The natural hair community is sad to report that popular natural hair vlogger, Domineque Banks passed away earlier this week.
Banks, 27, was well known for her extremely long natural hair and went by the YouTube name LongHairDontCare2011. According to sources, Banks was a longtime sufferer of lupus and her complications had taken a turn for the worst in recent months. On April 7 she loss consciousness and was taken to a local hospital where she was placed on life support. She died on April 9 after suffering a heart attack.
Her illness led her to begin taking serious care of her hair in 2004 up until now. I know I found her on YouTube as and when I was researching what it meant to “go natural” and I was amazed at her tailbone length hair.
Banks leaves behind her partner, sister and friends and family. Her family is aiming to raise $10,000 to help with funeral and cremation costs, along with flights to California for her sister and nephew who cannot afford the travel expenses. At the time of press, the fundraiser has raised $8,762 of the requested amount. If you would like to help, click here.
Our prayers are with her family, she will be missed.
Source: Black Girl Long Hair