Once you join Team Natural, there are a few Instagram gurus that typically get instant follows. Mahoganycurls, Naptural85, Taren Guy and Bwatuwant (Britney Watkins) quickly become go-to resources during the early days of twist outs and heatless stretching. But there is a whole world of untapped covetable coils out there that aren’t getting the coconut oil shine that they deserve.
We searched high and low on the ‘gram and pulled together a list of our natural hair crushes who are on the verge of becoming the next big thing on social media. You may not be following these brown beauties just yet, but you totally should be.
Her bio doesn’t tell us much, but Viv’s full curls and perfect puff say all we need to know. Judging by the hashtags included in her bio (#medicine, #scientist, #finance), this is a well rounded naturalista – beauty, brains and a breathtaking curl pattern.
As if her scroll-worthy instagram wasn’t enough, Alicia Nicholls also has a YouTube channel where she shares natural hair/beauty tutorials, and adorable fashion lookbooks. Her style and strands are equally flawless.
This Haitian hottie lets us in on her latest hair, fashion and beauty obsessions through her vivid instagram page, and in her personal blog. Shenika Louise has impeccable style and a fierce fro – she also seems to be just as infatuated with matte lips as we are.
After almost a lifetime of relaxers and daily flat irons, Yolanda’s processed hair started to fall out after a trip to the salon for blonde highlights. A few years later, she has fully embraced her natural mane and shares her journey on her blog, Why Be Natural.
This glam girl can help you get your hair and life all the way together. According to her bio, Nia Warren is a life and relationship therapist who loves rocking absolutely adorable updos. Plus we are suckers for punny gram handles.
UK based singer and vlogger, Cherice Gosling, has many talents – and thankfully she shares them all with us on her YouTube channel. This lovely lady has such a positive energy, and you can feel it through her captions and videos. Also, how great is this handle – love is in the hair! (no lye).
Natural hair and the perfect lipstick seem to go hand and hand. Genesis is a self professed makeup and beauty enthusiast, and frequent traveler–all while executing the perfect perm rod set.
We couldn’t put together a list of must-have hair masters without including some lovely locspiration. We love the color and length of Dbella’s blessed tresses. This natural beauty is also a producer and cinematographer and totally slays her beach pics.
While Danielle Jackson’s instagram is enough to keep you interested, her personal style & lifestyle blog will have you hooked. On top of showing off her perfect coils, Dani-DK is a curl ambassador for Curls Understood and has a store where she sells her gently used pieces. What doesn’t she do?
Curls doesn’t have to be shoulder length to be #hairgoals. Prissy, a fashion & style blogger, proves shorter hair is popping too with this ultra-chic, versatile short cut. Thankfully, she details her hair regimen (and much more) on her Youtube channel.
Jackie Lola has such an individual and beautiful style, we can’t believe it’s taken us this long to find her. Her effortless look is always changing, yet still uniquely her. Even if you aren’t natural hair addicts like us, her instagram filled with artistic photography is wonderful to scroll through.
Shayna Watson is a freelance style/beauty writer who can be heard saying, "Natural hair is a lifestyle," at least once a day. She currently lives in a shoebox apartment in Brooklyn, which is fitting since she really loves shoes.