This is just a reminder that a lot of our natural hair products and lines are owned by white companies and they really don’t care about us, so buy black, it actually goes back into our community!
- African pride
- Soft& Beautiful Botanicals
- Care free curl
- Dark and lovely Au naturale
- Motions naturally you
- Dr. Miracle’s Curl Care
- Sof n’ Free Gro Healthy Nothing But
- ORS curls unleashed (Organic root stimulator)
- Pantene truly natural
- Naturally Silk Elements
There are so many more that can be added to each list. Bottom line, help black business. And an added bonus to helping our community out is a lot of the lines are more natural or Vegan.
More black owned natural hair additions, cus why not?
More non-black owned
Support black business!
Carol’s daughter is no longer black owned??
A lot of shit makes sense now.
This is actually very good to know
For all my naturals!
I will be buying whatever I can afford, or what’s on sale and what works for my hair & sometimes that’s a white owned product. oh no! now you must shun me black community and curse me all the way down into the deepest flamed filled pits of hell.
You need to find some chill lol.
Way to miss the point… 😑
I don’t think I missed the point of anything I did like how it listed black owned companies because I’m all for supporting and whatnot but then it’s list non black owned companies and to meit implies that we’re all now supposed to go boycott these companies that aren’t owned by black people and I’m asking myself well why? I’m sure before Dr. dre sold beats there were plenty of people from all backgrounds that bought beats headphones, speakers etc. not giving 2 fucks about the company being co-owned by a black man they just simply liked the product so they supported it. I get that if we support each other and these people grow their sales & their businesses & in turn they’ll in their own way help us out later on by giving back to the community and creating jobs or whatever. I just don’t like the fact that were hinting at abstaining from buying from a white company because those people work hard too and a lot of them have awesome products. I feel like we’re progressing a lot as a black community but in a lot of ways regressing as a human race. it’s just how I interpreted it.
But you did though… I don’t know why I always get into this but I’ll bite.
A lot of black people (including myself) are trying to be more conscious of where our money goes because it’s actually pretty important. So this list has been helpful to about 4835 and counting, minus like 3 people, including yourself. The only people who have complained have severely misunderstood the role in which money plays in the prosperity of the black community and our history a whole. So let’s start with the basic facts, as in the start of the black hair business.
Hair used to be a big sense of community (barber shops, hair salons) for us and we used to be the front runners of black hair, which seems pretty basic. The business of hair is where a lot of our black success comes from (madam CJ walker, Annie Pope-Turnbo, etc) it was the beginning of big black business. Literally this is where a lot of the black wealth and success was started.
But as time went on white people started capitalizing on our hair. They started making products and companies to target us, and their game was to basically strip us of our pride and our success and make us feel like we HAD to buy from white people, which is why all (Im almost positive on this) relaxer companies are owned by white people. Relaxers in themselves have a history in white supremacy but that is another issue, the fact that white companies capitalized off of us and our hair insecurities was, and still is a huge problem. And now obviously they have jumped on the natural wagon^^ and started the cycle all over again.
So as we look around now, most of the black companies that started out black were bought out or pushed out by larger white companies. The issue with supporting these companies are
- A) you are supporting the companies that have pushed us out of our own business, which has taken away a lot of our businesses and hurt a lot of black communities
- B) White people don’t know anything about typical “black” hair, do you really think they are making quality products that are worth buying?
- C) By supporting these large white owned companies you are not support yourself in a way. Supporting black business helps us rebuild some communities because often time black CEO’s actually give back and foster jobs. Supporting black business means you are supporting and making way for more black success.\
So it’s weird that you say that you “get it” when you so clearly don’t, either that or you just don’t care. I honestly think it’s a mix of both, because you so clearly outlined your little interest in the subject by saying “I get that if we support each other and these people grow their sales & their businesses & in turn they’ll in their own way help us out later on by giving back to the community and creating jobs or whatever”
So what is there not to get about black people wanting to take back their own business and care for one another’s hair? What do you not get about supporting business that is here for helping out the black community versus supporting business that is making money off of fucking with the black community? What is so inconceivable about black people wanting black success and wanting their money to go back into their own communities and help foster a better future?
You don’t care about this? Cool for you, again go find some chill and mess with products that will knot your hair out. But please realize marginalized people supporting marginalized people is not “regressing as a human race”, and if you honestly think that, then you don’t know the first thing about “progressing the black community”
Like what you are calling for is the opposite of being progressive and moving a peg up lol. Save your comments for another post