Afro or textured hair comes with its fair share of complexities – from deciding how you want to style it (natural, kinky, straightened, etc) to finding the right formula for your hair and curl type. Thankfully, there’s a number of brilliant female black-owned brands that offer hard-working formulas that specialise in afro hair.
“I created Bouclème out a desire to have healthy, frizz-free curls,” explains founder Michele Scott-Lynch, who created the brand in an effort to empower her two girls to embrace theirs. “I began to appreciate the beauty of curls in my 30s, before that I battled against them... I needed to be a role model for them to see the beauty in having a head full of curls.” From its hydrating non-foaming Curl Cleanser to the award-winning Intensive Moisture Treatment, its all-natural formulas strengthen and enhance all types of curl. Next up, Dizziak; the brainchild of former Beauty Contributor for Stylist Loretta De Feo, who founded the brand after an age-old quest for the ultimate deeply nourishing hair care line that would work for her Nigerian afro hair. This Deep Conditioner is packed with quinoa protein and an array of nourishing oils to fight frizz, stimulate follicle growth and increase elasticity (without weighing it down). And when it comes to treating coarse or damaged afro hair, this Khalila Oil is a powerhouse of rich oils, broccoli seed and watermelon extracts that strengthens and seals in moisture – it can also be used as a leave-in hot oil treatment for hair that needs a little TLC.