CurlyNikki Celebration--Day 3

Happy Hump Day!

It's day 3 in the CurlyNikki.com 1 year celebration!

Share the one thing you've taken away from CurlyNikki.com. The piece of advice, article, or story that influenced you the most.

Also, share what you'd like to see more of... I'll make it happen :)

Later Gators,
Nik

2 more days till Friday!

26 Weigh in!:
Raquell said...

Thank you for sharing your love of Herbal Essences Nikki! I now am using the Hello Hydration shampoo and it has really been good to my hair. Since becoming a regular reader I've been encouraged to use shea butter and I believe that to be another key in my recent growth spurt :)

isis-athena-virgo said...

One thing that I have learned from CurlyNikki.com is that you have to love all of you, from your head to your toes! I was having a hard time trying to figure out what to do to my hair, how to transition, and what products to use and which ones to avoid. There is no such thing as "bad" hair. Self-love starts within!! Thank you for all of the stories which have inspired me to go natural.

Lost_One said...

I've learned that taking care
of natural hard isn't difficult as soo many people have tried to tell
me. The tips I received from this site convinced me to take the plunge and bc on an impulse. Now, my daughter is natural and I've convinced my best friend too. She's currently transistioning. If it wasn't for this site I wouldn't have had the courage & now I'm spreading the word!

Anonymous said...

The information from this site has helped me in taking better care of my daughter's (she is 6 years old) hair. Her hair is beautiful and healthy. Seeing the results of her hair transformation, has encouraged me to go natural. I am now in the the middle of my transition, made alot more easier with the help of your site. Thank you!

Kweenie said...

There's so much: I learned about conditioners with "slip" and what ingredients to look for AND avoid in conditioners, but most importantly of all...*drum roll*...

I learned about the BENEFITS OF HENNA and how to henna my hair! I've done so at least 5 times since discovering the site last year. Now I "Hendigo." With the combo of henna'ing and not relaxing, I've started to see baby hairs in the corners of my hairline grow back. Amazing.

ljkelly said...

I have learned so much from Curly Nikki, whether is it styling techniques or product reviews. This site has been one of the best learning tools for me as I transition. I never miss a post! The one of the best things I've learned is that you can be "protein sensitive". I had never heard of that before I came to this site and after read what too much protein can do I knew that I was suffering from overload! I altered my products and my hair changed drastically! That is just one example of all the great things I've learned (& hopefully will continue to learn) about my hair from this site. Thank you, Nikki!

Cygnet said...

I am constantly inspired by the stories I read of other people making the decision to grow out their hair, and I enjoy seeing the pictures. I'm constantly checking the length and condition of my own hair, and I'm happy to report that my hair is stretchable to the tops of my shoulders where it flares out from my neck. When my hair was only 1/3 to 1/2 that because of breakage and the resulting need to trim it to keep it neat and even, the pictures I saw here encouraged me not to lose heart.

I've been taking infrequent pictures of myself with various cell phones I've owned, and hopefully, in another 6-12 months, my hair will be as long as it was when it started breaking in 2007. Maybe at that time I'll have enough pictures to share my own story with someone else who started out like I did.

Olive_Honey said...

Trying Henna is definately on my to-do list.
I was not even aware of it before coming across
this blog. It's really interesting how other blogs always refer to Curly Nikki too. That says alot about you and the wealth of information that you pass on to others.
I watch Wendy Williams show daily and she says if there is someone she likes but has never met, then she refers to them as
"the girlfriend in her head" because it is someone that she wouldnt mind having as a friend. I think Nikki is sorta like the girlfriend in my head, she just seems very down to earth and I have also met some nice ladies on this blog as well.
The weather here today is delightful, gotta pull out the Chuck Taylors, I'm kicking it
old school, holla:)

Unknown said...

One of the MANY things I've taken from this site is how bad most sulfates are for you! I learned how to actually read what was in the product instead of just buying it because it promised great results. My hair's texture has changed dramatically since then!

Honestly, I don't think there is much more than you can do to make it better....sounds cheesy but that's how I feel! You really give an unbiased view on being natural...you also give any and everyone a chance to share their own story, which is very uncommon in most natural hair blogs. So keep doing your thing because it's a great job!


Thanks again CurlyNikki!

Unknown said...

CurlyNikki is the first natural hair blog I subscribed to when I decided to go natural! The most inspiring stories to me have been the journey to natural posts that share SO much and actually encouraged me to do the BC (Sept. 18) after 5 months of transitioning. The Natural Hair Compliments post was also something I read a lot while transitioning and kept me motivated! Your posts on certain products and the ingredients in them have been a HUGE help to me since being 100% and even during my transition. Since then, I actually pay attention to what I put in my hair and the results have been awesome! Thank you SO much for what you do!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE YOUR SITE and, I like your clothing style as it definitely compliments your hair! So, I'd like to see more fashion and clothing style pics from you and other naturals (at affordable prices, of course)!

Carmel Stacks said...

One of the main things I get from curlynikki is to have fun with your natural hair journey. So many women in the natural online community take the whole natural hair thing so seriously that they don't seem to really enjoy life because their hair has them in "bondage".

My fave thing I took away from this site though is rinsing my cassia out with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration...it's the best! Oh and I looooooove the twist and curl. I don't do it often since I usually wear two strand twists but whenever my boyfriend is visiting, it's definitely a twist and curl weekend :)

Unknown said...

Hey CurlyNikki! I've been a quiet follower of your site since my BC in February 2009, and now 8 months into it I am so grateful for all of the information and inspiration to help me be the most beautiful me ever!

The main thing I've taken away is that it really does take trial and error to find what works best for ones' own hair. Everything ain't for everybody (but that Aussie Moist turned out to be the TRUTH for my wash-n-go's! Watchoutnow!). From these posts I've also taken away that going and staying natural involves a process of learning about what my hair needs, which will likely change as it grows.

Thanks again for staying true to the game on your site. Keep the pictures of hairstyles (from readers or celebs) coming. Sistagirl loves inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I love the info I've learned about henna and from product reviews. Also the importance of paying attention to what the hair on your head is telling you above all else. Thanks, and keep up the good work.

Unknown said...

The Journey to Natural posts have been wonderful to see. It's nice to see others progress and know that you're not alone with the transitioning/newbie process. Also, thanks for highlighting 4a/4b's. I fall into this category and it's nice to see more and more others whose hair resembles mine.

Anonymous said...

I discovered this site about four months ago and it's has changed the relationship between me and my relaxer-free hair. I've been natural for more than a decade but I've always done press and curls. Never liked that flat look that styling gave my uber fine/thin hair (3c/4a), but thought I didn't really have a choice. I didn't know how to work with my natural hair for great results without wetting the heck out of it every single day. Got tired of wet hair with wash n go's. The T-N-C, along with braid-outs, have become my best friends. And I'm steadily increasing their life spans. I'm up to 5 days without having to co-wash and start over again. Happy Dance! All this from the tips I've gleaned from this site. Thx, Nikki and to all the others who have dropped some serious natural hair knowledge here.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for using conditioner as a leave in!!! It has changed my life!!! I would have never thought of that. All that money buying those watery messes that I sprayed in my hair when I couldn've used what I had!! Mine eyes are forever opened and my hair is forever in your debt!!!! lolololol
Veronica Lynn

Olive_Honey said...

Veronica Lynn....

that's so true:)

Anonymous said...

I dont know where to start! Nikki you are always doing something new and you include your readers



Nikki i ijust dont know where to start you have helped me sooooo much Your blog contains so much info and you include your readers.My hair is beautiful and healthy because of you.My favorite conditioner in all the world is aubrey organics honeysuckle rose and i got that from you! Once i found out about that condt I have not looked back! The other thing is the intro to henna i am allergic to hair dye and have a fair amount of gray hair yemen henna does a beautiful job of covering the grays and i do it myself thanks to you!The one piece of advice that has helped me is to not compare my hair to anyone elses . I never wake up in the morning and panic because i dont know what to do with my hair. Your blog gives a ton of info on how to take care of natural hair.I also want to thank the people for sharing their hair stories!

clarahallow121 said...

I learned that it's never too late or too early to go natural! The women you show on your spotlights are all fab examples of healthy, gorgeous hair at any age!

NappySince10/01/08 said...

aint nothin like the Twist N Curl! ha ha! I cant wait grow longer so I can finally try it. Other than that, there isnt just one thing that I can pinpoint except the overall positivity and inspiration. You go girl! :) And you include us so much (topics, suggestions, you call us out on what our plans for the day/weekend are) and you aren't playing the total pied piper/dictactor of what should be. I also love that you LOVE meeting up with your curly girls! That's wassup... I hope I get that opportunity soon when Im not too busy or am in StL/NC (both places I have family in). I could go on about more but those things I feel strongly about and Im grateful. You're one of a kind :)

If we can find more men, that would be hot. LOL. Im not boy crazy, it would just be more interesting... Men tend to be low maintance (very much so) but can we just exploit (ahem, I mean) "display" them? lol. Keep up the beautiful work.

Stephania said...

I'd like to see more posts period! I know you have a life lol, but one or two posts a day does NOT do it for me :)

Anonymous said...

Nikki,

I found your post several months ago and haven't missed one yet! I have learned so much from your site - getting to know my hair and what works for it! I'm going to try henna this weekend, I learned about it from you. I also found a new hair style (the twist pin-up) that I've been rocking this week and getting many, many compliments.

Thank you for putting in the time and dedication into this site - it is so appreciated!

Nutmeg said...

I think what makes your blog unique is how you've effortlessly addressed natural hair more from a lifestyle/"everyday thang" perspective -- I think the post on "getting busy" at night is the perfect example, and it's one of absolute favorites!

In addition to continuing product reviews, I'd like to see you do more about the little details/minutia of natural hair (i.e. working with your edges/kitchen; fuzz and frizz; getting used to hair that grows out not down, etc.)

Hope that makes sense!

totallytwisted<3 said...

Henna!!!! You taught me about my bff for my hair and I am grateful for that. That and Hello Hydration and HE Totaly Twisted that act as a "styler" since I don't use any real stylers in my hair.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your blog aniversary mucho luv and respect to u my sista from ur Mississippi(sippi) fans!!!! Also I would luv to see more style how-to-guides. I think ur doing an amazing job keep it up.
P.S. U are so my hair idol lol!
~LAYD~

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