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Curly Nikki

On the Couch with Silky Coils

By January 27th, 20219 Comments
Silky Coils is back, and she’s celebrating her 1 year natural anniversary!

On the Couch with Silky CoilsDUDE my fro is huge…

A year ago on this date (well actually it was more like on November 13th), I decided to chop my hair off and start over. Lol. After about 8 months of transitioning (which was suppose to be longer…but I digress), I removed my first set of braids and had at it (with the scissors). Lol.

When I think back to my first initial response to my new look, I remember having thoughts of doubts and even wanting to cry. “What have I done” is a phrase that I remember saying over an over. See like most newbies, I was not totally sure of what I was getting myself into, but couldn’t turn back..not now. After the support and love of many of you who follow me AND have their own blog at that, the journey became easier and a very liberating decision. To this date, I don’t understand why I even doubted myself AND my natural black beauty.

At first, my family was a little shocked. Some snide comments here and there and a lot staring. Fast forward to the present day…nothing but compliments (even from those none nappy headed lovers). I have even had family members asking me how to help their children hair be as healthy and soft besides using the relaxer/perm method…..for convenience, manageability and cost savings….HA….who would have guest that.

Its amazing how one person can spark a new appreciation of what it means to be black AND what is beauty. This right here is why I decided to let go of the chemicals and heat. To be a beacon of hope and inspiration to all my naturalistas (especially my 4 A/C divas); that its ok to let your TRUE beauty shine threw when it comes to hair AND that you don’t need to have it straightened to be accepted.

This journey has been a humbling one for me, and I am so thankful and appreciative that God had me embark on this journey now at this age, versus earlier (or later). Below are more pics I took to commemorate my new hair, looks and length to you…my family.

On the Couch with Silky Coilsok so I was in the car trying to motivate myself to go into Walmart to shop…it was crazy

On the Couch with Silky Coilsthis is my favorite look

To each of you, thank you so much for your love and support!

**For more Silky Coils, check out her blog, HERE!


  • Anonymous says:

    I like your fro..can't wait until my hair grows out more..I am transitioning 4months now..

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow, I just love your hair. I like the last look the best!

  • Anonymous says:

    You look awesome! I love you hair…I just celebrated my 4th month post BC…I needed your inspiration! Thanks!

  • Anonymous says:

    Yaaaay! That looks like my hair! I love the pictures – this is what I can look forward to – I'll be one year natural in February. Today I'm wearing my hair like the last pic with a headband. I banded my wet hair in sections to stretch it out a bit about 4 days ago. Today, it's a big bush of lovely, free 4a coils.

    I found that my most empowering moment was when I had the courage to say: "f" what people think is "groomed." Us 4 chicas especially often are accused of not being "groomed" enough because our coils don't all lay nice and flat in a wavy wave (which is beautiful as well – we are all blessed to be curly!!). My hair is poofy and coily and cottony and if I don't feel like twisting and twirling and braiding it to it will look more 'polished' every day, I'm not going to. 🙂

  • Maria says:

    I love the last picture!

  • Anonymous says:

    Love this look–lush and rollicking.The photo with the sunglasses is very cool. There has been lots of inspiration here at CN.
    Nikki, you've spread the love and attention to all curl types. When people post that they need more of this or that curl type I always scratch my head. But maybe they just mean they want to see more in general mainstream media and day-to-day life.

  • Lena Jolie says:

    Loving the hair!!! We need more 4a/b/c inspiration; I'll be telling my own story soon enough lol

  • Anonymous says:

    Great story! Thanks for sharing!

  • Anonymous says:

    i love ur favorite style as well…great to see other 4a/b naturals.

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