It’s never been more important to support local businesses than now

Plus, who else knows better than these South African female entrepreneurs who’ve tried and tested their product formulas to yield quality, authentic and fool-proof results.

Coming up from humble beginnings, these hair care ranges reflect the hard-work and invaluable research of their owners who invested their time, money and effort to add their own personal touch to an industry dominated by big, international brands.

Their products are sulphate, paraben and silicone free and are made to be used on a variety of natural and curly hair types.

Take a look at 10 natural hair brands made in SA, as well as where you can purchase them…

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Curl Chemistry

Curl Chemistry was founded by Liesl Katzen, who created a hair range to style her frizzy and dry curls.

You can shop their products via their website, online stores & selected salons.

Curl Chemistry

The Perfect Hair

As the name suggests, founder Taryn Gill went in search of the perfect hair care products to style for her kinky and coily hair – which she is proud to say she has developed to share with others.

You can shop the range via their website, selected salons and selected Clicks and Edgars stores.

The Perfect Hair

IntrinsiCurly Me

From wavy to curly and coily hair, this range celebrates women with all types of natural hair.

You can shop their products on their website and in selected salons.

IntrinsiCurly Me

My Natural Hair

Their mantra is all about empowering women and children to embrace their natural hair – whatever the texture.

The products can be purchased on their website, and via a variety of stores like Takealot, Beauty on TApp, Clicks, Shoprite and Checkers.

My Natural Hair

Girl Boss

The company is all about the natural hair movement and educating girls and women to forge their own authentic paths.

Their hair care range can be purchased at Game and Pick n Pay stores.

Girl Boss

Earth Hair SA

‘Go natural for a change’ – is this company’s tagline. They’re committed to providing organically formulated products for all kinds of ethnic hair.

Their range is available via their website and through natural hair selected salons and stockists.

Earth Hair SA

Hafro Natural

Care for your crowning glory – your Afro – using products with quality moisturising ingredients.

The range can be purchased via their website and on Takealot.

Hafro Natural

GLOLOOKS

Nourishment, softness and healthy hair are the main objectives of this range of ethnic hair care. They also offer advice on specific products catering to a range of hair ailments like breakage, dandruff and dryness, among others

You can shop their products via their website.

GLOLOOKS

Afrotame

Get your Afro on fleek with these products for adults and children, available in a variety of yummy flavours.

You can shop their range via their website and Clicks stores.

Afrotame

Shea by Design

It’s all about the benefits of using raw and unrefined shea butters, which can be used on both hair and skin (win!).

The range is available through their website.

Shea by Design