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Best Hair Days of My Life

By January 27th, 202143 Comments

Best Hair Days of My Life
Hola Chicas!

Recently, I achieved amazing 4 day hair despite high winds (we’re talking 20-40mph), humidity from the shower, and sleeping with my curls out. It was soft, defined, bouncy, and most important, HUGE. I was feeling it…strangers were feeling it…hubby was feeling it πŸ˜‰ So what did I do?

To rule out a few intervening factors, I’m going to try this routine again on Saturday or Sunday…assess the results, and report back. Hopefully, I’ll be adding one more product (and maybe one more step) to my Holy Grail line-up. A hint? It’s a styler and it only costs 5 dollars πŸ˜‰

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I feel so bad keeping secrets from you guys! I just don’t want to tell ya’ll something and you PJs run out and get it before I know; (1) if it was actually that product that helped me achieve the look, and (2) if it’s one of those ‘one hit wonders’, or a Holy Grail.
I will say, that if you’re a Twist-n-Curl diva (or any set for that matter), in the coming weeks, sit under a bonnet dryer for 20 minutes following your styling process. I have a hunch that this step may have helped my hair set a little better.

**Be sure to join the new community! I’m setting aside some time dedicated to respond to your questions and comments real time–tentatively 5-6pm EST Mon, Wed, and Fri. Pop in to share and learn πŸ™‚


  • hunnybun says:

    lol I don't think you ever said

  • Anonymous says:

    are you going to tell us ? lol

  • Tiffany says:

    @Slimwithabs: right!! I'm sitting here like "Nikki if you don't tell me what got you those wonderful results…I can't wait!!"

  • slimwithabs says:

    Tell us Tell us Tell us Tell us Tell us Tell us Tell us Tell us Tell us Tell us LOL I'm a PJ.

  • Candy says:

    Hi Nikki! Did you ever reveal the $5 product used in the pictures above? That was a while ago , so I'm wondering if I missed the post.
    Thanks Candy

  • Sharon says:

    Okay Nikki you posted this 10/09 it's now 09/10 and you still haven't told us this product. It was $5 now it's probably $8 with this recession. LOL We still want to know chica.

  • Anonymous says:


  • naturall(az)y says:

    Okay, so Nikki you still have not revealed what product it was that you used! Please spill the beans! A sista would love to know!!! LOL

  • Chrissystina says:

    Curly Nikki, you're gorgeous and your curls are amazing. Can I tell you that is was DEFINITELY the hooded dryer that gave you those amazing curls? When I was too lazy to set my hair myself, I'd go to the salon so they could do it. They set me under there, and it is SUCH a difference. My hair was so soft,bouncy and the curls were perfection.
    Hooded dryers are amazing, i really want to save up and buy one. However, I avoid heat like the plague, as well. I don't even own a hair dryer!

  • Anonymous says:

    I see your hair meetups worldwide…when are you going to meet up right here in raleighwood?

  • NewbieNaturalDiva says:

    Your hair looks great, but you have great curl days on every picture I see.

  • Anonymous says:

    beautiful! I want to raid your closet!!

  • MissCurly says:

    Girl you have got to tell us what you used. I think this is the best I've seen your hair. Just gorgeous! I'm surprised you used heat… usually you stay away from heat like plague lol jk……. But seriously tell us what you used I'm sooooo curious

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm pretty sure the product is the Eco Styler gel over a leave-in condish like Hello Hydration.

    I had the bomb hair from this – wash and go. I would love if I could use it for a T&C as well


  • Inga says:

    Hey Nik!..Your looks just phenomenal! I LOVE the shine,Bounce and babybdoll texture..I gotsta say Nik..I don't see any 4 anything in your hair Madam….:-)…BTW, did you get my pics?..Was something wrong?Did I not give enough details??…..

  • Libra08 says:

    ummm you need to spill Missy! lol you look gorgeous!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Thanks ladies!!

    The black one is from Target…my favorite store. It's Converse brand and was only 30 or so dollars.

    The gray one came from TJ Maxx…no idea of the brand, but I had to have it πŸ™‚ It only cost 12 dollars!

    Can ya'll tell I'm a budget shopper πŸ™‚

    Oh, and the boots are from DSW…59.99 Madden.

    Thanks again gorgeous gals, and happy Halloween!

  • erica says:

    So pretty! I'm waiting for your hair tips too, but where did you get your sweater dresses??

  • Anonymous says:

    Your hair looks beautiful.I think you are right about going under the dryer because i did that last week because my hair takes 48hrs to dry and my hair did last much longer

  • Anonymous says:

    A styler and its only 5 bucks?!? I'm siting by my computer anxiously waiting. . .

  • Terra D says:

    Wow! Your hair does look great. And your sweater dress is super cute with the tights and boots! Can't wait to hear what it is!

  • Anonymous says:

    Your hair looks gorgeous.
    I think your hunch is right about the dryer. I always have good results when using a hooded dryer for my sets. When I don't use it & let my hair completely air dry my sets don't last as long. Hope this helps.

  • Anonymous says:

    you look amazingly beautiful nikki! what did you use?

    Your skin looks good too.

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    thanks ladies!
    @anon 508, good guess, but nope πŸ™‚ I talked to HeatherNicole for hours last week, and we discussed her success with it. It sounds awesome but I'm scared of the protein and the potential for build-up…I may check it out in the future. But this product is so random, you'll never guess it!

  • hemegirl says:

    That's cold blooded Nikki!! πŸ™‚ I guess we will all have to be patient. Btw, are you still going to do a video that shows how you take your twists down so that you don't get frizz or gaps in your hair? Thanks

  • Anonymous says:

    I am guessing that it is Cantu Leave In.

  • Afrikan Latina says:

    The hair is fabulous as are those boots sis!

  • Tray says:

    Perfect timing! I just ordered a new soft bonnet dryer and it's in the mail as we speak! (type?)

    (I've long suspected that a dryer may be the solution to my ruined still damp untwisted twist and curls…)

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  • Miss Dior says:

    I will try this, thanks for the tip.

  • Anonymous says:

    Your hair is beautiful! I definitely swear by the dryer for any type of wet set. Like you said, 30 mins if nothing else.

    Can't wait to hear the secret product. I'm such a pj, I probably already have it in the stash.;-)

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Thanks dolls! I promise to update ASAP πŸ™‚ I'm really hoping this wasn't a fluke.

  • kells says:

    love it! Your skin looks amazing, and so does your hair of course. Dont keep us waiting long!

  • Unknown says:

    Nikki, your hair looks fabulous!! Can't wait until the secret is revealed! =)

  • Tina Beanie says:

    Definitely let us know what's going on! I'm trying to not wash and go every day anymore now that I'm getting some length and have yet to successfully find something to give me definition without going frizzy for more than 1 day!

  • MizzTriniRiRi says:

    Nikki, was that last pic of you in Vegas? Lol, it looks like the LOVE restaurant at the Mirage. My girls and I stayed there when we hit Vegas over the summer.

  • Anonymous says:

    Stunning results nikki! I can't wait to read what you did. I love your boots and your sweaters!

  • Anonymous says:

    Looks great! Did you still only do about 10 twists to get the definition, or did you do more?

  • Anonymous says:

    OMG! I cant wait to hear what you did and used…Hurry and tell us.(Yes im a PJ) Lilindian

  • KayC, The Quiet Storm says:

    I always sit under a hooded dryer for about 30 minutes. If not, my hair will take over 24 hours to dry no matter how small I make the twists.

    That combined with a conditioner as a leave-in followed by my oil mixture and my hair has great days. It is attracting fingers left and right πŸ˜‰

    I know the Pantene debate has been hit or miss for some curlies, but the new one with Cassia has my hair getting great compliments.

  • Oh La La Chic says:

    p.s. you're so cute I can't even stand it!

  • Oh La La Chic says:

    Now you know this is not fair… :). But I will wait it out, you ain't never steared me wrong!


  • satin doll says:

    Your hair looks great Nikki! Please share what you did soon!

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