I interviewed Kim of KimmayTube back in October 2009, but I was recently reminded of why I love her YouTube channel. She calls herself the “Common Sense Natural” — a very fitting title — and she’s not afraid to say what’s on her mind.

Much like Jc of The Natural Haven, she focuses on science-based tips for health hair and growth (although, unlike Jc, she is not a scientist.) Her specialty is examining the pH levels of various products and their effects on natural hair. Her leave-in conditioner recipe is widely used. She often gives commentary on issues within the online natural hair world — the product junkyism that never results in growth, the tribalist allegiance to various natural hair sites, the rude anonymous commenting — all of it.

I have to give a disclaimer: KimmayTube is not for everybody! But if you want a refreshingly honest take on being natural, along with some great haircare advice, definitely check her out.

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Black Girl With Long Hair

Black Girl With Long Hair

Leila, founder of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008). Social media, pop culture and black beauty enthusiast.

  • lady love

    All of you who have something ‘Negative’ to say about Kim Love are Evil and Jealous. If, there’s something Kim says or does that you don’t agree with, be ‘Woman’ enough to discontinue your subscription. It’s as simple as that. And, Quenae Natural you are only trying your best to disfame and belittle Kim….And, while you and others continue to be vendictive and evil your plan will only come to an END! God will continue to allow Kim to succede. God allowed Kim Love to Super-cede all of you and what! so, continue to BASh and be HAteful you are only giving fuel to her success. God will make all of the jealous,envious,hateful woman HER FOOT STOOL!!!!! So, Kim fear not God is with you!

    • Moon

      OMG you are completely crazy! ROFL

      • DJ

        *** LIKE ***

    • jay

      uhh…weird…seriously seek help. lol!!!!!!!!!

  • Katmo

    Lady Love sounds like an undercover Kim Love. Hmmmm….

  • Ddivinewisdom

    peac! Thanks for the compliment (smile) it’s none other than Lady love.ooooh yea!

  • I think this is getting way too serious. lets stick to hair ladies. and i must admit this recipe helps. i have a batch in my refrig waiting for me to get done DC my hair

  • Lady love


  • True

    Wow I really thought I was the only thinking she had an attitude now seeing the nasty comments she made I do not think it was a lady like attitude. I liked her channel but stopped watching it because of the attitude. You have so many other youtubers who have useful tips and who stay classy, well mannered and answer kindly not with an attitude.

  • The Big G

    Hello All

    I watch Kimmaytube as her videos are well made (concise, easy to watch, volume is high, you can clearly see what she is doing and no mindless unecessary rambling) and I like her hair she keeps me focussed on my hair goals. I watched the Naturals Grow Up video using the link kinldy given in the comments section does anyone have the link to Part 2 please.

    Also, does anyone know why the Updated Washing #16 video was taken off Kimmay’s website I emailed her and she never responded, I need to watch that video so if anyone has the link to it I’d be truly grateful.

    • T

      Hi. As far as I understand, she took it off because this is one of the topics that will be in her dvd.

  • Maria José F.Gregorio

    Sou negra tenho os cabelos crespos porém a sua textura e muito fina ,gostaria que vcs me indicasem um produto que eu possa usar sem que eles quebrem e que ajude a crescer.

    Muito obrigada!

    • DeusaAfricana

      Hi Permalink!
      Eu Tenho estado a usar Shea Butter, olive oil e oleo de jojoba. Acabei de fazer uma ordem para novos produtos na net, te deixo saber o meu resultado entre 2 ou 3 semanas…
      Boa Sorte!

      • DeusaAfricana

        *Maria Jose*

        • Dawn

          wow forgive my ignorance. but in my spanish class we saw a phrase that was taken from an older spanish dialect from a set of poems we were reading. about a thousand years ago, i believe, and one of the words used was “meu”. so my question is is this portuguese? or one of the spanish dialects, like castellano, or such?

          • Dani


  • hello,what an excellent article this is,I found it on bing and I like it very much,I agree with what you have said, it help me a lot in decision,but I still have some questions with the last part,can you explain it for me ?I need your answer,and I will be back again!

  • QueenPree

    I like Kim because she’s done her homework to find out what works for her hair. If nothing else she’s got it done to a science. I’ve watched her channel as well as others and have found her to be very helpful in my journey to healthy hair. We must remember she is human and like most of us we all have bad days.

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  • Bret

    um, hi yeah i dont understanding at all how to work kimmaytube, like im trying to find all her videos in order, like from the time she went natural to the time her hair started growing longer like every three months. NEED HELP

    • kinkykurlychic

      Bret, i think u can click the DATE button in the video section. I’ve noticed though that some of the videos are not all there anymore.

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