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Nev­er in a mil­lion years would I have imag­ined that my first small busi­ness fea­ture would be embraced so wide­ly, and so unan­i­mous­ly sup­port­ed by every­one. I think it’s pret­ty safe to say that the small busi­ness­es fea­tured all share three amaz­ing qual­i­ties:

1. They pro­duce high qual­i­ty, effec­tive prod­ucts

2. They use supe­ri­or ingre­di­ents with proven ben­e­fits

3. They care about mak­ing nat­u­ral hair healthy

Not to men­tion, all the own­ers them­selves are nat­u­ral and use their own pro­duct as liv­ing proof. With­out fur­ther delay, here are 9 more amaz­ing, super high qual­i­ty small busi­ness brands wor­thy of our sup­port. They deliv­er amaz­ing prod­ucts with impres­sive ingre­di­ent lists, and even more impres­sive results.

Note: Just like part I, this list is by NO means con­clu­sive. There are tons more, and I would love to hear from you all exact­ly who they are :-) In fact, there is a part III com­ing.  And this list is in no par­tic­u­lar order!

1. Qhemet Bio­log­ics

The Back­sto­ry: Back in 2004, Felis But­ler began her mis­sion to cater to kinkier tex­tures of hair. She believed that nat­u­rals in the 4c cat­e­go­ry had become the most frus­trat­ed with this tex­ture, even though there was no rea­son to be. Pulling from her back­ground as a his­to­ri­an, she was inspired by indige­nous ances­tors who embraced their hair in all of its tex­tures. With the right com­bi­na­tion of ingre­di­ents, But­ler was able to cre­ate a rich, mul­ti­pur­pose, top of the line brand of prod­ucts for the ingre­di­ent-con­scious nat­u­ral. She believes that the com­bi­na­tion of the right prod­ucts, a sup­port­ive com­mu­ni­ty and the rejec­tion of  neg­a­tive self talk will help Black wom­en come full cir­cle.

Ben­e­fits: Qhemet Bio­log­ics was the first nat­u­ral hair­care line to fea­ture MSM, which is essen­tial for hair growth and health. QB is also shea but­ter-free, vegetarian,cruelty-free, eco-friend­ly, and for­mu­lat­ed specif­i­cal­ly to address the needs of those strug­gling with dry, tan­gle-prone hair. The prod­ucts also con­form to the stricter EU and Japan­ese cos­met­ic saftey stan­dards, which means they do not con­tain min­er­al oil, sil­i­cones, sls, phtha­lates, parabens, dmdh hydan­toin, tri­closan, sodi­um hydrox­ymethyl­gly­ci­nate, dia­zo­lidinyl urea, or imi­da­zo­lidinyl urea.

Best Sell­ers: The hands-down best sell­er is the Amla & Olive Heavy Cream ($17), a favorite among those who find it dif­fi­cult to retain mois­ture in hair. Along with the Heavy Cream, I found a new home in the Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist But­ter ($14) and the Bur­dock Root But­ter­cream ($16). Qhemet Bio­log­ics def­i­nite­ly deliv­ers on the promise of mois­ture with each pro­duct. I didn’t need to refresh, re-apply, or any­thing between wash­es. And a lit­tle bit most cer­tain­ly goes a long way. What I found to be incred­i­ble was that even though my nat­u­ral hair was THOROUGHLY mois­tur­ized, it didn’t weigh down my heat dam­age and make it look like wet noodles. In fact, I got a pret­ty amaz­ing twist-out when I wasn’t even plan­ning to (some­times the best hair days hap­pen that way). Prod­ucts that are able to cater to mul­ti­ple tex­tures are def­i­nite­ly a win­ner in my book. By the way, Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist But­ter is a mir­a­cle end seal­er, and slicks edges!

Where to Buy: Qhemet Bio­log­ics is avail­able online at www.qhemetbiologics.com, and in a num­ber of stores across more than 20 states. There is some inter­na­tion­al avail­abil­i­ty as well! Click here to see if there is one near you.

 

2. Soul­tan­i­cals

Back­sto­ry: Inspired by her love of cul­tures, tra­di­tions, and the nat­u­ral rich­ness of African design, Ayo Ogun-McCants cre­at­ed Soul­tan­i­cals afro-veg­an hair and body prod­ucts. The Soul­tan­i­cals line fea­tures prod­ucts with botan­i­cal ingre­di­ents, bright designs and fun names, inspired by Ayo’s own earthy, fun, and afro-orig­i­nal nature. Soul­tan­i­cals prod­ucts are made for nat­u­rals of all tex­tures and lengths who want to expe­ri­ence high-qual­i­ty hand­made nat­u­ral prod­ucts, while pro­mot­ing self-love and well­ness.

Ben­e­fits: Soul­tan­i­cals’ prod­ucts are hand­made fresh with 100% botan­i­cal (veg­an) ingre­di­ents. They do not include phtha­lates, parabens, sul­fates, petro­le­um, min­er­al oil, gly­cols, or oth­er con­tro­ver­sial ingre­di­ents. The prod­ucts are all 100% tox­in-free, cru­el­ty-free, veg­an, and do not con­tain arti­fi­cial preser­v­a­tives, fra­grances, or dyes.

Best Sell­ers: Soul­tan­i­cals hall­mark prod­ucts include the Knot Sauce Coil Detan­gler ($13), Maru­la-Muru Mois­ture Guru ($14), Hair Sor­rell Knap­py­li­cious Kink Drink ($12), and Fluffa­li­cious Curl Nutri­cious ($14). Before I get in to which prod­ucts I adore, I just want­ed to stop and rec­og­nize that EVERYTHING in this line smells AMAZING. There is a light, sweet aro­ma that makes you feel good about using it. Pos­i­tive vibes do come in a jar. The Knot Sauce detan­gles like a dream, while still man­ag­ing to be light­weight and mois­tur­iz­ing (a top pick for my pre-poo/detangle time). The Fluffa­li­cious Curl Nutri­cious defies log­ic, prov­ing to be incred­i­bly mois­tur­iz­ing but feel­ing super light­weight. It wasn’t men­tioned by I absolute­ly ADORE the Curl Blaze Hair Glaze ($13)  — it makes for an amaz­ing wash n’ go. I have so much more to say about the Soul­tan­i­cals line…stay tuned for an in-depth review.

Where to Buy: I real­ly wish Soul­tan­i­cals was avail­able in my local Sprouts or Whole Foods, because I’d be there right now to pick up some more Curl Blaze Hair Glaze. Until that day comes (please, Jesus), you can I can stock up on Soul­tan­i­cals good­ies online at www.soultanicals.com. If you’re inter­est­ed in try­ing out Soul­tan­i­cals, take advan­tage of the exclu­sive 20% off coupon for BGLH and Mane Objec­tive read­ers! Enter SOULMANE20 at check­out!!!

Christina Patrice

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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Rajesh Kumar

Very good web­site. Thank you so much.

Arjun

Excel­lent arti­cle

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 »
Laura
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 »
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).

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/

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Rosebug

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

Shana

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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Carla

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

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!

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 »
shelikes

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

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
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 »
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!

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!

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.

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.

nylse

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

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 :)

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.

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. 

—–Orig­i­nal Mes­sage—–

apples

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

Sheena Crawford

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

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

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

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.

chloe

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

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

Amber

Yes, I could tell by the bad gram­mar.

TINA SMITH

preach

Deb

haha­ha omg you are the worst troll ever

la*belle

There’s a broth­er o_0

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 lesson… Read more »
Nappy4C Rocks

please take a seat, thank you

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

yeah but they all got­ta start some­where.

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

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.

mlank64

Bee Mine prod­ucts is anoth­er one.

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.

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

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.

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

Tell me about it :(

Aree

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

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

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…!

Thick Nigerian Hair

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

Thick Nigerian Hair

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

Stephanie

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.

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

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.

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

lala

STOP SCREAMING

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

myob

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 »
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

I DID DIRECTLY AND SHE GOT STANK WITH ME

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