If you’ve been anywhere near natural-hair related content on the internet lately, then maybe you’ve noticed that Mielle Organics’ popular Rosemary and Mint hair growth oil has been a trending topic for a little over a week now.
The word on the street is that the beloved oil—known to help both relaxed and natural black women strengthen their hair and nourish their scalp—was flying off the shelves and selling out due to a rave review from a non-black TikToker. The tea there is that other non-Black women felt encouraged to buy it, causing it to sell out and become unavailable to tons of Black women everywhere. Whew chile, mess!
Bu in case you’re wondering, Mielle’s incredibly strengthening hair oil is still available online and guess what? It’s not the only growth oil out there worth buying! There are are tons of black-owned businesses out there doing the work to create safe and effective hair care for black women.
In fact, here are 3 of our favorite hair growth oils (made by black-owned brands!) that we think are so worth the hype.
The beauty about Donna’s Recipe is that it’s a super transparent brand so we know each and every oil. This is a powerful blend of 18 different, all-natural powders and oils that stimulate hair follicles to help extend your hair’s growth style.
So the ingredient list includes: Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Safflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Vera, Flaxseed Oil, Castor Oil, Vitamin E, Grapeseed Oil, Chebe, Peppermint Oil, Bhringraj Oil, Rosemary Oil, Lavender Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Macadamia Oil, Argan Oil, and Thyme Oil.
See what I mean? It’s packed with all types of incredible ingredients that not only help you retain hair length, but it reduces breakages and shedding to the point that those of you suffering from traction alopecia and other hair loss will see a noticeable improvement within a few months of using the oil.
Created for people with catastrophic hair loss and little to no hope that their hair will ever grow back the same, Hollywood Hair Bar’s Regrowth Serum is an all-natural oil that is heavily backed by research and promises to, at the very least, try to get you back on track to long, healthy hair.
This regrowth Serum is made from a bunch of amazing, but familiar, all-natural essential oils, herbs and fruit oils like carrot oil, biotin, mustard seed, castor oil, fenugreek, and ginger root. And to be perfectly honest, that’s not even half the list of what’s in this oil formula!
Like most hair oils, all you have to do is apply it to clean, parted hair and massage it in. All they really ask is that you refrain from washing your hair for at least a week, so you don’t end up rinsing out all the good stuff and miss out on fully reaping the benefits of the growth serum.
We’ve all heard of Jamaican Black Castor Oil, but Haitian? Now baby, that’s the good stuff! Different from JBCO, Haitian Black Castor Oil usually contains far less ash. This is something that Kreyol Essence avoids by straining their oil through a micromesh to remove any sediment. Afterall, there is no proof that any ash or sediment are even beneficial for hair.
And speaking of benefits, Kreyol Essence’s HBCO has plenty! It’s high in Vitamin E, minerals, proteins, and Omega 6 and 9 beneficial fatty acids. Unlike other oils, it has 80-90% ricinoleic acid which is the key to its ability to heal and carry moisture to hair, skin, and body.
When used as a growth oil, the application is also very simple. Just massage a few drops into your scalp, or better yet, work it into your hair washing routine by adding a little bit to your favorite shampoo. Whichever method you use, know that you’re in good hands with Kreyol Essence’s super versatile oil.