Every time you spend money, you are casting a vote for the world you would like to live in. Grooming products are essential for men, and there’s no better time than now to start supporting Black-owned business. Buying products from Black-owned businesses immediately benefits and supports the Black community. We put together a list of eight such brands that are focused on grooming to help you spend thoughtfully the next time you decide to re-ignite your grooming and self-care routine.
Dana Jackson, founder of Beneath Your Mask, started crafting skincare products out of a personal necessity: she was struggling with lupus, as well as other health issues, and needed products that were gentle on the skin. From this desire and drive, her line of scrubs and serums was born. Beneath Your Mask was created as a skin, body, and hair rejuvenation line designed to restore, repair, and reverse the toxic effects of environmental hazards, health challenges, and stress. These products are natural and ethically sourced and we highly recommend them.
Bevel is one of the leading names in grooming solutions. Their purpose is “to make health and beauty simple for people of color.” Founded in 2013 by Stanford graduate Tristan Walker, Bevel is a shaving company that focuses on minimizing razor bumps and irritation. They have everything you will ever need for a clean and perfect shave.
The Cut Buddy is a beard and hair shaping tool, complementing your beard grooming kit. The Cut Buddy is basically a template that helps you deliver a perfect trim to tie you over until your next barber shop visit. The Cut Buddy trimming template works in conjunction with hair clippers, trimmers, detailers, outliners, disposable razors or a straight razor. This is perfect for anyone who wants to quickly and painlessly achieve a perfect beard, neckline, or mustache.
Fredrick Benjamin was created by Michael James, and offers personal care grooming products. The brand is committed to producing natural, high-quality grooming products that work, no fuss or bullshit. Most of their products are naturally infused and offer natural solutions to cleanse, condition and style textured hair.
MANTL Men was founded to empower men to embrace baldness and balding as a natural part of being a man. The products conceived for the brand arose from a desire to share the experience of dealing with the shame and self-doubt of balding in the hopes of building an alternative movement. Rooted in confidence, brotherhood, and products for your face + scalp.
Jacob Quetant founded Nature Boy after realizing that there is a lack of natural and gentle beard products for men. The brand’s famous for its deep cleaning Raw African Black Soap which you can use on your face, beard, and body. Today, they have a full natural beard-grooming line, with plans to continue building to serve the community.
Disposable plastic razors should be a thing of the past. Not only are they terrible for the environment, but they also cause long-term effects on your skin. Cue in Karen Young’s stripped down, eco-conscious direct-to-consumer shaving brand Oui To The People that is so worth checking out and investing in.
Scotch Porter’s handmade, multi-functional grooming products offer real solutions to the real issues men face daily. Their multi-functional products enhance the everyday grooming experience, providing healthier products that are highly effective and easy to use. They have all around 5 star reviews, so they’re definitely doing something right.