8 black female-owned hair brands we love

Founder of Shonisani Braids hair collection, Shonisani Masutha
Founder of Shonisani Braids hair collection, Shonisani Masutha

Love Kinks

Naturalista and beauty influencer Sinovuyo Mondliwa owns this natural haircare brand. She offers hair-care essentials such as kiddies and adult satin doeks plus pillowcases to protect and maintain moisture in your tresses. The brand also offers satin travel bags and personalised stationery.

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The Perfect Hair

Treat your curls and coils to luxurious products with The Perfect Hair founded by Taryn Gill. This brand offers a premium selection of locally made natural haircare for all African hair types – designed with African oils and conditioning polymers.

The hair ranges include The Perfect Wave, The Perfect Curl, The Perfect Kinky Coil, and The Perfect Tool Kit, with hair-loving products such as hair sprays, deep conditioners, co-washes and heat protectants.

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Afrobotanics

A brand for your natural strands founded by Ntombenhle Khathwane, Afrobotanics has a vast range of products powered by nutrient-rich African botanicals, which are good for your hair, skin, baby and environment. Actress Pearl Thusi also has the Afrobotanics Black Pearl range that consists of hydrating conditioners and shampoos. Other Afrobotanics ranges include the Hemp Seed Oil for Hair, and an Afrobotanics Kids and Baby range. 

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Suki Suki Naturals

Suki Suki Naturals is a premium natural hair and skincare brand proudly crafted in Joburg, created and founded by Linda Gieskes-Mwamba. It prides itself on sourcing powerful natural ingredients and pairing them with natural oils using unique highly researched formulations and rare raw materials, but never including harmful chemicals The product range consists of hair products like Suki Suki Naturals Miraculous Oil, Mango Butter and Hydro-protective Hair Mist. 

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NativeChild

Sonto Pooe started NativeChild – a natural hair and body care brand – to serve the hair needs of black women. The products are developed and manufactured locally for a natural-based haircare system specifically formulated for the needs of Afro, kinky, ethnic hair. The product range consists of many hair-saving products such as the NativeChild Avocado Oil, Anti-breakage and Transitioning combo; Hair Growth Stimulating Castor Oil and a kiddies range. 

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Shonisani Braid 

Create your winter protective styles with Shonisani Braids hair collection. Actress Shonisani Masutha launched a braid fibre brand that is premium, pre-stretched, soft and light hot-water fibre with a seventeen colour range. Create Marley twists, colourful box braids, cornrows and many other braid styles with this silky, quality braid hair collection.  

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ANiM Naturals

ANiM Naturals is a Cape Town-based cosmetics company that manufactures natural hair and skincare products made from sustainably sourced ingredients from across the African continent. Founded by Akosua Koranteng, originally under the trading name AKAN Organics, the brand has now rebranded and been reintroduced to the market as ANiM Naturals.

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This brand offers products that will reinvigorate your hair and skin with natural African remedies like the ANiM Naturals Chia-seed Leave-in Conditioner; Shea Butter with Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Curl Care Bamboo Comb. 

S+Ava Organics

Silava June Ogana, founder of S+AVA ORGANICS, aims to create the go-to organic beauty company for women and men from all walks of life.  She combines traditional African beauty methods with investigative science to produce products that feature the best of both worlds. The products are organic, vegan and cruelty free. The hair range consists of the S+AVA Organic Silver Miracle Hair Mist; Chebe and Rice Water Leave-in Conditioner and 3-in-1 Chebe Shampoo, conditioner and hair mask, and many more.