This week we list the Top Five South African natural hair care brands that you should look out for
The second annual Johannesburg Natural Hair Expo took place on Monday, 24 September 2018 at Constitution Hill. The Hair-itage themed gathering of naturalitas, made for a diverse celebration of our African Heritage.
“This is not just an expo but a platform to celebrate, re-educate and empower women and men on how phenomenal they are,” said the creative director, Itumeleng Mogautsi.
With the spring season fully in effect, now is the perfect time for you to show off your natural crown. In helping you take care of it, we have compiled a list of our Top Five natural hair care brands that you should be on the lookout for.
5. Mbali Rose
Mbali Rose is a hair supply boutique that specializes in wigs, affordable weaves, braiding fibre, hair accessories and other hair care products. “For a while now women have been having problems with hair, like hair loss, so the company was born out of the need to have more of what we naturally have,” said the sales representative. Women change their hairstyles very often and wigs are the perfect way of altering your look without damaging your natural hair. The wigs also make for great protective styling. Their store is located at Carlswald Decor Centre in Midrand. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
4. Brown Child
Brown Child hair products, according to the sales representative makes hair soft and manageable. Immediately when the product is applied, you can feel the difference in the hair. Most natural hair care products are premium range so they can be quite pricey. What sets this brand apart is that the products are affordable. The products are sold on their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
3. Mabu Tribe
The Mabu Tribe brand is deeply rooted in African identity. Their tagline, “to enjoy the natural crown,” embodies what the products are made for – to promote healthy scalps and hair. All their products are also wholly organic and they are designed for coily, coarse hair in the dry climate. “Mabu is the [Se]pedi word for soil and tribe, so basically the reason for the name is Mabu means soil and it goes back to the history of creation where God created humans – He went to the soil. And the tribe is about people working and taking this journey together,” said founder, Thlologelo Mabelane.
Their philosophy is that your hair is not a mistake. Mabu Tribe products can be found on their website or you can purchase them at salons like Maddie Magoo, Afri-Fro and Kiddies Korner. You can also connect with them on Facebook and Instagram.
2. Brother’s Beard
Brother’s Beard is a beard oil and balm company that was established in 2016. “It promotes growth, it hydrates your beard, it keeps it soft silky smooth, you will get a fuller and thicker beard,” says co-founder, Vizolet Kuwanda. He also added that what sets them apart from other brands is that the beard oil is manufactured to help all beards thrive in this African climate. If you are team beard gang and you would like to purchase their products, you can visit their website. You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
1. The Perfect Hair
Formed by Taryn Gill, The Perfect Hair is 2018’s Elle Beauty Award-Winning brand which was also featured on a business TV show, Shark Tank. “The perfect hair is a natural hair care company and manufactures products for the three different hair types; kinky hair, curly hair and wavy hair,” said brand ambassador Nomakhaya Makhaya.
Their environmentally friendly product packaging is a big plus. Their slogan, #HappyHealthyHair speaks to their mission which is to promote healthy hair. You can purchase their products at selected Edgars stores, Candi Co Salons, Indalo Nubian Hair or on their online store. Alternatively, you can also find them on Instagram.
Did we forget to include your favourite local natural hair care brand? Please let us know how you will be keeping your curls and coils rejuvenated this Spring on Twitter.
*Co-authored with Ayanda Sishi
Images By: Sibabalwe Mhluzi