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Are you looking for a high-quality private label African American hair products manufacturer? GLM Labs is a boutique manufacturer of private label hair and beauty products located in the United States.

We manufacture for hair professionals, beauty salons, Amazon sellers, online entrepreneurs, and retail resellers. We formulate premium Black hair care products using top-quality ingredients that are sustainably grown and ethically sourced

Manufacturing Private Label African American Hair Care Products 

black woman using private label hair care products for African AmericansScientific American recently published an article citing a study that found that hair care products used primarily by African American women in the U.S. contain a variety of chemicals that can have scary side effects.

According to the study these chemicals have been linked to early puberty, hormone disruption, asthma, and even cancer. Almost 80% of hair care products sold to African Americans contain harmful agents. 

What’s more alarming is the majority of these chemicals were not listed on the ingredient statement.

The biggest offenders found in black hair care products to look out for:

  • parabens and phthalates can disrupt the body’s hormone balance and cause preterm births and early puberty.
  • nonylphenol is linked to obesity and higher chances of developing breast cancer.
  • benzophenone may cause skin irritation, skin rash, acne, and inflammation of hair follicles.
  • diethanolamine may cause irritation of the nose and throat.
  • Hormone (endocrine) disruption.
  • nonylphenol side effects include eye and skin irritation, reproductive problems and birth defects, and extreme aquatic toxicity to name a few.

Benzophenone, Diethanolamine, and Nonylphenol are listed in California’s Proposition 65 list of harmful chemicals. They’re completely banned in the European Union.

The study goes on to show that some products contain multiple such chemicals. Silent Spring Institute in their study found that some products contain as many as 30 potentially dangerous chemicals. Some of these chemicals can react with each other and significantly increase the negative effects.

This issue has been widely reported domestically and internationally. Large international media outlets, such as the BBC, The Guardian, and The Daily Mail, among others, have reported on this problem in an effort to raise awareness. Yet, many Black hair care product manufacturers continue to add dangerous chemicals to Black hair care products and fail to properly disclose harmful chemicals on ingredient labels. 

GLM Labs can offer premium solutions to meet your demands whether you’re a hair professional or beauty salon owner and want to launch your own conventional or natural Black hair care brand or already have an established hair care line that needs a boost. We can accommodate you with pre-made hair care products or we can formulate and manufacture custom natural hair care products specifically for your brand.

Private Label Hair Care Products For Ethnic & African American Hair with Low Minimums

We know hair care. We’ve formulated natural hair care for all hair types for some of the largest players in the hair industry. We support Amazon sellers, online entrepreneurs, beauty salons, big box stores, and national retailers. We’ve built our reputation for creating products that are safe and work the way they’re supposed to work.

Skeptical? We get it. You should be. There are too many products geared to the African American market that miss the mark. Our goal it to help fill that gap by creating healthy and environmentally friendly beauty products.

Give our Black hair care products a try. Our low minimum purchase requirement makes it easy to get started. Try our formulations. We’re very confident that you will become a repeat client.

Our Black hair care products do not contain any of the following:

  • Paraben Free
  • Sulfate Free
  • Vegan
  • No Animal Testing
  • MIT Free
  • Contains Certified Organic Extracts

Types of private label hair care products for African Americans

  • private label pomade
  • private label hair products for ethnic hair
  • private label men’s hair care products
  • private label hair gel
  • private label shampoo and conditioner
  • private label hair oil
  • private label hair edge control
  • private label hair mask
  • private label hair detanglers
  • private label shine mists
  • private label hair serum
  • hair spritz
  • anti-frizz
  • polishers


From Concept to Launch.

 Do you already have your own brand and would like to enhance the product look and feel or simply wish to scale up? We have formulated for brands big and small. From individuals who are just getting started to large multinational corporations. Contact us for custom formalutions or contract manufacturing services. 


If you’ve been looking for a custom manufacturing facility then you’re probably aware that most customer manufacturers have a 5,000 minimum requirement for custom formulations. Our goal at GLM Labs is to make it possible for new and existing brands to introduce new products without such a big commitment. Our MOQ for custom formulations  is 2,000 units per SKU.


African American hair care products are full of unwanted and harmful ingredients. As industry professionals, we owe it to our client base to create high quality products that our clients deserve. We carefully choose natural & organic Ingredients and take pride in the ingredients we use. We prefer to work brands that have a similar business philosophy.


Our products have been featured in:

Oprah Magazine | Allure | Marie Claire | Target | Amazon | Sephora | Walgreens


Whether you’re looking for hair growth products, hair styling products, shampoos and conditioners or some other type of natural hair care products for African American hair we can help. 

We have created some super succesful brands and have helped our clients reach new heights. We are confident we can make your story a success, too. 

We’re confident we will become your private label African American hair products Manufacturer. 


When you contact us, please be as specific as possible so that we can properly handle your request. We want to know how many SKUs and how many units per SKU you’re looking for. In addition, please let us know if there are specific ingredients you wish to have in your products as well as any ingredients that you do not want in your product.

We will contact you as soon as we can to discuss your product.


Creating custom formulations takes time, resources and expertise.  Because we specialize in custom formulations, often times we end up buying ingredients that will only used for one client. To recoup our costs for lab time and our costs we have a custom formulation fee of $2,500 per formula. This includes up to 3 different samples of the same product. In addition to the original samples, we can tweak the formula twice if necessary. There is a sliding scale pricing for multiple formulas. 

The formulation investment fee is non-refundable. However, if you order within 90 days of receiving your first sample we will credit 50% of the formulation fee toward your first order of 2,000 units and the remaining 50% toward the second order of 2,000 units. We will credit the entire amount if you order 5,000 units or more. The policy is the same for every formula.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Schedule a complimentary consultation to find out how we can help you and your brand.

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