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Curly Nikki

Aricurl- Naturally Glam!

By January 27th, 202133 Comments

CN: How long have you been natural?
I started growing out my perm in 1994. I was instantly inspired by watching Lonnice Brittenum Bonner promote her first book on Oprah. She was on camera for about five minutes, but I was hooked instantly. I never realized that my hair in its natural state was ‘curly’. I transitioned again in 1997 after a texturizer gone wrong.

CN: What is your regimen?
I co-wash weekly and clarify maybe once per month. I stay far away from cones and try to avoid parabens. I’ve gotten into mixing my own butters and conditioners. I mostly wear twists in various styles due to my exercise regimen. I would love to wear my hair out more, but it would take too much time to do and maintain.

CN: What is the one thing you’d tell a newbie to help her on her journey?
Water is moisture, not oil.

CN: What do you do to your hair at night to preserve your curls?
I use a satin cover on my pillow. If I need to flatten my hair/edges, I use an old stocking. I also dampen my ends and seal in moisture.

CN: What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?!
Inspiring others to walk away from their relaxer and realize healthy natural hair is ‘good hair’.

CN: Anything else to add?
The mistake I made for years was assuming I didn’t have to work at keeping my hair healthy, since I was natural.

Aricurl- Naturally Glam!

Aricurl- Naturally Glam!
Aricurl- Naturally Glam!
Aricurl- Naturally Glam!
Aricurl- Naturally Glam!

33 Comments

  • Unknown says:

    I am on my way to natural. No chemicals for almost two years. Thinking about doing the BC in January 2010.

    You have definitely inspired me!

  • Rose D. says:

    beautiful… beautiful… beautiful… love the bun!

  • Anonymous says:

    Please get her back on here, someone POST HER FOTKI ADD PLEASE.. THANKS

  • TailorMade84 says:

    *jaw drop* i am praying against the spirit of envy right now because woman has the hair i am aiming for!!!!!!! wow!!!! please please please tell me this beautiful haired woman has a fotki i can stalk….or at least a page or something! lol

  • Unknown says:

    I just started twisting my hair on a regular bases too. Hopefully I’ll see healthy hair like this. Just beautiful. I love your blogs Nikki!! 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    good GRIEF your hair is beautiful!

  • KellyLex says:

    Her hair is so nice and thick. I can’t wait til my hair is as long as hers. Thick twist like that don’t look good on my length hair(well at least on me it doesn’t look good)

  • afrikurl says:

    Her twist bun is truly a work of art. Simple yet classic, chic and undeniably beautiful.

  • InTransition_RN says:

    I just looked at this woman’s fotki, and the few pics she provided here does not do justice to the beauty of her hair… Nikki, we need a sit down with this beautiful woman. Her. Hair. Is. BEAUTIFUL!!! I think I’ve added her to my hair mentor list. Another woman with beautiful hair… blessedmomof3 on fotki (if you can get in touch with her Nikki, I’m sure it would be a great inspiration to others… she is the reason why I decided to retry my journey to natural beauty)… BEAUTIFUL HAIR!!! What a way to inspire others.

  • Unknown says:

    the twists ands and the bun are FIYAH! gorgeous hair!

  • Anonymous says:

    I am so inspired.

  • Anonymous says:

    I’d love to answer one of those question and answer things. I’m new to this site and you guys are so inspiring. She has beeeauutiful hair!

  • Unknown says:

    That bun looks fabulous!

  • Anonymous says:

    OH MY!!! Yesterday I 2 strand twisted my 7 yr old daughters hair and she has enough hair for 3 people. This lady has enough for about 5!!! Very beautiful!!

  • LovinLifeNaturallyMe says:

    Gorgeous! Seems as if we have similar hair type, I NEED MY TWISTS/BUNS to look as great as yours!!!

  • GLSDavis says:

    Her hair is beautiful! Would she mind telling us what moisturizer she uses?

  • Anonymous says:

    i tried lookin at her fotki, but the pw doesnt work. Her hair is so thick and beautiful. B/t youtube, hair blogs, and fotki, smh Im jus gonna have to buckle down and get a google acct to comment on all my fellow natural sistas. Beauty defined, love the site Nikki.

  • Anonymous says:

    an inspiring interview, thank you 🙂

  • D_luv says:

    Bun. Must. Know. How. Please!

  • Anonymous says:

    what’s her fotki?

  • mothereartha says:

    she has lush ridiculous hair. so much hair…i love it!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love how healthy and thick your hair looks.

  • Anonymous says:

    um, can we please get her back to answer a few more questions, such as how does she retain length. my goodness. her hair is so beautiful. she must have so much more to say.

  • Milan says:

    That bun is the ish!

  • lifeinthesunshine says:

    Oh-my-freakin’-goodness, what lovely hair!

  • Claudia says:

    I just love your hair, it looks amazing!

  • Anonymous says:

    your HAIR is amazing!

  • Unknown says:

    I just found her fotki…and her hair is amazing!

  • Binti's Mom says:

    I’m loving your twists! Could you please write back with the products you use to twist and how long they last? Do you use henna? Is that what the color is from? Thanks for sharing!

  • Anonymous says:

    That bun is super cute, how did she manage to achieve that look.

  • ChocolateOrchid says:

    Gorgeous twists!!

  • True Naturalista says:

    Your hair looks beautiful!!

  • keisha says:

    your twists are amazing! i always enjoy seeing your creativity in styling them.

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