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4 Long-Haired Naturals You Should Subscribe to on YouTube

Avatar • Jan 27, 2014

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By Chinwe of Hair and Health

MahoganyCurls, Hair Crush and Naptural85 are some of the more popular YouTubers out there with beautiful, long natural hair.  Go to almost any hair care blog or forum, and it will be a difficult task to find one person who has not heard of these beauties.  Also, if you frequent YouTube like me, then you are probably subscribed to all three.

Today, however, I want to introduce you to a few relatively less known naturals who are worth viewing.  Maybe you can add them to your watch list …

1. xoDVF

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When I posted the above photo in one of my previous articles, a lot of readers wanted to know the name of the lady in the picture.  Many were admiring her hair but had never before heard of her.  (I’ve been subscribed to her for quite a while.)

… Well, for those who still do not know, she goes by xoDVF on YouTube.  Her channel is a great mix of holistic health (e.g., food recipes), enlightening discussions (especially in the area of culture), and hairstyle tutorials.  Here is one of her discussion videos:

xoDVF’s Channel

2. Kitty51181

kitty51181

Kitty51181 is another natural you probably do not hear much about … if you have heard of her at all.  Her channel is a chock-full of hair care information ranging from style tutorials to maintenance tips. She even has a couple of videos on “How to Grow Natural Hair LONG, STRONG, & HEALTHY (8 Tips)”.  Check out the first part below:

Kitty51181’s Channel

3. Cassandre 

cassandre

Now some of you may say, “Wait a minute.  I recognize her.”  If so, it is because she has been featured on this very blog.  So why am I including her on this list?  Well, outside of Cassandre’s feature on BGLH, I have not heard much about her and you might not have either.  For a beautiful head of long natural hair who shares great hair care advice backed by years of experience, she should have more views, in my honest opinion.  Check out one of her hair care videos below:

Cassandre’s Channel

4. Naturally High 

naturallyhigh

Though it has been about a month since her last video, I am hoping she continues to release more in the future.  Nevertheless, she is worth checking out … especially for you naturals with 4B/4C hair who are in need of growth inspiration.  (If you just want to drool over her hair, that is another incentive to watch her.)  Naturally High shares hair care tips and her natural hair experiences on her channel.  Here is one video in which she discusses what I would call a natural hair experience you would never want to encounter:

Naturally High’s Channel

Have you subscribed to any of these ladies?

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juanicole617
juanicole617
6 years ago

Oh yeah! I’ve recently discovered Naturally High myself. Great bids! I will definitely be checking out these other ladies!

Naturally High
Naturally High
6 years ago
Reply to  juanicole617

So glad to hear you’re a subscriber! Much love! This post has inspired me to put more videos out there…

Amma Mama
6 years ago

I am subscribed to xoDVF and Cassandre. I am going to check out the other ladies 🙂

Ugonna Wosu
Ugonna Wosu
6 years ago
Reply to  Amma Mama

me too. These ladies are well known by me.

cacey
cacey
6 years ago

wow i feel ashamed. i’ve never heard of any of them. and although this is not a criticism, it’s an observation of mine that the ones who carry numbers in their name or juxtaposition of lowercase and capitalized letters tend to attract the least amount of viewers. Idk why this should be, but i know it is easier to remember someone if they have at least a word in their name that’s “coherent”, if that makes sense (not saying these ladies fall into this criteria, but we can’t deny it’s easier to remember AfroCandy865 as opposed to N3d789fyi, for example.… Read more »

Naturally High
Naturally High
6 years ago
Reply to  cacey

Thank you for your constructive criticism; I too have noticed that trend and I will try to take your comments on board. My problem is that while I love making videos, I often feel my hair is not in a good enough state to be recorded. That, along with my university schedule result in my infrequent uploads. However, I would love to improve the quality and content of my videos and this article has inspired me to do just that.

Amber
Amber
6 years ago
Reply to  cacey

Charisma goes a long way too as well as one’s ability to be personal to an anonymous audience. Many yt videos fail because they lack these 2 key features.

darkchildlovethyhair
6 years ago

I haven’t heard about any of them I will check them out ASAP 🙂

JazzWife
6 years ago

I have heard of all of these. (Hard to believe that I am in the know.) So glad that you included Kitty51181, though. She is such a very sweet person. I hope many subscribe — I’ve been subbed for a while — she’s a really inspiration!

HortonHearsA...
HortonHearsA...
6 years ago

Is the last girl loced? To be honest, I have been concentrating on my own hair a lot more especially in the brutal winter. I no longer feel that it is productive for me to look at girls who have completely different hair or extremely long hair. Although I may think their hair looks great, I really try not to dwell on girls whose length is much longer than mine. Previously when I would watch these kind of girls, I would be wishing for the time when my hair reached that length. Now I’m concentrating on my actual hair and… Read more »

lablooplah
lablooplah
6 years ago
Reply to  Chinwe

I’m with you “horton hears a (i’m guessing a who?)” about learning about your own hair.

Chel
Chel
6 years ago

I must say I agree. I do love looking at what other girls have achieved but I try and look for girls with the same hair length to try styles fir shorter hair. I do like seeing their earlier posts whilst on their journey too

Dee
Dee
6 years ago

@cacey I completely understand what you mean. I’ve tried watching xoDVF’s channel before but.…

Lexy
Lexy
6 years ago

You forgot to include Chime Edwards on your list aka HairCrush on youtube. She also has a website: chimeedwards.com. She started out and gained popularity on fotki and transitioned to youtube.
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lablooplah
lablooplah
6 years ago
Reply to  Chinwe

one thing i love about chinwe is that she defies hair typing. Hair typing is so inadequate in knowing what our hair wants. From my own experience anyways. It’s like this kind of hair does this and that, but what if your hair does its own thing completely

Desiree Venn Frederic
6 years ago

Many thanks for the feature, friends. Love and light ;))

LoveDuv
LoveDuv
6 years ago

XoDVF hair is fake. She needs to stop lying — it’s disgusting and classless.

t-sha
t-sha
6 years ago
Reply to  LoveDuv

I actually like her hair. Videos are ok too although I ‘ve seen two on yt? Not the first time I heard that comment. How do you know it’s fake? I can’t tell.

mimi
mimi
6 years ago
Reply to  t-sha

People are saying her hair is fake because you can’t see her scalp.
I have a dream.
That one day black women can walk around with long hair without being “weave checked”, interrogated forced to “show us you scalp or it ain’t real”. And several other nonsense.
Someone said it best in her comment section, with her hair type and it’s thickness you can’t see scalp anyway, she doesn’t do neat parts either. My hair is not that full and I parted it once and I just saw a thin line imagine hair that actually thick?

LoveDuv
LoveDuv
6 years ago
Reply to  mimi

It’s not about me needing to change mind set. They are lots of other dark skin women with long hair that I don’t question but her hair is fake. Trust me I know, I know her and her family very very well. It’s nothing to do with her skin color and having that length. She goes to great length to hide the truth. I too have a dream, a dream where black women will love their own natural hair no matter the length, one where black women wouldn’t add weave and extensions to their hair and lie about it being… Read more »

Oops
Oops
6 years ago
Reply to  t-sha

She’s already been exposed on a popular site and it has ZERO to do with her being dark, GMFAB. Let’s use some common sense here, who the hell shoots videos with the top of their head cut off? I mean really???? Lol. How are you going to do a tutorial on a twist out with almost half of your head out of the frame and with no scalp showing?

There are plenty dark skinned women with type 4 lovely hair this fraud is simply not one of them.

Como?
Como?
6 years ago
Reply to  LoveDuv

I’m confused. What gives it away as being fake? Is it because you’ve convinced yourself that someone who looks like her and has her texture can’t have hair that long?

myajae
myajae
6 years ago
Reply to  Como?

hey im not a negative person or anything but I also kinda feel her is fake or something isn’t right because even when she shows the the product she uses she doesn’t really go in her hair and show like a step by step process of what exactly she does to her hair idk I just feel something is not right there

ebony
ebony
6 years ago
Reply to  myajae

I think it has more to do with you than her. She does not have to prove to you that her hair is real. Do you walk up to any Indian, Spanish woman and say “Something is not right. Your hair is long, but something about the way you pack your hair makes me suspicious that your hair is not real.” Change your mindset. We see what we want to see. Clearly you want to see her hair is fake to prove your underlying notion that black women cannot grow hair.

Lauren
6 years ago
Reply to  LoveDuv

I found this comment to be much funnier than it should be. I totally wouldn’t be surprised at all of someone did a bunch of videos with fake hair.

MoniAnn
MoniAnn
6 years ago
Reply to  LoveDuv

I did read an old comment on one of her vids that said she walks around her town with her real hair but puts on the wig for videos. No way to prove if there’s any truth to this.

mangomadness
mangomadness
6 years ago

I’m subscribed to all of these lovely ladies and I like their content.

Naturally High
Naturally High
6 years ago
Reply to  mangomadness

Hello!

I’m thrilled to hear you’re a subscriber! 🙂

tina
tina
6 years ago

The kinkier the less popular they are

HortonHearsA...
HortonHearsA...
6 years ago
Reply to  tina

Nah not always. I love my fellow 4Cs but a lot of YT 4Cs lack the kind of presentation that Cacey was talking about above. I’ve switched off many 4c videos for bad lighting, rambling, poor sound quality, taking an age to get to the hair demonstration etc etc.

I will also add that although I don’t watch the popular looser haired naturals, again it is 4Cs who get called out for predominantly supporting these girls before someone like Jouelzy, just saying.…

Cass
6 years ago

Thank you so much for including me on this fantastic list!

Ugonna Wosu
Ugonna Wosu
6 years ago

ppl like Nap85 and Mahoganycurls were also some of the early hair youtubers, when it was easier to get fans on the subject. Now, its not so special if you’re a newer youtuber because many of us have already learned what you’re teaching from someone else. If you’re lucky we’ll watch some of your videos for the hair porn only. What I’ve noticed ppl doing to survive now is what ShamelessMaya does(and now Mahoganycurls and others). They’re more than just hair, thyey’re life. Life advice, health tips, makeup tips(makeup has always been far more popular than hair, check out the… Read more »

Trisha
Trisha
6 years ago

kikicouture10 also has great and informative videos on YT.
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Naturally High
Naturally High
6 years ago

I feel very honoured to have been featured in this article. Many thanks! I shall try to upload more frequently and produce more succinct videos.

NaturallyHairObsessed
NaturallyHairObsessed
6 years ago

I too found XoDVF in the last few months — beautiful hair, beautiful face, great insight. However, I was recently put off by her use of the word “akata” in one of her videos, and her desire not to be confused for one. Per Luvvie’s blog I read its a derogatory term used to describe black Americans as wild animals. While I love a massive ‘fro, I also must take a deeper look at what lies beneath.

Como?
Como?
6 years ago

That’s surprising… I’m subscribed to her channel and I’ve never heard her espouse anything negative. In fact, she’s mentioned many times that she is from Sierra Leone and has talked about the history of her country (in so much as it was settled by slaves). I’ve always regarded her as firmly pan-african and super-inclusive. Can you link to the video… have to see it to believe that.

NaturallyHairObsessed
NaturallyHairObsessed
6 years ago
Reply to  Como?

Check out her video titled “who’s your fav african youtuber?” Not sure if this link will work but here it goes: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oYRWUMT6xtY

Ugonna Wosu
Ugonna Wosu
6 years ago
Reply to  Chinwe

thanks for the explanation!

ebony
ebony
6 years ago
Reply to  Chinwe

its Igbo not Yoruba.…

Como?
Como?
6 years ago

I can understand your confusion, but I would caution against assuming that the word you heard in the video is the same “akata” word you’ve seen floating around the ‘net. I’m Nigerian (Igbo) also and some of the definitions I’ve seen attributed to the word akata are very different from the ones I know. Also, her pronunciation was nothing like the word I know, so it’s entirely plausible that it is a different word altogether with different intonation and different etymology. So to the extent that people/ languages/ cultures have different understandings of it, I wouldn’t suggest relying on one… Read more »

Zenith
Zenith
6 years ago

Thanks for the heads up. I guess I will wait to hear from her about her perspective on akata. If no explanation is offered, I understand that too, but will keep my views limited to other sites and recommend that others do the same. ‘African privilege’ (or ANY other type of privilege, for that matter) should never come at the expense of another group (ANY group).

merry
merry
6 years ago

@naturallyhairobsessed

thank you for this. i saw that video too where she said something about akata and if you don’t know what that is or weren’t paying attention, you would have missed her saying that. she said it so quickly.

it was said in the context of her wanting to connect with other african youtubers and i think get more cultural not become an “akata”.

i’m glad i wasn’t the only person who caught that.

black americans shouldn’t promote africans who espouse this crap. i wish her face and info could be removed from this posting.

hair dryer reviews
6 years ago

I will check them out ASAP

Chanel
Chanel
6 years ago

I lvoe this site but i feel like us loced girls tend to get over looked. But here are two naural loced girls with long hair too and amazing hair care tips that apply to ever hair type

Chescalocs–even has a great comedy channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/chescalocs

Jasmine rose
http://www.youtube.com/user/JazzyTe007
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Truth Hurts
Truth Hurts
6 years ago

I personally prefer watching You Tube videos of naturals with hair length closer to mine with the same texture..eg Iknowlee…I just have nothing in common with long hair naturals other then the fact we both have UNrelaxed hair!!

S/N…those You Tubers with huge followers dont interact, reply to any comments or question to their videos which is a huge turn off.

Monisola
Monisola
6 years ago

Any fine haired naturals that have long hair? My problem is that my individual strands are so fragile in that they are thin, break and knot up easily.…Not the 4B/C texture of my hair, but the low tensile strength COMBINED with the tendency to knot up.

Dananana
Dananana
6 years ago
Reply to  Monisola

I’m a fine-haired natural approaching APL, and I’ve given up on finding a YouTube guru that fits me. Yeah, their styles look cute, but if I did that to my hair, I would find entirely too much of it on the floor!

Tina
Tina
6 years ago
Reply to  Dananana

I know that Cipriana of Urban Bush Babes is a fine haired natural, though she always wears her hair in loose twists… If you go to her sight though, she usually features other naturals with hair thickness like hers.

CoilyByNature
6 years ago
Reply to  Monisola

If you have fine hair you need to use products that make your hair thicker and provide more slip. A good option for you is the Ayurveda powders or Herbal Ayurveda Oils (especially Henna). Try http://www.KeraVada.com or AfroVeda.com

CoilyByNature.com

Dananana
Dananana
6 years ago
Reply to  Chinwe

AHHH Chinwe, I love this YouTuber! I’m normally turned off by big long intros, excessive vamping, and 10+ minute long videos…Nalia doesn’t have any of that on her channel, and her tutorials get down to business. Thank you so much for the recommendation 😀

Isolina
Isolina
6 years ago
Reply to  Monisola

You should try the stop break shampoo from Nutress Hair (www.nutresshair.com). It’s sulfate free, great at detangling, and repairs damaged hair. Also, the instant conditioner they offer will be good for your fine hair too. Enjoy!!

Naturally High
Naturally High
6 years ago
Reply to  Monisola

Yes! My hair is dense, fine, kinky and knotty… This is why I no longer use a comb.

more
more
6 years ago
Reply to  Monisola

Fine haired lades get no love 🙁

lottie b!
6 years ago

Nice article, however you guys overlooked African Export on youtube. She has over 900 videos on hair, make-up, thrift store finds, and various other ideas. Please check her out and add her to your favorites. Many of her suggestions have worked wonders for my hair. Plus, ol’ gurl can rock a wig like nobody’s business.

LiberianWoman
LiberianWoman
6 years ago

xoDVF has fake hair. She needs to quit.

Naj
Naj
6 years ago
Reply to  LiberianWoman

Yes she does! She makes sure not to get to close to her head in her videos and NEVER parts her hair to her scalp on her videos… It’s a shame how she pretends

RednNappy
RednNappy
6 years ago
Reply to  LiberianWoman

Exactly.

And that’s really disgusting.

chauncey
chauncey
6 years ago

Just because you don’t see her scalp doesn’t mean it’s fake she do where wigs sometime s that s her protective style that’s how she able to retain that length I don’t part my either

RednNappy
RednNappy
6 years ago
Reply to  chauncey

Perhaps this will change your mind

http://xodvf.tumblr.com/post/70162610412

leandra
leandra
6 years ago

xvof thats is not her real hair is a waeve
what a desapoint

Claudette
Claudette
5 years ago

Thanks for telling us about these ladies. I don’t just look at hair porn to lust after long hair but I prefer to see hair that looks like mine and showcases styles that are achievable. So while I think Mahoganycurls hair is enviable, I don’t bother watching her channel. My 4a hair is never going to look like that.

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