This is the final article featuring newly launched black-owned hair care businesses over the last year. Previously, I featured:-
Today, I’m featuring Whitney White’s Melanin Hair Care Line. In case you’re unfamiliar with the name, she is aka Naptural85 online.
I started following Whitney when she first big chopped a while ago and have watched her journey through the years.
While we have different hair types, I always enjoy watching her healthy hair journey chronicles online via her YouTube videos and website.
She launched the Naptural85 hair products line in October 2018 in collaboration with her sister, Tafetta White.
With the tag, Simple. Natural. Haircare., the line is known as Melanin Hair Care.
The line contains two hair products – a styling cream and a multi-use oil blend as well as a merchandise line that includes a visor and head wrap.
I like that the line doesn’t contain a million products to start with, which suggests she’s taking her time to introduce the whole product line.
In the video below, she shares more about her journey to launching Melanin Hair Care and how she almost gave up on the idea.
Naptural85 Melanin Hair Care Products
The twist-elongating style cream is a lightweight cream that’s supposed to achieve a multitude of purposes on hair – hydrate, seal, detangle and stretch the hair.
The cream contains nourishing oils such as sesame seed oil, castor oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, argan oil and olive oil.
Additional nourishing ingredients include shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter and aloe vera leaf. There are also no drying ingredients.
I can see this product might be a winner for type 4 hair as well as high porousity hair.
This product also claims to be buildable which means you can get heavy-handed without fearing build up. If you have finer hair, you may want to apply lightly.
I would also recommend applying your regular leave-in followed by a little bit of oil before layering the twist-elongating cream over it to style.
If you skip applying a leave-in conditioner, it might dry out your hair.
It is one of the styling recommendations in 365 Days of Moisture for Dry and Parched Hair: Best Practices, Products and Recipes for Perfectly Moisturised Hair.
The twist-elongating style cream comes in a 16 oz jar and retails for $16.99. It would be awesome to get a sample size to try out.
Melanin Twist-Elongating Style Cream Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ceteareth-20, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (Non-Sulfate Derived From Rapeseed Oil), Citric Acid, Glycerin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Garcinia Indica Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil,Tocopheryl Acetate, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract
This oil blend contains some great oils, which penetrate the hair shaft including baobab oil, an uncommon but excellent oil for dry hair.
This oil would work great on its own, as part of the LOC or LCO method or for styling. You can use under or over the twist-elongating cream.
You can also use it for hot oil treatment. Read Hot Oil Treatments for Natural Hair.
The multi-use pure oil blend comes in an 8 oz squeeze cap bottle and retails for $17.99. Pricey but you shouldn’t need too much at a time.
Melanin Multi-Use Pure Oil Blend Ingredients: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Related Content: Rescue Dry and Dull Hair With Baobab Oil
Other products in the line include the Melanin Logo Head Wrap and the Melanin Stretch Logo Visor. You can also buy a gift card.
Where to Buy Melanin Hair Products?
Currently, Melanin Hair Products are only available on their website HERE.
Free continental shipping for orders over $45 and free international shipping for orders over $75.
Melanin Hair Products Reviews
Check out a lot more Melanin hair products reviews and videos HERE.
Have you tried any of the Melanin Hair products yet? What did you think of them? Share in the comments section. I’ll update the post with your feedback.
For even more black-owned businesses, have a look at the Black-Owned Business Directory; a listing of over 100 Black-Owned Businesses in Hair Care.
If you would like your newly launched black-owned hair or beauty business featured on Healthy Natural hair Products, please complete the information form HERE.
Product images from Melanin Hair Care Website
Abi delved into the world of hair care after suffering from a bout of severe hair loss. She is the founder of Healthy Natural Hair Products & Natural Oils for Hair and Health, as well as the writer of the Healthy Hair Care Series. She is also the creator of the The Self-Empowerment Network Portal. Read more…