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5 Mobile Apps That Will Help Your Natural Hair Journey in 2015

Avatar • Dec 30, 2014

Chances are if you’re reading this, you’ve got a smartphone. You also probably have goals for your hair in the coming new year, but didn’t know that you can use your phone to help you achieve your goals! Take a look at these mobile apps that can increase the length, strength and glow of your natural hair in 2015!

Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep

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If you’re over your product junkie phase and would like to be more intentional with using paraben-free or all-natural products in your hair, then you should be well-versed with Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database, which includes health and environmental hazard ratings for thousands of beauty and hair products. While many smaller hair companies aren’t listed, you can find ratings for most items available at your local Target or drugstore. The app comes in handy when you’re trying to decide between two cheapie drugstore conditioners or if you don’t quite understand a product’s ingredients.

StyleSeat

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StyleSeat has become the affordable way to get your natural hair done by nearby hair stylists who may or may not be tied to hair salons. Best used for protective styles like braids, marley twists or crochet braids, you can quickly sort through stylists by proximity, speciality, likes and recommendations. I’ve used it myself to great satisfaction, but since you are paying less, expect less experienced stylists, who might take a bit more time than expected. If you have hair styling skills and are looking to expand your reach, create yourself a stylist account for free!

Hair Journal

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If you’re extra serious about tracking your hair’s progress in 2015, and scrolling through your Instagram selfies isn’t a reliable enough metric for you, then seriously consider downloading the free Hair Journal App on either IOS or Android. Created by a UK team of men and women, the Hair Journal App allows users to input their favorite hair products, upload images of their hair and hairstyles, track length checks on a calendar and even set goals based on hair length or health. The best part of the app is its customizable homepage, where you can indicate whether you have relaxed, texlaxed, texturized, transitioning, natural or loc’ed hair.

The Natural Community

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@TheNaturalCommunity is one of the many popular natural hair account on Instagram that posts awe-inspiring images of naturalistas around the world, and they have created a mobile app to make the community bigger than Instagram. With tutorials, videos, advice articles and product recommendations, the app is a great way to access a ton of natural hair information on your phone (aside from scrolling through old posts on BGLH in your browser). Unfortunately, it seems that the app has been taken off the market for the time being, but we hope it comes back or that a similar one gains enough ground.

Honorable Mention: Natural Hair Magazines on Mobile Devices

There are quite a few e‑magazines about natural hair that you can access via your phone or tablet for more article reading, style inspiration and product recommendations — Beautiful Natural Hair Magazine, Embrace Magazine, HoneyBeNatural Magazine, and Neno’s Naturals Queen of Kinks, Curls, & Coils Magazine just to name a few. Some require paid subscriptions like print magazines, but you can expect a regular fix of well-curated content to get move you along your hair journey.

Do you plan to use mobile apps to help you with your natural hair journey next year?

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About Klassy Kinks

KlassyKinks.com founder and editor, Ijeoma Eboh, is on a mission to change perceptions of kinky textured hair around the world. You can find her on social media @klassykinks.

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tracena barnwell
tracena barnwell
5 years ago

Very good article, didn’t know there was apps for natural hair stuff. Definitely makes things easier, gonna check them out

Bigantic
Bigantic
5 years ago

Hair journal… I may download that one. I’ve read about EWG’s one. I may get that, as well, but I use IPad and there’s rarely any wifi in the store.

BlueCornMoon
BlueCornMoon
5 years ago

I’ve been using the Hair journal app since March 2014 & like it a lot. Y0u can do length checks, list your fave products or products you’ve tried & review them for future reference,record daily care in diary form, make notes as to which combos of products work or don’t work, record recipes you’ve made up,take & keep photos of your hair in different styles, & with different products. You can even set reminders. I have mine set to remind me every 2 weeks to use my steamer. You can even link to Facebook. It’s really a wonderful app !!

Rose
Rose
5 years ago

I like the hair journal app. I just downloaded it myself.

Adía
Adía
5 years ago

I’m setting a new year’s resolution related to my hair so and app will really help me stay on track

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