Elevate Your 4C Natural Curly Crown With These Black and Afro-Latino Styling Buys

June 2, 2022

Whether you’re rocking locs, afro, twists, or anything in between, there’s nothing like a 4C queen. This summer, take your tresses to the next level with some of our favorite Black and Afro-Latino-owned brands built especially for kinky and curly crowns. 

Curls Dynasty 

Founded by Nickie Nougaisse in 2014 after her own haircare journey led her to begin mixing products in her own kitchen, Curls Dynasty features products that are exclusively designed for those with and transitioning to natural hair.  

High quality and free of harsh chemicals, preservatives, dyes, or fragrances, Curls Dynasty’s formulas are great for 4C hair. We love the Curl Popper Bundle, a powerful trio of essential products designed to smooth, detangle and moisturize. 

4C Only 

The name says it all. 4C Only is the first haircare brand exclusively dedicated to 4C hair. Confident that their line will wow you, the brand is backed by a guarantee – if you don’t love it, you’ll get store credit.

There’s a reason 4C Only is the winner of the Essence Best in Beauty Award. The collection is comprised of products from serum and deep conditioners to styling cream created to nourish 4C hair and help create sleek, no-fuss styles. Get a taste of 4C Only with their Too Easy Collection, a fierce foursome that includes shampoo, deep conditioner, leave-in conditioner, and a styling cream.

MicMas Remix 

Afro-Boricua-owned MicMas Remix is built on the principle that “todo pelo is pelo bueno” – “all hair is good hair.” Embracing her predominately African roots, MicMas Remix founder Adassa Ramirez’s mission is to inspire and remind us that there’s no such thing as “bad” hair.

Offering handmade, natural products for kinky, curly, coarse, coily, and locked hair is the name of the game for MicMas Remix. Their Essence magazine recommended My Porosity oil, a blend of pure grapeseed, almond, jojoba, and argan oils (plus raw honey) quenches 4C hair like a charm and leaves strands feeling moisturized for days.

Rucker Roots 

Sisters Ellen and Ione created Rucker Roots after being inspired by their mother and childhood upbringing to encourage their own children to embrace their hair and who they were. Growing up, their mother would use products from the family garden to blend hand-crafted hair products for the family, which ingrained in them an appreciation for natural hair care products.

Rucker Roots’ Nourish + Restore Papaya Seed Oil & Mango Butter Styling Trio is perfect for replenishing and hydrating hair, leaving it super-soft and manageable. Designed to balance and revive, the set includes scalp and hair oil, sculpting gel, and creamy hair milk. 

Rizo’s Curls 

Fed up with a lack of selection when it came to hair products for textured hair, Afro-Mexcian Julissa Prado began making her own products inspired by the natural ingredients she grew up using. Super-popular seemingly overnight, Rizo’s Curls products are designed to define.

The Styling Bundle is comprised of a detangling spray, curl-defining cream, and a light hold gel that will give lasting definition to even the kinkiest of coils. 

Beautiful and versatile, there’s a lot to love about being 4C. What are some of your go-to products, tips, and tricks?