First off I want to thank you for taking the time to make such a great site. I love it! I’ve learned so much about my own hair I just can’t get over it. I don’t have a transition story because I’ve never permed my hair. We were always taught as girls in my family that your hair was your glory and you should do all you can to keep it in the best condition possible. So no chemicals but I’ve had my hair pressed many, many times. And I have to admit that I’ve never really taken good care of my hair. I just basically let it do what it wanted to do. I’ve worn it very long, very short and everything in between.
My decision to be consciously good to my hair and a true curly girl came after my father made a comment that my hair looked thinner after not having seen me in a while. I knew I was having breakage (a lot!) but I hadn’t really allowed myself to think about it until he made that comment. I came across your blog after looking for tips to stop breakage on naturallycurly.com. I cannot believe what I difference I have seen in my hair in the last 6 weeks. For the last 3 weeks I’ve been doing weekly henna/amla treatments and that has made the most difference in the texture and strength of my hair in my opinion.
I also wanted to thank you for posting about the twist and curl. I was generally a wash and go girl. I didn’t like taking the time to do twists when they were only lasting me one day. Way too much work. I’ve since learned about the pineapple and this is how I sleep to get 2, 3 even 4 day hair. I’m also getting much better curl formation now that my hair is healthier. One modification I made to the style was to use curl formers on the ends of my twists instead of rollers. The first set I bought were way too short for the entire length of my hair so I just put them on about halfway up my twists. I find this a lot easier to sleep in for me and my hair seems to dry faster in the breathable curl formers.
Thanks again for all the info on products and styling tips. Now I just need to get my daughters hair in tip top shape as well and all will be good in my household 🙂 I’ve included some pictures of her as well.
What is you blog address? did I miss it somewhere?
I'd love to know what prods you use too! Beautiful hair…both you and your DD!
Hello Stacey, I am desparate! What on earth did you use in your hair EXACTLY?! I want that hair! I'm trying for almost 2 years to have shiny, controlled, uncrunchy, frizz free hair!! I have a 3b – c hair I am Latina & it is fine but plentiful. What did you wash, condition leave in & style with? please email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org THANK YOU!!
What exactly is henna, is it a hair coloring or just helps with strength an shine? Because it looks like strength an shine which is what i need. How do you use it and where can you purchase it? Also, curly nikki could you have a tutorial on how to henna?
Hey, What is the Pineapple? and What stops hair breakage?
Stacey – What products did you use?
OH WOW her and her daughter are both gorgeous!! What lovely manes of hair!
You and your daughter's hair is soooo gorgeous! She's lucky to have a mom like you that takes good care of her hair!
Nikki, please tell us what a pineaple is and please tell me how to get my little ten year sister's hair like that. Never permed, but gets hair flat ironed more than I'd like her about six times a year. I need to know what products to use for her and kid friendly styles. Thanks.
What exactly are curl formers? Can someone post a link?
Wow! thanks everyone for all the positive comments! A couple of people asked about "the pineapple" It's basically just a pony tail really high up on your head. I guess it's called a pineapple because with your curls all falling down it does have this appearance. My BF calls it the unicorn cuz I put my pony like right on my forehead, LOL. The purpose is to keep you from sleeping on your curls and smooshing them and it also keeps the frizz away from the top of your mane because that part of your hair will be on the inside of the pony. Sometimes if i plan to wear my hair back the next day, I will also tie a silk scarf around my edges and put my pony a little further back. Oh, and the pony should be pretty loose for this, you don't want a dent to form where you tied it up. I used a silk scrunchie so i don't hurt my hair.
I took all kinds of pics of my second and third day hair and also what it looks like with the curlformers in. I plan to put these up on my blog but if you've already been over there you'll see that I don't update it much so please don't be mad at me if you don't see the post up soon!
Thanks again to Nikki, the hair goddess for hooking me up with all the info!
I would like to see pictures of the before and after twist n curl with the curlformers. I can't do a twist and curl at all but the curlformers I can do those
What is the 'pineapple'?
Gorgeous hair! I am so inspired…
Wow your hair is freakin' incredible!!! God bless you for doing your daughters beautiful hair. She looks like she has enough hair for 4 adults!
Your hair is awesome! I ran out to Sally's and bought 3 packages of curl formers and had my husband help me through the process. I will post pictures later. I have 3c/4a hair(I think) and it came out beautifully. I'm so excited! Nikki, thank you all your advice and help.
SR (Kansas City)
OH MY GOD YOU HAVE TO LET US IN ON HOW YOU GOT SUCH PERFECT TNC RESULTS! this is the best TnC i have seen yet, after Nikki's ofcourse!
Please share the steps and products for such amazing results!
Both of you having stunning hair! Wow. I love it. Keep up the good work :o)
okay. i gotta have hair like her daughters, when i grow up. lol. both ladies: beautiful hair. it's so fly to be natural.
Hi, What is the "pineapple"
Thanks so much! I absolutely love this site and I have to credit Nikki with teaching me so much about how to take care of my and my daughters hair. The biggest difference is no more crying when I have to wash and detangle my daughters hair! 🙂
You both have beautiful hair. What products do you use? Oh great idea for the short curlformer, i brought the whole set and never used them, im gonna try using the short ones on my ends for my next TNC!
breakage? what breakage? I only see beautiful hair here. Thanks for sharing your story.
Your twist-n-curl is beautiful!
Both you & your daughter have beautiful hair. Just beautiful!
Little Tina is silly, she made my day. Congratulations on the heathy hair journey. Do you feel as if you have reached your goal?
your hair is gorgeous! what are you doing to it..i need more details?! Hopefully my inner pj wont come out, but id love to know exactly what you do to ur hair
What a wonderful inspiration for me and my future children 🙂 You both have beautiful, healthy hair. Keep it up!!
You and your daughters hair are beautiful. Do not let her cut her hair! She is too cute
beautiful hair! and you're daughter is adorable!
tina is a doll baby! too cute!
Both you and your daughter are gorgeous and have beautiful hair. Thanks for sharing your story.