I don’t know why it took me so long, but I only discovered YouTube well into the idea of starting this blog. Now, don’t get me wrong, I have my fair share of funny videos and clips of people falling over. What I didn’t know was that there was this whole natural hair community of African women who had taken time to actually share what they do with their hair for people to actually SEE.
Reading is one thing, seeing is believing.
The main reason why YouTube is so wonderful is because you get to see exactly how other women style their hair. Also, I have been privileged to be able to follow those women who have the same hair type as me.
The first user who I started following was BargainClipper. This was primarily because I saw a still from her video and felt like I had come home. I could immediately see that here was someone who had the same hair type as me. This was after I had looked at the whole hair type thing, and come to a conclusion that I was 4b, This was just based on my own interpretation. But, when I saw her video, I was even more convinced. This was important to me, because I know the advice definitely applies more to me than some other YouTube ladies who have slightly different hair types. The basic principles are the same, but some things apply more to others.
The second person I came across was actually the owner of the very first natural hair YouTube video I had ever watched. At the time, I didn’t even know that there were such things as users or channels. I just thought she made a great video (on how to do a twist our) that was clear and simple and I could relate to. After reading and researching natural hair, I kept coming across name being referenced in other YouTube videos and natural hair blogs. I looked her up and was pleased to find her video was already favourited. She is RusticBeauty. For the doubters, her parents are originally from Nigeria.
The last user who I came across is a more recent YouTuber, but she is probably the most professional in her approach to her videos and the information she gives out about her journey. This is KimmayTube. Admittedly, she is on a whole other level. Check her out and you will definitely see what I mean. She is also frequently referenced all over the internet. Her self-avowed mission is to be the foremost spokesperson for natural hair in the whole world.
There are many more, but definitely RusticBeauty and KimmayTube are two natural hair gurus that are well worth a visit.
However, there is no need to restrict yourself to an individual, there is a YouTube video for almost every hair related question you can think of.
The first ZedHair YouTube videos will centre on different ways to rock a duku (head wrap).