7 natural hair influencers to follow on Instagram

Fine 'fros are only a click away...

Looking for natural hairstyles for black women? If you’re anything like us, you’re probably addicted to Instagram, but let’s be honest: with thousands of accounts out there, it’s not an easy task finding the real gems.

Luckily for you, we’ve narrowed it down to just 6 of our favourite naturalistas from Insta, who are guaranteed to inspire your next ‘do. Just don’t forget to click ‘follow’ and add these lovely ladies to your feed, will you?

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Jay & Tri AKA Curlture. Credit: Instagram.com/curltureuk

Jay and Tri AKA CurltureUK

Who are they?

Best friends Jay and Tri started Curlture as a way to document their different natural hair journeys, and to create a one-stop shop for people to learn about curls and culture.

Why you should follow them?

They often post pics of inspirational curls and coils, as well as useful hair care tips and hacks. Need another reason to follow them? These UK-based naturalistas are so darn cool, they’ve even launched a book! Credit: @curltureuk

Instagram pic of Shannon AKA ukcurlygirl with her natural curly hair out
Shannon AKA UK Curly Girl. Credit: Instagram.com/ukcurlygirl

Shannon AKA UK Curl Girl

Who are they?

Shannon (who is more popularly known by her handle UK Curly Girl) is a blogger and You Tuber that uses her own experiences and hair journey to encourage girls and women to love their curls.

Why you should follow them?

She put up informative posts about her hair routine and demos the products she uses. She’s also written a couple of educational but easy to understand e-books (The Ultimate Guide To Healthy Natural Hair and Get My Curls Back!) to help with natural hair care and transitioning. And did we mention, she’s also the creator of O So Curly ®, a brand of hair tools and accessories brand especially for curly hair? Yes, we don’t know how she finds all the time to do it all either! Credit: @ukcurlygirl

woman with box braids wearing a slogan t-shirt, sunglasses and a hat in the trees
Is there any better combo that braids, sunglasses and a good hat? Credit: Instagram.com/chifundochilera

Chifundo Chilera

Who is she?

Chifundo Chilera is a naturalista who has travelled to 24 of 30 countries by 30, loves Malawi, champions women and youth, and is a panel speaker.

Why should you follow her?

For obvious reasons: she is killing the mane game! She has rocked box braids, slayed the twist out, and even trialled a TWA. You name it, she has tried it. So if you’re ever short on inspiration, her Insta page is a good place to start. Credit: @chifundochilera

woman with natural hair worn short and with a light brown ombre style wearing a long white top and silver skirt against a mosaic wall
The ombre ‘fro is always fierce as hell! Credit: Instagram.com/birabiro

Birabiro

Who is she?

She is a jeweller, a lawyer, a mother, and a colour enthusiast. But other than those things, she is a natural hair goddess!

Why should you follow her?

Click over to her Instagram page and you’ll instantly be treated to a wealth of fresh afro looks that have no competition. Always working a grown-out ‘fro with an ombre finish, she has also an endless amount of incredible bright fashion styles to get inspired by! Credit: @birabiro

Editor’s tip: Already feeling tempted to follow one of these badass ladies? Then if you copy any of the natural styles they’re serving up, be sure to keep your strands looking their best.

How? With the TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist of course, which has a formula enriched with coconut milk and aloe vera to help smooth, detangle and condition your curls!

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Lesley AKA Fresh Lengths. Credit: Instagram.com/freshlengths

Lesley AKA Fresh Lengths

Who is she?

Fashion and beauty blogger Lesley proves that she is a ‘Jack of all trades’. She started her blog to document her natural hair journey, as she made the move from relaxed hair to natural tresses.

Why should you follow her?

She is a fountain of knowledge of natural hair and gives honest opinion on styling tips to treat your mane right. Needless to say, she’s a great one to check out if you’re looking for transitioning natural hairstyles for black women! Credit: @freshlengths

woman with natural afro hair worn long and with golden brown highlights crouching down on the ground
Nià The Light. Credit: Instagram.com/niathelight

Nià The Light

Who is she?

Nià The Light is a vlogger and journalism student with a self-proclaimed love for afros and Africa.

Why should you follow her?

Her YouTube channel has practical hair care advice for the curly-haired, while her Instagram is chock-full of her amazing ‘fro and her naturalista friends, like @laurenlewiss_.

She’s also the creator of @HappyFroday – an Instagram account that celebrates all afro hair textures. If that alone doesn’t make you want to be her Insta friend, then frankly, we don’t know what will! Credit@Niathelight

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Urban Bush Babes by Nikisha Nelson and Cipriana Quann. Credit: Instagram.com/urbanbushbabes

Urban Bush Babes by Nikisha Nelson and Ciprianna Quann

Who are they?

Urban Bush Babes is a website focusing on fashion, lifestyle, beauty, health, and arts and culture, by the duo Cipriana Quann and Nikisha Brunson.

Why should you follow them?

So if you’re a fashion fan, you’ll probably recognise Cipriana out and about on the streets during fashion week in New York – thanks to her big, beautiful hair! She’s often snapped by street photographers with her twin sister and model TK Quann.

Nikisha Brunson (the other co-founder of Urban Bush Babes) on the other hand is into all natural hair care and beauty, so, don’t forget to check out what she has to say. We think you’ll love them as much as we do! Credit: @urbanbushbabes