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9 More Incredible Black-Owned Natural Hair Businesses to Support

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3. All Things O’ Natural

Backstory: In March of 2011, Dominique Harris and her husband launched All Things O’Natural with the vision and intent to support the healing of mind, body, and spirit from a holistic perspective. The Harris’ believe that total wellness and balance are of incredible importance, and the All Things O’Natural line of hair and body products focuses on rejecting the synthetic and non-natural, while embracing the natural goodness of the Creator. For them, natural is a lifestyle — and hair is just a part of it.

Benefits: All Things O’Natural products are all handmade, vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and do not contain silicones, mineral oil, petroleum, synthetic fragrances, artificial colors, phthalates, PABA, or parabens. They also measure and indicate the pH of all products on their labeling (which I find to be really cool). All products are also available in a fragrance-free option.

Best Sellers: Simplicity is key to the All Things O’Natural brand, therefore they only produce 5 products and all of them sell amazingly well. The pH balanced products work well on multiple textures, as proven by their natural, relaxed, transitioning, and ethnically diverse customer base. My absolute favorites are the Natty Moist ($17) and Natty Cupuacu & Rhassoul Deep Conditioner ($20). The Natty Moist is an amazingly versatile product that can be used for pre-poo and detangling (the slip is off the chain!), as a leave-in, or daily moisturizer. It can even be used as a skin lotion! Above all else, the Natty Cupuacu & Rhassoul Deep Conditioner has stolen my heart. Not only does it smell like a tootsie roll, it is incredibly moisturizing, and surprisingly curl defining. Dominique shared the wash n’ go secret with me on Instagram, and I haven’t looked back since.

Where to Buy: All Things O’Natural is available at a select few retail locations, but all of their offerings are available online at www.nattynatural.com. To see if there is a store near you, click here!

 

4. Hydratherma Naturals

Backstory: Throughout the 90’s, Saleemah Cartwright worked as a licensed cosmetologist and noticed an alarming trend of breakage and damage with many of her new clients. She discovered that her clients were unaware of the necessity for a protein-moisture balance within the hair, or how to maintain it. After trying a number of products on the market on both her and her clients’ hair, Saleemah found that most products were either too moisture heavy, or too protein-heavy — both leading to breakage. As a solution, she began making a moisturizer for her clients in her basement, experimenting and incorporating some of her favorite natural ingredients, aimed at helping their hair flourish. This product, the Daily Moisturizing Growth Lotion gained popularity among her clients, friends, and family. From that one product, the Hydratherma Naturals line was born.

Benefits: The entire Hydratherma Naturals line is focused on creating the perfect protein-moisture balance in all types of hair textures. All products are pH balanced, paraben, mineral oil, and petroleum free. All Hydratherma Naturals also contain Emu Oil, which assists in the stimulation of hair growth by increasing circulation and moisture in the scalp. It has anti-inflammatory and anti- aging properties, soothes the scalp, contains omega‑3 and omega‑6 fatty acids.

Best Sellers: The flagship Daily Moisturizing Growth Lotion ($14) is the #1 seller, and the Protein Balance Leave-In Conditioner ($16), as well as the Hair Growth Oil ($14) are also at the top of the list. The Daily Moisturizing Growth Lotion is amazing at providing moisture to the hair without weighing it down. I am also a fan of the Hair Growth Oil for light sealing and super stimulating scalp massages. Personally, the real star of the line for me is the Amino Plus Protein Deep Conditioner ($17).  I won’t get too much into why, because you can read my full review here. But please understand. The love my hair has gotten from the deep conditioner is REAL.

Where to Buy: Hydratherma Naturals is available on Amazon.com, at tons of retailers nationwide, and some international locations. Even if there isn’t a store near you (find out here), you can always order them online at www.healthyhairjourney.com.

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Born, raised, and living in Los Angeles, Christina is BGLH's resident transitioning expert and product junkie. In addition to loving all things hair, she is a fitness novice and advocate of wearing sandals year-round. For more information on transitioning, natural hair, and her own hair journey, visit maneobjective.com. Or, if you like pictures follow Christina on Instagram @maneobjective.

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TINA SMITH
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TINA SMITH

LOVE THIS LIST, NEVER HEARD OF EDDIE’S NICE TO KNOW LOVE THAT THIS WAS ALL NATURAL COMPANIES FEATURED. LUCKILY I ALREADY HAVE MY STAPLES AND CAMILLE ROSE IS ON MY LIST. I WILL SAY THAT YNOBE SHOP HAS A TERRIBLE OWNER WITH A RUDE ATTITUDE AND SENT ME EXPIRED SMELLY PRODUCTS. NEVER AGAIN SMH. AND THAT NATTY LADY LIKES TO ACT STANK TO

Charm Jones
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Charm Jones

Have you tried contacting the owner of this company with your issues? That doesn’t seem like something she would do. I know her personally and she is very customer service friendly.

TINA SMITH
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TINA SMITH

I DID DIRECTLY AND SHE GOT STANK WITH ME

momofIV
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momofIV

It is usually proper etiquette to voice a complaint with the owner directly rather than a third party. Your situation may be isolated but others will think it’s the norm and that will affect their business. Shame on you.

TINA SMITH
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TINA SMITH

myob

Asia
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Asia

I have NEVER ever heard anyone complain about either of these companies and I follow a ton of pages. And I definitely never heard All Things ONatural having any negative comments about them, their business or their pages, so I’m not sure what your issue may be. .but it’s seems you are the common denominator in the equation. And as momoflv stated abovr, the proper thing to do is voice negative remarks directly to the owners in an email. And I also noticed you spoke about’ stank attitudes’…have you actually ever supported or used the products. .another factor I’ve never… Read more »

lala
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lala

STOP SCREAMING

Dabney
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Dabney

I love the list! I tried to go to the Camilla Rose website but it seems to have a virus or My Kapersky doesn’t seem to like it! Can you let them know? I want to visit the website!!!

Assata
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Assata

It’s Kaspersky itself; I had it a while ago, and it flagged Wells Fargo as a harmful website.

But these sites look interesting; I will do some investigation.

Stephanie
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LOVE this list. You showcased some of my favorites. Really got to get up on Sweet Eddie. I have a 2oz of their light moisturizer and people with fine texture would love this.

Thick Nigerian Hair
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Thick Nigerian Hair

You should review the Koils By Nature line. My personal favorite is the leave in.

Thick Nigerian Hair
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Thick Nigerian Hair

Nevermind. I saw it in the previous list you made.

mimi
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mimi

I’m not going lie but post like this may turn me back to my product junkie ways. CURSE YOU PEOPLE. You gonna make a girl relapse

LBell
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LBell

I know, right? Thing is, there’s a big part of me that wants to buy all my staple products from black-owned companies. I just need to find conditioners and DCs that will do as good of a job as my beloved mainstream stand-bys…!

Aree
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Aree

Does anyone know if any of these stores are 100% percent organic?

Nhlanhla
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Nhlanhla

Sigh American naturals are so lucky. Here in South Africa we are not so lucky. What I would do to get my hands on these products 🙁

la*belle
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la*belle

Tell me about it 🙁

colorfulkinks
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colorfulkinks

Omg I love this new feature. OOO but in the next one can you mention kimmaytube’s luvnatural’s line. I know she isn’t popular on the blogs, but I’m sure we can all agree that she has made youtube natural hair guru history. She introduced even more science and so much stuff to the community. It’s great to see our own making huge strides in the buisness world. I have yet to try her products tho, bc i’m have so many others. Can’t wait!

Zoopath
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Zoopath

I tried the kimmaytube conditioner and the detangler. The ingredients were nice but I didn’t get enough softening nor slip from either product. I think it’s more for 4a’s and looser. They probably work better for finer strand thickness too. OTOH Quemet is too heavy and oily for me and just sits on my hair.

Nature Girl
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Nature Girl

I may have to try them all. *don’t judge me*
Right now I’m lovin’ Oyin Handmade, Camille Rose, and Qhemet Biologics.
I’ve been wanting to try My Honey Child, Honey and Horsetail Reconstructor.

mlank64
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mlank64

Bee Mine products is another one.

Rayven
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Rayven

The issue with all these companies is you can only buy majority of them online!! I prefer to co into a store and buy hair products. I can read the label, smell the product, see the consistency and return it with no hassle if need be.

Deb
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Deb

yeah but they all gotta start somewhere.

linda
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linda

I agree with both Rayven and Deb that most are only online and need to start somewhere. The thing with handmade and/or small businesses is that because of the natural ingredients and their high quality, products are a little bit more expensive and the shelf life is way different from those laden with chemicals preservatives.At Rayven, you want to smell the product, see the consistency and return it with no hassle if need be; that’s fine but don’t forget that once the product is open, the spoilage starts and for those small businesses it means a lot. Would you buy… Read more »

Rayven
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Rayven

Most foundations and other make up that I buy are sealed, there is no way for someone to drag their fingers through it!
FYI..I worked retail before and returns on cosmetics are not returned to the shelves but destroyed.

Tim Smith
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Tim Smith

Hi My name is tim smith I just read these articles why are black women always complaining why this is why the Koreans will always be far ahead we never want other black to move forward.if you have a complaint contact the owner black women are always making trouble n yes I am a black male

Nappy4C Rocks
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Nappy4C Rocks

please take a seat, thank you

merry
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merry

lol. black women who are naturals have helps some of these business succeed. why do you think more are trying to come into the game? if someone wants to say on a blog that a certain business owner or product has done a poor job, that’s cool. it’s called social media. some of these business owners ought to know that if people have poor experiences, they may be posted in some sort of public way. if there’s is a business that struggles with service, i want to know. rather than stew over being put on blast, take it as a… Read more »

TINA SMITH
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TINA SMITH

preach

Deb
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Deb

hahaha omg you are the worst troll ever

la*belle
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la*belle

There’s a brother o_0

Amber
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Amber

Yes, I could tell by the bad grammar.

chloe
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chloe

Love Qhemet. It’s been my staple for 4 years now.

AnonSince87
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AnonSince87

My thing is; I wish black people were SELLING the products. I hate having to go into the hair shops. I don’t even bother asking them any questions because they never seem to know anything! And they don’t care because they don’t have to — we go in there and buy the products anyway. I don’t get it! You don’t see black people owning shops selling products targeted to Asian people?? I go into the hair shops — they own it, I go into the food shop to buy my carribean produce — they own it! What’s happening with us?!… Read more »

Suga
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Suga

There is a small black owned hair shop in south london — west croydon, she hasn’t got much natural products but its getting there, she has all the other stuff though and I think she is natural her self.

Sheena Crawford
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Congratulations to everyone who made the list! I hope Hairitage Hydration will make the list next year. I also hope to see Coco curls on the list and Honey Chile hair love.

Christina Patrice
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Hi Sheena!!! Thanks for the heads up on Hairitage. Checking them out now!

merry
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merry

i use qb amla cream. it is the best.

however, the prices keep going up. products are not always in stock. the online store closes periodically — for long stretches. and the service, even when you try to address something with the owner, is not great. she is argumentative.

but yeah, these are very good products. i think she stays in business because of the quality of her product.

apples
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apples

I’ve never had a problem with their customer service and I’m a repeat customer.

lola
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lola

Wow. That’s unfair. She raised the price on one product by 50 cent. Everything else is the same price and she’s always been kind and helpful. When she does close, she makes her products available through other websites. She also offers college scholarships several times a year.

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nylse
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good article and great resource — but I have an issue with the prices. Nothing is under 10 dollars (now I may have gone too fast and missed one) but to me its too expensive.

Christina Patrice
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Hi Nylse, I totally understand. I consider myself a bargain shopper, but I’m discovering by and large that for the most part, you get what you pay for. These products are made with incredibly high quality ingredients, and in my eyes are well worth it 🙂

linda
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linda

I love these series of list on Black-owned Natural hair businesses but oh Lord it’s waking up the pj that sleeps in me. Very hard to resist the call with such beautiful products names, benefits and backstories.

robi
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robi

Loved this list! I’ve tried a couple of these and I love combining the leave In of one line with the shampoo of another as well as butters and styling gels.(Tell tale signs of a PJ right? lol) Right now I’m using products only from smaller black owned businesses. http://www.edensheart.com is one of them too. love their leave in and their cleansing smoothie. They should be on the next list like this one.

lisa d
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lisa d

I am obsessed with Qhemet Biologics! It is the only product I will use in my hair! My 4c hair can’t survive without it! I recommend it highly for 4c hair! Everything they make is FANTASTIC!

florence.wyler
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florence.wyler

Your website is by far the best I have seen. I have recently been battling with the idea of stopping weaves altogether, but my own hair is weak and not very manageable. I have started looking at natural products to grow my hair but it is very rare to find any on the market. I am even considering importing the goods myself and setting up a shop where people can but natural hair products! Thank you for sharing!

Jesse
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Jesse

Great article. I have been using Qhemet Biologics since April of this year and those products are amazing. I have naturally dry 4c hair and these products prevent me from worrying about hair moisture, which was once my number one problem with my hair. It’s not listed in the article, but my holy grail product is the Coco Tree Detangling Ghee by Qhemet Biologics. That stuff is a miracle! It makes detangling my hair very easy. Can I just repeat that I have the absolute tiniest spring-like 4c curls on the planet? I’m talking more than 70% shrinkage, and thus… Read more »

sandy
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sandy

I hope Oyin Handmade will be included in the second list. Of the ones that are mentioned, I love Qhemet Biologics; the ingredients are stellar. However, I must admit that I have been very disappointed in the fact that they have not had a sale in more than two years. To top it off, free shipping is only offered sporadically and when it is offered, you have to spend at least $70.00 to qualify. Costumers are loyal to Qhemet because their products are great, but the company should give back to its costumers more often.

Christina Patrice
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shelikes
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shelikes

kind of like camille rose curl maker for my edges. plus it smells really good. the ingredient list contains natural stuff.

lv
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lv

The PJ Arises— that’s the name of the movie that will showing in my house after reading this article. The problem is so many good products from black owned companies and so many of them work on my natural hair.Qhemet is a long time favorite (the Burdock root cream). Just tried camille rose—loves it. Shescentit products is another wonderful hair company. ( I am really praying that that company is black owned. ) not a lot of info on them, but i love the products. I gave up the asian shops a long time ago. I am glad i did.… Read more »

miya
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miya

Peace everyone! since this article is about supporting black businesses, although this isn’t a hair business, I would like to put out there the name of my kemetic teacher and temple. http://www.akerukhametictemple.info + http://www.queenmotherimakhu.info if anyone here is interested in the Kemetic legacy and learning more about it please feel free to check out these sites! Hotep!

Carla
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Carla

I love Camille Rose Naturals brand and their ingredients. Their products are very moisturizing and they brought my hair back to life!

Shana
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We have a Natural Indian Hair Oil that works great with curly hair! It’s called Darshana and was inspired by our travels to India. It helps smooth, moisturize, and condition hair of all types but is particularly helpful with dry, damaged, or curly hair. Its blend of natural oils contains antioxidants, omega 3–6‑9, and vitamins which makes your hair healthier, smoother, and more manageable.

You can check us out at and email us with any questions:

http://www.DarshanaBeauty.com
http://www.facebook.com/darshanabeauty

Thank You!!
Shana
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Rosebug
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Rosebug

I love camille rose naturals! the curl love hair milk makes my hair so soft.

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bsbfankaren

Please don’t forget to include my favorite brand, Belle Butters. I sing this company’s praises not only because my hair loves the products, but because the gardenia scented whipped shea butter helped my mother to feel more comfortable in the final months of her life.http://www.bellebutters.com/

Michelle
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Michelle

I looked at Kurlee Belle and her products does contain like 4 sulfates in them. This article is somewhat misleading.

Water (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamide MEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Apple Cider Vinegar, Polyquaternium- 10, Polyquaternium‑7, PEG-12 Dimethicone, PEG-150 Distearate, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum).

Laura
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This line was created to help black women create their own natural hair care line and it’s called PLM Cosmetics (private-label-minerals.us) I found them researching ways to create my own hair care line and they have a lot of info on how to start your own natural hair product line and are apparently a manufacturer for some of the lines that got in target. Love their products and will absolutely be using them to create my line. HIGHLY recommend the Private Label Minerals company. plmcosmetics.com or private-label-minerals.us. Also, Rockin’ Naturals is a black owned natural hair product line that I… Read more »

Asia
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Asia

Thank you for this article. And as a customer who has indulged in many of these companies, I can attest they have wonderful products. My absolute fave is Natty Naturals by All Things O’Natural!! They have amazing products that work, surprisingly, for all hair types. They have the best packaging and their customer service is the BEST. I can definitely see why so many sing their praises. And not only that, they have the most beautiful family who focus on an overall healthy lifestyle. My faves from their line are the cupuacu & rhassoul deep conditioner, the natty moist and… Read more »

Arjun
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Arjun

Excellent article

Rajesh Kumar
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Rajesh Kumar

Very good website. Thank you so much.

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