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Black Subscription Beauty Boxes to Try.

June 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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( I don’t know about you, but I can be a bit of a product junkie. I like trying different things because I never know what might work well for my situation. If you like trying new beauty and hair products too, have you ever considered getting a beauty box subscription?

They are all the rage right now and for good reason. Some of these companies are offering great deals, which equals major steals for customers. Literally, I’ve seen subscription boxes for everything, including men’s cuff links and ties. If you have natural hair, trying a beauty box may prove to be especially lucrative for you because there are a lot of them out there that cater to the natural hair community. Thanks to our culture of instant gratification, we can pretty much get anything we want at the drop of a dime or rather, the click of a mouse.

Subscription boxes are ideal because you pay a minimal monthly fee for a box of samples so you get to try things out before you commit to doing more. And there are some really good services out there that are tailored for black women.

So here are a few beauty and hair boxes for women of color to try now.


Hand selected products, created specifically for black women with curly hair, are sent out each month. CurlBox is only $20 a month, which is great because you get at least four high-quality products from selected brands like DevaCurl, Shea Moisture, and Clairol; all of which are trusted names in the natural hair community.

Essence Beauty Box

The magazine has its hands in all kinds of ventures so it was only natural for Essence to enter the subscription box game. For $15 a month, their beauty box will bring you a mixture of five products, including skincare, hair and fragrance items. The really cool thing about this one is that they also include at least one product from an independently owned black business in every box.


It’s one thing to get a box of useful goodies. It’s another to get one with useful items AND a dash of sass! Sassbox is the one that gives you the convenience of popular products and the added fun of cool accessories that you can use in your everyday life. For just $25 a month, you get many of the same brands as the ones listed above as well as things like eye masks with the slogan “Today has been canceled,” or trendy graphic tees that promote pride and confidence.


Dana Hill has worked in fashion and entertainment for years. Her box Cocotique is a deluxe subscription service that includes up to eight sample and full-size hair and skin care products from trusted brands for women of color. At $20 a month, you get quality items from companies like Radiance, Aikay Naturals and more.

Subscription boxes are trendy and may be right up your alley because there are so many options. Regardless of what you’re looking for, if you like experiencing new and different things, give one of these, or the countless others out there, a try.

Staff Writer; Rasheda Abdullah

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