On Tuesday 4th of July, I had the pleasure of attending the launch of L’Oréal Paris’ ELVIVE Curl Nourishment range, which is the brand’s first haircare range which caters to curly/Afro hair.  With South Africa’s sweetheart, Nomzamo Mbatha, as their new brand advocate it had us on the hunt for other gorgeous women of colour who wear their natural crowns with pride.

Here are some of the fierce and fabulous ladies we can’t get enough of because of their outright badass-ness when it comes to their natural curls and their informative posts on their haircare secrets and growth journeys.

1. @michellekperkins

Choose healthy Avocado is like a superhero for dry hair. The mono unsaturated fatty acid content in avocado oil is higher than extra virgin olive oil— one of the main reasons it is so good for your hair. When applied directly in a hair mask, mono unsaturated fats can moisturize, nourish and strengthen hair strands. Blackhead treatment: It may sound too good to be true, but because lemons are antibacterial, they can help treat acne. Just slice a lemon, and squeeze the juice on your face. Skin brightener: Lemons are rich in vitamin C and citric acid, so they can help brighten and lighten your skin when used over time Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C. They are also a very good source of dietary fiber. In addition, oranges are a good source of B vitamins including vitamin B1, pantothenic acid and folate as well as vitamin A, calcium, copper and potassium. PH: @namiemos

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2. @paulapantshwa

MANE attraction

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3. @newkidontheblockblog

“Looking’ all Christmas gift-wrapped”

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4. @dannibowler

5. @kopanotheblog

When the Bantu knots let you live #bantuknots #naturalhair #twistout

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6. @heygabsters_d

7. @yolzchannel

8. @itslaurina

Monday feels

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9. @sammy_dimplez101

:@ramiie_g

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10. @bushbaby.amy

11. @naturaldilemma

12. @robynruththomas

13. @realnomalanga

14. @palesakgasane

15. @mzansifro

It’s about time we spread the word and celebrate our own LOCAL hair and beauty influencers who are courageous in their plight against the stigma of going natural. We salute you ladies, keep being the queens that you are!

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