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A Love Song To Our Hair


So today I came across this dope music video while scrolling down my Facebook timeline. It’s called Natural Curly Hair by Benjy Cinco ft Rome D’Carlo. A Facebook friend from my fellowship program posted it because she is one of the natural haired beauties featured. Already winning points for the Bonita Applebum sample, Natural Curly Hair is a summery ode to natural hair and the beauty of black women. It provided good vibes and got me to thinking if there are any other cool songs that cerebrate our natural hair and beauty. After a little research I found a few songs that will give you hope when your naps just won’t do right and your jar of coconut oil isn’t enuf. Press play and enjoy : ).

I Dont Care (About My Frizzy Hair)- Shameless Maya & Friends

I Love My Hair- Sesame Street

Flawless-Beyonce

Beautiful Skin- Goodie M.O.B

Electric Lady- Janelle Monae

Natural- Arrested Development

The Makings of You- Terrace Martin ft. Overdoz & Kurrupt

Fallin’- Pac Div

As a bonus heres a link to a mixtape all about natural hair. What songs make you fall in love with your naps all over again?

Top 11 Naturals On Social Media

Top 11 Naturals On Social Media

It always helps us naturals to see someone with similar hair to ours to encourage us to continue our natural hair journey or just for entertainment! Here are a few naturals on social media that you might enjoy taking a look at!


 

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MohoganyCurls 

 

This long-haired beauty has amazed us all throughout her natural hair journey. On her YouTube channel, she allows us to follow her journey from a fresh TWA to waist length hair. She is definitely inspiration to a lot of naturals whose main goal is to have have healthy long natural hair. She also gives us a peak into her personal life through her Instagram by showing us adorable pictures of her family. Both her username for Instagram and YouTube are MahoganyCurls.


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jouelzy

 

I first saw jouelzy while watching her video on YouTube – Realistic Expectations For 4C Hair. Ever since subscribing to her channel, she hasn’t left me disappointed. Her vibrant personality and uplifting voice is what I love about her videos. She’s never scared to try new hair styles. Both her username for Instagram and YouTube are jouelzy.


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saintrecords

 

Solange. Solange Knowles. Sol Angel. Just the unique name is enticing! Now this lovely natural made it clear in a few statements that she is not a natural hair spokeswoman, but who could resist her authentic style? No matter if you’re following her for fashion, music, or like the rest of us, in awe of her natural hair, follow this Saint Heron artist on Instagram under the username saintrecords.


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beautifulbrwnbabydol

This woman is all around phenomenal. Not only does she have a Ph.D, lost over 100 lbs, have an amazing fashion sense… but she’s natural! She inspires us to be fit physically, mentally, and emotionally. She practices what she preaches and shows us that healthy hair starts from within. Both her username s for Instagram and YouTube are beautifulbrwnbabydol.


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msaliciajames

 

She’s a singer, wife, mom, vlogger, and naturalista. Not only are her vocal skills amazing, her natural hair style tips are enlightening. Ever feel like you have no more options when it comes to your natural hair? She will help you get on track with your regimen and tell you tips on what made her hair grow healthy, strong, and long. Both her Instagram and YouTube usernames are msaliciajames.

 


 

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arilennox

 

After listening to, and downloading, her song Cascade and I Do, I had to see what more this artist had to offer. I pulled up her Instagram expecting to see “common things musicians post,” and was pleasantly shocked to see that she flaunts her natural hair with ease! Her carefree afro is breath taking and looks amazing at the beach and in the streets! Both her Instagram and YouTube username are arilennox.


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donedo

 

Hair Color Alert! Right now I have a screenshot in my phone of a picture I found of her on Pinterest because I loved her hair color that much. The day I saw her natural hair is the day before I dyed my hair. Her Instagram consist of selfies, professional photographs she’s taken, and different styles of braids. What can I say? – She’s got a lot going on in her life but it’s all under control. Her Instagram and YouTube usernames are donedo.

 


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neffyfrofro

 

London’s very own taught me one thing: All naturals have single strand knots. I encountered her YouTube channel during the time period of my life where I didn’t know if single strand knots were normal or if my hair was being attacked by them. Not only did her video reassure me that it was completely normal, but she introduced me to the Shea Butter train and I haven’t looked back since. Both her YouTube and Instagram are under the usernames neffyfrofro.

 

 


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pashtash

 

I don’t even have an entrance for this unique spirit. I automatically knew when I was making this list, that I COULDN’T  make a list without including pashtash. Her hair length is close to mine so I felt that I could relate to her hair journey. I love how in one selfie she’ll post a 4×6 photo full of a picked out afro, and in one picture she had a defined twist out. Her fashion is unpredictable, yet incredible, just like her hair. To see more of her, check out her Instagram at pashtash.


 

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andrealewis

 

Yes, we ALL know her as the girl from Degrassi, but that girl is no longer here. This woman is gorgeous and talented in everything that she does. She flaunts her natural hair and makes the funniest YouTube videos with her best friend. She always posts pictures of her natural hair, her love for natural hair, and products she uses on her hair. She shows us that even while being young with a busy life and very promising future, you can still take care of your natural hair. To see more of her, her username on Instagram is andrealewis


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mayasworld

Long hair don’t care… No, Seriously.. Long hair don’t care. Maya proved to us that going natural should not be about length when she randomly cut off all of her hair! When she cut off all of her hair, her short hair styles were simple yet eccentric and bold. She showed us colors we never imagined dying our hair and hasn’t slowed down! Besides her natural hair, she does PLENTY of makeup tutorials. Her recent tutorial was to the video Flawless by Beyonce. Looking at her pictures, we can definitely tell that she “Woke Up Like Dis.” See her flawless pictures on Instagram under the username mayasworld and on YouTube under the username shamelessmaya.

Hair Crush: Tracee Ellis Ross

Hair Crush: Tracee Ellis Ross

Actress, comedian, online sensation, and my personal girl crush is this week’s hair crush, Ms. Tracee Ellis Ross. Tracee not only gets her curly q’s from her famous mother, Diana Ross, but she rocks and embraces her curls too. She’s a free spirit who didn’t let society define her. Her big personality is only complemented by her big hair, which makes her a powerhouse, and overall crush worthy. In an industry that “celebrates” straight hair, Tracee embraces her “different” hair. Her hair is now her trademark, it’s what she’s known for. What’s peanut butter without jelly, or Tracee Ellis Ross without her big hair.

Check Tracee’s video on her hair journey, and loving and accepting her own hair.