Do you want to know the true secret to any naturalista’s success?
You may think it’s tons of products or an innate hair styling skills. But the major key to natural hair styling success is lots and lots of youtube tutorials.
Don’t know how to wear your hair to that big interview? Go search YouTube. Need a sexy look for a date night? There’s a tutorial for that. And what the heck is hair shadowing? Your favorite Youtuber knows!
From budding big choppers, to girls who have never had perms, naturalistas far and wide all turn to these top 5 natural hair vloggers!
Whitney White of Naptural85
Ask any natural hair and they will tell you that Whitney White of the Naptural85
is their fairy godmother. Starting from the actual bottom, a big chop, Whitney has achieved the long, thick, and healthy natural hair that many naturalistas can only dream about. A vlogger since 2009, Whitney has tons of content useful for both natural hair newbies and experts alike. Her videos include natural hair care tips, tutorials and even DIY product recipes. And as any good Youtuber, Whitney doesn’t take herself too seriously and creates fun content such as this confetti top bun. And if all that wasn’t enough, Whitney also has a (nearly) daily vlog channel
documenting the lives of her daughter and husband. So that’s #HairGoals, #ChildGoals and #RelationshipGoals all in one vlogger!
Francheska Medina of HeyFranHey
One look at Francheska Medina of HeyFranHey
, and you’ll agree that she is like really pretty *Regina George voice*. But once you get to know her through her YouTube content, you’ll quickly find out that her outer beauty is just an outward expression of her inner beauty. Fran focuses on holistic health and wellbeing and preaches that healthy natural hair is just a part of a clean healthy life. And with flowing bouncy, healthy locks like hers, I’ll take whatever she’s having! She has literally put the world on to the amazing goodness of Aztec clay mask, apple cider vinegar and oil pulling. And if you aren’t following her on Tumblr
, you are really missing out. Recently, she’s taken her message of wellbeing to the podcast sphere hosting a weekly mental hygiene show called “The Friend Zone”
with her friends Dustin and Assante.
Jessica Lewis of Mahogany Curls
Jessica Lewis of Mahogany Curls
is the adorable next door who you’ll just love to love. Another shining personality on YouTube, Jess’s smile is enough to make you buy anything she is promoting. Which is why the biggest natural hair brands like Shea Moisture, Edens Body Works and As I am flock to her. Another vlogger who launched her channel in 2009, Jess has filmed just about any hair tutorial you could dream of from twistouts and bantu knots to wash and gos and super easy protective styles. A new mommy, Jess has also spoken on her post postpartum hair shedding and how she’s battling against it.
India, Toni and Carmen of My Natural Sistas
Three is definitely a charm with this sister-sister-sister trio
! India, Toni and Carmen are actual biological sisters who boast over 35 million views on their channel. What makes these sisters truly relatable, it that they share not only their successes but also their shortcomings. They focus on actual reality and not curated perfection, which is wonderful for all of us with less than perfect natural hair. Outside of youtube, India is an elementary school teacher, Toni is a vegan and holds a degree in Dietetics and Carmen is a personal trainer.
Yolanda Renee of The Etc Blog Mag
Yolanda Renee of the Etc Blog Mag
is absolutely that cool girl from school that you sometimes just can’t believe is actually your friend. Yolanda’s videos range from tips for natural hair basics to how to slay curly hair wings. A small town girl based in Salisbury, MD has worked with loved brands like Carol’s Daughter and Entwine Couture. And you know what makes her channel extra special? She routinely features her two adorable daughters, Taylor and Skylar. She even has a series on how she styles her young girls’ hair and how she makes natural hair (and even wash day)