Social media has connected people all around the world, so it’s no wonder that the movement has spread to one of the favorite picture sharing apps. Instagram, the photo sharing network, is one of the most popular applications amongst naturals. Like Twitter but with pictures, Instagram makes it easy to use hashtags to search for interesting pictures and people. Labels like #naturalhair or #curlyhair will yield a variety of natural styles, fashions and great hair inspiration!

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Essence has taken note and they’ve compiled a list of the Top 100 Naturalistas on Instagram. Of course some of your favorite natural hair gurus made the cut, but there were lots of new fresh faces to be in awe of too. I’ve found a ton of beautiful inspiration and new hair crushes to follow too!

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Some of your favorite natural hair celebrities, Tracee Ellis Ross and Solange Knowles have a strong presence on Instagram and they definitely are worth checking out.

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YouTube sensations CharyJay, MsDanti, MsVaughn, Naptural85, Iknowlee, WhoIsSugar, MahoganyCurls, KinkyCurlyCoilyMe and many more also received recognition on the list.

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Some fabulous entrepreneurs also made the list, including natural product creator All Things O’Natural, jewelry designers Alex_Elle and Ivy Charlaine, hair product subscription company Curlbox and Natural Resources Salon.

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The list has also made it easy to discover a whole new crew of naturalistas to watch out for. Love is in the Hair, Jasmine Clark, NeffyFroFro, Kinky Genius, NaturallyCreole, Askproy, FiercelyNatural and Mz_Tammy are a just a few of the folks you should check out if you’re looking for natural hair inspiration.

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Using Instagram and other various forms of social media are widely used to bring naturals together across the borders. It’s free, easily accessible and it’s a great way to share those awesome hair days!

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With an excess of 30 million users and over 1 billion pictures, there’s bound to be something for everyone. So step your game up, head on over to Instagram and get your fill of natural hair!

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