If you’re like me, you love your natural hair. You’re proud of your natural hair. It’s part and parcel of your identity. And what could be better than finding something that reflects that natural pride and joy wrapped up in pretty paper under the tree next week? Here are some picks, fresh outta the Afrobella holiday gift guide!


Back when I was fresh and green on the blog scene, I was interviewed by an author working on a book. That author was Chris Tia Donaldson. And her book, Thank God I’m Natural, has become a phenomenon this year! Insightful, in depth, and inspiring — even if you read the web’s best hair blogs and fancy yourself a natural hair expert, you’ll learn something new and amazing in TGIN. Chris Tia also now has a great blog, and she’s out on the road promoting her book regularly, so keep your eyes peeled — the TGIN train could be coming to a stop near you! Click here to buy her book. US Shipping is free until Christmas!


Goddess Zuri is a brand I’ve been loving since way back when, and just in time for the holidays, they’ve got some inspiring tees with pro-natural hair messages on sale. I love the I’m a Natural long sleeved tee. $30, and super cool. (But unfortunately, not in plus sizes. Yet.) And while you’re browsing, don’t forget Goddess Zuri’s earrings. I’d rock those Zari hoops in gold, silver, and bronze! Too fly!


Also in the I-wish-this-came-in-plus-size department, my amiga Andrea — you know, of those super fly I Love My Hair prints has come out with a spectacular teeshirt! The Only Regret tee is $36, and features a message I truly love: “The only regret I have with going natural is that I didn’t do it sooner.” Amen!

If art is what you’re after, you need to know about the amazing Dawn Okoro. Her work is vibrant, beautiful, and very pro-afro. I’ve been an admirer for a while, and I’m SO honored — next February, Dawn and I will be guest speakers at the University of Notre Dame together. Dawn’s work is so inspiring, and if you can’t afford an original — prints of her work are available right here. Hey husband — hint hint — I think Diamonds in the Back would look AMAZING in our apartment!

And last but not least — teeshirts here! Getcha Afrobella teeshirts here! I started a Zazzle store a long time back because I had SO many of you asking me when I’d be offering Afrobella merchandise! But I had to cut back on the teeshirt sales while the necessary legal courses of action took place. Well, good news! Just in time for the holidays, I’m back in the clear. And so you can click here to get Afrobella teeshirts, magnets, bags, and even Keds. Yep, Keds. I’m going to add some fun new items, so let me know what you may be looking for!

Seen anything afrobella-tastic while you’ve been shopping lately? Let a bella know!


alicia says:
December 17, 2009, 12:58 am
Love all the shirts especially the "I'm natural" across the boobs. Yeah Afrobella's hubby, Diamonds in the Back is fab!!
Calming says:
December 16, 2009, 11:12 pm
What excellent choices. I like love them all. I am joining you in being a proud and happy natural! Happy Holidays xo, CC
crystal g. says:
December 17, 2009, 3:52 am
tonya l. says:
December 17, 2009, 10:22 am
Just found this tee and love it. tribute to natural hair and relationships: http://www.zazzle.com/napturally_tee_tshirt-235336372892227405
Ann A says:
December 17, 2009, 10:55 am
I'm a proud natural too of 15 years of being natural and raising three natural hair girls! Happy Kwanzaa!!! brownatural at gmail dot com @unluckymrsmom
don says:
December 17, 2009, 6:15 pm
i think the natural look fits a black man perfectly. it speaks of a natural and soulful beauty, imo.
don says:
December 17, 2009, 6:16 pm
oops, i meant to say that as a black man, i think it fits our black women perfectly. the look itself doesn't appear all bought and made up.
Delesa J says:
December 18, 2009, 4:59 am
Thank you for posting this. I was wondering where I can find clothing showcasing the beauty of our natural hair. I can't wait to I start ordering :)!!!
Tayari Jones says:
December 21, 2009, 8:36 am
And don't for Swarthy Daisy! I looooove her t-shirts. I have given so many to my friends. http://www.etsy.com/shop/SwarthyDaisy
Candace says:
January 11, 2010, 5:50 am
I am sooo happy to visit a website that celebrates natural beauty the way GOD made us! Work with watcha got we only have one life to live, love one another and show them we are not strangers but Sistas.