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Lawanda- Curlynikki Spotlight

By January 27th, 202132 Comments

CN: How long have you been natural?
In November it will be 8 years. I did the BC on my 25th birthday. It was a great journey with lots of ups and downs but the best decision I ever made. Went through a small period of why did I cut my hair. Ladies at work would ask, “Baby, why did you do that to your hair?” Now they ask, “How did you do that to your hair?” I love it!

CN: What is your regimen?
4b girls like my self need lots of moisture. My favorite products are Carol’s daughter hair milk, healthy hair butter and Mimosa hair Honey. I also like Pantene relaxed and natural hair mask. Right now, I co-wash my hair every week or wash if I feel like my hair isn’t acting right and I need to start over. I typically double strand twist with Shea butter and a setting lotion, sit under the dryer and pick it out the next day. I also twist sometimes with aloe vera gel or Barry Fletcher Twist Like This. In the Summer, I can do a wash n go with Kinky Curly Custard. I just started using Hello Hydration and Shea Moisture Leave in this week (Thanks Nikki) and so far so good. Bobby pins are my best friend for the days that my hair needs some help. I get my hair flat ironed and trimmed 3 times a year, and I also do sets on flexi rods from time to time. I am starting to explore new products again and want to try henna soon.

CN: What is the one thing you’d tell a newbie to help her on her journey?
Be patient. Learn your hair and the many textures you have. Embrace them and love them and they will love you back. When you find a product that works for you, stick to it and train your hair to behave like you want it to.

CN: What do you do to your hair at night to preserve your curls?
I re-twist any frizzy pieces with water and aloe vera gel or Shea butter especially the front, and wear a bonnet or put it in a pony tail.

CN: What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?!
Everyday my hair is different. I feel comfortable in my own skin and my natural hair gives me confidence. I am proud of every sprout, crimp, coil on my head.

Lawanda- Curlynikki SpotlightFlexi-Rod

Lawanda- Curlynikki SpotlightNatural Girls

Lawanda- Curlynikki SpotlightFlat Ironed

Lawanda- Curlynikki SpotlightTwist-Out


  • CollegeGirl says:

    Amazing! My hair wants to be like yours when it grows up!

  • Unknown says:

    Cute! That twist out – no words, except SPEECHLESS!


    Love Love Love! You are Fabulous!

  • Cocoa J says:

    Love this! I am amped to see a profile on someone with my hair type and the versatility of it! I just bc'ed earlier this month and can't wait to get some length and experiment!

  • Justme says:

    Beautiful hair – I adore the way it grows out so huge and unique. I want hair like that when I grow up. Incredible!

  • Anonymous says:

    Fantastic interview L! You look beautiful as always. — Janice

  • Anonymous says:

    Very Inspirational!

  • Anonymous says:

    Girl i Love your hair and your are Beautiful!

  • NAdinevalentine says:

    OH cool we have the same B-DAY he he he

  • MsLizziA says:

    I love her hair! She is a 4b too? That's what my hair type is.

    How does she flat iron her hair? What does she use in it and what type of flat iron does she use because i need this flat iron in my life. Please let me know.

  • Model Minority says:

    The Color is awesome.

    I am thinking about getting a Dominican.

    Haven't straightened the napps since '01.


  • lawanda says:

    Thanks ladies for the wonderful feedback. I will scan in those photos soon and create a fotki. I hope it will help. Thanks again

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  • Destiny says:

    I love your hair!!!!!!!! Do you have any pictures of your hair when you first cut it? I have 4b hair and recently did my BC and I am going throught the period that I wonder why I did it… Your hair definately makes me want to be patient.

  • Anonymous says:

    This sistah is STUNNING I love her whole style from her hair,smile,she makes being natural super fun..

  • Anonymous says:

    absolutely beautiful!

  • augusta says:

    as one whose hair is mainly 4b (extremely coily)and past shoulder length, i cringe at the though of doing a wash and go- i imagine the tangles would be overwhelming. Lawanda mentioned that she does them in the summer, so i guess i can give it a try.

    is there anyone here with 4a/b hair that has had success with a wash and go? and if so, what is your technique?

  • augusta says:

    as one whose hair is mainly 4b, i cringe at the thought of a wash and go with my length (it's past shoulder length), i imagine that the tangles would be overwhelming. but since Lawanda does wash and go's i guess i will give it a try.

    are there any 3c-4b's that wash and go regularly and success?

  • Anonymous says:

    Girl, your hair is gorgeous and so are you! Absolutely love it!

  • Anonymous says:

    what an amazing spotlight. Lawanda, you and your hair are beautiful. I'm loving the flexi-rod style. 🙂

  • lawanda says:

    One more add. The Flexees and the blow out I don't do myself. I go to the salon. If anyone wants the contact just email me at It's in DC. Thanks

  • BrownLady says:

    I absolutely love the versatility of your styles. You give me great style inspiration. LOVES IT!

  • Claudia says:

    All I gotta say is Your Black Beautiful, your flexi-rod, and twist- out styles are #1. I want hair like yours 🙂

  • BrownLady says:

    I absolutely love the versatility in your styling. Your hair is fierce. Loves IT!

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks ladies. I don't have a fotki but I will work on one soon. The twist was a lot of plucking out and bobbi pins.

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    sorry, no fotki 🙁

  • Jamie says:

    You've got some really pretty styles. I'm working on improving my styling game now 🙂

  • Shelly says:

    Wow…beautiful hair

  • Anonymous says:

    Your hair is beautiful!! In the last picture, the twist out, how did you get your hair to stand up like that? Luvs it!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Her hair is gorgeous!

  • Tori says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I need to stalk her fotki … does she have one? Please share.

  • mothereartha says:

    i'm loving her hair and all the versatility! beautiful lady and hair!!! the flexirod and twist-out sets are gawhgeous!

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