I’m Pin(n)ing For…Natural Hair!

I’m going back to my roots, y’all! I want to see and touch my natural tresses all the time. Below is a curated list of favorite Pinterest natural hair photos that inspire me.

I love seeing both of my parents’ hair textures in my own strands…something I haven’t seen since I was a little girl. I’ve cut most of the heat damaged ends and I’ve long since let the relaxers (chemically straightening hair) go. I have at least three different curl patterns, and I’m excited about that, too. I used to only value super straight strands, but now I can’t stop touching my varied curls.

For me, this is not just a trend, but a way of being. We are so blessed to live in the Information Age where we can turn to the internet for inspiration and tips on how to manage and nurture our hair. I’m forever grateful to the vloggers and bloggers out there, showing the masses how to enjoy the hair we’ve got (thank you!). I now see more women with natural hair and I love seeing our beautiful hair!

It is not always an easy journey, but what has helped me is surrendering and letting go of my own, dated constructs of beauty. The old constructs are relics of our past – straightened hair. There was a time and place for straight hair. Now is the season for my natural, curly, coily hair. Only this feels long lasting and so satisfying. Life long, even.

I built a personal hair routine I could manage in my hectic life. Clips, bobby pins, and scarves helped on days when I didn’t feel like doing anything to my hair or taking out my twists. Lately, I’ve fallen in love with wash and go’s and my routine is even easier than when my hair was straight. Yesterday, I literally rolled out of bed and into my flip flops, in search of some Cajun seasonings. I did not fret over my hair, I rocked a big ‘fro style. Once upon a time, that would not have happened. I’ve come a long way from always flatironing my hair before leaving the house. And, it feels amazing.

Check out my natural hair Pinterest page at https://www.pinterest.com/syryn22/naturalista-all-her-glory/ for more inspiration and tips.

One of my hair crushes, Tracee Ellis Ross. Image courtesy of Fashionbellus at http://fashionbellus.tumblr.com/post/37266608968/i-love-me-some-her

Her skin is aglow and her regal afro is giving us life. Image courtesy of Curly Girl Revolution Tumbler page at http://curlygirlrevolution.tumblr.com/

Her curls go on for days, wild and free. Image courtesy of http://www.strawberricurls.com/natural-hair-guide-for-beginners/

Sassy afro + red lips = sexy. Image courtesy of Precious Henshaw’s Blog at http://www.precioushenshaw.com/post/81710284899/urbanna-love-my-micky-mouse-shades

Her whole look is funky, yet sexy. I love the hair color. Image courtesy of Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/pin/51439620720762434/.

Tapered, curly, edgy yet beautiful. Image courtesy of The stylenewsnetwork.com, from http://thestylenewsnetwork.com/2015/02/19/2015-spring-summer-natural-hairstyles-black-women/.

Behold this captivating beauty’s regal crown. Image courtesy of http://www.shorthaircutsforblackwomen.com/how-to-transition-from-relaxed-to-natural-hair/.

  ~Your Curator of All Things Bold and Beautiful, Kimberly Jo Cooley

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5 thoughts on “I’m Pin(n)ing For…Natural Hair!

  1. Love, love, love it! I too am natural and wear natural hair styles for protective styles, when I don’t feel like dealing with my hair. Like on those hot muggy days…you know, bad hair days. 🙂 I love your pics you are beautiful inside and out.

    • Hi there! Thank you! It is so amazing to see women wearing their natural hair and I’ve learned there are so many different ways to wear our hair, including stylish protective styles. I live in northern California, so most days are dry heat. But, when I visit family in Mississippi, I have to brings all sorts of creativity and patience when dealing with the mugginess. Thank you for the kind words and for supporting my blog. Many blessings to you, Kim

  2. Hi Kimberly, it’s great that you’re embracing your natural curls. You have lovely hair. It’s so funny because it’s been the opposite for me where I have always had naturally straight her and wish it was curly lol. I’m learning to embrace what I have and like you said it is about a way of being 🙂

    • Hi there Lisa, Thank you! I think so many of us want the opposite of what we have. I wanted straight hair for years. I got to a point where I was tired of chasing a texture that was not mine (lots of work, time and money). You have lovely hair, too! It truly is a new way of being and I love lots of women with all different kinds of textures are going back to their roots, whether straight or curly. Short, or long. Thin or thick. It’s nice we can go back home, to our authentic selves-).

      • It’s so funny right, how women always want what they don’t have. I love how we are all different no matter what we look like and what kind of hair we have. Here’s to being our authentic selves 🙂

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