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Curly Nikki

It’s Been Two Weeks…

By January 27th, 202134 Comments

since I last washed and styled my curls. Two weeks ladies… I’m going for the record! I have family coming through today, some of which I haven’t seen since Baby G was born. I wanted to re-style and look my best, honest I did. But I’m knackered…beat…zonked…worn out. If I had a dime for every time I hear ‘sleep when she sleeps’, I could afford to hire Mrs. Doubtfire. It’s great advice, and works in theory, but she sleeps in 45 minute to 3 hour spurts throughout the day. I don’t know about you, but my body isn’t designed for that. I do my best to nap with her, but when we’re up, I’m entertaining her, feeding her, pumping incessantly, changing her, burping her, and staring at her. When am I supposed to take care of me, handle chores, hit the stores? I guess I need to learn to pee, eat, and blog in my sleep 🙂

This afternoon, I played around with my typical low and high buns but nothing felt nice, and much of my hair had grown frizzy from napping with my hair out. So for the first time ever, I pulled my hair up into a high, side bun. It worked great because I was able to sweep the less frizzy hair over the super frizz. I used KeraCare’s Twist & Define Cream to smooth my edges, no brush necessary. Worked like a charm.

Also, I’m worrying myself sick thinking about postpartum hair shed… which is scheduled to begin any day now. Ironically, this anxiety will probably lead to hair fall, so I need to sit back, and chill the hell out!

Later Gators,
Nik

It's Been Two Weeks...It's Been Two Weeks...

What styles do you turn to when you don’t have the time or energy to start from scratch?

34 Comments

  • Sonique says:

    You have beautiful and amazing hair….. 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Take care of yourself, baby and hubby and take a break from the blogging…really! By now most of us, should know how to take care of ourselves (hair, makeup, fashion). What do you say chicas can we give CurlyNikki a break?

  • Jamila Reddy says:

    your edges look so smooth! are you still using shea on them? you are blessed that this is two week hair….lol it looks good!

    http://collegecurlies.blogspot.com/

  • Anonymous says:

    Can you please please please tell us your skincare regimen? products you use on your face? Your complexion and hair is so beautiful.

  • Anonymous says:

    Tucked under bun in the back using combs to hold and add a little pizzaz with a pump at the top. allowing me to tuck the hair under to protect. Classy for an outing and great professional look for the office.

  • npmoore04 says:

    I never experienced postpartum shedding after my daughter and she is 5! So i say keep it moving forward don't worry about it. And regarding the sleep, I foud it difficult to sleep when my baby slept as well, i would atleast get me a lil me time when hubby came home.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow…I can tell you that I wouldn't even know that was 2 week old hair and that you were sleep deprived until you told us. You look great and I love the remixed bun! Definitely a must try. Hang in there…I can't imagine how tired you are. I think I'm tired during the week and I'm not even a parent yet! lol My go-to lazy styles are a puff or pulling my hair back with a headband/hair tie. ~KF519

  • Anonymous says:

    When i can't start over i turn to gel it's always my last resort teamed with a headband and flower.

  • Anonymous says:

    Love the side bun Nik!!!!

    @mangomadness: what's a cinnabun?

  • Anonymous says:

    I hope you escape the post-partum shedding, although, I didn't! Here's how it went down for me. I go to wash my hair one day, get to the detangling stage, start combing, and it just starts coming out by the handful. I mean huge balls of hair. i finish my hair, and can't really tell where the hair came from, then I went to style it a few days/week later, and BAM!! it seems like all of my edges were GONE!!! Although, that first time was the most shedding, it shedded more than normal for the next two months. it started when my baby was 3 mos old and I started seeing some baby hair/peach fuzzies 3 months later. It's no joke and scares the s*** out of you, but it eventually comes back…

  • KK says:

    Hey Nikki LOVE your hair!!!!!!!! Thank u so much for the recommendation of Keracare natural textures Ladies the twist and define cream is my new fav and u can find it in most beauty supply stores!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Brianna says:

    You look great! And so does your hair! Re the postpartum hair shedding, none of my natural/unrelaxed friends experienced it bad at all. I was relaxed at the time and starting at about 4 months post baby, in a matter of a week (I have pics as proof!) my temples and sides/edges disappeared and it was thin all over. But my natural girlfriends who had babies around same time were FINE!!! Absolutely no crazy or noticeable shedding! I think because you don't have the chemicals, heat, etc in your hair, it will withstand the massive shedding or at least not have a noticeable impact. Good luck!

  • KeetaRay says:

    Still looking great, Nikki! Love the side-bun. I can only imagine how tired, etc., you must feel – I don't have children yet. But just reading what you've written made me a little worn! 😉 You're handling it all very well, though, and I love when you share these things with us. Take care and enjoy your holiday! You look fab 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    I slept when my baby slept and it was great! Yes the perfect looking home suffered a bit, but that's what the hubby is for -they are to pick up where we tired moms leave off 🙂
    As for the hair, I guess along w/my home that suffered too, so no advice there being that your hair looks so lovely anyway.

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    thanks ladies!

  • Skillsgill says:

    It still looks GAWGEOUS! That is all.

    Shelli

  • mangomadness says:

    If I don't have time, I rock a cinnabun. I love cinnabuns because they are cute and protective.

  • BargainClipper says:

    You worked that two-week-old hair; *in Martin's voice* "You go, girl"! I'm not even going to mention what my record was for how many days/weeks that I've gone not washing my hair *SMH at myself* [I've probably mentioned it in a video and now others know how lazy I can get with my hair, but I haven't set that record, so I'm cool with that ;-)] I used to have a "hair-affair" with puffs (which makes me think about how much I really miss my 'fro, but I need a trim which would more likely be a cut by now. So what I'm really trying to say is my current hair length isn't having a 'fro-tastic time *singing* "How do I say goodbye to my Afro? The good times when my hair had more shape. I thought this day would never happen, but my Afro has gone away. It's so hard to say goodbye to my Afro… 'fro." LOL) and still we have a rendezvous. Now, I do about 10 loose twists on each side and twist those together. I called it my rendition of a 'tail of two braids, but I haven't mastered the technique of braiding my own hair, yet (I have done two flat twist in the front recently, so you know what's coming next. Yup, I'll be trying my first Twist-n-Curl, but I need to see a few more versions before I attempt my own and I don't even know what I'm going to use on it. PJs unite! LOL). Then, I throw in a flower and no one can tell me nothing. Also it is a multi-purpose "style" because my hair is already sectioned and twisted for my wash days :-). I don't think I've said it today, but "I LOVE MY HAIR"!

  • FrouLaLa says:

    Well damn….you sure do look fab for no sleep and two week old hair! 🙂 Just sayin'

  • curlybean says:

    And your head didn't itch like crazy? Wow! I can never go longer than 6 days because I am scratching. So my style then becomes co washing & wearing in a wet bun.

  • Janna says:

    I wet it in the morning and pull it all back; add some moisturizer and go!

  • Afrikan Latina says:

    I also never fully mastered the sleep when baby sleeps thingamajig. That meant there were lots of tired days and lots of me taking advantage of ANY day that hubby had off. My mother in law was also a big help. She would drive the 3 hours to our house every once in a while so we could have some couple time. I always went out since I never knew when the opportunity would present itself again, but I really wanted to go upstairs and pass out. Love the bun 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Not sure if you're already doing this but many moms choose to keep baby either in bed with them or in a co-sleeper. This method helps to make nighttime feedings go much more smoothly. Baby doesn't really wake up fully and neither do you. This all equals more sleep at night!! Just what you're needing. Do some research online about it. This method might make your life a little easier.

  • Anonymous says:

    Your hair and skin is FLAWLESS! By the way, can you buy that KeraCare creme at a store? I've seen some of that brand in Target but not the natural line.

  • Anonymous says:

    Your hair still looks good. When I'm short on time I do buns, adjusting the positioning of the bun for slightly different looks. Add cute earrings. A French twist type style also works in a pinch and caps/ hats (tams/berets/newsboys)when going outside.

  • Anonymous says:

    Girl If my hair looked as good as yours on a lazy day I'd be really happy! lol don't stress yourself out too much 🙂

  • kimmie0810 says:

    Cute bun! I can't wait til my hair grows out & I'm able to bun. I always had layers when I relaxed so my buns & ponytails weren't full. Plus my hair wasn't full or thick being relaxed.

    My go to "style" is to wet my hands & run some product thru it; fluff & slap on a headband.

  • Anonymous says:

    Sleep when the baby sleeps? Shoot, I couldn't decide whether to sleep, eat, clean, or shower when my baby slept…lol. You're still beatiful, sleep deprived and all. My hair is only about 3.5 in. right now with half being relaxed ends so when I don't have time or energy, my solution is to cover it up with a scarf.

  • THE GLAM GARAGE says:

    I plan my naps around family visits…months in advance LOL…My mom is coming for thanksgiving and that nap has been planned for months. Have you started walking/running yet? Knocks my babes out for at least 2 hours.

    I either wet bun, fishtail braid, or wash and wear two braids and let loose after 2-3 days 🙂

  • MommieDearest says:

    OH, to answer your question, when all else fails I pull my hair into a puff. If I'm really feeling myself I'll add a cute accessory. Never underestimate the power of the puff!!

  • MommieDearest says:

    Oh Nik, I sooooo feel you on the "sleep when the baby sleeps" advice. I know folk mean well, but that's the most useless advice EVER. LOL!!!! The high side bun looks uber chic.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love it Nik!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    mom and sis are coming for Thanksgiving. The hubs and I will be heading straight for a hotel 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Awh Nik! You and your hair is still gawgeous! Things will settle down a bit the older she gets. Encouraging … sure. You'd rather have sleep today, not months from now. If you could stand it, maybe someone close to you would be willing to give you a mini-break for a day or so 🙂
    Stay beautiful chica!

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