As a token of my appreciation for your continued support and readership, I’m doing a Giveaway…yes, another Giveaway!!!
I’d like to continue to provide CurlyNikki.com readers with useful information, tips, and inspiration. In order to do this, I need you to tell me what you like best about the site, so from now until January 12, 2008, I’m inviting you to to do just that. Please leave your comments below.
A week from today, I’ll pick one winner. The lucky curly will choose between an 8oz tub of 100% Pure Shea Butter, or an 8oz jar of Blended Beauty’s Curl Styling Butter. And as always, I’ll drop the hair goody in the mail at no charge to you 😀
There is still another CurlyNikki Cleaning Out My Closet Giveaway going on. Click here for details.
Hi Curly Nikki,
It is a new year, and with every new year we make resolutions, one of mines was to take better care of my hair. So being the internet junkie that I’ve always been, I came across your blog. A Godsend, I was up all night reading your blog. Curly Nikki, I got a feeling in my soul while on your blog, and I know it was God telling me that this was the right resolution for me, and that is to take better care of my hair and set it free from the relaxer. I really enjoy opening your blog and seeing that beautiful black and white picture of your wavys and curls, it is an ispiration for me and a piece of art that I hope you have framed in your home. Being a Chemist, I love how you give the product reviews including the ingredients and their properties for your hair, and last but not least I love, love, love reading the natural hair journeys of other women. Curly Nikki you have a gift, continue to inspire women to take that journey into the natural, kinky, wavy, curly, coarse world.
I love and NEED hairstyling techniques. I’m newly natural – and before that – I only flat-ironed and wrapped my hair. Without help – I’d still be straight all the time. I need hair styling ideas – like buns, roller sets, twist-outs to not only keep my hair interesting – but to keep away from heat. I love this site because I’ve found some great styling techniques for my natural hair.
This is my first post but I’ve been following the site since August of 2008. I must say that I’m quite obsessed. I bc’d in 2000 but unfortunately I’ve been lc’d along the way due to heat damage and scissor happy stylists :o( For years my hair has never grown past shoulder length and I chalked it up to the fact that it never would. I was tired of fighting with my hair so I kept it braided so I wouldn’t have to deal with it. It never dawned on me that there were solutions on the web that could help me retain length. When I met the love of my life I was suddenly motivated to have big beautiful curls that he would always admire. I came upon your site poking around on you tube through someone who mentioned that it was one of their favorite blogs. I started reading and have been addicted ever since. Since I’ve been using your tips I’ve noticed that my hair is a lot stronger and more moisturized then it’s ever been in the past. I’m waiting on my first shipment of henna to come in this week!!! (pray for me) Long story short….you and this site are a God-sent to many of us struggling naturals out there. Keep posting and motivating us all to achieve the long, strong and healthy natural hair we’ve always wanted :o)
i like this site because you provide product recommendations, i like to hear the thoughts of others before i try products. in addition, i am spending more wisely now so i have to make educated choices. lastly, i am transitioning and i find encourgement from others to keep going with my natural hair journey. thanks for the info
I just began transitioning on october 7th 08, I was inspired to do so because of the stories of transition. I just didn’t know what the heck to do with my hair it was thinning and I was going insane. So my favorite part hands down has got to be the transition stories. I come to this blog every morning to see if there are any new stories or products I should look into. This blog has been so helpful for me just learning how to manage my hair on the daily basis
I looooooooooooooove your site. Ever since I found it about a month ago I have fallen in love with it and check in daily. From the product reviews, which by the way I have used many of them(Shea Moisture, Hello hydrations conditioner,Devacare one conditioner,etc..) :)I find are so valuable and very helpful. I have found out from you that I am protein sensitive as well. The profiles of other natural beauties are great as well so that we can see all types of natural hair in its glory!! This is my third go around being natural and I feel finally equipped with the right information and tools to go at it and embrace my hair fully and for the beauty that it is. I also ordered my henna and will do that this weekend!! Thanks again for all your wonderful advice, you are truly a hair inspiration!!
P.S.- Also love your step by step tutorials and hair videos.
I came across your site a couple of months ago. I was in a fix about what to do with my hair … I knew natural was the best thing at this time … but how? Thanks for providing product ingredients information. You in inspired me to start my own blog which I have been working on today –
Thanks Nikki … after while crocodile!
I love the how to videos and product reviews. I’ve been a bit lazy about finding out what works for me *trying to change that now* but since we have somewhat similar hair I try to use your tips as a guide. It’s like you do the leg work of figuring out what products work so I don’t have to.
I enjoy so many things about your site, but I especially love the product reviews, styling tips and when you highlight different curly gals. By sharing with your readers, you promote oneness. It gives inspiration and says “I can have beautiful curly hair, these other ladies can have beautiful curly hair, and YOU TOO can have curly hair.” What more could we ask for?
I love your natural hair readers post. It’s nice to read how people decide to become natural and what they use to maintain their beautiful natural hair. I would submit a post, but I am waiting until my hair gets longer. I also like your hair tips. Very informative site that I visit everyday. Thanks Nikki.
By Unique4me from Naturallycurly.com
My favorite things on here, like a lot of other readers, are the Product Reviews and the Styling Tips– I have gone so far with your advice, and now I think I’m ready to stop using the flat iron and finally go natural!
What I like about your site? Let me count the ways. First thing that comes to mind is how genuine you are. You strike me as someone who is caring and daring. If you had a motto, it's 'here I am with my natural curls- love it or leave it! and when I see your blog, I see that you pour your time and heart into it. Next, I like your accessibility via the live chat sessions, meet ups, etc. Third, you're a wealth of info. with regard to the product reviews. Although your readers hair types may be different, you put the information out there in a honest way so that we can either try it for ourselves or pass it on by. Finally, I like the inspirational stories. Each varied experience boils down to the same thing- God blessed us with this type of hair and we should be thankful & grateful; because the alternative could be worse-i.e no hair!!! So, to summarize, I'm a huge fan of your site and I just want to say thank you for sharing your knowledge and spreading the word about how to love our curls!
Since I found this site I have fallen in love with it!! I have to check in with ya at least three times a week. As a lifelong natural I'm loving all the tips and advice I can get from this site. It's great seeing other blackwomen celebating their hair and wonderful to see the versatility of our hair. I have to say ur twist & curl and henna have inspired me! I am on my second henna go right now! Also I loved ur wedding hair, now if I get married I think just naturally curly will be the way to go! Just really wanna say thanx and keep it going!
I really love how you include personal accounts. My main frustration with visiting other hair blogs is that they only show their hair and what works for it. Everyone’s hair is different and you showcase it. I love it! As well as most of your posts, they are always very informative.
And you seem very friendly too! That’s a good thing. Some bloggers don’t seem like they have the time of day to reply back or help out with hair problems.
nikki nikki nikki,
you have no idea (well, maybe you do haha) how inspirational and helpful your site is. i LOVE the story to transition posts, they really encourage people to go on ahead and do it! allowing us to share our stories with one another really keeps the site going, and your product reviews and more personal posts are just hilarious. absolutely love the site! keep it up chica 🙂
My favorite part of your site is your product reviews and recommendations. I have been natural for over a year, yet I have cut my hair down to less than an inch 3 times out of frustration and I have yet to find any staple products. I see women with beautiful hair and buy whatever they use hoping my hair can look like theirs. I don’t like being a PJ, but with so many youtube vids, blogs and forums dedicated to natural hair it is almost an overload of information. I have witnessed your journey (lurking everywhere,of course!) and to see the transformation your hair made when you stopped using gel and focusing on style and definition and began using more moisture rich products focusing on health opened my eyes to what my problem has been all along: the neverending quest for that perfect product that will give me those perfectly defined yet somehow unattainable curls. I now understand what you mean when you say that with healthy hair comes beautiful curls. So that’s why I love your product reviews. Because you care about the overall health of your hair and I know that the products you recommend will help me to have strong, healthy hair which will lead to me having a beautiful head of curls unique to my head as your curls are to yours.
I love your site, because your up to date and you always provide information I need at the right time. I have been to alot of hair blogs and your one is the only I keep coming back to. Your hair hairs shown true improvement and you got me on that Henna (crack), also the Herbal Essence and shea butter, my and I loves you for it. To further add I love love your natural hair journeys and the detailed answers you provided to people questions. Keep doing what your doing..
My favorite thing is that I have more than one favorite thing. I like the updates regarding your hair because I like to hear about what you’re doing and what works. I like looking at fotki’s but lately I cannot seem to find people who have been natural that long or have hair longer than me. I like the product reviews because I like to know what else is out there. And the natural journeys are also interesting. But best of all there is something to look at daily. I also like the hair tips. Ther is nothing that I don’t like so all in all it’s a great blog
until finding your blog and nc.com i pretty much had a love hate relationship with my hair….i straightened my hair almost everyday once it was long as my relaxed hair was at first…as of october 2008 i decided to kick my flat iron to the curb with hopes of accepting my curls them i can across your blog and as of january 1st i was completely cg and loving my hair…your pictoral tuts were so easy to follow and also tips like sealing ends and other simple steps to promote healthy curls…i started excercising regularly taking vits and plan to try henna once i do some more research…i also love your product reviews no other site goes so in depth from ingredients to pros and cons to why or why not u like a product after more than one try…u have such a wide range of knowledge and it inspired me to start my own blog about my curly journey…i wish you continued success and thanks so much for sharing so much great and useful info!!!! oh a almost forgot the blog u did about comments family makes during the holidays and i could relate so much i rocked my first successful puff thanksgiving and my cousin offered to buy me a comb…it didnt discourage me because i already had an addiction to ur site and nc.com and visit multiple times a day sometimes spend my whole weekend reading and experiementing so i want to thank you for the love of my healthy curls even on bad hair days!!!!
Hello Nikki, I am 6 months into my transition and I found your site while doing “endless research” on the ‘net! I love this site and I check it several times a day–I love how frequently you update, sometimes 3 times in a day! I always learn something when I come to your site, whether it is a new style, new product or technique (which is exactly what I need right now). I love when other curlies tell their natural/transitioning stories, it is such a help to hear what others have to say: the good, the bad, the ugly! I also love that you are from STL, where I am from, although we both currently don’t live there I just always love when I find other people from STL. 🙂 I probably could continue with this list but I am taking up so much room on your comment section! I guess to sum it all up, thanks for being such a resource!
I love the styling tips the most, followed by the product reviews. Although I am not fully natural, I also love the transitioning stories and photos.
I love the styling how tos and the product reviews!
I love it all, so I can’t pick just one thing! I recently stopped pressing my hair to let my natural texture shine through, and this site has been so helpful to me. From the features of natural women to the product reviews to the tips to the photos of natural models, I can’t get enough of this blog! I’ve learned so much…couldn’t imagine having to go natural without it!
I discovered your blog about 2 months ago (actually not even that long). I was on nappturality just browsing and I came across a discussion about the twist and curl. I clicked on the link and it brought me to your site. I’ve been hooked ever since.
Well let me tell you why I LOVE your blog. Normally when I browse the net I’m looking for natural hairstyles and that is about it. However, your blog is more than that. I’ve learned so much and been enlightened in so many ways since stumbling across your site. I am on here everyday. It’s almost as bad as my facebook addiction but not quite. I love that your blog acknowledges different types of hair textures not just one or two. We all know that with natural heads no two heads are alike even if they look alike. I love that I can search your blog and pull up a bunch of hair twins not only for hairstyles but maybe to see what products they use, hoping that what works for them works for me. You see I am a product junkie and no matter how much I try to fight it I am always looking to try something new. This brings me to the second reason I love your blog. You’ve saved me a couple of bucks by reviewing the products before I actually ran out to buy them. I know that no two heads are alike but still it is nice to hear from others before you go out and purchase a product. I also love love love that on a daily basis there is a new update to your blog. You never disappoint. I can get my fix everyday and every entry you make applies in some way. I love that you have told us your trial and errors with your hair and what works and what doesn’t. I’ve been natural for a few years but to someone considering going natural this blog would be priceless. If this blog was around in this fashion when I was considering going natural I would of cut my hair off immediately. It is very inspiring and the transitioners stories and photos are great. Now that I’m past that point I am just looking to fellowship with other naturals and soon to be naturals. I consider you to be an expert so this is my guide to naturalness. I’m always looking to see what’s next. One factor that definitely sets you apart are your well detailed features of those who have transitioned to natural or are in process…everything from why they went to natural to what products they are using are included. I’m so glad I found this site! I’ve already tried your twist and curl which is a favorite hairstyle of mine, I got the bun I idea from you and did a variation of that which everyone loves. I’ve tried the cold water wash (jury is still out). Next I will be trying the henna. Wonder what you will have me trying next…oh, could it be the DevaOne you keep raving about?
I like reading your blog because I get to see many people of different hair patterns and complexions with their natural hair. I especially love the little interviews because it gives me encouragement to grow out my natural hair.I am still struggling to learn how to love my hair,texture and all, but when I see your blog and all the success stories it keeps me motivated to keep on the road to nappiness.
i read your blog everyday!! its almost like hair religion for me! lol i stalked you for the longest on nc.com, then, when you announced your curlynikki.com webpage, i immeadiately jumped on the bandwagon. your site is chocked full of useful tips, and your style of writing is so personal, i feel like you’re writing to me everyday. i love the product reviews, and look to your page as inspiration to stay the course with this hair of mine!!!
the transitioning stories are great! and so are the pictures. i love that you incorporate the stories of others. very helpful.
Thanks so much for asking! In my opinion, the best thing about your website are the up to date product reviews and the henna advice (p.s. that video is the BOMB!! God bless you for your patience and dedication!!!) the videos really help to SEE what you mean. And I like how if your opinion changes about a product, you let us know 🙂 And that comeback contest you had gave me the PERFECT response for the haters 😉 THANK YOU!!!
Congrats on all the followers! For me my favorite is the product reviews and the tutorials. I’m pretty much poor so knowing how a product worked on another persons hair first is a must for me. It’s like my inner pj is being fed through you! As for the tutorials, I really like seeing how easy some of them are. I’m planning on trying a lot of them when my hair gets longer.
Keep up the great work!
I have been natural almost 10 years and started out with “1 inch hair” which I loved at the time, so liberating. I had never realized until very recently the abundance of information on the web for natural hair care so until then I just had lots of trials and errors all alone. Well, very recently I decided I wanted healthier and longer hair and searched the net, I quickly became overwhemlmed with the abundance of information and sometimes conflicting information…well that’s until I discovered your site. Your product reveiws are exceptional because you demonstrate how you use the product and show pictures of the results, and also you use the product a couple times before writing a very clear review. You have really helped me in selecting a few wonderful products to achieving beautiful hair. I had tried Deva Care One Condition in the past and had been one of my fav conditioners and had to ditch it because of the price but now I have decided to use it as a leave-in like you do and a cheaper conditioner, herbal Essences, to detangle…why hadn’t I thought of that? Well, just that has been priceless information as I so love Deva Care. You have also written about silicones, protein sensitivity (which is still unclear to me) and shampoos (sulfate versus sulfate free), all of which are essential info for curly/ coily/ kinky hair. Well, I would like to thank you for such a thorough and beneficial hair site and look forward to much more from you.
hi nikki! i’m a nikki too. this site was recommended to me on google reader and i’ve been addicted ever since. i’m a “list” person, so here’s what i LOVE about this site (in no particular order):
1. Natural Hair Journeys – you do a FANTASTIC job of keeping the site up-to-date with new postings of natural journeys. i plan to send mine in as well. this is SO ENCOURAGING to new convert, like myself. i love seeing all of the different hair types.
2. Videos – the videos are short, sweet and very helpful. some of us are visual learners, so it’s great to see the hair tips in action.
3. Universal Hair Tips – i think what i love the most is that your hair tips are so versatile. they are not geared toward any particular type of hair and you don’t get into the messy business of 4a, 3b, h2c and whatever.
nikki-girl, please continue doing what you’re doing, have FUN and keep us all enlightened and encouraged!! God bless!
by the way, i’ve been encouraging my inner circle to go natural and i sent them the link to your site. natural is a great way to be. i couldn’t have continued on this journey without this site.
the other nikki
I love the stylilng tips…i’m still learning to manage my curls and the help is much-needed and greatly appreciated!
two words LOVE IT! I check this site almost everyday and I can’t take my eyes off the screen. Whenever I see a computer the first thing I think is “I wonder if CurlyNikki posted anything new”. I get yelled at, at school…because we have laptops… for having my screen open and scrolling and reading away. I love this site because everything is so clear and precise. I love the way you explain everything so thoroughly. I love the way you don’t mind by helping people and giving tips, even though you have your own life. You inspired me to start a blog and I did and so happy. I also love the way you give other curly girls a chance to let everyone else on their beautiful hair secrets, which helps a whole lotttt! Without this site I don’t know where my hair would be with such excellent reviews… which doesnt help my inner PJ much but its okay.. I think its time to get a job so I can care for my hair…. LOVEE THIISS SITTEEE- its probably going to turn into a multi-billion dollar business someday and I’ll be happy to say I was curlynikki follower and we’re all going to be your stuff.. whatever that stuff may be! GOD BLESS!
I love your site it’s great! Very informative. But being a PJ I must admit that my favorite parts of the site are your great product reviews.
this was the very 1st place i came to when wanting to wear my hair in its natural state. this site has taught me SO MUCH. this site help me learn that I am beautiful just the way God made me to be. 🙂
I just happened to come across your site today and have spent a good portion going through the previous posts. I love that you open your doors for everyone, but you also allow others to do the same by sharing their stories. Like you said in one of your posts everyone’s head of hair is different and what works for you may not work for me, so it allows us to get other product and/or styling ideas outside of your own. You are in a sense paying forward the knowledge and beauty you were blessed with, to all of us. And for that I am very thankful to you!
This was one of the first blogs I started reading some months ago and it has given me nothing short of excellent product reviews, hair stories, and personal experiences. As I am transitioning, I love the fact that I can always rely on this site to give me the best information on healthy hair care. So what I love most about Curly Nikki is that it is a honest,reliable source that I enjoy reading day after day. You and others are teaching me the important steps, regimens, and techniques in obtaining healthy, natural hair. I have never felt so inspired to rock my curls like I am now!
My favorite part of the blog, is the format and content! It sounds kind of crazy, so let me explain. It’s a sight for us by us, so to speak. The stories are from actualy curly and proud women, without all the bells and whistles of a commercial site. I come here because I get a straight to the point approach at what we go through. I don’t have to navigate through chats, message boards, commecials, sign ins, etc. It’s simple, and…well..it’s natural! lol. It has an organic feel to it! It’s just sooo easy to just log on read the story of the day and hop back off.
My favorite part is the product review section. I love the fact that your PJism has cured my PJism ^_^. I know everything doesn’t work for everybody, but at least when you praise a product its worth my time and money to try. It keeps me from jumping on bandwagons and gimmicks on someone else’s random whim, who may be just as inexperienced as I am. I’m still completely amazed that simple things like henna and unrefined shea butter work better than any chemical product I’ve ever used. Thank you for all the work you put into this blog I love it all.
I Love hair tips ,how to video, and journey to natural are my favs….I love this site im trying to make my hair more healthy and this site has givin me great tips
There are several things that stick out to me that I like about your site. I like how you continue to have stories of transition. They are truly inspirational to me and they help to keep me going on my natural journey. I also like that you give others a chance to give their testimonials and not just give your opinions even though it is your blog. You give such inspiration and great information
First I would like to say I love, love, love your blog and I visit it daily,sometimes more often than once. My question is, does your giveaways only apply to those that live in your country, or do others outside of your country have a chance of winning?
I won’t use the word stalked, but I will say that I am addicted to this site!!!! All this information is a godsend!!! All I talk about is Curly Nikki!! I especially love the videos. They were especially helpful when I did my first henna treatment this past weekend!! And I must say I am very pleased with the results!! Thanks you so much for all the HONEST information you put out!
My favorite part of your blog is of course the journey to naturals and the testimonials, i mean that’s like everybody’s favorite right lol. I also love that you show the mishaps you’ve had with products (KCCC) and the giveaways mostly because it gives people a chance to try products that they may have otherwise never tried maybe because of pricing or unavailability I mean everybody’s not able to spend the 50 or so bucks and I can’t find that darn sheamoisture anywhere and it’s like recycling i used to just throw all the stuff that didn’t work for me away but now I’m trying to give it away to everybody that comes through my door lol, Hope this wasn’t too long 🙂
I love the Journey to Natural and Naturally Glam Hair Idols best. They are super helpful in getting product and styling ideas plus it is SO COOL to hear other women’s stories of being natural. Someday you could write an anthology of the natural hair revolution. 🙂
love love love the journey to natural personal accounts. love the pics of gorgeous hair. love the personal experiences. the new products people use and how much they love their natural hair. your site is great. keep it up!!!
Hi!Curly Nikki! I am a die hard fan of your blog! I come to the site evry minute of the minute b/c I luv it so much. What do I luv about it? Everything! I especially luv the fact that you do in debt product reviews, you even go deep into chenmical components like cones, alcohols, and other ingredients in products on the market today! I especially love the personal accounts/hair idols. It’s great that ALL textures are being noticed. I’m currently transitioning and plan on BC’ing before I leave to go to the airforce or on my B-day (march 6). Your page has been great help point. blank. period. O yeah! You also featured my real life big sister on your personal accounts (Chocolatetresses!) Thanx for an awesome blog!
I must say that I found your site just two or three months ago and have been an avid reader since! I read all of your post from beginning to end. I love that you don’t just talk about hair products, but things that you have gone through with your hair. All of your adventures and experiences have helped me with my hair journey, as i am still transitioning. Your blog is a real inspiration for me.
I love the product reviews: They’ve helped me discover what cheapie products (e.g. conditioners) are good and when to spend more money on a product when it might be worth it.
Also, I first got the idea to henna from your website: I’ve done it twice now–tonight is going to be my third time and I love the long-term softening affects.
What I’m probably most addicted too though are the “JOURNEY TO NATURAL” stories. I check your site at least twice a day for those, I’m so hooked. 🙂
Great giveaway! I love reading your blog, it’s so inspirational for this transitioning gurl! Thanx so much!