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October 24, 2014

SHOW AND TELL- FIERCE FRIDAY!

Hola Chicas!
For those of you that are new to CN, Fierce Friday is a way to celebrate our natural hair, displaying our dopest styles and best hair days... for inspiration and motivation. Wanna be featured? All you have to do is upload your favorite pics to Instagram with the tags #FierceFriday and #CurlyNikki. Be sure to share a brief description of the style, where you were headed, why you felt amazing, etc.!

Kaprice, go to bed. #filterlikeamug @kolormekaprice

I loved my bday hair!! wand curls gave me life! I will be doing this style again!! @naturalista86

October 24, 2014

Christina J Is Naturally Glam!


Tell me about yourself!
Sexy Wife. Half-sleep Mom. Government Employee By Day. BlackHairInformation and Embrace Magazine Writer. Awesome Optimist. Hidden Singer. Love/Hate Poet. Gospel Lyricist. Quirky Videographer. Nappy Hair Advocate. Loving Life!

How would you describe your hair?
Thick hair! My hair is 4a or coily with normal porosity and bouncy with a sistah-gurl demeanor. I do call my hair a “she” and I talk to “her." My hair does not get dry, but she and the humidity are forever enemies…POOF!

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October 24, 2014

One Surprising Must-Have Tool for Your Transition



By Danielle Faust of LongNaturalHair.net and OKDani.com

You’ve decided to transition from permed to natural hair. That’s great! You’ve read up on the hair blogs and forums and you feel you’re ready. Now it’s time to gather what it takes for your transition.

Your transition will take energy. It will take consistent positive effort, patience, a mindset change, and a re-learning of hair care practices. You’ll also need practical tools such as a wide tooth comb, a scarf and a variety of (moisturizing) hair products. There is also one unexpected item you’ll need for a successful transition:

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October 23, 2014

Detangling Made Easy!- Avoiding Tangles and Simplifying Washday



Washday blues…ugh! They will have you cursing for sure. We love our curls, coils, and waves but sometimes we get tired of the extra work many of us face during washday. I used to dread washday but now I have gotten my washday down to a science by planning ahead. This is a necessary component of healthy hair, so I put on my big girl panties and do what I gotta do!

Let’s not even pretend you do not understand what I am saying. You, yes you are the biggest culprit for your tangled washdays. I am calling you out (myself included), because we can make them easier if we take the time to ensure they run smoother. Here are a few ways to avoid tangles and simplify your washday.

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October 23, 2014

Alona- "Keeping my hair straight was a priority..."

"I knew it was time when I was watching reruns of "The Walking Dead" and was worried about how I would straighten my hair if there was ever a Zombie apocalypse! Lol... funny, but it showed me my priorities were off. "
Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?
I was a long term transitioner.  I transitioned for about 16 months. I had a couple of reasons for this being the better route for me. The two main reasons were: (a) I had not seen my natural texture since I was 13 or 14... I am now 41! I needed to acclimatize myself to my texture and learn how to deal with it so that I wouldn't make a hash of my natural hair. And (b) I had recently started working at a new company, and my role required me to help manage teams. I had to come in and build my brand. Once I decided to go natural, I thought that a big chop would be too drastic of a change. 

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