Happy Wednesday! It’s a sunny day here in North Carolina and I couldn’t be more jovial. I want to get out and go somewhere, but out of fear of spending money I don’t have, should probably stay at home. Maybe I can convince a friend or two to come over here for product swapping, drinks, and movies… Nadeira… Marcy… Shalonda. 😉 Hint, hint.
Speaking of friends, last weekend I had a few people over to meet G Baby… she’s come into her divadom and won’t go to anybody without pitching a bitch. Is it wrong that I secretly enjoy this? It makes me feel like we’ve developed this deep and enduring bond… that 80 sleepless nights and what feels like a million dirty diapers later, she likes me! She really likes me!
In other news, I thought I’d update you on my dry Twist-Out adventures. Here’s what my hair looked like yesterday evening after running around in 80% humidity and light drizzle with no umbrella:
You know that feeling you get at the club when you’re rocking a straight style or set? That feeling deep in the pit of your stomach that when you finally get the chance to see yourself in a mirror, your hair will look totally different… that’s how I felt. My hair felt as if it was swelling to monumental proportions, but I was pleasantly surprised to find minimal frizz. Although it wasn’t as bad as I thought, I re-twisted last night using my fingers (no brush) and a teeny bit of CURLS Souffle.
Here’s my hair this morning after taking down the 11 twists:
I’m still not feeling the length (showing my length drastically reduces the appearance of volume), but after pulling the front back with bobby pins, felt a little better about things. I’m so loving this!
such definition. now i wanna try it.
Peace, Love and Chocolate
Nikki!!! Your hair is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Cant wait for you to update us with your regimen!!!
Nik, you are a doll, very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us!
Gorgeous Nik! I love dry sets, I do them twice a week!
Beautiful Nikki!!!! I am a BIG fan of dry twist outs 🙂
Lovely results Nikki!
Oooo chile, me professors have me working like a Hebrew slave! I would have loved some wine and chill time. But alas, the whip has cracked. I did manage to use my Nikki15 at CurlMart. I will not disclose how much I spent LOL………. you know how I do
thanks ladies! Hubby gave it two thumbs up and told me he likes it more than my typical TnC. Guess I'm rocking this for a while 😉
Oh Gosh, last week I used my Curlformers with Hair Milk as leave-in instead of shea butter. When I got home, in the evening, my hair was a disaster. I didn't even face rain, only high humidity.
Love your results with Curls Souffle: lots of shine and definition!!
OMG…that retwist just made me order some Curls Souffle. Beautiful!
LOL; that was totally me last night! I went outside to shovel snow (it was still falling) and came back in with a head full of snow. As it melted, my hair just got bigger and bigger until it was a huge frizzy mess. 🙁 Retwisted last night and looks better, but I'm sad I can't run around without my head covered in the snow without looking crazy…lol.
Wow, gorgeous!! I think if you add something with a little hold you'll be able to to get the volume without frizz and show off the length. ~KF519
Nikki that must be a great feeling for a mom. I remember when my niece was a baby I felt real special becuz she preferred me over everyone except her mom. Folks said they hated to keep her because she cried for her mom, but when she was with me she never cried and carried on. Of course, I saw her every Saturday and Sunday and would hold her the entire time I was there… We had that special aunt – niece bond.
I'm liking the length on you Nik! Your hair is beautiful.
@ Micaiahty… Some of the CURLS products at target are different than the professional grade sold on the CURLS website, salons and beauty stores.
Each line doesn't offer the same products but some are similar. Target has no DC or clarifying cleanser and the milkshake, souffle and whipped cream are exclusive to the professional line. The target styling product is creme brulee which seems to be a mix of all 3. My hair likes the whipped cream but not the creme brule(although I may try it again). The cleanser and conditioner work the same on my hair. The biggest difference I saw in their ingredients was that the professional uses organic and the target line doesn't. The moisture spritz from both lines work the same to me. I have not tried the professional goddess curls but it appears to have the same consistancy as the target line. It also has more hold than the gel-les'c. Some Targets also have an oil elixer which appears similar to champagne & caviar and they have a pomade that the professional line doesn't carry at all. It just depends on what your hair likes. Regarding price, Target is cheaper but with coupons, free shipping, and curl points on the CURLS website you can actually end up paying about the same amount especially since the website offers 32oz value sizes and discounted sets. I prefer the professional stylers and DC and am okay with the Target cleanser, conditioner, moisturizer and goddess curls. However, I order the professional line from the website because I did a price comparison of the online cost of all products I use vs. a combination of Target products that I like and professional products I can get at the salon down the street and I came out cheaper online with the discounts. But I like having the option to run to target if I need to (especially since they accept returns).
Hope this helps!
the shine is out of this world … love it
looks great to me… hold on to the length!
I know you love volume, but I really like the lengthy style on you!
My sis has twins and while the girl is a social butterfly, the boy will literally break down if you even look at him.
i love this Nikki, and you are hilarious. Baby G is adorable!
their* not there. I HATE THAT!
Also, after my friend's daughter was born her 1st outting was to the outlet malls with us. My friend couldn't soothe her & get her to stop crying. So I tried. She stopped as soon as I took her. We thought it was the boobs. All day long it went the same way–the baby would cry until I took her. At one point, I just touched her leg & she stopped We laughed about it for quite a while but it eventually wore on my friend's nerves. She ended up snatching her baby from me & telling her "I AM YOUR MOTHER!". I felt so bad for her b/c I could tell her feelings were really hurt.
BUT! Our bond was a blessing b/c I spent many hours with that child & she's still my 13yr old "baby girl".
Maybe I should do a dry twist-out b/c the wet/damp does nothing for me. I'm surprised u got such good definition. It gives me hope lol.
All of my friends & relatives who secretly wished for babies who would cry for them & cling to mama ended up regretting it. Big time! It's all good now, but when u have to start leaving her, it will b an issue. My cousin was this way as a baby & her mom could only find 2 suckas,I mean babysitters–my mom & our aunt. And the baby was clingy to both of them as well. Extremely. Let's jus say that they have both had PAP smears while clutching that child to there chest. Not so cute, huh? LOL
This looks really good. I love the length.
Looks fab Nikki! You are getting the inner pj in me going with these posts. Is there a place where I can get a sample size of this Curls product?
OL at the club analogy! I can relate! I brought some of the Curls whipped cream yesterday but decided not to even try a dry twist out because my hair went down the slide quick after a few short minutes in that drizzle yesterday. Im relatively new to the site. You keep mentioning volume. Did you have thin hair at one point? It looks thick to me. And if you did have thin hair, what did you do ?
I've got hair envy something serious! This is GORRGGG!!! I wont have big hair for another 2 years probably *sigh* Confessions of a Small Afro. =/
LOL Baby G digs her mom, after all you provide everything she wants milk, diaper changes, your attention at 3am lol. She knows the real from the fakes lol.
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Pretty! I actually love dry twistouts or semi-dry especially now that its cold where I live.
Nikki… I felt the same when my baby was little but now she is 5 years old and is still stuck to me like glue! I love it though, thats my baby…oh yeah she is her dads baby too! lol
Look at you calling folk out…LOL!! Well you mention drinks, products, and that pretty baby and I am down like 4 flat tires. 🙂
Now that dry twist out….BEAUTIFUL!!! I just want to touch it through the screen.
It's beautiful!!! Loving the length and shine factor!!
Really cute! Do you have tutorial for how you twist your hair. My hair always looks crazy when I untwist it! Thanks! -Clarise
Enjoy new motherhood! Your hair looks beautiful and is probably enhanced since you recently had your daughter. It may change or it may not
I REALLY like it pulled back….very very cute, looks fuller as you like
NIkki, your hair is too poppin! LOl i love how real you are about being a mom. I think length is good on you and its a nice way to switch it up sometime. Keep it upp 🙂
Your hair is Freakin BEAUTIFUL..OMG Chica, U R Rockin the Dry twist!!!! Is it true the curls formula at Target isnt the same as what is online?? If not, I will get it online instead..
Nik, your hair looks fantastic and I really like the length. Who says that you cant have both length and volume?! BTW, I still cant perfect a twist out on damp or dry hair. I know it is related to the product combo's I am using. Are any of the products your using available in sample sizes?
Your hair is beautiful.. I totally feel you on the baby bit. My son is 5 months old now, however he is a social butterfly; smiles and laughs with everyone. Sometimes it makes me feel a bit less than special, but we have some moments when i know I am number one in his life, and thats feeding time (im still breastfeeding lol) I will take what affection i can get lol.. Oh yea I am 8 months natural and I cant wait to be rocking a length like yours.. Loveeee the site!!!
Mornting….It looks fab!!!
Thanks Shones! Are you using the Deep Treatment Masque on dry hair? Someone recommended Hairveda's Cloud for dry twist-outs and I plan to try it soon too.
Your hair is really getting long, and it's quite pretty. Right now I'm still sold on using SheaMoisture's Deep Treatment Masque for twists/twist-outs. Perhaps when I run out I'll try the Souffle.
lol @ Gia liking you! I was the same way with my first. It was sick i thought, but I felt warm and fuzzy inside when he cried when others would take him.
I love your hair this way. I'm going to try it out as soon as my Souffle gets here! Thanks for the updates!
It Looks Great!