The Best Grooming Products From BIPOC Owned And Operated Brands

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In honor of National Grooming Day (August 18), we’re bringing you the best of the best for your beards, hair, staches, body, and more. These products keep your scalp healthy, target in-grown hairs, and are just all-around, head-to-toe glam-savers. 

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Here are seven awesome picks to keep you looking, smelling, and feeling good. An added bonus? All of the below brands are BIPOC founded, owned and/or operated. 

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This complete shave kit system is revolutionary. Created specifically for men of color, the system developed a cult following partly for its minimization of ingrown hairs and unsightly bumps which plague many with higher concentrations of melanin in their skin. The sleek packaging doesn’t hurt either. 

Bevel Shake Kit, $67.46; bevel.com


shea moisture men
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A hydrating yet cleansing shampoo and equally effective conditioner filled with nourishing ingredients that are good for the user and the planet? Sold!

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter & Mafura Oil Moisturizing Shampoo and Avocado Butter & Manuka Honey Deep Conditioner, $6.99 each; sheamoisture.com 


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With top notes of bergamot, middle notes of vanilla, and base notes of amber, this fragrance is both classic and modern—just like you.

Ovation for Men, $110; ovationfragrance.com


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A personal care brand for all gender identities, this company offers skincare options which deliver proven results for people of all shades and colors. (Word on the street is the Cosmic Dew Water Cleanser is life-changing.)

Good Light Metamorphosis Skincare Set, $60; goodlight.world


tio nacho
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This Mexican brand creates grooming products that aid in achieving and maintaining a healthy scalp and healthy hair. We also love that it is packed with natural plant-based ingredients.

Tio Nacho Eficacia Mexican Herb Daily Repair Shampoo, $8.79; walmart.com


scotch porter
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Facts: This brand has changed the game for beard care. The beard collection’s key ingredients include biotin liposomes, burdock root, and white willow to condition and moisturize a thick, soft, and healthy beard.

Scotch Porter Superior Beard Collection, $72.99; scotchporter.com


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Co-founded by Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown, this unique brand has developed a reputation as providing top notch skincare for the scalp. It’s specifically designed for bald men and features ingredients meant to protect an exposed scalp and keep it looking great.

Mantl – The Starter Kit, $50; amazon.com

Which products caught your eye? Let us know in the comments!

Bridgette Bartlett Royall Reflect Beauty Writer
Bridgette Royall

Bridgette Bartlett Royall is an award-winning content creator with two decades of experience in digital and print media. The Fashion Institute of Technology graduate has written for BET.com, Essence, People, The New York Times and Travel + Leisure. A native of Queens, NY, Royall has also worked on best-selling book projects chronicling the lives of notables like Aretha Franklin, Maya Angelou and Michelle Obama as a research editor, reporter and writer. In addition to her content creation and editing work for major media platforms, she's the founder of BlackBridalBliss.com, the ultimate online destination for Black brides. (IG: @blkbridalbliss) Her most challenging and rewarding assignment yet is being mother to her toddler son, Langston.

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