10 Relaxer Product Lines That Have Jumped On The Natural Hair Bandwagon

10 Relaxer Lines Who Have Jumped On The Natural Hair Bandwagon

Tsk, tsk, tsk. Say it isn’t so! Relaxer companies or manufacturers want to find new ways to get our money? Am I shocked? Not really, or not at all, because I was sure this was coming.

I wasn’t however sure about how and when and felt they would have just put a few pretty colors on some bottles, throw a few natural and organic words on them, and spoon-feed us their version of natural.

Yes, I’m salty. I’m not a fan of these lines only because I’m a tad bit bitter with having chemicals monthly slathered onto my head and thinking they were safe, or the only way to go.

I digress though, because they didn’t force me to use them and they sure as heck didn’t hold me hostage to them for decades either, so they do as most companies will do to regain their followers. They have adapted with the times, and have reformulated their marketing to incorporate the natural sistas. I guess I should be flattered.

I’m not though, and it’s because I see dollar signs in their eyes more than I see companies trying to create products that will nurture our tresses. Maybe I want them to redeem themselves, or maybe I want an apology for not caring about what they put into their products. Or maybe I just really want to forgive myself and then forgive them by loving their new lines. OK, forgiveness is probably not gonna happen, but I do want to see what they have to offer.

So, we’ve got a list of some well-known (and not so well-known) names that were primarily exclusive in the relaxer game taking on the natural hair world. On a side note, how many times am I going to see the word organic? I’m guessing more time than I will be happy with. Here goes:


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About Sabrina Perkins


Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on our hair and why I love being natural. I want healthy hair, long hair and sexy hair! I'm an older natural---that's right---I'm grown and sexy, and I have much to share. I love fashion too and recently opened a clothing shop for beautiful black women at www.seriouslynatural.spreadshirt.com

About Sabrina Perkins


Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on our hair and why I love being natural. I want healthy hair, long hair and sexy hair! I'm an older natural---that's right---I'm grown and sexy, and I have much to share. I love fashion too and recently opened a clothing shop for beautiful black women at www.seriouslynatural.spreadshirt.com

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Jewelz Jew-Jew Saunders Cda

Oh I for some reason always thought this was Carols daughter products oops

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

LOL

Natasha NaturallyBeautiful Thomas

Yeah, I heard relaxers haven’t been selling well these days.I haven’t relaxed in 2 years.

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

And they are super cheap now too.

Chanberry Small

I have just purchased some of the curl care products and cannot wait to try them

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

You must share your results. We wanna know.

Cita Henderson

Ha, that’s what they get. All those bad chemicals.

sonjay101

I can not understand how these relaxing company try to be in every thing, {money }that it is, so let me see Is it true for what they put on the label is it a lie for us to get their product and do not see the result that we are trying to achieve.?

Theresa Loscocco

I guess now that their sales have plummeted, they need to pretend to care for natural hair. If it doesn’t make money then it doesn’t make sense.
I for one, only purchase from brands that have always been dedicated to the care and promotion of natural black hair.
These products look like wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

I agree 1000%!

Davida Braxton

I stopped using any relaxers. The chemicals where going through my scalp into my bloodstream. I keep my hair in a boy cut and i love my natural curls. Its like i’ve been released from the 2 boxes of relaxers to freedom.

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

Good for you!

Cora

I’m sorry, I can’t get mad at the companies who are now making natural hair care products…don’t hate the player, hate the game. They are no more guilt then companies that are producing natural hair care alone. The natural hair community had product junkies and the relaxer community have creamy crackers. There are your drugs, now choose which one you prefer. Relaxer companies have to adapt to their environment in in order to make money. It’s business and we can’t fault them for that.

sonjay101

you are so right, try products that work for us and every thing will be okay, ill be trying product before I like the way make my hair feel but the thing is that it do a lot of damage so I stop and what I do I start to look on internet to see what product to use in my hair and I did found one and ho my the price is high and I have go 45 min away to get this product it was well worth it for it make my wash and go was outstanding but thing is I could not keep up with it, for the price, for it really make my hair soft and it make my hair grow then I start to wash plus flat iron

lilly Moore
lilly Moore

Does not mean that you have to purchase them! Be wise with your income as well as your health.

kirlisha brooks

Although I am a die hard fan for Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus line and Lustra’s Silk Curl Max line I have tried Motions Hydrate My Curls and Define My Curls Gel. I don’t agree with the ingredients they have in them like parables and mineral oil I do like the definition of my curls when I use these products. I only use them on special occasions because of the ingredients and I brought them when the store was having a bogo sale.

kirlisha brooks

I meant parabens and mineral oil.

TMW98
TMW98

That is my feeling too Kirlisha, everything with moderation. Sometimes I use shampoos with sulfates when I need a really good and deep scalp cleaning but I don’t do it every time I wash my hair. I think moderation is the key.

TMW98
TMW98

This is good, it means at least the natural community is being heard. On Mizani, their products help me to decide to go natural almost 3 years ago. They came out with a thermal smooth line and I started stretching my relaxers which led to my transition. I can’t wait to try the Lottabody coconut line.

Jeannine Ditterick

I use the Just For Me texture softener maybe once or twice a year, that’s all I need.

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

On yourself?

Jeannine Ditterick

I’m half black lol

Davida Braxton

You are correct Theresa Loscocco..sales are really going down. Would you believe that my hair used to be bra length in my back?? It took 2 boxes of relaxers..trying to relax sll that hair with some relaxer mix that got somehow on the wall, i had to put a towel underneath the sink, relaxer on the toilet..girl i tell it was a mess. Then , into the shower stuff all over the place.
After a few years of doing this, i had enough. I hadnt washed my hair on two months. Soooo, i went to the salon and got it cut into a boy cut. Im free, free, free. Now all i need i shea butter with sulfur on my hair. Plus a little rose spray for a little moisture.

Sojourna Worthy

You Must Know What you Are putting on your hair and what the potential risk are hair is so unique to the individual. The persons style preference, lifestyle, health and environment plays a big roll in product selection. CHOOSE WISELY !!!! My Motto in My salon is ” Never Sacrifice the health of the Hair and Scalp for a Temporary look, unless you willing to deal with the roller coaster ride to recovery”. That is on every hair choice you make.

Charisse

Although I’m not interested in many of these new lines coming out…I do appreciate companies “attempting” to cater to us it’s forcing other companies to decrease their prices. Competitive prices.

mojomo86
mojomo86

glad i don’t use any of these brands!

Christina J

Wow these same companies were trying to rid us of our nappy tresses, and now they are supporting us and giving us options smh. You are right tsk tsk! I surely don’t use any of these brands. Wow!

Ms. Rosie

This article had me cracking up. But the information is SO TRUE!

Krissykrisl

Hey ladies I just wanted to know if anyone has tried any of the cream of nature curls products mentioned? If so, what do you think of them? I was considering trying the butter. I like the smell and the ingredients seemed ok but I may be missing something. Thanks

Margaret Simelton

I got the cream of nature oil moisturizer w Aragon oil havec my hair dull I have low porosity hair

Mickalynn
Mickalynn

I have tried the Dark and Lovely Au Naturale and it has made it into my regimen. Funny thing, I use both Shea moisture and the Dark and Lovely with banging results. I can vouch for the anti shrinkage line, I have mega shrinkage and Au Naturale helps me see my curl pattern. I currently use the detangler and the curling souflee. I probably won’t buy the souflee again although my bantu knots came out great, it flaked too much for my taste. I am in heaven because the detangle really works, especially when you apply heat and they smell great. One thing, I didn’t pay attention to the ingredients, I don’t know what they use, I really am not overly concerned either. As long as I can detangle my hair and get styling I am a happy nappy…:D

kiki
kiki

Design Essentials and Mizani have been on the natural band wagon forever, i remember recommending them years ago to lots of naturals….they work really well but they are just too dare….the other product i just don’t trust enough to try on my natural hair.

sonjay101

Hi guys how you doing ,as i was talking in my last message i did not mention the name it [ quidad ] the shampoo and the leave in conitioner is realy good it make my hair feel real good looks good but i use the humility line did not work for me its on the pricy side but i think they need to step down on the price for they do have a lot of compitition