If you have decided to do the “big chop”, transition, or are just discouraged with the lack of support and advice for your hair, there are online communities out there catered specifically to your natural hair care needs.
NaturallyCurly.com is usually the first website that a curly girl visits for inspiration. It has a plethora of information including articles, product reviews, a how-to section, blogs, vlogs, photos, salon reviews, recommended books, curly Q & A, and a hair forum. In the hair forum, gals (and guys, too) can discuss everything about hair including recipes, going shampoo-less, and news related to curly hair.
Black Girl With Long Hair
Black Girl With Long Hair is an inspirational website for naturals and transitioners who need to see other ladies in the real world who wear their hair naturally. There is a hair care, skin care, and product section, along with a hair gallery for you to see how others style their hair. There’s also a salon section that lists natural hair salons by state.
Black Hair Media Hair Forum
Black Hair Media is all about black hair care, regardless of whether its relaxed, natural, weaved, braided, pressed, texturized, texlaxed, etc. It gives any woman of color an outlet to speak out on anything relating to hair care. It’s divided into sub-forums based on whatever your interest in hair care may be. If you become a little overwhelmed with the hair sections, you can always visit any participate in the non-hair care forums such as skin care, beauty tips, exercise, health, books, and gaming.
Curly Nikki is the go to site for natural hair therapy. Its natural haired host, Curly Nikki is a licensed psychotherapist and has personal experience when it comes to loving one’s natural hair texture. Curly Nikki has articles and personal interviews with your everyday newly natural to today’s hottest celebrities. She has tons of products reviews including conditioners, hair cleansers to hair bands and henna. Curly Nikki always keeps the world of the natural curly girl up-to-date with news related to hair and new products are set to make a debut in stores. Curly Nikki also has a hair forum and always encourages naturals, transitioners, and relaxed ladies to comment on anything that may relate to them.
The Natural Haven
Probably one the most unique natural care sites on the web is The Natural Haven. This is the website to go to if you are curious about what some of those hard to pronounce ingredients on the back of the shampoo bottle really mean. Hosted by a UK scientist, she researches and tests our beloved hair products and gives a non-biased point of view of whether a certain ingredient should be allowed in our hair. She answers readers’ questions and gives a scientific source on everything from sulfates to deep conditioning.
Overall, women of color are looking for as much information as they can when it comes to their naturally curly, kinky, coily hair. By visiting these inspiring sites, you can learn about your hair and become a part of the growing natural hair care community.