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November 24, 2014

On the Couch with Rhonda

Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey.
My name is Rhonda Ray and I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. I have a B.A. in Radio, TV and film. I’m a frotographer and I created one of the first Afrocentric web series that starred 4 Natural Hair Actresses called “Afro City”

How long have you been natural? Have you always embraced your coils?
I’ve been natural for 13 years. I haven’t always embraced my coils and I was so excited to get my first perm for my 6th grade graduation.

What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why? I went to the barber and told them to chop off all the perm to the new growth, because the perm was starting to break my hair off and irritate my scalp. I had friends perming my hair to save money and they over processed my hair. I left the barber shop with a TWA. Never knew it would grow out so much to where I could have so much fun with up do’s, Twist outs, Braid outs, Afro Puffs and Fros.

Read On!>>>

November 24, 2014

Things to Consider When Your Hair Won't Act Right

Every once in a while, my hair gets into a truly rebellious stage – it’ll be healthy and in good condition, but just won’t do what it’s supposed to do. Frizzing when it doesn’t usually frizz, losing curl definition, looking dry even when it feels soft – it seems like all it wants to do is misbehave, and I often feel like there’s little I can do to fight it. I’m smack dab in the middle of one of those phases right now, but instead of wallowing in headwrapped and knitted hat comforts, I’ve decided to remind myself that there ARE ways to get my hair back on track – and I’m going to share these things with y’all too!

Read On!>>>

November 24, 2014

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinses for Moisture Retention

Watch as Michelle of Radiant-Brown-Beauty employs ACV to keep her natural hair moisturized and smooth!

Hola Chicas,

I'm giving away 6 Conditioning Baskets (worth ~$90 each) this month (November 2014) to question askers and answerers!

If you see a curly-in-need who has asked a question under a post, answer it! If you are a curly who has a question that needs an answer, ask it! Not under this post, on all the posts!

The first three baskets will go to the three curlies with the highest number of posts this month (11/1-11/30, comments from previous months don't count) and the next three will go to three randomly selected commenters.  Past winners are eligible!

Which posts/articles count for the contest? All of them!  Good luck!

*contest ends November 30, 2014 at 5pm EST*
*comments on this article/post are welcome, but please comment on others throughout the blog as well!*

Later Gators,

November 21, 2014


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.!
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Jus cause I haven't been on here or posted anything all day. Been working nonstop and now tryin to get rid of a serious headache. Also new video went up yesterday. @brandilou88

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