Keeping up with hair and skin is a time consuming task especially for black consumers who are often left with limited options at retail stores. The truth is majority of the products that are widely available on the market were simply not made for black hair and skin which requires a little more TLC.

The hotel industry is notorious for supplying complementary beauty products that are full of sulfate and other harsh chemicals that could stress your hair and skin. Bi-racial singer Halsey recently called out the hotel industry in a tweet that read…

I’ve been traveling for years now and it’s been so frustrating that the hotel toiletry industry entirely alienates people of color. I can’t use this perfumed watered down white people shampoo. Neither can 50% of ur customers. Annoying.

As you can imagine, her tweet stired up a lot of debate which prompted me to share my list of black owned products I use personally…enjoy!

Bolden Skin Clarifying Cleanser – $16

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Owned by Nigerian women Chinelo Chidozie and Ndidi Obidoa, this amazing paraben and sulfate free product is a gentle PH-balanced formulation that addresses all key issues which contribute to dull, congested and breakout-prone skin. The cleanser’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties fight breakouts, while powerful antioxidants renew and protect skin from free radical damage and premature aging.

Hairfinity Vitamins – $24

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Hairfinity Healthy Hair Vitamins were created to nourish your hair from within. Each capsule contains the vitamins and minerals you need for longer, stronger hair, including our exclusive Capilsana® Complex – a blend of amino acids in Hydrolyzed Collagen, MSM, Horsetail and Silica.

Qhemet Biologics Amla & Olive Heavy Cream – $28

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This thick, concentrated formula drenches the thickest, driest hair in moisture, keeping it dewy soft and supple for days! Recommended best moisturizer by Essence.com and Vegetarian Times Magazine!

Solo Noir All Natural Facial Kit for Men (3-in-1) – $58

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Solo Noir® All Natural Facial Kit For Men: 3-in-1 contains DAPPER™Face Wash + Beard Wash, REFINED™ Buff + Cleanse, and SMOOTH™ Face + Beard Moisturizer.Solo Noir® All Natural Facial Kit For Men improves blood circulation, boost collagen production to assist in the aging process, and is suitable for all skin types.

  • Contains Solo Noir® DAPPER™ Face Wash, REFINED™ Buff + Cleanse, and SMOOTH™ Moisturizer.
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Boost collagen production to assist in the aging process
  • Suitable for all skin types

Andre Walker Hair (Sulfate Free Shampoo) – $9

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This moisture-rich shampoo is specially formulated to nourish dry, coarse, textured, kinky, or curly hair, whether natural or relaxed. Infused with luxurious, exotic, ultra-hydrating African Mongongo Oil to gently cleanse and hydrate every strand, this creamy, sulfate-free shampoo leaves hair richly moisturized and prepared for the next step in Andre Walker’s amazing Gold System

Bevel Shave System (Prevents Razor Bumps) – $73

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From end-to-end, the Bevel Shave System is packed with natural ingredients to help you fight razor bumps and irritation. Sunflower, Castor, Olive Oils soothe and soften, Aloe Vera moisturizes, Tea Tree Oil calms and Lactic and Salicylic Acids help even skin tone and exfoliate.

Burke Avenue Moisturizing Shave Cream – $13

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The first ever shave cream that goes beyond the lather to confront the real-time concerns of when the razor meets the skin. Packed with 11 rich butters and skin-softening oils to deliver increased moisture-protection, real-time healing, fight the effects of skin darkening from shaving, and optimize the performance of your aftershave balm with its skin healing properties.

Oyin Handmade Whipped Pudding (for Hair & Skin) – $21

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Whipped pudding is very lightly scented with chocolate and vanilla fragrance to enhance the scent of the whole butters and essential oils. To add your own fragrance oil, microwave for 5 seconds until stirrable, then mix in your scent of choice. Voted “Best Product for Twists and Braids” in naturallycurly.com’s 2009 ‘best of the best’ survey

  • Adds moisture and pliability from scalp to ends.
  • Melts into skin, leaving a velvety softness behind
  • Ultra pampering on dry elbows, knees or heels.
  • Use to protect hands and face before braving harsh weather

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