This blog is all about sharing what’s the best way to go natural. We also want to share what’s the best of the best for your tresses as you embark on this amazing natural hair journey. There are many natural hair brands on the market now and the noise over who is the best can be deafening. Yes, we need to learn techniques but we also need to learn about the products out here for us.
That’s why I’m here to help. I’ve recently tried a few brands and products that were new to me and wanted to share how amazing they are and why they need to be on your radar this fall. Check out these six natural hair brands that will give your hair all the nourishment, hydration and gorgeousness you crave this fall and winter.
My Fluffy Hair Hydrate Collection
This three part collection consists of the Rhassoul Clay Shampoo & Body Bar, Tropical Mango & Monoi Whip and the Twist Frosting With Biotin. The owner, Alyssa, also known as Fluffy, created products designed for hair that is fluffy from (grade 4) to curly (grade 3). None of their products contain Alcohol, Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates, Cocamide, Petroleum or Silicones and for many women of color, those ingredients are not kind to our strands.
Gently cleanse your body from head to toe with this handmade soap with it’s rich, moisturizing mixture of emollient oils, oat protein, and Shea butter. A blend of plant and vegetable oils that help soothe an irritated scalp, form a barrier against heat, giving you curls that stay stronger, softer, easier to style, and more resistant to breakage. This multipurpose cream is strong enough to style and moisturize everything from the thickest, wildest natural curls to the finest – all without flattening out your perfect curls or weighing your hair down. Don’t sleep on these newer natural hair brands like this one as it caters to those with tighter textures and who will need that extra moisturizing this fall and winter.
I love natural hair brands that take natural ingredients seriously and that’s a big focus from Urban Hydration. They are forever looking for new formulas and scents. All of their products are designed to fit your individual needs, and they are super committed every day to finding out what those are. The stars of this line are coconut, avocado and argan oils and with a focus like those, you know this is a line you need to delve into.
Their Coconut Oil Shampoo with Avocado & Argan Oil, Coconut Oil Conditioner with Avocado & Argan Oil and Coconut Oil Leave-In Conditioner with Avocado & Argan Oil are the first three products in this line for cleansing your natural coils, curls and kinks. This creamy trio is all about adding weightless softness, shine, and moisture from your roots to your ends. Fabulous trio for this fall and winter.
Styling your natural tresses is just as important and Urban Hydration steps it up with their Coconut Oil Daily Moisturizer with Avocado & Argan Oil as a daily reviver of your curls when rewetting just isn’t in cards. Many prefer NOT walking out the door with a wet head, so this is an ideal option. The Coconut Oil Curl Defining Gel take up the rear for styling.
The leave in is excellent for thick, dry hair which will be needed for the fall and the gel won’t leave hair flaky, dry or sticky. This is a line worth checking, especially if you are worried about moisture this fall and winter.
Nature’s Protein Coconut Restore
I love lines that embrace natural oils and one of my favorites is coconut oil. Nature’s Protein offers coconut oil hair treatment products that take advantage of the natural healing and purifying properties of coconut oil, leaving your hair clean and stylized without the unnecessary, harsh chemicals. This curly hair brand keeps hair easy to manage, style, and clean while improving and rejuvenating the condition of your hair.
Loving brands that offer a trio when it comes to cleansing, Coconut Restore’s Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave-in uses Shea Butter for moisturization and Coconut Oil for Softening & increasing your hair’s natural shine or sheen. This trio’s focus is on cleansing and conditioning but also making detangling and conditioning more manageable. Their leave-in is a lightweight conditioner so it’s best for wavy and Curlier textures (2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 3c).
Coconut Restore’s other products I find to be an asset to any natural would be their Keratin Intensive Repair Masque and Revitalizing Whipped Coconut Oil. The Masque is ideal for all hair types and instantly leaves hair restored and invigorated by improving pliability and sealing cuticles and split ends. The whipped coconut oil works wonders as a moisturizer and scalp treatment for Curly and Coily hair (3a, 3b, 3c, 4a, 4b, 4c).
Smooth ‘N Shine Curl Line (Intense Moisture)
Don’t you just LOVE brands that roll with the tide and trends? Well, Smooth ‘N Shine, a name most of us are grew up with has taken on the natural hair movement by creating fa line and products that include ingredients formulated with Black Seed Oil, Camellia Oil, Shea Butter, and Coconut Oil. Their curl line was created to empower women to embrace their natural curls.
The line currently consists of:
- Quenching Co-Wash with Macadamia Nut Oil & Shea Butter – a suds-free gentle cleansing while adding moisture and shine with Shea Butter and Macadamia Nut Oil.
- Deep Recovery Treatment – intense moisture, controlling frizz and makes for easier detangling.
- Coil Hydrating Butter – gives you curl elongation and definition. Frizz control while helping to detangle.
- Curl Defining Cream – lightweight lotion that gives long-lasting definition and intense moisture.
This is a great line. I love our old school brands incorporating natural hair lines to accommodate women rocking natural hair and knowing that we look for natural ingredients that our hair craves. While we are used to the legendary blue and pink packaging, they are shaking things up in a good way and I feel this will become one of the most popular natural hair brands popping up.
They are undergoing a revamping of their line, look and ingredients in 2018 and I wanted to share the new look of the line. Loving the new look and cannot wait to give them a try. Expect those change in 2018 and I will be letting you know what I think when I get to try them.
Macadamia Professional Ultra Rich Moisture Line & Styling Line
Not a new line but I’m not that familiar with it as much as other lines out here but I know they are stellar. Macadamia Professional offers salon-quality hair care, treatment and styling products that address the unique moisture level and styling needs of every woman. Three Care and Treatment Collections infuse the optimal moisture level into each hair texture, along with the benefits of our Pro Oil Complex, a unique blend of Macadamia and Argan Oils.
A range of Macadamia Oil infused stylers offer varying levels of style control for hair of all global textures with the healing benefits of our Pro Oil Complex. This hair oil can be used for all textures, from baby fine to ultra-curly and coiled. It has a unique moisture level and style control need.
I have personally tried a few items recently, the Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Leave-In Protein Treatment delivers reinforcement to strengthen, replenish and protect your strands. The perfect balance of ingredients leaves hair soft, conditioned and never brittle (over-proteinized.) I also tried their Macadamia Professional Smoothing Curl Cream, which is a conditioning styling cream that controls and smoothes unruly curls, while still providing a light, touchable-soft feel. Fights humidity for fizz control, tames flyaways and creates a natural-looking shine. Definitely one of the natural hair brands worth checking out this winter.
Vernon François Curly Hair Products
I was fortunate enough to try this stellar line by Internationally acclaimed, award-winning hair stylist, Vernon François last year. The VERNON FRANÇOIS® collection was personal for the stylist,
“I really went back to basics and had a lot of conversations with my clients, just trying to understand where their frustrations were. For most of them, it was because they didn’t have the knowledge, and more importantly, didn’t have the confidence, when they were styling their own hair.” Fashionista. com
I have to say I’m impressed with the CO~WASH Shampoo and the WHIPPED~Deep Conditioner the most. The CO~WASH Shampoo is a luxe feeling blend with no suds, leaving sensitive scalps balanced. The Ubuntu marula oil detangles, while deeply hydrating jojoba and sweet almond oil repair, restore, fight frizz, define curls and gently detangle. This deeply moisturizing treatment for stressed and damaged hair gives the WHIPPED~Deep Conditioner a win in my book. It delivers a potent combination of keratin amino acids which strengthen; anti-oxidants green tea and ginseng; sweet almond oil and jojoba oil to hydrate; and Aquarich® to lock in moisture from the roots to the ends of your hair. Man, we all love those black owned natural hair brands, don’t we?
All of these natural hair brands are going to be assets to your fall and winter hair care. Our hair has different needs for this time of the year as you fight off the bitter cold and dryness, you will want products that make ingredients important for keeping hair moisturized, hydrated and soft.
So, which brand are you going to give a try this fall and winter?