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Curly Nikki


By January 27th, 202116 Comments
CN: How long have you been natural?
S: I have been natural for 11.5 years.

CN: What is your regimen?
S: I wouldn’t call what I do a regimen. When my hair is not in braids, I henna or bentonite every week, followed by a deep conditioning. I then apply whichever of my concoctions I feel like using and twist my hair (2 or 3 strand) for the night. I sleep in a satin bonnet or on a satin pillowcase. The next morning I take down the twists and run my hands through my hair a few times to break up the twists. I avoid heat as much as possible, rarely use combs and the majority of my products are home made.

CN: What is the one thing you’d tell a newbie to help her on her journey?
S: Own it!! Rock it!! Natural hair is beautiful no matter the texture, length or color. And cut off those nasty straight ends because they ain’t cute and they’re doing lot more harm than good!
CN: How do you maintain length?
S: Actually, this is the 1st year I’ve decided to actively work on maintaining length. I’m normally very scissor happy, but my goal this year is to not constantly clip my ends and let my hair do it’s thing. I keep my ends moisturized by sealing with a butter and I don’t manipulate my hair much. (Well, other than my severe case of Hand In Fro Disease.) I have about 80% shrinkage but that doesn’t bother me (my hair is actually just shy of APL). I LOVE the way it looks and feels, so the length isn’t a big deal to me.
CN: How do you protect your style at night?
S: Most nights I sleep in a satin bonnet or on a satin pillowcase. Occasionally, I’ll go unprotected, but I try not to do that too often.

CN: What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?!
Natural hair is hott! It’s soooo much easier than messing with relaxed hair. Curling irons, blow dryers and all that jazz are for the birds.




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