Fabulous Natural Hair Dolls – Time To Recapture Your Childhood!

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I grew up playing with standard caucasian dolls. From baby dolls in prams to Barbies in princess dresses. I remember the hours of fun my sisters and I spent brushing our dolls’ hair, having them fight over Ken and wishing that mum would finally agree to buy us our dream dolls house (she never did).

When I had my daughter and the time came to buy her first doll, I didn’t give it much thought and I just reached for the first doll that I found in the baby toys isle. After giving me a dirty look my husband put the doll straight back and picked up a black baby doll instead. It cost about $20 more than the first one I’d picked but he was happy to pay it. He very militant about making sure that our daughter only plays with black dolls and in hindsight I completely understand his thinking.

A lot of us are probably lucky that those childhood days we spent combing our dolls’ straight yellow blond hair didn’t do a number on our self confidence but I can’t say it’s the same for all children today. In fact after my recent article about the 10 year old girl who was lamenting the fact that God saw fit not to give her straight or wavy hair, I think it’s quite important that our kids are taught to appreciate their natural hair and uniqueness from a very young age.

It may not be the same where you are but my local Toys R Us has a very sparse selection of ethnic dolls. Even then the black Barbies and Bratz dolls all have straight hair so they do little to allow a black child to relate to them. I’ve seen a few pretty good natural hair dolls but these ones from NaturalGirlsUnited.com are some of the best I’ve seen!

I’m sure you will agree that they definitely worth the extra cost. If you have your own children or know someone of doll playing age, hop on over to take a look at their collection.

PS – I’m not getting paid for promoting this website, I just think these dolls are the most fabulous things I’ve seen this month! Check out the gallery…


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About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Alisha Michelle Chisolm

Don’t they end up liking like this when the kids are done with then lol

LaQuinda Huntley

My natural is an extension of my beauty!

Semenda Blessed

Beautiful

Janet Joslin

I used to dream for a doll like that when I was a little girl.

Chari Randolph

I would so buy this

Aqueelah Hasanulookonlife Brown

It’s about time…. our young ladies need 2 see this

Dimitria Lee

I love it!

Mesha Coleman

Still a little unrealistic for most natural girls…

Savina Lafaye J

This was me as a little girl. I’m getting this for my daughter

Janien Brown

I love it! How can I get these!

Chavon Walton

Am I alone in not caring what a doll looks like? Black, white, Latin, straight hair, curly/kinky hair, skinny, etc it’s a toy.

Trina Hawthorne

Yea,, your alone

Renee Thomas

True!

Michael Anthony Madkins

its very easy to do. Get pipe cleaners and roll the dolls hair, dip in hot water. Let dry, unroll and comb through and it will be a kinky texture.

Jamila Kelly

I didn’t really have a problem with the black babies hair….am I the only one? @[email protected] this is cute though

Asia Gray

I like that

Cindy Smith

I luv her. She looks luke Diana Ross. Lol

Rochella Stewart

This is you Mareesha Morris

Camella Rose Hearts

They already had kinky haired barbies

Mareesha Morris

Rochella Stewart Lol. It’s getting there.

Lavon M F Hairston

I want one

Nadine Grant

Its nice that its has more realistic hair but really… its just still a half naked mermaid barbie :-/ don’t think my lil girl (when i on day have one lol) would be having one of these.

Teresa Dison

Got to find more for my daughter

Terri Randolph-Spence

I want one of those dolls for my grandaughter and myself. .

Joyce K. Williams

Oh Lord here we go smh #Brainwashing

Stacey M Perez

**When you figure out where to place that extra piece of weave…**

Stacie Hart

I never seen a doll like this ever!!!

Yolanda Nabors Turner

BEAUTIFUL, its about time!!!!!

Starkeisha Jackson

Where can i buy? So beautiful

Cb Sampson

I LOVE IT MORE DEFINED CURLS PLEASE

Reallove Scroggins

My Bby girl need this doll

Ashley Brannon

Kia Wright

How much she cost $80 just like all the others smh

India Simone Jenkins

Love this doll

Delvita Brumfield

These black dolls are cool ♠♠♥♥♥:-) 🙂

Uniqueah Miles

Yasssssss