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My Curls and Updates…

By January 27th, 202122 Comments
My Curls and Updates...

Hola Chicas!

Five things:

    • Above, you’ll find a pic of my hair from yesterday, after using…..drum roll please……SAMY’s Curl Creme ๐Ÿ™‚  It’s 5.99 at Walgreens and promises to define, add shine, and provide a light, touchable hold.  It definitely follows through on all three.  However, it’s not the magic bullet I was hoping for.  My awesome hair days were probably the result of a few things; (1) dry, crisp weather, (2) twenty minutes under the blowdryer immediately following sytling, (3) product combo–devacare+set it free+samy. To level the playing field, I only used DevaCare One and Samy to style on Sunday night, and while my results are wonderful, it’s not the best I ever had ;~)  I did, however, receive two compliments within an hour of leaving the house.   One of my colleagues is natural as well, and her eyes got big when she saw me– she commented, “Your hair looks amazing! What did you do different?’   It’s super fluffy, uber defined, and has lots of volume…even on day 1. It’s cheap, smells delicious, contains only one cone (amodimethicone), has no protein, only a little glycerin, and is the consistency of a watered down conditioner.  It also has Behentrimonium Methosulfate…my favorite detangling agent in the world!   It’ll probably become a mainstay next summer…I’ll see how my hair handles the glycerin this winter. I’ll do a full review later, but it’s definitely worth a try. 
    • Thanks to all of you that joined the Naturally Beautiful You challenge this week!  The curlies that started their thread on Monday are eligible to win this week’s henna ๐Ÿ™‚  Curlies that started their threads today (and later) will be entered in next week’s competition and beyond!  Sharika is going to switch it up too–hair butter one week, and henna the next!  If you haven’t yet, join in on the fun!  Every participating curly will be eligible to win a prize every single week until the end of April 2010!  Sweetness.
    • Be on the lookout for 4 upcoming giveaways…EO, Blended Beauty, Jessicurl, and…..CurlJunkie!  All of these are sponsored by the respective companies and the prizes are full sized bottles ;~)  If I didn’t like you guys so much, I’d probably keep them!
    •  I went hard at Trader Joes yesterday, and picked up a bottle of the Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner that you all speak so highly of (despite the minor amount of protein).  I’ll report back soon!  

    Later gators,


      My Curls and Updates...
      My Curls and Updates...
       Today–Less shiny, but the curls are poofier, and I love that!
      My Curls and Updates...


      • Unknown says:

        I've tried that Samy product before. They sell it everywhere, even Wal-Mart. When I tried it it left my hair feeling very dry, which was very frustrating because at the time I had just started growing my hair out. For me it turned out to be just another product for white women. After a VERY long time of searching for the right product (and using a flat iron in the mean time) I finally discovered They have an awesome leave-in conditioner that first I bought for my twin girls (who are mixed) but then decided to use it on myself. Try it!! It's awesome!

      • Anonymous says:

        what exactly is your texture?I think your hair is absolutely beautiful and I have been on this site at least 3 days for the past week trying to figure it out lol

      • Tiff says:

        It does look more defined. I love your texture! We're nearly hair twins.

      • Anonymous says:

        beautiful results CN!

      • exhale1913 says:

        Lol @ the Diva…maybe we can be roommates…my husband is two purchases away from an intervention and committing me to rehab!!!

      • CURLYNIKKI says:

        Thanks chicas!
        And yes, nourish spa has some protein. It's a great cowash cond, and is super slippery. But after a month or two my hair became very, very dry and stiff. So sad.

      • MizzTriniRiRi says:

        Speaking of Trader Joes… Does anyone know if the Nourish Spa moisturizing conditioner has protein in it? I bought it to try it as a cowash conditioner, and my hair no likey. I have 4a/4b fine but very dense hair.

      • Anonymous says:

        That's funny, I have a tube of that at home that I've never used. I bought it about 5 months ago but never got to using it. Hmmm, maybe it's time to pull it out and test… Thanks for the review, at least this time, I don't have to spend any extra money! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • KeetaRay says:

        Great results!! I'm going to give this a try!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Miss Dior says:

        I have been eyeing this line for quite some time. I will definately make this my next purchase. Thanks for sharing!

      • Anonymous says:

        LOL at The Diva. I'm on my way to Walgreens today.

      • the diva says:

        Stop it! Stop it! If I buy one more hair product my husband may leave me! You did say Samys at Walgreens, right?………

      • Erica Thurman says:

        It's on sale at the Walgreens near me– so much for me trying not to buy any products ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Libra08 says:

        Gorgeous! Do you apply the SIF to your hair or just the ends of your twists? I'm off to purchase!

      • Anonymous says:

        beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! And thanks for the buttersnbars giveaway, I love that website. I'm going to check out this Samy prodcut and let you know how it works for me. I have 4b hair, but alot the products that work for you, work for me as well. THanks for all you do!

      • Alexis says:

        Rite-Aid has a sale on Samy products BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE. I just bought the last two bottles from my local Rite-Aid. The sale ends 11/7.

      • kells says:

        I love Samy! It makes my hair very soft, but does hold it a little. I'm happy you like it too! Your hair looks beautiful.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Beautiful curls CN!

      • NaturallyMe says:

        Thanks for the review, and the giveaways. I can't wait for the Curl Junkie one!

      • Anonymous says:

        Looks great as always Nik! I'll definitely check this out, I see it all the time, and walk right pass.

      • Anonymous says:

        I just ordered some from for me, my son and my niece. Thanks for the tip!

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