The natural hair community is thriving.
Recently, I have seen more and more African-American women with natural hair in commercials.
Here are a couple of pictures from an Infiniti QX60 commercial.
It seems the natural look is becoming more acceptable.
It is awesome to see Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful.
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Even Disney Junior character Doc McStuffins has natural hair. Deena Campbell of Essence wrote an article about the character. The animated girl character will talk about her hair during Thursday’s episode which airs at 8:30 a.m. Central on the Disney Channel.
This google trends line graph shows the interest of natural hair and how it has increased overtime.
Here is a list of the top queries in regards to natural hair.
Those are just two examples of how data visualizations can enhance my blog.
Product reviews are essential for newly naturals and those who are transitioning from relaxed hair to the natural state.
Instead of doing videos, comparisons of products can be done with data visualizations. Products can be rated by likability, cost or effectiveness. Sometimes, watching a video can take too much time especially when you are standing in the hair care aisle at the store.
There are tons of video product reviews on YouTube. Once a list is made of the best products, the videos could add depth to the data visualization to show how well the product works.
This would be a form of curation since I would have to sort through the best product reviews to use along with the data.
Jeff Jarvis has defined curation as “the need for editors to create order, to correct, and vet.”
I have had practice doing this as a former news producer. I would find an interesting story and began researching to find other information that was either lacking from the story or breaking information.
I would use the same skills to create interesting and useful information for naturals to help them through their natural hair journey.