Are we the only ones tired of hearing about the drama of Shea Moisture? We’re firm believers in not bashing what you HATE, but promoting what you LOVE. We also believe in options. Did you know that there are 9 Black Owned Hair Companies in Chicago? Check them out:

  1. CurlMix curlmixwindycityFounded by married couple Kim & Tim Lewis, CurlMix is the DIY box for curly hair. “We want our subscribers to be mindful of the ingredients in their products and have the freedom to customize their hair and skin treatments.” Click here to learn more about CurlMix.
  2. Crowned CurliescrownedcurliesFounded by Dominique Pierce Brown & Alexis Washington, Crowned Curlies is a natural organic product line formulated to be gentle enough for children, but can be used by the entire family. Click here to learn more about Crowned Curlies.
  3. Iris BotanicalsirisbotanicalsFounded in 2014 by Iris Nichole Patterson, Iris Botanicals is a handmade organic hair care line whose chief goal is to return to nature to get the necessary vitamins and nutrients for our hair. Click here to learn more about Iris Botanicals.
  4. Thank God I’m Natural christiaFounded by Chris-Tia Donaldson, Thank God I’m Natural is a line of natural products for hair and skin, which is now available nationwide in stores such as Target, Whole Foods, and Sally’s Beauty Supply. Click here to learn more about Thank God I’m Natural.
  5. Chi’s Naturale chinaturale Chi’s Naturale is a natural hair care line that offers products to women who have wavy, curly, coily, and kinky hair types. Click here to learn more about Chi Naturale.
  6. Luster Productsfred-luster-II Founded by Fred Luster in 1957, Luster Products Inc. is the leading African-American owned manufacturer of premium personal care products servicing people worldwide. Click here to learn more about Luster Products.
  7. ORS Haircare – Founded in 1996 by Gary Gardner, Namaste Laboratories was founded to address the health-conscious, multi-cultural consumer market. Click here to learn more about ORS Haircare.
  8. Tre Luxe 1479311_10100541160961291_1172479974_nFounded by Kiprono & Cortney Sigilai, Tre Luxe products are specifically formulated to nourish, define and style natural curls, offering solutions to the various hair care problems that women with naturally textured hair face at home, work, and play. Click here to learn more about Tre Luxe.
  9. Evolving Textures16998145_1233615846760068_3992890765694301353_nFounded by Nadra Smiley, Evolving Textures is creatively designed to enhance health for every beautiful strand. “We are proud to introduce our environmentally friendly and organic 
    product line.” Click here to learn more about Evolving Textures.

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  1. O. Little

    Ashley Lauren Natural Products is another company. I believe her lab is in Evanston, Il. She’s a chemist by trade and started making her own products when she couldn’t find what she wanted in the store.

  2. Mella’Ninn Complex

    Mella’Ninn Complex
    Is also scientifically formulated right here in Chicago. Offering 100% Organic & Natural Haircare, Skincare & Cosmetics

  3. Rozella

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  4. Kelly Lauschus

    Thanks for the article. I have a question I was hoping you might be able to help with. Do you ever add citris to your organic cleaners? I’ve been using organic multipurpose cleaners for years but I want to start making my own. I really appreciate any advice you can give.

  5. Jorja Hargis

    Incredible points. Outstanding arguments. Keep up the good spirit.