10 Caribbean natural hair bloggers you should follow
Since the natural hair revolution began, there have been countless blogs and vlogs that have been created giving reviews on hair products, hair care regimen, and style tutorials.
Across the region, there have been a number of women creating their own platforms to talk about their own hair journey (the good and the bad), as well as share tips and advice on hair care and styling. They're all important in giving hair advice specific to their followers in the Caribbean, especially since they have to deal with conditions different to their American counterparts such as year-round humidity.
Here are 10 natural hair bloggers and vloggers from across the Caribbean you should start following:
Nelly B. (Trinidad and Tobago)
As one of the co-founders of Nappy Roots (6 Degrees of Napp) and co-administrators for the Caribbean Ppl With Natural Hair on Facebook, Tshenelle Bethel's blog is "a day in the life of a plus-sized naturalista". Her upbeat and light blog posts touch on everything from local product recommendations, giveaways, properly identifying one's hair type and even her own hair confessions.
Mum Natural (Dominica)
Joanne Guiste from Dominica is the face of Mum Natural, where she gives product reviews as well as how to make your own products right at home, and style tutorials for herself and for her daughter.
Trini Belle (Trinidad and Tobago)
Beauty Outspoken (Trinidad and Tobago)
Vashti Patrick-Joseph originally started her blog in 2011 chronicling her natural hair journey as a way to step out of her comfort zone. Since then, the Grenadian-born, Texas-based blogger's blog has evolved as not just a space to talk about hair but also beauty, lifestyle and travel. She has since then won a Black Weblog Award in 2014, was featured on Essence.com and recently launched her own app.
Napturally Caribbean was originally founded in 2013 by Saché Alexander as a means to encourage natural hair pride among women across the region. Since then, the brand (and team) has expanded to not only provide advice on hair and skin care but also an expansive range of products and even hair features via NapturalTV.
Special Kinks-Natural Hair and You (Barbados)
Special Kinks is a curated site that features Caribbean bloggers and naturalistas and while providing tips and advice on hair care and products.
Crystal Lopez (Trinidad and Tobago)
Naturally Curly| ife360TV (Trinidad and Tobago)
Although she's been a naturalista all her life, Ife's hair was stuck at 4-5 inches in length. In 2012, she figured out a way to grow it all out. Since then, Ife has been documenting her journey on her site which includes DIY tutorials, tackling natural hair issues and more.
Which natural hair Caribbean blogger do you follow?