When it comes to Black hair, there are hundreds of lines bubbling with products that boast the ability to tame, strengthen and beautify our manes. But don’t be fooled! Just because their products are pictured with smiling bronzed faces donning Lady of Rage puffs or Elle Varner curls DOES NOT mean that they know anything about #BlackSalonProblems. (O-kaaaay! Two snaps!)
Plus, anyone dealing with the kinks, curls and coils of African-derived hair knows that it takes EXPERIENCE to know what is BEST for our beautifully-complicated tresses. (Not to mention it’s good to know which brands are operated by Black and Brown faces for those of us who are into supporting our own.)
So which top lines on the market are REALLY for us and BY us?
Here’s a look at some of the most popular Black hair brands that are owned by folks who not only sell Black hair products, but can use them too.