Natural Hair Vlogger Domineque Banks Loses Battle With Lupus

Domineque BanksThe natural hair community is big but tight-knit so with a heavy heart we mourn the loss of Domineque Banks. The 27-year-old natural hair vlogger passed away due to complications from Lupus last week (April 9). Her illness served as a guiding force in her haircare interests.

Starting her journey in 2004, she documented and shared her hair story with her many subscribers as they watched her coif grow healthy, thick, and down to her tailbone.

Unfortunately, while she served as hairspiration for many, Banks was fighting a long battle with Lupus. According to her personal friend Macy Jimenez, in recent months, the disease took a turn for the worst in recent weeks.


Her family is seeking monetary donations to help with the funeral and cremation cost. They are trying to raise $10,000. If you want to do donate, click here.

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On behalf of Hype Hair, we send our condolences to her family, friends, and the natural hair community.

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