MahaMane Smooth & Shine Hair Oil

New from Fable & Mane, the MahaMane Smooth & Shine hair oil nourishes while protecting hair from heat and the elements. The formula comprises ingredients like shikakai (known as “fruit for the hair”), ashwagandha (which can help strengthen follicles) and rosemary. The leave-in solution—applied to towel-dried, damp hair or dry ends—shields hair from harsh winter weather, as well as heat up to 450F. A few …

Daily Scalp Serum

Made with apple cider vinegar—which has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties—this Daily Scalp Serum from dpHUE aims to remove buildup, as well as clarify, calm and nourish irritated or oily scalps to promote healthier hair. Especially useful in the dry, colder months, the formula contains various other ingredients including peptides and red clover extract to reduce shedding; aloe vera, lavender and fire tulip to soothe; and more.

Rebundle Makes Hair Extensions From Bananas

While commonly used, synthetic hair is toxic for the environment and detrimental to scalp health. Made from fine plastic fibers—like acrylic, polyester and polyvinyl chloride—that are also reliant on fossil fuels, hair extensions often lead to scalp irritation and inflammation. As Black women who rely on these extensions for cornrows and braids, Ciara Imani May and Danielle Washington know this all too well. That’s why …