Updated: Jun 5
When you suffer from dry hair and breakage, the best thing to do is to hydrate and moisturize! Whether you have 4c tight coils or 3b to 4a curls, you want haircare products that benefit your hair type and specific needs. A good, natural, sustainable, and affordable hair mask or pre-poo product added to your wash routine will not only bring up the dirt and flakes from wearing your hair in protective styles or twists but also give your hair a healthy detox. I know how it feels to deal with frizzy and dehydrated 4c curls, and luckily these products have helped make my wash days manageable between protective styles.
These six Black Woman-owned hair care brands will give your hair much-needed love and care-all at an affordable price! (I have personally used these products, and though they have worked for me, use judgment when using them for your hair type/texture!)
1. BREAD Detox + Wash Mud Mask, created by Maeva Heim
Maeva Heim has created a hair care brand in BREAD Beauty that makes the girlies squeal in wash day happiness! Your wash day routine has just got a little better with Bread’s Detox + Wash Mud Mask. With natural ingredients such as Seed, Hemp, and Ananas Sativus (Pineapple), and suitable for all hair types from tight coils, curly, afro, and thick to straight, wavy, and fine, this mask will moisturize and exfoliate your hair so it’s ready for any style post shampoo and condition. Never leave the house again with dry and damaged hair because Bread’s haircare line will get you right!
2. Adwoa Beauty Blue Tansy Reparative Mask, created by Julian Addo
Julian Addo has changed the game regarding Black Women-owned hair care. Her products, such as the Blue Tansy Reparative Mask, will not only deeply condition, control frizz, detangle and define curls, and enhance your hair’s shine but also prevent breakage and help seal moisture. A natural, protein-based hair mask that is made of ingredients such as Moroccan Lava Clay, Blue Tansy Flower Oil, and spirulina extract that have your hair singing in praise as your wash days will be relaxing and leave no doubt that your hair will remain thick and cleansed. Ensure you follow the specific directions on using the mask for the best results!
3. Nasara Organics Pre-poo & Sealing Oil, created by Khy Elijah
The natural hair journey can be a doozy, but it can get easier with the right products for your hair! Depending on your personal hair regime, you may not have thought to keep adding on products. You don’t have to, but if you decide that a good pre-poo before you wash your hair with shampoo is needed, look no further than the natural, organic, affordable brand- Nasara Organics, founded by Khy Elijah. Her brand is empowered by the needs of Black Women who want products that are affordable and rich in ingredients but have no sulfates and parabens. Being a Natural Hair Specialist, Khy Elijah’s Pre-poo and Sealing Oil are used as a protective layer for your curls, giving them much-needed definition before applying shampoo or the Nasara Organics Protein Potion & Follicle Moisturizer.
4. Uncle Funky’s Daughter Heal & Renew Intensive Care Hair Masque, created by Renee Morris
Make your hair feel good and funky with the intensive care power of the Heal & Renew Intensive Care Hair Mask by Black Woman-owned haircare brand Uncle Funky’s Daughter, founded by Renee Morris! With high-quality production, plant-based, and organic ingredients like Peppermint, Avocado, Aloe Vera Juice, Coconut, Baobab Oil, Argan Oil, and Olive Oil as the base for moisturization, protein optimization, and preventing breakage, this hair mask will leave your coils and curls of all hair textures with a feeling of moisturization and hydration. You can use it as a monthly moisturizing treatment or, whenever needed, to prepare your hair for shampoo and conditioning. Just in time for those faux locs or goddess braids!
5. Mielle Organics Pre-Shampoo Treatment with Mongongo Oil, created by Monique Rodriguez
Pre-shampooing is now easier regarding thick coils with Mielle Organics Pre-Shampoo Treatment, which contains organic-rich oils like Mongongo Oil, Almond Oil, and Sacha Inchi Oil. Tackle those curls with a detangling and conditioning treatment that will surely make your hair bouncy and, most of all-healthy pre-wash. Make the best of your wash days with Monique Rodríguez's successful haircare line, and no longer worry about hair products that aren’t made for you.
6. Carol’s Daughter Goddess Strength Ultra Shield Pre-Poo with Castor Oil, created by Lisa Price
Lisa Price, with her hair care brand that has reached millions of naturalists over the years, has ultimately changed how we see and care for our natural hair. One of my personal favorites- the Carol’s Daughter Goddess Strength Ultra Shield Pre-Poo can make your wash days less stressful because those knots will be combed, and those coils will regain their shine even after having in a protective style like passion twists or knotless braids. Filled with beneficial oils to the scalp like Castor Oil, Black Cumin Seed Oil, and Ginger, your scalp will breathe a sigh of relief, and it will help minimize breakage, protect and strengthen your strands (2a-4c) and make the detangling process smoother. After you finish your newly improved hair care routine, hit your girls up for brunch because your hair will turn heads!