Billions of dollars a year are spent by African Americans on hair care products. Unfortunately, many of the companies that produce these hair care products are not owned by black people. And to make matter worse, the few companies that are black owned often are reported of using too many chemicals and/or harmful toxins such as parabens, sulfates, cocamide DEA, sulfuric acid, and other dangerous agents.
#1 – Iris Botanicals (For Hair Growth): Iris Nichole Patterson, the CEO of Iris Botanicals, started the company in her kitchen in 2014. After suffering a terrible case of tension alopecia months before her wedding day because of careless removal of glued in hair extensions, she decided to do research on alternative methods to stimulate hair growth. In her research, she discovered many all-natural, chemical-free recipes. She now sells a full line of hair essentials packed with 7 powerful essential oils and protein.
#2 – Mysteek Naturals (For Hair Color): Electra S. Davis, founder of Mysteek Naturals, is believed to be one of the first Black women to have created a chemical free hair color product. She started developing the product in 2016 because she was looking for an alternative to the rinses that weren’t giving her the vibrant popping color that she so badly wanted. She wanted to create a hair color product without the harmful chemicals and process of using a developer to bleach her hair, and she now sells a full line of all-natural hair color products in 13 different colors.
#3 – Hydrate Me Please (For Hair Moisture): Developed by celebrity stylist April B, Hydrate Me Please™ is an all-in-one therapeutic moisture & growth system made to strengthen, grow, and to revitalize dull & lifeless hair. As a stylist she saw various conditions of the scalp as well as hair loss in many men, women and children. A lot of these conditions were a result of lack of moisture in the hair as well as poor hair maintenance as a whole. So, she developed a non-chemical system that has changed the lives of many.