Walking Down Memory Lane with Nadia E.

Hey Nikki,

It's Nadia! July 17th will mark 2 years since my Big Chop! Your site has been there with me the whole time and my hair has flourished! I'm so happy I made the decision to go natural and I can't wait to see what the future brings for Harriet and I. We're on our way to waist length baby! Thanks for all you do for the natural hair community!

My current regimen:

I wash my hair once a week. I detangle in small sections with conditioner. I apply my leave in conditioner and let my hair dry 75% in 8 large twists. Then I use my butter of choice and put my hair into mini twists. I'll wear those for a week or two and then wear a twist-out for a few days. Then repeat! Every two weeks I deep condition for an hour. I also moisturize daily with water and peppermint oil and seal paying special attention to my ends!

My nightly routine:

If my hair is feeling dry I'll moisturize and seal again before putting on a satin bonnet and going to bed!

My current products:

EO Essentials Rosemary and Mint Shampoo, Aussie Moist, Kinky Curly Knot Today, Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Bee Mine Bee Hold Curly Butter, Afroveda Totally Twisted Ginger Almond Butter, Shea Moisture's Deep Treatment Masque, coconut oil, and castor oil.


Big Chop July 17, 2009


December 2009



Twists in July 2010


Puff in December 2010



Twists in June 2011


Twist-out July 2011



CurlyNikki says:


Damn. *drops mic...walks off stage*

37 Weigh in!:
Anonymous said...

Yeah Nikki, my thoughts exactly! GET YO GROW ON BOO BOO!!!

Chez Cerise said...

That's some serious growth! Beautiful hair, girl!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Beautiful growth Nadia. Congratulations and keep it up!

Anonymous said...

imagine where her hair will be in 20 years!!!

Anonymous said...

Stunning!

Nic said...

man..

this is beautiful. I am taking notes for sure!

Anonymous said...

Wow. Seriously.

Christie B. said...

Wow!!! That's a lot of growth!!!! Beautiful!!!!

Anonymous said...

I with you Nikki! That's major growth! Beautiful hair Nadia!

Hairscapades said...

LMBO @ Nik!! That's great and her hair is awesome!! LOVES IT!!!

Shelli

The Chocolate Loveliness That Is FraƱa said...

Lol Nikki you so silly! Her hair is so beautiful! And that growth... wow!

Shaune said...

Ditto Nikki...Nadia are you taking some type of super biotin or something?

Ayeshia said...

OH. MY. JESUS.
I swear I had to go back over her pictures like 3 times just to make sure I saw them correctly!
Wow. This gives me hope for my hair! I'm BCing again today due to heat damage so wish me luck :)

Anonymous said...

This is some awesome growth. I stopped relaxing in May '09 and my growth is no where near hers. Shoot I may have to up the biotin or something.

Happy J!! said...

Your hair is fierce!!! You are hair motivation!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Your hair is so beautiful...you are my
"hair-ro"...lol.

Anonymous said...

Hot Shu zame thats a lot of growth. I am with Nikki on dropping the mic and walking off the stage! Are u doing protective styles? Vitamins? Please share, please.

nadia said...

Thanks for all the lovely compliments ladies! No special tricks or supplements. Just trial and error and PROTECTIVE STYLING! lol. If anyone is interested in seeing more pics you can check out my fotki at http://public.fotki.com/xtremelyperfect or follow me on twitter. My username is xtremelyperfect! Happy growing everyone!

TheRYL1 said...

Beautiful...I can't wait to see the waist length pics! :-)

Romney said...

Yay Nadia!! Gorgeous :)

MissNaturallyCurly said...

WOW!!! AWESOME and beautiful....

NaturallyTwisted Hairstyles said...

Gorgeous! I just did a book of hairstyles that I did on two-strand twists called One Hairstyle, Thirty-one Ways available for sale on Amazon. I usually keep my twists in for 3-5 weeks and I needed some styling options. Now I am passing them on.

Niah said...

O-M-G! Really?!!?? You had me at the growth from July to Decemeber!!! That's only 5 months and already, you could braid it up into a mohawk?!?! Maybe i need to start talking to my hair because she has some explainin to do! LOL!

Anonymous said...

You're an inspiration. Your hair is beautiful!!!

Candace4life said...

Her hair came out really nice :), and it's so thick and healthy that's a lot of growth. Your regime is definitely working for you because it is growing.
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On a side note ladies, check out this gorgeous makeup and hair style tutorial that fellow YT "MsDanti1" has done. If only I could get my makeup to match as perfectly as she does with the blending and the hair came out gorgeous.

There's Part 1 & 2 of the videos.

Title Part 1: Flat Twist Out Tutorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSEL2-NS7wU&feature=channel_video_title


Title Part 2: Flat Twist Out and Violet Makeup Look
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8Rvj_QbFfM&feature=relmfu

April said...

I love her puff pic :)But can someone help me do some investigating? I want to know if Shea Moisture has discontinued their Argan Oil and Raw Shea Butter, Eczema, Psoriasis and Dry Skin Relief Balm,that's the complete name lol. The company isn't really responding to me and it's a product that has really worked well for my eczema. I can't find it in the Walgreens or Target stores. Can someone please help???

Anonymous said...

@Niah Yes ma'am my hair needs a stern talking to and possibly an old fashioned whooping cause chileeeeee......

@Nadia That growth is something SERIOUS.....When I first saw the dates my first thoughts were .....excuse my french....THIS [email protected] LOL....Girl your hair is thick and gorgeous. My hair is only now starting to flourish after YEARS of being natural. You are definitely motivation.
-Tee

keisha said...

beautiful hair and growth!

Kira said...

I love the growth chica!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful hair Nadia. I'm so discouraged with my hair, I must not be doing something right...

Purple Lady said...

Nadia, we've been natural for almost the same amount of time and I am no where near you in length. I know that my curls have the potential to grow, I just have to not pull it out when my nerves get to me. I am totally adopting your regimen and hopefully with a few tweeks it'll become my own and I can post pics of my growth.

Thanks for being an inspiration. You are my Hair Idol!!! Grow on girl!!!

kisha said...

missed u nadia :) u are lookin good too, that puff i was droolin, lol.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! You are my inspiration. Did my BC las Tuesday. Hopefully, I'll be at the same place u were 5 months later.
Thanx so much for posting these up

Valarie said...

Did anyone roll over those pics like 15x just to check the dates like i did... MANNNN thats some serious growth!

cece said...

u are an inspiration!!!!

Anonymous said...

wow that great! I just went natural myself and I get a lot of compliments but i need help. What can i use to keep my curls and not to be hard and flaky.

Hershe_82 said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your hair regimen is showing well because you have major length in just two years! That is jaw dropping yet im highly inspired!
**im checking my length right now and I'm at just shy of 7 months** ummm I have a little bit of work to do, lol.... great pics

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