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Hair Talk: The Naturally Creative…

By January 27th, 20215 Comments
Hair Talk: The Naturally Creative…by Bennii Blast of The Culture Pine

Before deciding to start my transition, I remember hearing several times the testimonies of others before me who noted that ‘natural hair brings out the creative in you’. Well ladies, I’m not even all the way there yet, but I have to agree with you!

When I was still relaxing, I guess I was kind of stuck in a rut. I would wake up and do my hair, and it was done before I even stopped to think ‘what shall we do today?’ I wasn’t completely happy with my hair, and I guess it showed.

Now that I don’t even have any heat tools in the house besides a hair dryer, I have had to rustle up new ideas to replace the ‘comfort’ of before. Instead of seeing this as something to constantly moan about, I have instead opted to indulge in this opportunity to experiment! Every day I’m in the mirror, wondering what will happen if I tweak this or pin that…the styles seem to be endless. Not to mention, trying to protect your ends and still look good with more than one hairstyle is the perfect challenge for those wanting to put on their creative cap! Add the hundreds of different lengths I have in my hair and the two transitioning textures, and I have a party on my hands. With each style I stumble upon, I further confirm just how versatile natural hair can be.

As much as I am enjoying myself, I have to remind myself to keep those hands out of my hair every now and again if I want to have any hair left by the time I’m done transitioning. I can’t wait until I’m completely natural to see what other styles are waiting around the corner….

Has natural hair captured the creative in you?


  • Anonymous says:

    I can honestly say that before I decided to go natural I wore my hair in probably like a variation of 5 different styles. However, when I started actively transitioning I felt the need to be more creative in order to cover up my newgrowth. I'm now natural and have been for the past 9 months and I can truly say that it is a routine to try and find some type of way to wear my hair. It's so exciting to no longer be held in a box due to the lack of technique and supplies. — Tiffy 😀

  • monniej says:

    i think being natural has definitely brought out my creativity and not just with my hair options. i think i feel more myself now than at any other point in my life and i'm 53! i feel much more free in my clothing options and style. it's like my first 50yrs were as a conformist and now, and for the rest of my life, i get to be my funky conservative self! it doesn't get much better than this!

  • Dee Emerald says:

    Yes it has. you need to know though that it wont always be as much fun and prepare for that as well because even when its not that much fun you can still come up with something creative.

  • Stephanie-in-Transition! says:

    Sorry, wrong one! I've only been transitioning for 4 months and it is crazy trying to find different ways to style my hair without weave, etc. However, I'm hoping that I'll be able to do more once I finish transitioning and it's grown a bit more. 🙂

  • Stephanie-in-Transition!! says:

    Your hair is BEAUTIFUL!!! Don't give up!!! If you can find a moment, try to research some other quick-ER things to do to your hair, etc. I've only been transitioning for 4 months and I'm frustrated so I can only imagine how you feel. 🙂 And water is your friend!! It is the best moisturizer around, so maybe you can improve some of the problem with breakage.

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