So you are looking for - Locally Produced Hair Care Products in South Africa


This is an update to my initial list that was posted in May 2015 (rather than keep that post I have just cleaned it up and updated it). A year and some months later, I am filled with great joy as I see how the list has grown and how some brands have evolved, I said it then and I will keep saying it...EXCITING TIMES AHEAD for us in SA. We still may not have local store shelves filled to the brim with all the natural hair goodness our hair needs BUT, we do have options and we do have a GROWING list of brands ever so willing and ever so superb to have formulated (and are formulating) products just for us - waves, curls, kinks and coils. 

This list is not extensive and does not include suppliers that can be found in health stores both physical and/or online. It also does not include suppliers of products that can be bought in stores like Clicks or beauty salons or spas, for example Africology etc. (maybe one day it will, let me work on that).  If you are aware of any similar brands/products to those listed below, please by all means let me know and I will further update the list.
These hair care brands include some world changers who are based right here on our South African shores and are some of the most daring, brave, creative, faith-filled, empowering, inspiring super women (and men) we may know and they do it for the love of our hair. Some have been trying to get us to believe in our hair for a while now whilst others have just entered the market. Some are still nurturing and improving their products whilst others have found their own unique blends. For us by us you may ask...indeed, and even if they aren't at least they bringing what they have learnt and made and are sharing it with us. These brands can be found on various social media platforms as well such as facebook, instagram and twitter so go ahead and follow them if you will. (just search for the brand name on these platforms)

Herewith a list of brands/sources/suppliers of locally produced hair care products: (in alphabetical order).

AfriLove Creations - https://www.facebook.com/AfriLove-Creations - range(s) includes hair mist, scalp/hair oil, butter blend and more.

Afro Amour - http://www.afroamour.co.za/ - range(s) includes shea butter blend/butter, hair mist, hair gel, hair tea rinse and more.

Afro Botanics - http://www.afro-botanics.com/ - range(s) includes sulphate free shampoo, conditioner, treatment, hair moisturiser/cream, oil blend, hair spray/detangler and more.

Afrozotic Beauty/Bring Back My Hairhttps://bbmh.org.za/ -  range(s) includes sulphate free shampoo, conditioner, hair balm and more.

Akan Organicshttps://www.facebook.com/akanorganics -  range(s) includes whipped shea butter and more.

Akiva Naturalshttp://akivanaturalz.co.za/ - range(s) includes sulphate free shampoo, conditioner, treatment, oil blend, bentonite clay mix, whipped shea butter blend and more.

Arete of Hair by Brian Warfieldhttps://www.facebook.com/AreteofHair - range(s) includes sulphate free shampoo, treatment, hair milk and more.
Asili Naturalhttp://www.asilinatural.com/ - range(s) includes shea butter blend, unrefined shea butter, castor oil, hair mist and more.

Black Queenhttp://blackqueen.co.za/ or Blackqueen_hair Insta - range(s) includes shea butter blend and more. (website under construction)

Brownchild - http://www.brownchild.co.za/ or https://www.facebook.com/Brownchild - range(s) includes sulphate free shampoo, conditioner, butter blend and more. (website under construction)

Chic Chickhttp://www.chicchick.co.za/ - range(s) includes natural oils, oil blend, ayurvedic powders for hair such as henna, clays, conditioner and more.

CocoatonikCocoatonik Insta - range(s) includes butter blend (moisture cream), hair mist, scalp & hairline treatment and more. (website under construction)

Cotton Curlshttps://www.facebook.com/cottoncurlssa - range(s) includes various natural oils, hair mist, butter blend and more.(website under construction)
Earth Natural Hairhttps://www.facebook.com/Earth-Natural-Hair - range(s) includes sulphate free shampoo. conditioner, hair spray/mist, butter blend and more.

Earthyhttp://earthy.co.za - range(s) includes sulphate free shampoo bar, conditioner, hair mist, oil blend, butter blend and more.

Hairturalhttp://hairtural.com/ -  range(s) includes clay cleanser, conditioner, hair mist/moisturizer, butter blend and more.

Indalo Care - http://www.indalocare.co.za - range(s) includes sulphate free shampoo, conditioner, hair mist, oil blend, shea butter blend and more.

Koilihttp://wearekoili.com/ - range(s) includes treatment, oil blend, butter blend and more.

Mabu Hair Careinfo@mabutribe.co.za - range(s) includes sulphate free shampoo, conditioner, oil blend, butter blend and more. (website under construction but see my blog site for more details, a brief review)

Malindi Naturalshttp://malindinaturals.tumblr.com/ - range(s) includes oil blend, butter blend and more.

Nanaafua Shea Butterhttp://nanaafuasheabutter.co.za/ - range(s) includes unrefined shea butter and more.

Nativechildhttp://www.nativechild.co/ - range(s) includes sulphate free shampoo, conditioner, naturals oils, oil blend, shea butter, shea butter blend, tea rinse and more.

Natural Moisture http://natmoisture.co.za/ - range(s) includes natural oils, refined and unrefined shea butter, shea butter blend, african black soap, pure henna and more.

Naturally Me Organicshttp://www.naturallymeorganic.com - range(s) includes african black castor oil and more.

Natures Wishlist/Emvee Productshttp://natureswishlist.weebly.com/ - range(s) includes shea butter, shea butter blend and more.

Nilotiqahttp://www.nilotiqa.com/ - range(s) includes conditioner, detangling cream, oil blend, butter blend and more.

Nubian Nature - http://www.nubiannature.co.za - range(s) includes oil blend, butter blend and more.

Nyla Naturalshttp://www.nylanaturals.com - range(s) includes natural oils, oil blend and more. 

Oamobu Naturalshttps://oamobu.co.za/ - range(s) includes sulphate free shampoo, shea butter blend and more.

Perfect Coils SAhttps://www.instagram.com/perfectcoilssa/ - range(s) includes treatment, hair spray/mist, oil blend, shea butter blend and more.

Rockin Naturals - http://rockinnaturals.co.za/ - range(s) includes sulphate free shampoo, hair mist, oil blend, shea butter, shea butter blend, hair gel and more.
Ruutos - http://www.ruutos.com/ - range(s) includes sulphate free shampoo, conditioner, treatment, detangler, oil blend, butter blend, curl smoothie/jelly and more.

South African Cosmetic Supplier/Iinwelehttps://www.sa-cs.co.za/ - range(s) includes formulated co-wash, conditioner, oil blend, butter blend and more.

Suki Suki Naturals - http://www.sukisukinaturals.co.za - range(s) includes hair mist, oild blend, butter blend and more.

Sumtin Na8ive - Ms_redtee Insta - range(s) includes oil blend, butter blend and more. (website under construction)

Taji - https://tajishop.myshopify.com/ - range(s) includes butter blend and more.

The Perfect Hair www.theperfecthair.co.za - range(s) includes formulated co-wash, treatment, hair/style & define cream, hair mist, oil blend, heat protection serum and more. (some items soon to be released

True Curls - http://www.truecurls.co.za/ - range(s) includes hair spritz/mist, butter blend (s) and more.

In the works and I will move to the above list once up and running:

Zitha Kurlzorganic range for toddlers. You can follow progress here https://www.facebook.com/zithakurlzhaircare/  

To contact any of these hair care suppliers/brands, just check under the contact us tab of their website or see their contact details on either their facebook or instagram page if the website is under construction. Send them an email, phone them, ask questions and by all means try out what they have to offer (if you have any trouble contacting them then just send me an email and I will try to help). Some brands have been formulated in a lab/lab tested or are factory made, others have been DIY formulated, others are a mix of the two. At the end of the day, its up to you what you and your hair prefer. Product offerings vary and the product prices vary so by all means shop around. Product scent/smell varies so does packaging and labels etc etc. Okay I babbling on to also stress the point that the market is large enough for all of these and more suppliers. Our hair is our hair and very individual and independent at that, what works for you may not work for me but it is all about trying and about finding what your hair loves.(either way YOUR HAIR WILL THANK YOU). 

You will note that I tried to list what the suppliers/brands stock but there will be more details on their individual sites. I have done a previous post on shopping online HERE, it really is quite easy and if you are still not keen then contact the brand directly as some do accept cash on delivery and some are present at various markets and popups for you to touch and feel and shop in person. (tip - for the markets and popups - download snap scan - shopping has never been made more easier and a number of brands have this payment option should you not have any cash on you). 

Product alone will never be enough for our hair, it is quite demanding and so it should be. Product PLUS TECHNIQUE are key. Find what works for you and if it does not work the first time, try another way, another method, another style and as always, listen to your hair.

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  1. Thank you! Fantastic resource and your tireless work is deeply appreciated. Keep up the excellent work

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  2. This is a great post Joan. Thank you for promoting natural hair the way you do! Keep it up.

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  3. Great post. Thank you very much

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  5. Nice stuff ! I am looking forward to your next informative article..organic pesticide for soil

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  6. Girl how can I send you a private message, your wealth of knowledge on natural hair care is so inspiring :)

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    1. Thank you so much - humbled - you can email me on jemsofanatural@gmail.com

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