By Lwazi Bengu
Jumping on the natural hair movement is exciting when you start off but let’s be honest, you lose steam after a while when you realize this natural hair maintenance is as easy as climbing up Mount Kilimanjaro.
What’s worse is that our African American sisters have got this natural hair game on lock, which is great for inspiration, but having sisters closer to home is that more comforting. We’ve drawn up a list of a few local hair influencers to check out when the going gets tough and you need a little #HairGoals motivation.
No matter what length you are rocking, ManeChicks has got beautiful inspiration photos of gorgeous black women rocking their natural hair.
Equipped with tips and styles, their website is well researched and fun to browse through on days when you’re looking for a transition style.
The best part of it all is ManeChicks doesn’t rely on African American inspo photos (although they are far easier to find online), but goes through the length of researching Mzansi women we love and admire who are on the natural hair journey themselves. Amongst those whom can be spotted on their timeline is Hulisane Ravele, Rorisang Thandekiso, Pearl Thusi and many more.
Here’s where you can see more: Manechicks.co.za
Aisha started off as a small time blogger, growing quickly into our proudly South African girl with her soft luscious afro. She helps offers women versatile hair style tips, tricks and techniques. This natural hair blogger, previously known as My Fro & I, has attracted a fair amount of sponsorships and media coverage, making her YouTube gold to new naturalistas. Check out this mommy’s blog for more inspiration.
Aisha and Life – YouTube
FEZOKUHLE NATURAL HAIR JOURNEY
This South African beauty is hair goals. Fezokuhle shares her hair journey and styles, featuring proudly South African beaded accessories. Often spotted at natural hair events, Fezokuhle is up to date on how to carefully protect and care for her coils.