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7 Women-Owned Indie Hair Brands to Support Now and Always

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While celebrating women and their contributions shouldn’t be confined to just one month, with March being Women’s History Month, we’re using the call for celebration as an opportunity to shine a spotlight on some incredible female-founded hair brands.

If you’ve been looking for a simple way to show your support this month, it wouldn’t hurt to consider shopping from an awesome woman-owned business, particularly one that is not as well-known.

While you may be familiar with the household names that frequently grace the hair aisles of your local Ulta, Target, and Sephora, it’s so important to remember that the up-and-coming hair brands deserve your love (and your money), too! 

To help you out, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite under-the-radar women-owned hair brands to support this month and always.

Captain Blankenship

Always dreamed of a mermaid-esque mane? Captain Blankenship founder Jana Blankenship is making that fantasy a reality with her line of clean hair care products that are good for your hair and the environment. Formulated with organic ingredients such as flowers, seaweed, plant oils, and sea salt, this hair brand is your ticket to beautiful beach-y waves. With its charming sea-inspired product names and nautical-inspired packaging (that’s also recyclable!), don’t be surprised if their products quickly become some of your hair care faves!

Recommended product: Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray, $28 for 4 oz

Crown Affair

Rooted in ritual and routine, Crown Affair is a new kind of hair care, for those seeking clean ingredients, beautiful handmade tools, and powerful formulations. The brainchild of founder Dianna Cohen, this stylish yet accessible hair brand has quickly won over Instagram with their super chic combs that will look just as good on your vanity as they will brushing through your locks.

Recommended product: The Comb No. 002, $38.00

Shaz & Kiks

Inspired by their grandmother’s hair-oiling recipes, sisters Shaz and Kiku Chauduri founded Shaz & Kiks to bring their Ayurvedic approach to hair care to the masses. Formulated with nutrient-rich Indian herbs and oils, their line of pre-wash treatments is helping everyone show their scalps a little bit more love.

Recommended product: Back to Your Roots Scalp + Hair Prewash for Thin, Flat to Normal Hair, $38.00 for 90ml

Fur

After noticing the lack of pubic care products on the market, besties Laura Schubert and Lillian Tung were inspired to create their line of body care called Fur. Known for their clean and inclusive pubic hair oils and ingrown hair concentrates, Fur products are not only effective, but they are safe for even the most intimate of areas. It’s no wonder that even actress Emma Watson counts herself as a fan of the brand.

Recommended product: Fur Oil, $46.00

Ooli Beauty

Created by Jessica Pritchett, Ooli Beauty is a plant-based hair care line designed specifically for locs. Formulated with ingredients such as sunflower seed oil, castor oil, tea tree oil, and coconut oil, their products will ensure the maintenance of your locs, no matter if they are short, long, or curled.

Recommended product: Loc’d & Loaded  Loc Gel, $15.00

Ceremonia

A newcomer in the hair space, Ceremonia is a clean hair care brand that was founded by Babba C. Rivera. Rooted in Latinx heritage and rituals, their products are designed for all hair types and made from natural ingredients from Latin American such as Brazilian pataua oil, aloe vera, and castor oil.

Recommended product: Aceite de Moska, $25.00

Oui the People

Since introducing her brand’s game-changing safety razor for sensitive skin in 2015 , Oui the People founder Karen Young has continued to disrupt the grooming industry with her line of cult-favorite products. An inclusive brand that’s committed to producing bodycare with  thoughtful messaging and branding, Oui the People aims to create a grooming experience that allows everyone to feel comfortable in the skin they are in.

Recommended product: Sugarcoat Shave Gel-to-Milk, $64.00

Will you be shopping from any of these brands? Let us know in the comments!

Camille Nzengung
Camille Nzengung
Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor, based in Georgia, covering all things hair at The Tease. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.