About Curl Centric

Curl Centric About Page

Curl Centric is a natural hair blog owned and operated by a husband and wife team, Kenneth & Kira Byrd, to teach you proven natural hair care techniques.

If you want to grow long healthy natural hair, you’re in the right place.

If you’re looking for natural hair recipes, natural hair styles or if you’re a new natural looking to create a natural hair regimen, you’re also in the right place.

Even if you’re a newbie considering going natural or experienced natural hair veteran looking for new natural hair products, we’ve got your covered.

Here’s the truth about natural hair:

You must learn how to care for your hair individually, because no two heads of hair are exactly alike.

Once you learn the basics of natural hair care and build a solid foundation for your natural hair journey, it’s easier to create a natural hair regimen that works for your hair, which includes selecting the best hair products for your hair.

What do we recommend for natural hair care?

We utilize a proprietary natural hair blueprint that simplifies many complex natural hair topics into simple, actionable steps that can help you improve your natural hair journey.

Sound interesting?

About Curl Centric

There is enough stress in life without having to worry about your hair. So we want to help you make your natural hair journey an enjoyable experience. You can look forward to learning about and experimenting with different natural hair styles for every day wear because it’s an opportunity to add some fun to life, and the fun of creating your look will give you something to look forward to on a daily basis.

You don’t need to do it alone

All of the information on Curl Centric is available for free. You can choose to stay silent and treat Curl Centric as a natural hair resource, or participate in discussions and help other members of the community with their natural hair journey

Who are we?

Curl Centric is a website operated by a husband and wife team that encourages healthy hair care. Our goal is to offer the natural hair community the total package of natural hair resources. We will bridge the natural hair information gap by providing a service to the community – researching those topics that people have struggled to find answers to and providing the community with the information that it craves.

Our site will not focus on a particular type of natural hair; we welcome all textures. We plan to add value to the entire community by providing substantive updates about the latest happenings in the natural hair community through a variety of distribution methods including articles, eBooks, newsletters, videos and podcasts.

If you want to know even more about us, please subscribe to our email newsletter. At times, we provide information that is not available on the blog.

Think and Have Good Hair

Think and Have Good Hair“If you think that your hair is ugly and nappy or that you have good hair, you are right.” Kira, Curl Centric

I am all for redefining beautiful. I know it starts with what I think. Back in 2006, I helped my oldest daughter through her mental transition. One fact that I continually reinforced with her was, “Regardless of what anyone else says, you have to believe that you have good hair. Period.”

When I was in transition and would see women with looser, shinier curls, the negative self-talk would begin.

I had to constantly repeat to myself, “Regardless of what anyone else says or my negative thoughts, there is nothing wrong with my hair. I will not be ashamed of it.”

Even though the negative thoughts didn’t stop immediately, I found a comeback and way to disarm it.

“We all have a choice to decide what we accept as truth. I’ve decided that all hair, regardless of it’s texture and curl pattern, all hair is good hair.” Kira, Curl Centric

My relationship with Jesus Christ allowed me to dig down, redefine, and fortify my beliefs about my natural hair. In order for my mental transition to be successful, it required that I put a stake in the ground. Ultimately picking a side and defining what my natural hair means to me, including how I perceive it – positively or negatively.

I believe the Bible and it says that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. So, I put the negative talk up against what the Word of God teaches us about ourselves and they were polar opposites.

Would I continue to view my hair as: dirty, ugly, nappy, unmanageable, unprofessional, and shameful? Or, I could remember that each strand of hair has been numbered and counted and view my hair as being fearfully and wonderfully made.

The transition wasn’t accomplished in 3 easy steps or from clicking a button for instant access to good hair. It was a process that I was willing to go through. My daughter needed me. Through helping her, I was able to help myself.  Now, I hope to help others (including you). The journey was so worth it!

What are some of your negative “self-talk” conversations? How do you silence the chatter?

The Best of Curl Centric

We post quite a bit of content on the blog and it’s pretty difficult to filter through and figure out what you should read, so we decided to do the hard work and organize our very best content for you below.

Find the topic or topics that interest you the most and enjoy!

Some of Our Best Natural Hair Advice and Tips

Often times, a successful natural hair journey will require you to continue learning about your hair and how it reacts to various situations and products. Some people would even say that it takes a lot of constant work to create a successful natural hair journey. However, this community is a great platform for you to use as you launch your journey.

Here are the links to our best posts containing natural hair advice and tips that you can use to improve the quality of your natural hair journey and experience as a natural.

I just want to finish off by saying that we’re here for you, not only as a guide while you begin or continue your natural hair journey, but also as a friend. We do our best to respond to all emails (it’s has gotten tough lately as this site continues to gain popularity, but we will always do our best to respond!), and we do not hold ourselves above anybody. We’re not special. We’re a normal husband and wife team that likes to work hard, work smart and use the leverage we have online to make the world of natural hair a better place. Thank you so much for your support, and we’d love for you to setup a user profile and say hi to us on the site. We’ll definitely respond, and we look forward to meeting you! Welcome to the community!


  • Thank you so much Kira for that message because just like you said we are fearfully and wonderfully made in Jesus Christ. I had negative comments about my natural hair. Some would say oh your hair is not natural its nappy its ugly and its un curl pattern but I have good hair and I thank God for beautiful natural hair. You have giving me some strength to no that our hair is great in its own way. Much Love thank you!! :-)

  • You post is very true nd pretty encouraging. Thanks for the word.so aside wanting to be natural to grow good strong hair, i’m also walking in obedience to my God. Thats soothing and it brings with it great confidence. I’m presently transitioning(a month in). Thanks Kira

    • Hi Bukola,
      Thank you for your comment and I am happy that you found the post inspiring.
      One month into your natural hair journey is super duper exciting. You have so much to look forward to.
      If you haven’t already please peruse our Natural Hair 101 and sign up for our Newsletter.


      I look forward to hearing more about your journey!


  • Kira, I love it. It’s so true, Western society has beat it into the minds of black women that everything about them is less desirable and unfortunately many have come to believe it. This has a horrible effect and these women from childhood on up. I cringe when I hear a mother talking about her child’s “kitchen” or saying her hair is so “nappy”. That ingrains a sense of lowered self-esteem. You are right, the Bible says we are WONDERFULLY made, everyone. Every color, race, type, both sexes, the whole deal. It’s time to embrace that FACT. It’s one reason I’m so happy to see these women going natural, it will trickled down self-confidence to the next generation of lil girls to see examples of natural beauty all over the place!

    • Hi Lee, thank you so much for your comment!
      I completely agree that as we continue to accept ourselves as beautiful, it will most definitely trickle down to our little ones.


  • Thank you for such a wonderful article! I’m a Christian also, and I believe that it was no coincidence that I found this post. I’ve been natural for years now, but I still struggle from time to time with accepting my natural hair. It really does start from within though. You have to get to the point where you stop beating yourself up and see yourself as God sees you, beautiful in every way. He makes no mistakes, and He created me with this marvelous, curly/coily crowning glory. Just as you did, I must also do, continually reinforce the truth that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.

    • Hi Milagros,
      Thank you for your readership.
      I am humbled that this article resonated with you.
      Please continue to remind yourself of your beauty!
      As you are wonderfully and fearfully made :-)


  • Thank you for an inspiring post. In addition to using affirmations like I am fearfully and wonderfully made, I also feed my mind with pictures of people with healthy and wonderful natural hair since much of the conditioning that causes the negative self-talk comes through what we see.

  • today is September 4, 2015 and today is my coming out day for my natural hair.Yesterday while driving from work, I snatched off my wig and I was so done. I actually thought it was that moment I was going thru, but I woke up the next morning, got on the prayer line, exercise, did my normal, and was looking in the mirror and I felt that same feeling that I had the day before. Again, I was so done, and decided damn it, this is who I am and it is time that I accepted it. I felt so free and liberated and thank God and I left the wig on the counter. I have received nothing but positive comments all day already, well alright!!! but even if I had not received them, I wasnt going to care because ( I AM ME AND I LOVE ME NOW MORE THAN EVER).Thank you for this outlet.

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