Teach Your Girls to Love Their Curls With #BeCurlCentric Coloring Book

Disclosure: As a part of the #BeCurlCentric blog tour, I received a free download of the Curly Kids Coloring book. This post also contains affiliate links. As always, all opinions are my own.

When I decided to go natural four years ago, I didn’t initially think about the impact it could have on my girls down the road. But shortly after I did my big chop, I realized that I was going to be the first example that my girls had of loving and embracing their natural curls. I realized that if they saw how much I loved my hair, that they would grow to love theirs too…regardless of what “standards of beauty” they continue to see on TV or in ads, or even in books. It took me 31 years before I began to embrace and love my curls, and I don’t want my girls to take that long. But how do you teach your girls to love their curls?

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Well, when I heard about the Be Curl Centric Curly Kids Coloring Book, I immediately got excited! Not only does this book teach our young girls how to love and embrace their natural curls, but there is an image for every type of curly girl out there – teeny weeny afros, puff balls, locs, two strand twists, wash and go, etc. And who doesn’t love to color?! My girls (ages 3 & 5) got so excited when I showed them the pages, they got right to coloring before I could barely even set the pages down.

#BeCurlCentric Curly Girl coloring book 1

When my husband and I asked our three-year-old what she liked about the pages, she said, “the girls have pretty shoes and pretty pants and pretty hair.” So we asked her, “Who else has pretty hair?” And she responded with, “my sister, and mommy and me”. I tell them all the time (especially when I’m doing their hair), that their hair is beautiful. So it’s great to have something for them to be able to see themselves in. It was also a fun activity that brought them together as sisters…no fighting or fussing, just fun coloring. And that was a joy to see 🙂

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We should be the first to tell our girls how beautiful their hair is. Images are so powerful that we can draw conclusions based solely on what we see. Akirashanti, author and co­blogger of CurlCentric.com took this into consideration when she created Curly Kids Coloring Book. She created the book as a tool for her young daughter. Her goal as a mom is to guide her daughter and help her foster a healthy relationship early, with her hair. Curly Kids Coloring Book plays a pivotal role in the fostering of relationships as the images are relatable

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Curly Kids Coloring Book is a tool that highlights little girls with naturally textured hair. If you’re ready to teach your girls to love their curls, this cute coloring book is a must. You can click here to order your copy today!

To find out more about Be Curl Centric and to follow the movement on social media, click here.

Let us know in the comments below: How do you instill confidence in our young girls? 


Can’t wait for the book to arrive? Get your girls (or yourself) started on the fun by downloading these pages now (simply click, print and color):

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  • Kira
    June 3, 2015 at 5:28 AM

    Thank you so much for your contribution and support to the #BeCurlCentric tour!


  • PATRICE M Foster
    June 3, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    This is great coloring book for young children curly kids what a clever idea the different natural style and hair types for children of color. I just started going natural but my daughter goes back and forth teen not ready to make up her mind as yet which is find she is happy which is important to me.
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  • Tanay
    June 3, 2015 at 12:27 PM

    I love this coloring book! I may print the pages out and color them myself lol. I love that you’re teaching your daughters about how beautiful their hair is at such a young age. That’s something I wish I had and hope to instill in my daughters if I have any in the future.

  • Nicole
    June 3, 2015 at 12:54 PM

    This is such a great idea for young Black kids. I’m loving the fact that we as a society are able to have such tools for the young generation to grow in self-confidence.
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  • Nancy Laws
    June 3, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    I need this in my life. I have 3 girls and I have the most struggles with my 5 year old, we are trying to be mindful of the toys we buy her and the messages that they are sending! Thanks for sharing

  • Apryl
    June 3, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    What an awesome concept. What a great illustration to show our daughters the range of beauty to our natural hair. I only wish they had thrown a couple of boys in as well being that I have 3 and 4 year old sons that have huge curly Afros. I do recognize how important it is to instill in our daughters their beauty and self worth. Thanks for sharing!

    • Christine St.Vil
      June 3, 2015 at 11:37 PM

      That’s so true Apryl! Maybe you can reach out to her and see if she can do a version for boys (if she’s not already doing one)? I have several friends and even family who have boys with curly heads and it would be great for them too. But yes, generally it’s our girls that need the reassurance of their beauty and self worth 🙂

  • MJ
    June 4, 2015 at 3:12 AM

    This is the second time I’ve come across this coloring book. I need to order it and add it to our collection. I would love for my Z to color little girls that look like her.
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  • Kasi
    June 4, 2015 at 3:40 AM

    Very nice! The images are so cute, and love how they have different natural hairstyles for young girls to relate to, and appreciate. Your daughter’s reaction to it was perfect!
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  • Siobhan (BeFree Project)
    June 4, 2015 at 7:55 AM

    OMG I love the concept of having a coloring book catered to naturally curly girls. I’ve been natural for more than 10 years, but I started embracing my curls maybe like 3 1/2 years ago. I too have a daughter and I’m always telling her how beautiful her hair is and how she can wear it in so many styles. She ask me all the time can she wear an afro (twist out) and because of what we have instilled in her she LOVES her hair and brown skin. She’s our little artist so she’s going to love coloring images that she can relate to. I want to see more resources catered to children of color to encourage them to love themselves. I love that your 3 year old already sees herself as beautiful along with her sister and mommy at a young age. You and your husband are doing a phenomenal job. Thanks for sharing and I just ordered the coloring book and can’t wait to receive it.

    • Christine St.Vil
      June 4, 2015 at 10:32 AM

      Aww thanks so much for sharing Siobhan! Isn’t it so amazing to see their confidence at such a young age?! My girls wore their hair out in an afro for the first time yesterday (simply because I didn’t have time to do it lol) and they absolutely loved it. I really did almost bring me to tears when my three-year-old said that because I didn’t have that mindset nor did I feel beautiful with natural hair as a kid. Thank you so much for your kind words, I truly appreciate them. And I’m so glad you ordered the book, can’t wait to hear about your little girl’s experience 🙂

  • Tyra
    June 4, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    I love this more than you know! This is soooo clutch and absolutely adorable. So important to teach our girls to love their curls and embrace what makes them unique! Kudos!
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  • Adanna
    June 4, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    I absolutely love these books. I am huge on building my little curly girl’s confidence teaching her to celebrate her unique beauty.
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  • Julian @BoldFearless1j
    June 4, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    I did the same thing with baby girl and still do: tell her how beautiful her hair is on a regular basis (well, when she actually brushes it anyways). I so love this book! So maybe they need to make one for us grown folks? LOL!
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  • Holly
    June 4, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    This is great. It is amazing the things people think of. Love the idea. Never heard of these books.
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  • Vashti (veepeejay.com)
    June 5, 2015 at 12:32 AM

    I absolutely love the message behind the Curly Kids coloring books! I have quite a few little curlies in my life who tell their Moms that they want their hair like “Aunty Vashti” lol. I do my best to make sure they know how beautiful their hair is.
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  • Kiwi
    June 8, 2015 at 1:24 PM

    I am so loving that this natural movement is spilling over to the children and building their self-confidence in their hair early. We didnt have stuff like this growing up so for people to create books (coloring) for children makes it even more fun and educational to love the texture of their hair. These cartoon are adorable as well!
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  • Sofi Smith
    October 21, 2020 at 7:51 AM

    It is very important to teach our girls to love their curls and embrace what makes them unique! love this blog

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