfect Beat ... ›
- 5 Black-Owned Beauty Brands To Add To Your Collection ... ›
- I Tried Melanin Haircare Type 4 Hair - Twist-Out - xoNecole ... ›
- These Black-Owned Products Changed My Self-Care Sundays For ... ›
- Level Up Your Locks With These 4 Black-Owned Haircare Brands ... ›
- The Black Hair Pop Up Experience Ode To Black Hair - xoNecole: Women's Interest, Love, Wellness, Beauty ›
Olivia Hancock is a writer who can constantly be found putting pen to paper or typing away at her keyboard. The transplant ATLien is currently working on her undergraduate degree in Journalism and roots for all things #BlackGirlMagic. Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram at @oliviahancock_.
Take Our 2-Minute Wellness Quiz To Up Your Self-Care Game!
Black women are not a monolith. We all are deserving of healing and wholeness despite what we've been through, how much money we have in the bank, or what we look like. Most importantly, we are enough—even when we are not working, earning, or serving.
Welcome to Black Girl Whole, your space to find the wellness routine that aligns with you! This brand-new marketplace by xoNecole is a safe space for Black women to activate their healing, find the inspiration to rest, and receive reassurance that we are one small act away from finding our happiness.
Want to discover where you are on your wellness journey? You don't have to look far. In partnership with European Wax Center, we're bringing you a customized wellness quiz to help you up your wellness game. Answer our short series of questions to figure out which type of wellness lover you are, what you need to bring more balance into your life, and then go deeper by shopping products geared towards clearing your mind, healing your body, and soothing your spirit.
Ready to get whole? Take our quiz now!
Your Go-To Matcha Latte Just Got A Fruit-Inspired Summer Refresh
Can we talk about the grip that matcha lattes have on us? While I’ll always be an iced caramel latte (with oat milk) type of girl to the core, matcha lattes have become a must-have, pick-me-up to get me through the day.
If you’re anything like me, your FYP and explore page is probably filled with pretty matcha recipes that are just begging for you to try. And with these green, semi-sweet lattes quickly becoming a go-to for emotional-support beverage drinkers, it’s hard not to resist the temptation of a delicious and calming sip or two.
Matcha is a type of green tea that originated in Japan and is known for its vibrant green color, fine powder texture, and distinctive flavor. The traditional way of preparing matcha involves whisking the powder with hot water until it forms a frothy mixture, which can then be combined with smoothies, lattes, and other treats.
Not only is it high in antioxidants, but it also has been shown to have a number of health benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, and a good source of L-theanine, an amino acid that can promote relaxation and improve mental focus.
Some newcomers to the tea may need a little convincing to come around to its distinctive, leafy taste, however, some new variations to the transitional technique could offer a sweet experience that will make them a true matcha believer.
Outside of milk, which is matcha’s creamy companion, strawberries and mango are two of the latest fruits to be paired with matcha and are unlocking new, refreshing recipes to try for the warmer months ahead. To get you started, we’ve provided a simple, yet tasty recipe for strawberry and mango matcha that you can try at home:
Easy Mango and Strawberry Matcha Recipe
pink everything all february🍵🍓💕 #fyp #matchalatte #matcha #strawberrymatcha #pinkeverything #pinkmatcha
- 1 cup of oat milk/almond milk
- 1/2 cup of strawberries, hulled and sliced (or),
- 1/2 cup of mango, peeled and diced
- 1 teaspoon of matcha powder
- 1 teaspoon of honey/agave
- Ice cubes
- In a small bowl, add 1 teaspoon of matcha powder.
- Add a small amount of hot water to the matcha powder (about 1/4 cup) and whisk vigorously with a bamboo whisk or a small whisk until the matcha powder is dissolved and there are no lumps. You should end up with a thick paste-like mixture.
- If desired, add 1 tablespoon of honey or sugar to sweeten.
- Add 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries or diced mango to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Fill a glass with ice cubes and pour the fruit and matcha mixture over the ice.
- Sip slowly and enjoy!
Here are 4 more matcha recipes in action:
fruity matcha lattes >> 🤭🥭 #matchalatterecipe #mangomatchalatte
Let’s make things inbox official! Sign up for the xoNecole newsletter for daily love, wellness, career, and exclusive content delivered straight to your inbox.
Featured image by valentinrussanov/Getty Images