My natural texture is a little strange, well maybe not that strange, I have looser curls in the front and back, coily curls on the sides and the middle is the kinkiest portion of it all. When I started my hair journey, I wanted to find someone who had hair like mine.
I was just getting into YouTube and blogs because I had no idea what to do with my own head of hair, and I wanted to see what other girls were doing with there own kinks. If I had to rank who I followed the most, I would say Curly Nikki back in 2008 because I felt at that time that her hair was just like mine.
She did a lot of writing back then and I learned plenty about her hair but I still felt I needed to learn about mine. Fast forward to a year after that, I started to focus on hair education, not just blogs and video tutorials but really getting to know what made my hair tick.
I am still learning, ain’t no shame in admitting that, that’s why I continue to follow blogs and YouTubers because I am interested in their own struggles, techniques and successes some of which I can apply to my own journey based on the knowledge I have gained.
With that said there has been some interesting commentary going around in the blogosphere, it started with popular Youtuber Jouelzy and the video she put out called “So Over the Natural Hair Community & Texture Discrimination. “ I watched the video once and I nodded yes throughout the whole thing, then I watched it a few more times and I nodded a little bit less, and I am going to tell you why.
Whoa….I had to share this! You know this is right up my alley so check out the rest of the article over at Blackhairinformation.com:
Is Texture Discrimination Still Relevant Or Are You Choosing To Subscribe To YouTubers Based On Content?
I subscribe to ladies that have my (4c) hair texture. Plain and simple. I don't care to subscribe to one's who dont, because what they're doing for their hair won't work on my hair. My favorite is @Jouelzy ☺
Yup. My favs are jouezly and naturalme4c
I subbed to quite a few YouTubers with different hair textures – I have 3c hair… Jouelzcy and Nsturally4cme being two of them… I find that there is a lot to learn from everyone regardless… There are not enough kinky hair texture on YT for sure though…
I get that.
Both are great.
Why can't we just get along like why do we have to be separated with everything. from skin to NOW hair texture. I am subscribe to Taren Guy, IKnowLee, Yolanda Renee etc. There are times when women who have similar hair textures refer me to products that didn't work for me. I go by what works for me this whole Hair discrimination is another set back.
I subscribe to YouTubers who have texture like mine (or my Sister's) AND creativity. A lot of the type-4 vloggers I subscribe to don't show me the versatility that I'm looking for. I am way past flowers in my 'fro and a hundred ways to make a bun. I'm sure Taren is a lovely person, but her hair is nothing like mine, so I don't go there. When it comes to hair, my first and favorite YouTuber is Prettydimples01. If I had tutorial hair, I would join the game myself.