Receive A Better Monthly Gift: Beauty Box Subscriptions For Black Women

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February 19, 2013 ‐ By Jasmine Berry

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For black women, finding hair and beauty products that actually do what the label says they do is often, well—challenging. “African-American women spend $7.5 billion annually on beauty products, which is 80 percent more than the general market,” according to NYmag.com, but the reality is most of those products go unused. With the birth of BirchBox in 2010, a monthly beauty subscription in which you pay $10 a month to try deluxe samples of makeup, hair and face products, a new way of testing beauty products for women was born.  In 2012, we reported on CurlBox, a company looking to make finding hair care products easier for black women, and since then, more black owned subscription services have launched looking to help fill that gap. Here are a few you should check out.

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  • Amy PagesofVision Ward

    I wish there were more that dealt with makeup only :-(

  • QueenOfLife

    I discovered Birch Box and subscribed this winter. I love it. I absolutely love beauty products, so its great to receive a few in the mail each month. Its like getting a present each month LOL Its nice to see some catering to black woman. The one on page 4 sticks out to me the most. Maybe I will try that one out in the near future. Or even page 5 also

  • http://twitter.com/mybrownbox My BrownBox

    Great write up Jasmine! Thanks for spreading the BrownBox Buzz! <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/tawanda.glover TaWanda LovinglifeTyree Glover

    I received my first curlkit today. Some of the products in the box i never heard of an I’ve been natural for a little over 2 years and it is giving me a chance to see what products are out there and find some that will help my hair become more manageable.

  • aDawn217

    I wish I had known about these before I asked for and received a BirchBox subscription for Christmas. I haven’t really received anything of much value from it but a mascara after two boxes. I’m sure these are much more useful for us.

  • Jamie

    No, I have not tried them but I will be trying them. It is great to have a little more variety for black women. It is a challenge trying to find products for blacks made by blacks. This is wonderful

  • http://twitter.com/joy2MiKASworld Shamika.

    You left off “CurlBox”.

    • aDawn217

      From the opening paragraph:
      ” In 2012, we reported on CurlBox,
      a company looking to make finding hair care products easier for black
      women, and since then, more black owned subscription services have
      launched looking to help fill that gap.”

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