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CurlyNikki Interviews Jasika Nicole About Her Curly Hair!

By January 27th, 202123 Comments


  • Dee says:

    the link is now BROKEN!
    Can you get this content up on your site?

  • big chop says:

    Jasika's illustrations are amazing, especially her pictures of curly girls with afros. I really hope that she starts a t-shirt line.

  • Anonymous says:

    I am disappointed cause I want my hair JUST like this. I don't want to relax. DARNIT!!!

    its still cute though.

  • Anonymous says:

    I was not surprised that Jasika Nicole has a relaxer, I didn't suspect it but I also didn't discount it either. Only she knows what her real hair texture is like, & in the article I believe she stated she gets a "touch up" every 6 weeks, so who knows how her "curls" would look without those frequent touch ups. I agree with Lexibugg above, I think that now some people know Jasika Nicole's hair is not naturally that way, that it's "mildly" relaxed, some may be curious to try to achieve the same "natural looking" curly look. Also, I agree with the person who said there are a lot of celebrity personalities out there who APPEAR to have natural hair but they're NOT!!! I think right now, especially in the media, especially TV commercials, "NATURAL" looking hair for African Americans is "IN". If a person is newly naturaly or transitioning, or even contemplating becoming natural, looking to the media for inspiration, I think, is a BIG mistake! I would suggest try looking around you or natural blogs, online sites, etc.

  • Anonymous says:

    nice curls. i know that in the US anyone who has just a spot of african decent is seen as black, but i really thought that she was Italian. I love Americans but this is really confusing. She does have tight coils but she if obviously multiracial.

    i know some of you may not like this comment but i must speak the truth.

  • Anonymous says:

    Why are you guys gone nut about being so surprise about her hair? LOL! Most of people are using anything on hair like hairspray, shampoo, relaxer, perm, tease, getting haircut, and so on. They are just products and style. No need to be jealous at her lovely healthy "natural" curls. She born with it.

  • aubin says:

    Great interview Nikki! I'm also a little disappointed about the 'mild relaxer.' I came across Fringe by chance one night a few months ago and only continued watching to check up on Jasika Nicole's hair! Now I'm curious about what her hair would look like without the relaxer.

  • Meko says:

    I didn't know that she had a relaxer. Oh well, her hair is still beautiful. Healthy hair is beautiful hair!

  • Moni says:

    Great interview! I'm in the "disappointed" camp, but at least she's honest about using a relaxer. I also agree with other commenter who said that spending an hour and a half on hair that length is over the top. When my hair was that short, I barely spent 10 minutes on a daily basis!

  • Shon says:

    Surprised she'd use a texturizer/relaxer. But its more common than you think nowadays. Compliment me on my hair and tell me they're going "natural" cause they only relax every other month…or …just on their edges lol. There's nothing salvific about either decision (natural or straight). But either your hair is virginial/untouched or its not. As well not all hair is curly. Give accolades to those with great styles for what they are manipulations to achieve a look-Which is awesome in and of itself- but if they aren't your curls stop fronting and saying its so-Do you and stop deceiving yourself and others.
    Btw her hair style was very cute on her.

  • Anonymous says:

    I was a little surprised that she uses a mild relaxer or texturizer – what's the difference anyway? Do you just rinse it out quicker? Just curious.

    Anywho, her hair is cute as a button.

  • LBell says:

    At least she herself doesn't call her hair natural; she simply says it's "curly." What annoys me is when people say, "I'm natural, I just have a texturizer." Um, no you're NOT…and it's OKAY.

    Also interesting that she spends an hour and a half on her SHORT hair even with a "mild relaxer." Sounds familiar, actually…aren't relaxers supposed to make hair care easier? :

  • Alice says:

    I'm a little surprised and disappointed to hear she has a relaxer. But I'm proud that she was so up front about it. It takes courage to admit something like a great head of hair that COULD be yours isnt. (I'm looking at you hollywood/music industry)


  • Anonymous says:

    I'm not surprised. Plenty of curlies in Hollywood texlax. At least she's honest about it…

  • lexibugg says:

    i was a little shocked, not that she had a relaxer, but hat Nikki interviewed her, but she also has a post of a lady who is transitioning with the use of weaves, straight weaves at that!!! i just found myself wondering why she decided to relax still. is it to cut frizz?? if it is so mild it couldn't have loosened the curl that much!! so i was just wondering why!!!
    as far as texturizers being different form relaxers, all i know is that a relaxer never straightened my hair. same curls less frizz!!! but when i texturized my hair after my big chop in 05(June will be two years into my transition), on one of the touch up it straightened my hair and it wasn't even in for more than three minutes!!!!i've read on another blog that there are chemical differences!!
    jasika's hair is cute, but she's not natural!! i think it is a great lesson for us to learn!!! not every curly celeb is natural, so be careful idolizing their locks, and being frustrated with our own for not looking or behaving in the same manner. but i also think it is dangerous for naturals having a hard time, it could possibly make them a little too curious about a texturizer, hoping to achieve a more "manageable" hair while keeping their curl.
    i am not faulting nikki, she probably didn't know, and apparently quite a few readers have been curious, and wanted an interview, and they also probably didn't know!!! actually now that i think about it,we should tell her which celebs we suspect are really relaxed and see if she can interview them, and if it slips out. since it would be uncouth to ask!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    It was surprising to me…I guess a little disappointing…she's not technically all natural so it did give me that aww man feeling…

  • Anonymous says:

    Oh, yea, her hair is def still pretty, I just thought it was natural. And I believe texturizers and relaxers are basically the same thing; you just don't leave the texturizer on for as long as it's not supposed to be as strong. I had a roommate in college that wore her hair curly but she relaxed it too for touch ups. But hers def didn't look as good as Jasika's, lol…

  • Anonymous says:

    Just to clarify my post above. I, for one, did not mean she was "natural." I wrote that her hair looked or appeared natural. Had a lot of folks fooled, too. Glad she was honest about it.
    I wrote she was a curly, as in wearing a very curly style, not bone straight style. That's ALL I meant.Sorry.I stand corrected if "curly" is only used for people wearing all natural curls. And didn't mean anything about "mild." That's the word she used in the interview. I think I covered everything. Anyhoo, I still think her hair looks nice. 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    To me, either you are relaxed or natural. How can she or be viewed as "natural" just because she has s little curl going on. Please people, she is NOT natural. A relaxer is a relaxer, no matter how "mild" it is.

  • Anonymous says:

    i agree…not disappointed, but my heart did drop when i read that part of the article. all in all i'm glad she shared the info with us! her hair is beautiful all the same 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    No, not really disappointed. Just a little surprised. Her curls are very natural looking. Not sure what she's using–mild texturizeror mild relaxer? Is there a difference between the two as far as ingredients go or is it the way the product is applied? Anway, she's still a curly and not bone straight. H er hair looks great to me. AND she's not frontin' like some folks I know, pretending to be ALL-natural, but sneaking chemicals and not tellin'. (I had a boyfriend who used to sneak using S-Curl kits. Pretending he was all natural. LOL! He'd hide for about three days after applying so I wouldn't smell the chemicals I guess, then he'd resurface. One day I found the box hidden away under his bathroom sink. BUSTED! LOL

  • Anonymous says:

    I would not say I'm disappointed…more like shocked. But I do realize that natural is not for every one.

  • Anonymous says:

    Is anyone else disappointed that she has a relaxer? :o(

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