It’s safe to say that Black hair and Black hair trends have shaped the beauty industry since it’s inception. From hairstyles that made history to century-old entrepreneurs still making their mark, there’s no denying the hair industry we know and love would be nothing without Black stylists, trendsetters, and brands that cater to Black hair in all its forms. Despite the undeniable impact Black people have made on the hair industry, for far too long, Black-owned brands have been denied a seat at the table and a spot on beauty supply shelves. We still have a long way to go in achieving true equity in the beauty industry, but we can start by amplifying Black voices and brands, now and forever.
We’ve curated a list of Black-owned brands that we absolutely adore and that deserve permanent spots in your hair care routine. Whether you want to lay your edges to perfection or protect your strands while you sleep, these Black-owned brands are here to help you achieve your best hair yet.
If you’ve been laying your edges with a toothbrush since middle school, it’s time to upgrade your styling tools. Baby Tress created an ingenious three-in-one Edge Styler with a comb to separate and smooth, a brush to swoop and shape, and a pointed tip for finishing details. Armed with this $15 tool, you’ll never have a baby hair out of place again.
Baby Tress Edge Styler, $15.00 MSRP
Brush With The Best
It’s no secret that detangling is the worse part of wash day. All the tugging, pulling, and broken strands are enough to make you want to shave your head. If your wide-tooth comb just isn’t cutting it, you need the Brush With The Best Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush. The widely spaced flexi-bristles glide easily through hair without breaking or damaging your hair strands. That’s right, detangling made easy—and pain-free!
Brush With The Best Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush, $13.99 MSRP
Cee Cee’s Closet
Looking for a way to instantly amp up your glam without putting your strands through the wringer? You need a head wrap from Cee Cee’s Closet. These vibrantly colored and patterned silk head wraps will take any look to the next level. Opt for a whole head wrap, or accentuate your puff with a headband style—you can’t go wrong.
Cee Cee’s Closet Head Wraps, Prices vary
The Wrap Life
If a head wrap is apart of your daily uniform, you need neutral options that can go with every outfit. Look no further than the chic options offered by The Wrap Life. The wraps come in classic colors and luxurious fabrics like velvet and perfectly complement any hairstyle.
The Wrap Life Head Wraps, Prices vary
Curls and hats go together like...well, nothing. They don’t usually go together—that is, until now. If the fear of hat hair means you’ve never slapped on a beanie to keep your head warm, get ready for your life to change. Grace Eleyae took all of the best parts of a bonnet (the silky smooth lining) and paired it with a stylish cap, cheekily called The Slap.
Grace Eleyae The Slap, $24.00 MSRP
Glow by Daye
Bonnets may be for bedtime, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish. If you wouldn’t dare record an Instagram story in your bonnet, it’s time to up your style game with a Glow By Daye bonnet. These adjustable satin bonnets can fit even the largest manes and come in a variety of colors and patterns. Already have a bonnet you love? Check out the satin-lined shower caps to make your shower routine more luxurious than ever.
Glow By Daye, Satin Bonnets and Satin-Lined Shower Caps, Prices vary
XOXO Virgin Hair
We couldn’t have a round-up of Black-owned hair brands without including our favorite extension brand, XOXO Virgin Hair! Not only is owner Stephanie Nolan a day-one contributor to Hair.com and knowledgeable about all things extensions, but she also truly cares about the quality and integrity of her product. Whether you order a custom wig or a few bundles, you can rest assured knowing you have the best product money has to offer. Don’t believe us? Take a look at their Instagram and see how many of your favorite celebs trust XOXO with their extension needs.
XOXO Virgin Hair, Prices vary
Heat Free Hair
When you hear the word “extensions,” most of us think of straight hair, but much like hair, extensions come in all lengths and textures. Whether you’re looking to rock a coily wig or want to add volume to your curl type eight mane, Heat Free Hair has got you covered.
Heat Free Hair Extensions And Wigs, Prices vary
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