It’s happened to the best of us. You get your brand new beauty subscription box in the mail and rip it open excitedly only to discover that there’s a bunch of products for straight hair in there, or makeup samples in safe, low-impact colors that won’t flatter your skin tone. Not all beauty boxes are made equal, and the mainstream offerings don’t always speak to the wide variety that beauty comes in. Worry not, my fellow curly, coily, natural haired women of color. There are quite a few beauty subscription boxes made for our specific brand of awesome beauty needs. Let me introduce you four my favorites!
- Curlbox: Created by cool online social influencer Myleik Teele, this beauty subscription box helped to create and innovate the beauty box game across the board. Curlbox is one of the most popular and well known beauty boxes for naturalistas with style. For $20 a month, you can expect to receive 5 to 7 samples from well known drugstore and beauty store brands, as well as inclusions from up and coming indie brands.
- We are ONYX: We Are ONYX aims to offer a curated and uniquely enhanced beauty subscription experience. The box itself is worthy of collection and display, the items inside are carefully chosen beauty brands that cater to your specifically tailored hair type and skin tone needs, and you can then visit WeAreOnyx.com to get their beauty hosts’ tips and techniques in video. Genius way to take the beauty beyond the box!
- Curl Collection: If you’re looking for full sized samples and a way to try a brand you haven’t yet tried before, check out Curl Collection. Instead of focusing on a variety of brands, Curl Collection features just one and allows users to have a complete beauty experience, from cleansing to styling products. If you like the products you can then continue to shop the brand, if you didn’t you can swap them in the Curl Collection forum.
- Curlkit: Truly dedicated to natural hair lovers and our specific hair needs, Curlkit curates 5 to 7 product samples ranging from cleansing and styling hair products to bath and body products too. You’ll always discover something new with Curlkit, and they offer vouchers and online shopping for the brands included in each box.
Contributing Editor, Patrice Grell Yursik is the creator of Afrobella.com, one of the first blogs to celebrate the beauty of natural hair and ladies of all skin tones and sizes. Affectionately called the Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging, Patrice takes her readers inside unique beauty, fashion and cultural experiences.