Some of Our Favourite Black Owned Hair Care Companies
For those that do not know CDB London is a black owned business and with everything that is currently going on in the world, we believe that posting a small black box on social media is not enough. So we want to promote and show you guys how to support black businesses.
Did you know that the black hair beauty industry is worth an estimated $2.5 billion in the US and £88 million in the UK, this is excluding wigs and accessories! Somehow, very little black people are profiting from this due to most of the companies not being black owned or those that are, aren’t being sold in large retailers. In the UK and especially in London there are countless numbers of beauty stores tailored to black people, but less than ten are owned by a black woman. This is not right.
So, we want to show support to all the beauty companies owned by black people. Here are some of our favourites to keep your hair healthy in between and underneath your wigs.
This is one of our personal favourites. The Curly Connect is an online brand made by black women for black hair and skin. They have an awesome product called the Oil-in-One daily replenishing oil that promotes hair growth and health. Perfect for the maintenance of your hair and scalp underneath your wig.
Nguvu is an all-natural Ghanaian owned company that sells organic, natural oils and butters for both your hair and skincare. Buying from here is not only good for the body but for the soul too! This company is also a social enterprise that supports women in Ghana, who work in production and harvesting. Now that’s a case worth getting behind.
For most people, Jamaican Black Castor Oil has become the LBD of their hair cabinets and Sunny Isle tends to be our company of choice. What most people don’t know is that Sunny Isle is black owned, what’s great is that they can actually be found in many hair stores and even Superdrugs! They have such a wide range of products to use both underneath your wig and in-between too!
This company describes themselves as a holistic wellbeing line, and they truly live up to it. They cover everything from bonnets to fashion accessories. To top off the range – it’s all handmade and natural! Supporting creatives as well as the black beauty industry. They’ve even started selling African print face masks. Versatility, we love to see it! Be sure to check it out.
Is a natural and organic hair care line made for afro-hair, with ethical values. They even have a quiz to help define your hair needs so you can best pick from their range of products - and what a range they have. They’ve got sets, travel size products and accessories. All of this owned by two black women. Oh, and did we mention that they were award-winning.
These are just a few of the many black-owned hair businesses that are out there, there are so many that are worthy of support and a place in the market. Here at CDB London, we vow to support black owned businesses and creatives. We hope you will join us too.