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Brands to Watch: Natural Hair Care Brands We Love

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August 3, 2009 by The Lupie Chick

Now that summer is here, how about freshening up your hair care routine and give natural products a try? The following is a list of some of the sites that cater to healthy hair with the added bonus of natural ingredients.

Oyin Handmade

Website: http://www.oyinhandmade.com
Oyin is family-owned company, named after the Yoruba word for honey. Handmade hair and body products for women, men and children all made in small batches to ensure freshness. Free of petroleum, silicones, and fillers.
Product Pick: Juices and Berries – Nourishing Herbal Leave-In
Usage: Moisturizes, detangles and shine. Great refresher for those hot summer days.
Ingredients: Spring water, infused with herbs known to help stimulate the scalp and encourage hair growth; Vegetable Glycerine and nutritious essential oil blend.

Oyin Handmade is in BALTIMORE!!!!! our store is located at 2103 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218. we would love it if you stopped by – we are open every saturday from noon to 7pm. our shop will feature independently produced and alternative books, music, film, and art, as well as serving as the flagship store for oyin handmade hair and body care products.

Anita Grant

Website: anitagrant.com
All of Anita Grant’s Goodies are hand made to order, her natural ingredients are purchased directly from farming communities and/or partnerships with fair trade and organic suppliers throughout the world. The site features a beautiful array of natural products, although they are for hair, are truly mouth watering. If you have trouble deciding what to try, be sure to check out the yummy sample sizes.
Product Pick: Rhassoul Deep Condish
Usage: For Thick curly hair and locs. Detoxifies your scalp leaving hair light, soft and fluffy.
Ingredients: Rhassoul contains Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Silica, Magnesium and Sodium. Unrefined Black Cocoa Butter, natural Soya based Vitamin E, Honey and more.

Qhemet Biologics

Website: http://www.qhemetbiologics.com
Features products for men and women made with natural ingredients such as aloe vera, amla, castor oil, coconut oil, Egyptian wheat grass and more. Check out the site’s recommendation chart before ordering. The site is currently in the process of restocking it’s inventory, and will be re-stocked for an upcoming sale on July 3rd.
Product Pick: Tea Tree & Grapeseed Therapeutic Pomade
Usage: Natural healing, regenerative treatment for irritated and flaky scalp. Repairs damaged follicles.
Ingredients: 100% natural, mineral oil, lanolin and paraffin-free combination of cold pressed Grapeseed and pure Tea Tree oils.

Jane Carter Solution

Website: http://www.janecartersolution.com
Part of the Jane Carter Solution philosophy is that they believe that “hair is hair,” and that segmenting hair care by ethnicity does not encourage diversity, love and multicultural coexistence. Jane also hosts free live conference calls where she discuses her products and answers hair care questions. See the site for more details.
Product Pick: Scalp Renew
Usage: Pre shampoo scalp treatment that stimulates hair growth by cleansing and exfoliating the scalp.
Ingredients: Pure essential oils of Peppermint, Lavender, Tea Tree, Sweet Orange, Rosemary, Ylang-ylang, Bergamot, Vitamins A, D,&E.

Kinky Curly

Website: kinky-curly.com
Kinky Curly products are formulated to give moisture and hold without drying out hair. Features paraben, petroleum, mineral oil, silicone, free products.
Product Pick: Curling Custard
Usage: Moisturizes, curl definition, hold, shine. For wet, freshly washed hair. Recommends that thicker hair types use with leave-in conditioner.
Ingredients: Botanical infusion of water, Horsetail, Chamomile, Nettle and Marshmallow, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Agave Nectar Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Pectin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate and natural fragrance. A little goes a long way.

Karen’s Body Beautiful

Website: http://www.karensbodybeautiful.com
Handmade hair, body and bath products that promote a healthy, holistic approach to beauty that are made from natural ingredients. Karen’s Body Beautiful also sells products for babies, men and the home. The site also features a virtual hair consultation.
Product Pick: Hair Milk
Usage: Moisturizes, detangles, defrizzes and defines curls. Can be used on wet and dry hair.
Ingredients: Purified water, Jojoba and Avocado Oils, Vegetable Wax, Vitamin E, Panthenol, Arnica and Calendula Flowers, Echinacea, Nettle and Horsetail Extracts, Vegetable Glycerin, Wheat Germ Oil, Fragrance Oil and Natural Enzymes.

I’ve seen via YouTube great twist and braid out results from Karen’s hair milk, and like most all products offered you can choose your own scent which is a plus.

ASHA’S Be Naturally Beautifully

Website: http://www.myashas.com/index.html
Natural bath and body products for women and men. Exotic plants and herbs made from natural, handmade products that will provide you with earth’s secrets to obtaining beautiful hair, luxurious skin and a healthier body.
Product Pick: Rosemary Mint Herbal Shampoo
Usage: Cleansing, conditioning for hair and scalp.
Ingredients: Infusion of Rosemary and Peppermint

Taliah Waajid

Website: http://www.naturalhair.org
Alcohol free moisture based products for twists, dreads, braids and natural hair. Products feature the S.T.E.P.S. system – System To Enhance Protect and Strengthen. The system is an all natural anti-bacterial system based on Bay Laurel. All colors and fragrances used are derived from dried fruit extracts or juices.
Product Pick: Stimulating Herbal Cleanser
Usage: Helps eliminate itchy scalp and other minor scalp irritations. Great low pre-poo also good for locked and braided styles.
Ingredients: Pure Distilled Water, Indian Hemp, Olive Oil, Wheat Germ, Yarrow Root, Sodium Laureate Sulfate, Rosemary, African Herbal Cleansing Complex Sea Salt, Sage, Silk Protein, Corn Oils, Corn Silk, Vitamin E, Fruit Bio-flavonoids, Bay Laurel, Cocomide (coconut bio-flavanoid)

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**Article Courtesy of Clutch Magazine Online**

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