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Hola Chicas,

I'm giving away 6 Conditioning Baskets (worth ~$90 each) this month (September 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 (9/1-9/30, 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 September 30, 2014 at 5pm EST*
*comments on this article/post are welcome, but please comment on others throughout the blog as well!*

Later Gators,
Nik

September 22, 2014

January Is Naturally Glam!


Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper? What was your journey like?
I was a transitioner.  I had the Rihanna cut where she had it shaved all around her head with a patch at the top.  After that I decided to not perm it any more and let it grow naturally.  I grew it out from braids, letting the braids cover the shaved part until it was long enough to be caught by the braiders. Then I grew it out from there.

Had you always embraced your texture?
No, I haven’t always embraced or appreciated my texture.  I always felt as though I couldn’t go natural because I didn’t have the “curly” or “wavy” type hair, only to realize that my texture is not only curly and wavy, but thick and soft as well.  Since becoming natural, I get even more compliments than I ever received with perming my hair.

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September 22, 2014

Heat Protection 101: Fry Eggs, Not Hair.



Fall is approaching and some curlies are ready to fry, dye, and lay those curls to the side, but this should be approached with caution. I know you want to use that edge control to get that swoop game tight this season, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do it! Some curlies are anti-straight but one thing is for sure, all curlies are pro “don't put me in a box” so let’s support one another’s choices. If you choose to take advantage of the cold weather for long-lasting straightened styles, then you should do so with the utmost care to protect your curls, coils, and waves. 

September 22, 2014

Mixing Hair Products- Avoiding Flakes & Residue

Save the Snow fo’ “Outdowrs”: Avoiding the Dreaded White Flakes

by Shelli of Hairscapades 

Get it?! Like, “Save the drama fo’ yo’ mamma?” Anybody? Anybody? No? Alright, moving along. LOL! So, I had to do this quick post to share a video that I found via DiscoveringNatural.com. You see, I’ve often been asked or seen the question, “I get flakes when I apply [insert product names, usually leave-in, gel and/or styler]. How do I avoid that?” Well, I always mix the moisturizing styler and gel together in my palm first (creamy product first, then gel) to make certain that they will blend together easily and smoothly. If they don’t and the mix looks like this …


Yeahhhhhhh, that’s gonna be a problem. Big chunks or “snowflakes” are prettttty good signs that the combo is no bueno and will leave me looking like I’m in serious need of some Head & Shoulders. #Ineverknewyouhaddandruff

So, without further ado, here is the video that demonstrates exactly what I mean!!

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September 19, 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.!

My favorite way to wear my hair is a wash and go emojithe bigger the hair , the bigger my smile #curlynikki #fiercefriday @gen_gen91

Meko, New York Natural Hair Care Spa & Boutique.......Where Naturals Blossom Meet Blooming Natural, Eunide rocking the Kurly Curlique Styled by: Jennifer This is a great protective style for individuals with short natural hair and can last up to 2 months with proper care. @mekony

Day 4… @gemtrendsetter
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