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Hair Care, It’s What Matters — Haircare Products to Live By

Keeping your hair in tip-top shape is not just about maintaining a good appearance. A healthy haircare routine is good for overall hygiene health, as it ensures the scalp remains clean. Incorporating a haircare routine that creates vibrate, healthy hair can also boost self-confidence and prevent premature hair loss. Whatever your reasons are for taking your haircare routine to a new level or just implementing a new one altogether, there are a few tried and tested products you should consider adding to your repertoire.
For example, Hope Dworaczyk Smith, swears by Christophe Robin Luscious Curl Defining Cream, which is an excellent choice for women who want to revitalize their curly hair. However, not everyone is looking to define their curls or even has curly hair. That’s why we have selected a range of highly rated products for all types of hair, as noted by top fashion magazines and connoisseurs. Any of these products might be the perfect addition to your haircare routine.


Briogeo was founded in a tiny New York City apartment by Nancy Twine who wanted to utilize what she learned from her grandmother’s homemade haircare products. The Briogeo line has received global recognition for helping to create healthier, shinier hair, as well as for being 90% to 100% naturally derived. Byrdie, NewBeauty, and Allure praise Briogeo’s line of Don’t Despair, Repair! Products, which includes their MegaStrength + Rice Water Protein + Moisture Strengthening Treatment, Super Moist Conditioner, and Deep Conditioning Mask. All three are designed to repair damaged hair and prevent future wear and tear. The products are also excellent for all hair textures and thicknesses. Harper’s Bazzaar also boasts about their Rice Amino + Avocado Hydrating Shampoo, especially for Black women.


Olaplex has changed the game when it comes to reparative hair treatment. Launched in 2014, the company is offering both salon and at-home hair products that provide bond-building technology that is good for all hair types and textures. The No.3 Hair Perfector is one of the brand’s best sellers and repairs some serious hair damage even when used just a few times a week. It has been recognized by not only Byrdie but also CULT Beauty, Marie Claire, and more. Allure magazine also rates their shampoo and conditioner — No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner — the best for damaged hair, while Glamour recognizes them as one of the 29 best products for straight hair. One of Byrdie’s editors also swears by their shampoo and conditioner, claiming that they’re the only products that have made a visible difference for her hair.


Ouai is all about giving customers exactly what they have been asking for — great smelling, quality products. The brand was founded by celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, who has worked with everyone from the Kardashians to Chrissy Teigen. According to Byrdie, Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray is beloved by customers, as it holds hair beautifully while also providing a textured effect. And, like with all Ouai products, it has a complex fragrance that smells like perfume rather than a typical hairspray. Allure also rates their Ouai Scalp & Body Scrub the best scalp treatment. With its sugar and coconut oil combination, it helps boost scalp circulation while also emitting a calming feeling. Glamour also gives high marks to their Curl Crème, with their associate editor stating, “The product does away with any questionable ingredients and uses key oils to add moisture to your hair. A little goes a long way, and it smells absolutely amazing.”


If you have ever been to a salon, then you have probably heard of the brand Kérastase. Its products have been beloved by both stylists and clients for years, as they are made for all hair textures and fit essentially all hair needs. Harper’s Bazaar also praises their conditioner while also highlighting their Fresh Affair Dry Shampoo and Extentioniste Thermique Blow Dry Primer, among other products. Byrdie raves about their 8H Magic Night Serum, which smooths, hydrates, and detangles hair while one sleeps. And, the best part is that you don’t have to even rinse it out in the morning.

Melanin Haircare

Melanin Haircare and their founder Whitney White is all about natural hair. In 2018, she officially launched a range of haircare products specifically designed for Black women. Allure praises their Multi-Use Softening Leave-In Conditioner, which is formulated with aloe vera, argan oil, and baobab seed oil to help moisturize hair. For those looking for a shampoo, Harper’s Bazaar recommends Melanian Haircare’s African Black Soap Reviving Shampoo that is sulfate free and filled with lots of natural ingredients, such as rosemary, black cumin, and tree oil.

From Skincare to Hair Care — Hope Smith and MUTHA™ Rejuvenate the Body

At this time, Hope’s brand MUTHA™ doesn’t offer haircare products, but that doesn’t mean they won’t in the future. For now, MUTHA™ others a plethora of skincare products for the face and the body that can make anyone (BAD MUTHA or not) feel their best. Stay up to date on the latest from MUTHA™ by following them on Instagram and Twitter.
To learn more about Hope’s journey with MUTHA™ and some of the incredible products she has helped create, check out the MUTHA™ page.