Ok, so by now many of you have heard about the backlash against Shea Moisture? If not, do read our opinion on the matter. #BoycottSheaMoisture is really happening and many are wondering what other black owned brands are out there that can work with kinky hair. But you all are in luck, having Type 4 hair can be challenging but in our natural hair journeys and blogger life we have tried many products. Here is our top 6 list of Shea Moisture alternatives:
By Founder and CEO Arcman Durosier, in 2011 he created natural hair care products for his sister when she came to America from Haiti to visit. She was newly natural and had difficulty finding products that worked on her kinky hair, so he successfully formulated products that kept her hair so popping all her friends wanted some product too. Remember when we did a Fall Giveaway of the entire Bel Nouvo line? Kat and Kory wanted to keep it for themselves – ha! Learn more about and buy Bel Nouvo here.
Founder and CEO Courtney Adeleye built the Mane Choice empire in her kitchen. Courtney’s personal healthy hair care journey, science background and drive led to the success of the Mane Choice solution which has a focus on the hair health. Check out our review of Mane Choice . Learn more about and buy Mane Choice here.
By founder and CEO Gwen Jimmere, The first black woman to hold a patent for a natural hair care product. Her products specialize in managing kinky hair effortlessly while also cutting wash and styling time with the use of only a few products. We have all used this product and liked it, check our reviews on youtube, the 4b hair review and 4c hair review . Learn more about and buy Naturalicous here.
The Pomade Shop.
Owned by Erma Williams-Nurse. The Pomade Shop promotes and celebrates wellness through beauty with our all-natural hair pomades, shampoos, and conditioners. The Pomade Shop supported our very first meet and greet with no strings attached. We have used her products and featured her on our site as a Woman in Business. Check out our interview with Erma of The Pomade Shop.
Koils by Nature (KBN).
Owned by Pamela J. Booker, KBN products are certified vegan, cruelty free, infused with organic essential oils, and handmade with the finest of ingredients. They even have a line of men’s grooming products. Pamela also supports other black owned business’ in her collaboration of Black Biz Scope on Periscope. Allowing black owned businesses to advertise their product or business ventures to a diverse audience. Check out Koils products here.
Founder and Owned by Jasmine Lawrence. EDEN BodyWorks was started by Ms. Lawrence at the age of 13. This brand has expanded throughout the years and now includes body wash and creams. We haven’t tried the skin care product lines but the various hair product reviews can be found here. You can find the affordable product line here.
The above brands are just a few out of many that we have tried and liked for the time which can be great Shea Moisture alternatives for your kinky hair. Depending on the weather climate, your diet and hair regimen even our reviews may not match to your experience when trying out the products. Here are a few other brands that we have tried. If you don’t see a brand that you absolutely love, let us know in the comments, our next review may feature that product.