Over the past decade, natural hair has transformed from an alternative trend into a global movement. Black women across the diaspora are embracing their texture in every wave, shape and form.

In 2008, Whitney White, better known as Naptural85 began sharing her hair journey with the world via YouTube. 10 years and 1 million subscribers later, the guru has helped women of color feel confident about their crowns through her unique yet simple hair care methods and styling.

While some natural enthusiasts are enjoying the recent mainstream expansion of products designed for coarse-curly hair, others are taking it back to the basics.

During Beauty Talk Live at Essence Festival 2018, White emphasized the importance of cost versus care. Contrary to popular belief, luxury products are not the only way to achieve a healthy curl pattern. In fact, natural hair thrives on organic, non-toxic ingredients and minimal chemical interaction.

Members of the audience had the opportunity to create their own products with the expert herself. Flaxseed gel and aloe vera pre-poo are just a few of the most popular recipes that can be found on her channel. In addition to the peace of mind that comes with having a hair product created especially for you/by you, most recipes cost less than $5.00 prepare.

Naptural 85 provides her followers with so much more than just hair tutorials; she encourages them to create a holistic lifestyle through hair care. A few simple ingredients in the cabinet can help save your money and edges.

Watch her full tutorial below. 

For more on Whitney’s natural hair journey visit youtube.com/naptural85. 

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