Hi Curlynikki,

So I’ve been stalking you since before you started your site, and I just want to say WOW! You’re amazing and so motivating, congratulations on all your success! Anyway, I wanted to say that I’ve learned so much since following you on Naturally Curly, Nappturality and now Curlynikki. I did my big chop years ago but had no clue what I was doing. I re-permed for corporate jobs (because I thought I had to) and dyed to loosen curls in the beginning.

I was in a huge state of denial and not used to seeing my natural hair. With your help, I stopped dying about a year and a half ago (but my last perm and BC was in 1999) and the change in my hair is amazing!!!!! I wanted to share some pics – please feel free to post if you’d like. They’re dated so you can see my progress (I’m still struggling with trimming so the growth could probably be better, but the thickness and health are friggin’ amazing but I’m at the mercy of scissor happy hairdressers for now). Thanks again – you’re such an inspiration and not just for hair but for being fearless, creative and limitless with your biz!

February 2008

September 2008

February 2009

May 2009

Jalana will be submitting a Hair Idol interview in the next few weeks! Stay tuned 🙂