7 Natural Hair Apps That Help Your Transitioning Journey

7 Natural Hair Apps That Help Your Transitioning Journey

A few years ago, when the natural hair movement was in its early stages, when YouTube was taking its first steps and representations of naturally curly hair were less evident on the streets, being natural was truly a journey of love and labour. There was little to no information available to guide you on your journey, can you imagine? Turn the page a few years forward and there is practically a tsunami of information readily available for you to access. Natural hair apps that help you on your transitioning journey are one resource you can use.


Yes. Blogs, YouTube and books may be your primary source of info and inspiration, but iPhone or Android apps can also help you. It’s really no surprise that people have started to develop mobile programs that can help you on the go without having to access a computer.


Well, you really don’t need to think about the relevance of apps for mobiles. Initially, the main things being developed were games, but now you can do nearly everything. From scanning a doc, booking a cab to finding your soulmate the limits to creating an app that caters to your needs are in your imagination.


Surfing this wave of creativity you will also find apps to cater for your hair. Truth be told, from what I’ve seen o far, some improvement is still needed but, we all need a start, right? So let me share with you what I have found. Obviously, I am not going to mention all of the apps I’ve seen on Apple Store or Play Store, but I’ll share the ones that caught my eye and can help you.







App_Natural Hair Tips_Fro Love

Developed by Lippy Labs, this app has 10.000+ downloads and an overall rate of 4.2. Good tips and advice for someone starting out their curly hair journey, but for the more experienced it may not be enough. It may need some updating as it hasn’t been updated since February last year. But, don’t let that stop you from downloading it.

Available for: Android

Price: Free

Categories: Growing, Detangling, Cleansing, Conditioning, Working Out, Hair Glossary.




App_Beautiful Natural Hair

With 1000+ downloads this app wants to help you get from your processed hair to natural hair. You can get tips, video tutorials and a photo gallery to inspire you. Again, another simple app for beginners who want some initial guidance in their journey.


Available for: Android

Price: Free

Categories: Getting Started, Products, gallery of Styles, Videos.





App_Hair Journal

Keeping a hair journal is always a good idea, you can track your progress, set hair goals and be in control of your hair regimen. Create your profile and start tracking your growth, set reminders, record your products and more. On Android, it has a 4.1 review rate with 216 people giving it 5 stars out of 439, so why not give it a try? I have it on my phone now.


Available for: iPhone and Android.

Price: Free, Pro version available for £0.79 on Apple Store.

Categories: Diary, Photos, Products, Profile, Hair Stats, Reminders, Videos, Big Chop, Growth Chart, facebook Community and more.



4| APPFROLUTIONApp_AppFrolution

Get your hair under control and start by following your hair journey with this hair journal. A great feature of this app is the fact that you can input your hair expenses and see how much you spend on your hair. This lets you control or have an idea of your shopping habits. It can definitely be a helping hand to recovering product junkies. You can also buy products through this app.


Available for: Android

Price: Free

Categories: Set Regimen, Set Challenge, Expenses, Length, Photo Upload, List Products, List Accessories.





App_Hair Ingredients

If you’re curious about a hair product ingredient and would like to know what it is and what it’s for this app will help you. Visually this app needs a lot of work, it’s not appealing to the eye and judging from its last update (8/2012) we can understand why. Yes, maybe we should look for an alternative app, however, despite its flaws you can still have access to a database of 900 ingredients which is quite a lot. For those starting their journey and clueless about ingredients, it can be a big help. Ingredients come classified for hair as Good, Maybe or Bad.


Available for: iPhone

Price: £0.79

Categories: Searchable Ingredients, Resources and Easy Rating.




App_Think Dirty

If you wanna know about the potentially toxic ingredients in the cosmetic and personal care products you buy, this app is the help you’re looking for without having to constantly Google the ingredient. It was developed by an independent source that allows you to compare products, check for “dirty” ingredients and offers cleaner options.


It’s an awesome tool if you’re looking for companies that offer great products with better ingredients. But, although it has a database of 350.000+ ingredients the majority of them are from the US and Canada. Yet, you can still find many products there and you have the option to submit products for review and wait for a notification when it’s in the database. Remember, leave your review and ask for product updates as the app makes improvements and updates.


Available for: iPhone

Price: Free

Categories: Barcode Scanning, Dirty Meter, Shopping list, Buy it Now.





If it’s hairstyle inspiration you’re looking for than Tress will give you that, plus the products you need to use to replicate it, the salon where to get it and the price range. You can also share your hairstyle, how you achieved it and inspire others by doing so. There is an active community and you can choose who you want to follow. There is also the possibility to bookmark your favourite styles, to filter results by category, location or price range.


Available for: Android

Price: Free

Categories: Hairstyle Filter, Bookmark, Community.


This list is not an extensive list of natural hair apps, there are many other apps devoted to natural hair and black beauty. However, some had bad reviews with poor user experience and I decided not to include them here. Some of the apps I mentioned here are on my iPhone others are not, but you can do your own research and look for more apps on Apple Store or Google Play just type in “natural hair”, “black beauty”, “nappy”, “coils” or other terms related to our curly hair and see what comes up.


If you have a favourite app you like to use related to your hair share in the comments sections bellow.

What is your favourite app for natural hair?

8 thoughts on “7 Natural Hair Apps That Help Your Transitioning Journey

  1. Hi Monica!
    Thanks for reviewing our app AppFrolution! I hope you are enjoying using it!
    Appfrolution Team

      1. Hey monica i have got curly hair and my problem is that when i wash i get curly but tomorrow my curls arent like the first day and i have heard that doing hair with lemon it gets more curly but i dont know if will demage my hair…sorry if i wrote something wrong cause im not very good in english ..

        1. Yes, Jasmine sometimes it’s hard to get our hair to do what we envision for it. Part of the problem is that many times we expect our hair to do what it will never do and other times we haven’t yet found the right product or product combination for it to show all its potential.

          I find that to have my curls well defined I need to layer products. I love the LOC method for this. But you can also find a good moisturiser and a styler and work them separately on your hair in small sections, making sure all hair strands are covered. Also, don’t touch your hair until it’s completely dry, put it in a pineapple (holding your hair on the top front of your head). The problem could also be with the product that you’re using. Have you checked to see if the ingredients aren’t drying for your hair and therefore, causing you frizz? Check this post.

          Additionally, some people with type four hair don’t have a very defined curl pattern and sometimes have a “z” shape. The best way to get some defined pattern is to twist and braid outs, for instance. Read this post, it may help.

          As for using lemon to have your defined curls, I never heard of it and I don’t believe it will work. Using lemon on your hair can be good to help with dandruff or in a hair scrub mix, but it is very acidic and you need to be careful using to not damage your hair. You can read this post about the Benefits of Lemon For Curly Hair to know more.

          I hope this tips will help you, Jasmine.


    1. Hello!
      I really want to download this app but it’s not available for AppStore (appfrolution) plz help

      1. Hello, Nyima! Unfortunately, this app is only available fro Androids. The good news is that the makers of this app (AppFrolution) will make it available for the Apple store very soon. So keep an eye open for it! 😉


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