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Empowering Your Crown: Celebrating the Founders Behind Black-Owned Hair Care Brands

Empowering Your Crown: Celebrating the Founders Behind Black-Owned Hair Care Brands

This month we are spotlighting Black-owned brands that are not only transforming the industry but are also helmed by visionary founders dedicated to celebrating and enhancing natural Black hair. From Mielle Organics to Beauty Braids and Beyond, each brand is a testament to the ingenuity and passion of its founder. From luxurious curls to protective braids, these brands have become pioneers in the industry, offering top-notch products that celebrate and enhance the natural beauty of Black hair.  

 1. Mielle Organics 

Monique Rodriguez, Mielle Organics Founder

Founded by Monique Rodriguez, Mielle Organics has become a trailblazer in the hair care industry. Monique's commitment to natural ingredients and healthy hair growth has fueled the success of the Pomegranate & Honey collection and the Rosemary Mint collection, setting a standard for excellence in the hair care industry. 

 2. Talijah Waajid

Talijah Waajid, Founder of Talijah Waajid

As a pioneer in natural hair care, Talijah Waajid's brand reflects her expertise and dedication to nourishing and styling natural curls. The Black Earth Products line and the Curly Curl Cream showcase Talijah's unwavering commitment to embracing and enhancing natural textures. 

  3. TGIN (Thank God It's Natural) 

Chris-Tia Donaldson, Founder of TGIN

Founded by Chris-Tia Donaldson, TGIN is a testament to the power of natural ingredients and moisture retention. The Honey Miracle Hair Mask and Twist & Define Cream exemplify Chris-Tia's vision of creating products that make every day a great hair day. 

4. Mello Hair

Christiana Willis, Founder of Mello Hair

Christiana Willis, the founder of Mello Hair, goes beyond crafting exceptional natural hair care products- she embraces a unique approach that links healthy hair to overall lifestyle. Her commitment to social responsibility extends to promoting stronger, longer, and healthier hair, making Mello Hair a Nature-Derived, Eco-Friendly, and Effective choice for those seeking both hair wellness and environmental consciousness.   

5. Camille Rose Naturals 

Janell Stephens, Founder Camille Rose Naturals

Janell Stephens, the visionary behind Camille Rose Naturals, merges botanicals with modern innovation. Products like the Algae Renew Deep Conditioner and Curl Maker reflect Janell's commitment to providing naturalistas with confidence and effective solutions. 

6. Curls

Mahisha Dellinger, Founder of Curls

Mahisha Dellinger, the founder of Curls, champions the beauty of curly hair with a comprehensive product range. From the Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly to the Cashmere + Caviar Hair Silk, Mahisha's brand encourages individuals to embrace their unique curls confidently. 

7. The Doux

Maya Smith, Founder The Doux

Maya Smith, the creative force behind The Doux, infuses chic style into effective hair care. The Mousse Def Texture Foam and Bonita Afro Balm Texture Cream exemplify Maya's commitment to providing stylish solutions for all hair types. 

8. Frize Frize

 Medjine and Mendjaly, Founders Frize Frize

Twin Sisters, Medjine and Mendjaly, have hand passions. rooted in hair and beauty for years. After navigating the corporate world for a few years, they decided to pivot and embark on a new journey rooted in creating hair care products designed to promote hair growth and challenges of having dry and brittle hair.  

9. Beauty Braids and Beyond 

Tosin During, Jada White and Rochelle Smith, Founders Beauty Braids and Beyond

Founded by Jada White, Rochelle Smith and Tosin During, Beauty Braids and Beyond focuses on the specific needs of individuals with textured hair. As a beauty supply store, BBB was created with the intent of empowering and educating women with textured hair and providing them with affordable and accessible hair care no matter where they are located. BBB carries their own lines of hair extensions, including pre-stretched braiding hair, scrunchies, bonnets and over 500 hair care products, including the ones mentioned above.  


Black-owned hair care brands not only deliver exceptional products for textured hair but also serve as a pivotal role in shaping the industry and providing quality solutions that celebrate the natural beauty of Black hair. Explore the stories and products crafted by these visionary individuals and elevate your hair care routine with the passion and expertise that defines each brand. Shop products today on our site here.  

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