Killin’ it: 10 natural hair bloggers worth following

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Natural hair.

Within the last few years, the prominence of chemically-free hair has grown to an astronomical level of mainstream fascination. Though there have always been women that have rocked their natural tresses (myself included), there was certainly a beauty industry need for more products, more people and more love for the beautiful kinks and curls that make Black women so beautiful. Being a natural isn’t simply a movement – it’s more of a lifestyle. The health of  our hair is heavily determined by what we put into our bodies and how we maintain or precious temples. More than providing tutorials and showcasing their styles, these ladies are also flexing their business know-how; all of these women have created lanes of business from their love of natural hair. They’re teaching and showing it’s possible to do what you love and be rewarded for it! But of course, it takes hard work. Just stay the course!

Here are 10 natural bloggers/vloggers who are taking the natural hair community by storm. If you don’t already follow them, check ’em out!

1. Vaughn & Meechy Monroe

Sisters, Meechy & Vaughn Monroe have developed a strong YouTube following, earning them major credit within the hair products industry.

Chicago-based sisters, Meechy & Vaughn Monroe have developed a strong YouTube following, earning them major credit within the hair products industry and international speaking opportunities on natural hair functionality.

 

2. Yolanda Renee

Creator of ETC Blog Magazine, Yolanda gives very thorough tutorials on hair styling, products and make-up. Her bubbly personality and seemingly sweet spirit makes her videos easy to watch and pleasant.

Creator of ETC Blog Magazine, Yolanda gives very thorough tutorials on hair styling, products and make-up. Her bubbly personality and seemingly sweet spirit makes her videos easy to watch and pleasant.

 

3. Taren Guy

Known for her gorgeous mane, Taren hosts the national, "Luv & Learn Your Hair" tour - an excursion providing lectures, panel discussion and Q&As on maintaining your natural hair.

Known for her gorgeous mane, Taren hosts the national, “Luv & Learn Your Hair” tour – an excursion providing lectures, panel discussion and Q&As on maintaining your natural hair.

 

4. Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey (Beautiful Brwn Baby Dol) 

Psychologist and professor, Nina began her journey online in 2008 - chronicling her loss of over 100 lbs and maintaining a healthy body. Nina focuses on holistic health and offers numerous DIY mixes giving great results! She's been featured in nearly every mainstream publication - from Essence to CNN Headline News, staying true to her brand and promoting healthy living.

Psychologist and professor, Nina began her journey online in 2008 – chronicling her loss of over 100 lbs and maintaining a healthy body. Nina focuses on holistic health and offers numerous DIY mixes giving great results! She’s been featured in nearly every mainstream publication – from Essence to CNN Headline News, staying true to her brand and promoting healthy living.

 

5. Donedo

Donna is a Chicago-based artist and photographer. Her tutorial on faux locs inspired me to give it a try and they came out great! She even does others' hair - her specialities are havana twists and faux locs.

Donna is a Chicago-based artist and photographer. Her tutorial on faux locs inspired me to give it a try and they came out great! She even does others’ hair – her specialities are havana twists and faux locs.

6. Cassandre Beccai

Cassandre is particularly interesting because she combines her academic training of afro-textured hair care with practical knowledge to help women best manage their hair. She offers intelligent hair care tips that give measurable results - thanks, Cassandre!

Cassandre is particularly interesting because she combines her academic training of afro-textured hair care with practical knowledge to help women best manage their hair. She offers intelligent hair care tips that give measurable results – thanks, Cassandre!

7. My Natural Sistas

The Houston-based trio, comprised of Toni, Carmen and India are blood-related but have unique styles of dress and textured flavor. It's hard to not be drawn to their tutorials with their Southern charm and helpful tips!

The Houston-based trio, comprised of Toni, Carmen and India are blood-related but have unique styles of dress and textured flavor. It’s hard to not be drawn to their tutorials with their Southern charm and helpful tips!

8. Naptural85

Beginning her journey in 2009, Naptural85's only intention was to thank the YouTube community for inspiring HER to make the transition to natural - 5 years later, she's developed a following that goes beyond hair care. She's an avid DIYer and makes lifestyle videos as well.

Beginning her journey in 2009, Naptural85’s only intention was to thank the YouTube community for inspiring HER to make the transition to natural – 5 years later, she’s developed a following that goes beyond hair care. She’s an avid DIYer and makes lifestyle videos as well.

9. Joulezy

With over 4.2 million YouTube views, Jouelzy is all things 4C natural hair. I wasn’t prepared for her varied accents during her tutorials (she has lots of personality), but it works! With a career in technology, Jouelzy strives to celebrate the diversity of smart brown girls – there is no carbon copy, just be you!

With over 4.2 million YouTube views, Jouelzy is all things 4C natural hair. I wasn’t prepared for her varied accents during her tutorials (she has lots of personality), but it works! With a career in technology, Jouelzy strives to celebrate the diversity of smart brown girls – there is no carbon copy, just be you!

10. Rachel O

As a former Ford model, Rachel has been involved in the beauty industry for a number of years. She took a leap a faith and now operates as a "mommapreneur," running her own company: Rachel O Beauty. It's possible to be a mom AND run a business you love! She has partnered with the likes of Carol's Daughter and Ambi Skincare empowering women of color to love and embrace their inner and outer beauty.

As a former Ford model, Rachel has been involved in the beauty industry for a number of years. She took a leap a faith and now operates as a “mommapreneur,” running her own company: Rachel O Beauty. It’s possible to be a mom AND run a business you love! She has partnered with the likes of Carol’s Daughter and Ambi Skincare empowering women of color to love and embrace their inner and outer beauty.

Cheers!

Comments

  • OhMyGodNO
    June 6, 2014

    Would have been nice if you gave us the links to their sites.

  • Tina
    June 7, 2014

    I wish we saw a few new faces because there are other really great bloggers/vloggers out there. But you would never know because we always see the same people.

    What about Mz_Tammy on IG, Veepeejay.com, Texture Me Natural on FB, Mini Marley on YT, ItsMyRayeRaye on YT, Borderhammer, NaturallyQuinn on YT

    • VeePeeJay
      June 10, 2014

      Wow, thank you Tina. I just stumbled upon this article and happened to read the comments. Thank you so much for mentioning me and the other ladies. 🙂

    • Love yourself
      June 10, 2014

      Can I add to your list Mo knows hair on YouTube is the bomb she shows styles on every texture imaginable. Africanexport , naturalneiecy, Alyssa Forever, Miix Mii yeah I am subscribed to a lot lol

    • More Diversity Please
      June 10, 2014

      I agree (except for the ItsMyRayRay…not really a fan). I wish they would have included less known youtubers. I think most naturals know about these ones. Sometimes it’s nice to see something new, but it can be hard to find when youtube deliberately puts certain youtubers at the top of their search engine.

      Also, what about the actual bloggers or the people on instagram?

      • love yourself
        June 10, 2014

        Actual bloggers lexiwiththecurls.com, blackgirllonghair.com, heygorjess.com, urbanbushbabes.com

  • Michaela Duerson
    June 8, 2014

    howd u not mention Jess? MahoganyCurls?

  • NaturallyAwesome
    June 9, 2014

    Honorable mention: iknowlee on yt. She is great!

  • nia james
    June 10, 2014

    awesome..but seriously taren? mahogany Curls should have been in her place. ugh. so many other beautiful naturals should have been on there.. me personally I like mercer Mowesha..because she is varied..she’s not popular. because she is sweet to me..I love me some joulezy though! :p

  • Temi
    June 10, 2014

    definitely check out Sunshower143. She is worth following

  • Get Good Head
    August 25, 2014

    Loving these photos! Especially number 9! I love the shaved sides and the flowing top! Looks awesome. 🙂 http://getgoodhead.com/best-shampoo-for-curly-hair/

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