This past year, I have been very intentional in purchasing products from black owned businesses. Purchasing from black owned businesses means that I get to support someone who looks like me. Oftentimes, black owned businesses are small businesses that do not receive a large amount of exposure compared to well known brands that are in major retail stores.
As a way to connect with more black owned businesses, I made the decision last year to only purchase black owned hair care products. Based upon my experience, many of those black owned natural hair care businesses have the best, quality hair care products compared to well known hair care brands that are not black owned. If you have natural hair and/or children with natural hair, check out my YouTube channel for some great reviews and hairstyles.
This year, I am now working on supporting more black owned businesses outside of hair care. In this blog post, I want to share some products that myself or my entire family are currently using or have used in the past. Below are a few of those businesses (both big and small)l with a brief description, social media link, and their website.
Description: Brooklyn Tea sells a variety of loose leaf teas. Right now, I have the “Tropical Green” loose leaf tea.
Description: ROSEN Skincare sells clean ingredient skincare products. I’m currently using the ROSEN tropics toner and super smoothie cleanser.
The Honey Pot
Description: The Honey Pot has plant based feminine hygiene products. When it comes to feminine care, I only use The Honey Pot products. I’m currently using the normal wash and their menstrual products.
Caked Up By Dolly
Description: Caked Up By Dolly sells high quality mink and vegan lashes. I only purchase lashes from this company. My favorites are pound cake, creme brulee, and danish.
Black Girl Sunscreen
Description: Black Girl Sunscreen is a natural, non-white residue sunscreen specifically for melanin skin. I’m currently using the SPF 30 moisturizing sunscreen lotion.
Kyra’s Shea Medleys
Description: Kyra’s Shea Medleys focuses on empowering women to embrace their natural curls. Raw shea butter, coconut oil, and aloe vera juice are some of the ingredients that they use to make their products. I’m currently using the Lavender + Rosehip 3-in-1 scrub that can be used for the face, skin, and scalp.
Description: Juvia’s Place sells makeup that caters to the melanin skin tone. I’m currently using their Glass Gloss Bundle, shade stick, I Am Magic concealer, and I Am Magic Velvety Matte foundation.
Thank God It’s Natural
Description: Thank God It’s Natural (TGIN) has a range of natural hair care products. My favorite TGIN products are the TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask and the Miracle RepaiRx Collection.
Description: The Butterland produces a wide range of hair care products that are rich and moisturizing. One of my favorite BL products is the Replenishing ACV and honey hair mask.
I would highly recommend purchasing from any of the brands that I have listed above. I would love to know of any black owned businesses that you have supported. Please be sure to list the name of the business and product(s) that you purchased.