The major lovefest for curly hair seemed to really take off sometime after Chris Rock‘s documentary Good Hair made its way to theaters in 2009, shedding some much-needed light on the subject of black hair, weaves and relaxers. Chris watched a soda can bend and sizzle after being exposed to sodium hydroxide, the active ingredient in hair relaxers, and posed a question we were still trying to answer long after the credits rolled: “Why would anybody put this in their hair?” Before we knew it, many of our friends, family members and favorite beauty and hair gurus were chopping off chemically straightened hair, taking out weaves and embracing the hair they were born with. YouTube quickly became the naturalistas’ primary source for how to care for and style her curls.
Thankfully there are a range of wonderful new product lines available now at beauty supply stores, major retailers like Target, salons and online to help CocoaFab beauties style and profile.
But one of the things we love most about this exciting trend is the number of women who are creating community and conversation around how to identify your curl pattern, how to transition, how to find the right product cocktail for your hair and how to style your new look in many exciting new ways. Today, there are hundreds of video channels and blogs dedicated to documenting the natural journey, from the teenie weenie afro phase to the giant fluffy fro stage and beyond.
Here are CocoaFab’s top ten YouTube vloggers and bloggers you should get to know now.