This post is sponsored by Edge Naturale, a black-owned hair company specializing in caring for natural hair care. Read more of my review below, all opinions are my own.
First and foremost, Black Lives Matter, always have and always will. Even though that statement should go without saying, America is a country where Black people live in fear just because of the color of our skin. This post isn’t to talk about how much black people are oppressed, there are plenty of resources where you can read about that; it is to provide some positive actions that you can take to support the Black community – specifically, Black businesses in the wellness industry.
Supporting Black business not only supports the individual that you are buying from, but rather the entire community. Let’s have a little history lesson and go back to the early 1900’s to Tulsa, Oklahoma. ‘Black Wall Street’ was the name of a shopping strip in the city where everything was Black owned. Black people were thriving until the riot in 1921 where racist white people destroyed the community. They rebuilt Black Wall Street within a year but by the late 1950’s, desegregation allowed for white owned businesses to have shops in Black Wall Street and caused many of the Black owners and shoppers to look elsewhere to spend their money.
It would be a lie if we denied that our country values money and ownership. Let’s give our people a fighting chance to be successful in this country.
Since my brand focuses on wellness, I will be listing black-owned wellness brands and companies that you can support online! If I have personally used a product from the list below, you’ll see a star next to the description! Also, the list is broken down into the categories: skincare, haircare, aromatherapy, fitness, and mental health. I tried to also include smaller businesses and local Black-owned businesses as well to the list below. Feel free to shout out your Black-owned company or one that you recommend below! To read more wellness tips, check here!
Edge Naturale: I was sent the Follicle Enhancer to try for my edges. If you are unfamiliar with my hair journey, check my IGTV! But to sum it up, my hair has been through a lot. This product arrived at the right time and has really helped me on my hair care journey.
The product contains Peppermint oil, argan oil, avocado oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, and other ingredients to aid in growing your edges! The product smells just like a peppermint candy, has a great smooth consistency, and leaves your scalp feeling tingly and clean. Also, this product is pure and natural, cruelty free and made and tested in the USA.
I apply the products to my edges and scalp every night and massage. Be sure to check out their website and see the before and after pictures for yourself!
Form Beauty: This company specializes in creating hair care products for coily and curly hair. They have shampoos, conditioners, and leave-in products perfect for your hair.
Melanin Hair Care: Founded by Whitney White, a popular Youtube natural hair influencer! I watched Whitney’s videos for years and I always admired her natural approach to hair care!
Chocolate Kinks & Kurls: These products are amazingly natural ingredients and they have a mission to inspire women with kinky curly hair to feel beautiful.
Kinky Curly: * Black-owned hair company that has many products that help style your kinky curly hair. Their products give you the perfect amount of hold while not leaving any residue and still giving great body and definition. I personally have used the Knot Today product and leave it in my hair after I’ve combed it through and it leaves my hair detangled and moisturized.
Alikay Naturals: They have a plethora of products to take care of your hair from the shampoo process all the way to the styling of your hair. Their products really focus on providing moisture to your hair. With names like Shea Yogurt Hair Moisturizer and Honey and Sage Deep Conditioner, it is definitely enticing to try!
Oyin Handmade: Not only does this company have amazing hair products, but they also have body products, men’s products, and other lifestyle accessories and products. This is a black-owned company I can’t wait to buy from!
Curls Dynasty: They create products designed for all stages of your hair, from relaxed and damaged to natural and transitioning.
Beauty by Dr. Kari: Created by a black woman with a Phd in Trichology, the study of the hair and scalp, this is a must try! The owner, Dr. Kari Williams, has also worked with many celebrities so your hair is definitely in good hands!
Curl Mix: This company has an amazing product line and offers a CurlMix University and hair tutorials to learn how to take the best care of your hair. They also offer many other resources to help you with the styling of your hair.
Hair Rules: Founded and owned by Anthony Dickey. He realized that there wasn’t enough support and resources catering to all skin colors with textured hair so he created his own! He also has products specifically for all hair types.
More Companies that you may have heard of that are black owned and that I have used personally: Mielle Organics, Camille Rose Naturals, Miss Jessie’s, Mixed Chicks, Uncle Funky’s Daughter, Curls, Eden BodyWorks, Tropical Isle Living
Also note that I didn’t mention brands like Cantu, SheaMoisture, African Pride, Mane Choice, Doo Gro, Dark and Lovely, etc. While these brands are made for our hair, they are not owned by Black people. Some of them started off as black-owned but was sold to a white owner down the line. Be sure to do your own research before you purchase any products. One of my favorite hair brands is Carol’s Daughter, it is no longer Black-owned as they sold to L’oreal in 2014.
Black Girl Sunscreen: * I actually use the kids version of this sunscreen and it’s amazing! It’s 50 SPF and doesn’t leave any white residue on my face! Black-owned company created for Black people!
Temple Zen: Skincare products that are infused with essential oils to provide ultimate relaxation as you take care of your skin. They even do skin care consultation if you are unsure what to buy for your skin.
Whatamud: * A monthly skincare subscription service that sends you everything you need to care for your skin. There are monthly check-ins and consultations to ensure the products are working. While not all the brands used are black-owned, many are! And the CEO is Black!
BeautyStat: The founder and chemist is Black and this skincare line that really focuses on the science behind having flawless skin!
Epera Skincare: Based in the UK but offers international shipping. They specialize in skincare products for darker skin tones with products such as serums and face oils.
Mary Louise Cosmetics: They offer an array of body products such as hand sanitizer, soap and face products. The products are also natural and organic!
Epi.logic Skincare: Created by Dr. Jeannition, the company focuses on a benefits-based approach to get your skin looking flawless.
Lauren Napier Beauty: The founder searched everywhere for the right products for her skin, when she couldn’t find any, she created her own! Her products are great for all skin types and skin tones.
TheFitnessKi: * Kiara is an amazing personal trainer, fit-mom and wife. She offers online programs to get your body right! She also has fitness gear from resistance bands to outfits to keep you comfortable and stylish while you get your gains. Follow her on Instagram @thefitnesski
Stay Down Day Fit: * Mecca and her boyfriend E.J. created a space where you can have access to online fitness resources such as and live stream classes. They are also expecting their first child and Mecca has many pregnancy friendly workouts on her Instagram @_meccca
No Pretty Workouts: * Created by @msnicolefit on Instagram, her fitness brand offers weekly workouts, nutrition and challenges to get you in shape. She’s also known as the pushup queen and she doesn’t disappoint!
Britnee Babe: She’s the queen of at-home workouts and has many inspirational videos on her page to keep you fit if you don’t have the $$$. She also has a variety of fitness programs and challenges on her website! Follow her on Instagram @britneebabe
Massy Arias: * Massy is definitely an OG in the online fitness community. She offers online programs and challenges and even has vegan supplements that you can purchase. Follow her on Instagram to get your daily inspiration and see cute videos of her and her daughter. @massy.arias
A Little Taeste: * Tae-Leon offers amazingly created workout videos on her Instagram that will guide you into lifting weights correctly. She also offers workout programs and 1 on 1 online personal training.
Fancy Fitness: * Fancy offers online fitness programs that include nutrition tips, grocery list and weekly workouts. The programs are organized by the area of your body that you would like some support with. Fancy also offers some cute merchandise like hats and other training guides.
The Qii to Fitness: Qiqi offers an array of fitness motivation from weight lifting to HIIT training. She lives by the motto ‘Not your average fitspo’ and she’s here to give you inspiration and motivation for all body types. Follow her on the gram! @theqii_tofitness
The Artistry of Essential Oils: These handmade, natural and organic essential oils are perfect for relaxation. You can mix these essential oils into your hair and body products or put them in a diffuser!
Love Notes: What’s better than love notes? Love notes to yourself! This soy candle company has many scents to choose from to show yourself some love.
Lucky Thirteen: These 3-in-1 candles are amazing! You can burn the candle for aromatherapy, massage oil, and a body butter! They are made of natural ingredients such as soy wax, shea butter, sweet almond oil, and essential oils. Oh, and with every purchase, some of the proceeds are given to organizations such as the National Alliance on Mental Health.
Nicole Virtual: Nicole Lunan offers guided virtual meditation. She has a free 20 minute consolation and then you can choose from a variety of packages with different meditation lengths.
Black Girls Breathing: They host a monthly breathing session every month for free! There’s a new theme each month
The Body: A Home For Love: This is an amazing online resource full of encouragement and inspiration for women that underwent sexual trauma. To join the community, all you need to do is donate monthly. What’s even nicer is that you can choose the amount you want to donate! And if that’s not in your budget, they offer free membership with all the benefits!
Girl Trek: A non-profit organization that focuses on walking to inspire healthy living for black women.
Feel free to contact me with any more black owned wellness companies that you would like to add to the list!