3 Month Strong – Natural Hair Journey Celebration! (Hair-spiration from around our globe!)

So it’s been 3 months with my hair natural and I  finally have the ‘itch’ to do ‘something’ with it.  I’m debating if I should do a ‘protective style’ for a week then take it out or just leave it alone and let it sprout! I LOVE LONG HAIR! But I dont’ want to get ‘addicted’ to the long hair look when my hair needs it’s growth time without the ‘pull and push’.

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Ria’s Natural Hair Journey
8 Weeks In (June 2015)

My daughter is always wearing protective styles and it looks adorable.  My mom as well   is complimented everyday! However, I’m on the fence since last year my hair falling out due to excessive use of ‘protective styling.’  I am happy however that my hair has grown its 2  inches  ( i was skeptical and frustrated at my 2  and a half month mark) but then again my hair shrinkage is at its curly max so looks can be deceiving at first glance!

The Natural Nappy Kinky Coily Spiral Goddess Global Hair [R] Evolution!

The Natural-Nappy-Kinky-Coily Spiral-Goddess-Global-Hair [R] Evolution!

In any case, I am excited about this Hair Journey and love looking up Hair Crush pics from Sisters from around the globe who are proving that Natural Melinated Hair is more than gorgeous, we are phenomenal! I found some celebrity natural hair beauties, as well as, Eritrean, East African, Fulani, West African and North African hair styles that I am looking forward to wearing as my hair buds out. Here are some of my favorite pics from the African Diaspora (including the African American community) of not only some gorgeous hair but phenomenally beautiful women!

 

 

Brandy in Braided Hair with Bun

Brandy in Braided Hair with Bun

 

African American Fulani inspired style

African American Fulani inspired style

Wodaabe Tribe, Fulani Natural Hair Beauties

Wodaabe Tribe, Fulani Natural Hair Beauties

 

Lauryn Hill, Bantu Knots

Lauryn Hill, Bantu Knots

 

East African Knots or Twist in Clay

East African Knots or Twist in Clay

Locs on Traditional dressed tribal Hamar woman. © Aurora Photos / Masterfile Model Release: No Property Release: No

Locs on Traditional dressed tribal Hamar woman.
© Aurora Photos / Masterfile

 

Sister Locs (African American) styles

Sister Locs (African American) styles

Vintage Cicely Tyson in Cornrows (1970s)

Vintage Cicely Tyson in Cornrows (1970s)

 

African American Sister with Cornrows and Fulani style Updo

African American Sister with Cornrows and Fulani style Updo

 

Beautiful Eritean Youth in Tribal Hair style

Beautiful Eritean Youth in Tribal Hair style

African Tribal Traditional Hair - 3 C Natural Hair growth spirals

African Tribal Traditional Hair – 3 C Natural Hair growth spirals

African Traditional Hair Growth - Length of Natural Hair

African Traditional Hair Growth – Length of Natural Hair

Natural Hair in America's Victorian Age - Picture by ThirstyRoots.com

Natural Hair in America’s Victorian Age – Picture by ThirstyRoots.com

Egypto - Sudanese Tribal Hair style

Egypto – Sudanese Tribal Hair style

 

Dakar Omoro Tribal Hair, West African Hair

Dakar Omoro Tribal Hair, West African Hair

 

Algerian, Tuareg Tribal Hair, North Africa

Algerian, Tuareg Tribal Hair, North Africa

 

Ancient Kemetic (Egyptian) Natural Hair Styles worn by Kings (Gods) and Queens (Goddesses)

Ancient Kemetic (Egyptian) Natural Hair Styles worn by Kings (Gods) and Queens (Goddesses)

 

Afar, Djibouti, East African Tribal Hair and Dress

Afar, Djibouti, East African Tribal Hair and Dress

 

Dallas' own Erykah Badu speaks to the crowd at Beckley-Saner Park after the parade during the 2012 Naturally Isis World Natural Hair Parade and Festival held in Dallas Saturday September 1, 2012.(Ron Baselice/The Dallas Morning News)

Dallas’ own Erykah Badu speaks to the crowd at Beckley-Saner Park after the parade during the 2012 Naturally Isis World Natural Hair Parade and Festival held in Dallas Saturday September 1, 2012.(Ron Baselice/The Dallas Morning News)

 

The Natural Hair [R]Evolution of Erykah Badu. Photo. Courtesy. Essence.com

The Natural Hair [R]Evolution of Erykah Badu. Photo. Courtesy. Essence.com

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