Is Natural Hair A Dumb Investment? This New York Writer Thinks So!

Our community alone spends an annual $1/2 BILLION on hair care. They create 15,000 pieces of content every week, and they constantly struggle with weather, frizz, body chemistry changes as well as with social feedback ranging from recruiters recommending straightened hair in order to be taken “seriously” in job interviews to millionaire matchmaker, Patti Stanger insisting guys don’t like girls with curly hair.

Every day is a new hair day. Hair does not define someone, but tied to hair are intangibles like identity, self esteem, confidence, and personality. It’s a big deal to a lot of people.

Our small, medium and global partners and advertising brands would agree naturally curly, wavy and coily hair is a serious market. I’m happy to discuss more in person with Kevin on my next trip from Austin (where the frizz factor today is high) to New York.

Great rebuttal! If the importance of hair to curly women around the world is unfathomable to a man like Kevin Rose then surely the $500 million dollar amount spent yearly by us curly girls on just this 1 site should bring into focus the value of the company? Another person calling themselves TMINVESTOR further commented:

Im an investor. We review hundreds of companies & chose Texture Media (TM), parent of NaturallyCurly. Why?
• Market Size. As Crista notes, 60% of the world has textured hair
• Consumer Spending. $500 million annual spend among 2 million people & that is only TM community
• Global Marketplace has greater potential. Scope of curly females 18+ in US is 80million. .
• Curlies are loyal to products & willingness to try new one
• Established company with proven growth in uniques and revenue
• Profitable company
• Experienced management who knows consumer products & digital marketing
Company dedicated to beauty & self esteem

For sure natural hair products and websites may never make an investor billions like the people who got in on the ground level at Facebook. Neither do I expect our communities to impress Silicone Valley investors to any large degree but I don’t know about you, being offered a piece of a $500 million dollar a year business for a mere $1.2 million sounds mighty fine to me!

Did the genius Kevin Rose even bother to check the facts before writing this nonsense?


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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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Charlene Cumberbatch

No very much needed

Mumma Zee

Neway each to there own

Fiona Walkes

I think that we black people should be proud of who we are and embrace our beauty and stop following the American culture. Natural Hair is the most beautiful type of hair any person could ever want. Be urself, embrace ur culture and the beautiful way/person god made u too be.

Tamiko Prescod

Relaxed hair is the American culture?

Teal Tasco-Goodman

To each his own!

AJ Cromwell

Not a dumb investment just a dumb writer!!!!!!

Angela Williams

The writer didn’t criticize natural hair, but the writer is definitely ill-informed, because writer targeted naturallycurly.com, in particular, as having “no redeeming qualities” & being sarcastic & questioning “what kind of genius decided to throw $1.2 million” investment in the company. A lot of Major hair care companies products are showcased, advertised, & reviewed on that site & given the amount of money Black women spend on hair care, not to mention all the non-Black curly ladies as well, and the close to 2million visitors it serves every month, I’m sure that investor will recoup their money & then some.

Loni Johnson

How can the state in which you were born and what makes you, you be dumb?!?!? No the writer is confused and wants to try and confuse the undecided person regarding their identity. Love yourself!!!!

Terrel Jones-Campbell

Not a dumb investment, very smart investment,and natural is beautiful!

Joeneyce Cunningham

IDIOT!

Cb Sampson

Is this some one that owns a relaxer company or someone that wants us to look like something were not. Either way they can’t tell me what to do with my hair skip the chemicals go natural.

Tracey Howard

Part of success is dealing with naysayers….stay encouraged.

Melissa M. Seville

I wish people wouldn’t speak on something they know nothing about.