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Curly Nikki

Walking Down Memory Lane with Nadia E.

By January 27th, 202137 Comments

Hey Nikki,

It’s Nadia! July 17th will mark 2 years since my Big Chop! Your site has been there with me the whole time and my hair has flourished! I’m so happy I made the decision to go natural and I can’t wait to see what the future brings for Harriet and I. We’re on our way to waist length baby! Thanks for all you do for the natural hair community!

My current regimen:

I wash my hair once a week. I detangle in small sections with conditioner. I apply my leave in conditioner and let my hair dry 75% in 8 large twists. Then I use my butter of choice and put my hair into mini twists. I’ll wear those for a week or two and then wear a twist-out for a few days. Then repeat! Every two weeks I deep condition for an hour. I also moisturize daily with water and peppermint oil and seal paying special attention to my ends!

My nightly routine:

If my hair is feeling dry I’ll moisturize and seal again before putting on a satin bonnet and going to bed!

My current products:

EO Essentials Rosemary and Mint Shampoo, Aussie Moist, Kinky Curly Knot Today, Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Bee Mine Bee Hold Curly Butter, Afroveda Totally Twisted Ginger Almond Butter, Shea Moisture’s Deep Treatment Masque, coconut oil, and castor oil.

Big Chop July 17, 2009

Walking Down Memory Lane with Nadia E.

December 2009

Walking Down Memory Lane with Nadia E.

Twists in July 2010

Walking Down Memory Lane with Nadia E.

Puff in December 2010

Walking Down Memory Lane with Nadia E.

Twists in June 2011

Walking Down Memory Lane with Nadia E.

Twist-out July 2011
Walking Down Memory Lane with Nadia E.

CurlyNikki says:

Damn. *drops mic…walks off stage*


  • Hershe_82 says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Your hair regimen is showing well because you have major length in just two years! That is jaw dropping yet im highly inspired!
    **im checking my length right now and I'm at just shy of 7 months** ummm I have a little bit of work to do, lol…. great pics

  • Anonymous says:

    wow that great! I just went natural myself and I get a lot of compliments but i need help. What can i use to keep my curls and not to be hard and flaky.

  • cece says:

    u are an inspiration!!!!

  • MoiVal88 says:

    Did anyone roll over those pics like 15x just to check the dates like i did… MANNNN thats some serious growth!

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow!!! You are my inspiration. Did my BC las Tuesday. Hopefully, I'll be at the same place u were 5 months later.
    Thanx so much for posting these up

  • Balls Of Beauty says:

    missed u nadia :) u are lookin good too, that puff i was droolin, lol.

  • Purple Lady says:

    Nadia, we've been natural for almost the same amount of time and I am no where near you in length. I know that my curls have the potential to grow, I just have to not pull it out when my nerves get to me. I am totally adopting your regimen and hopefully with a few tweeks it'll become my own and I can post pics of my growth.

    Thanks for being an inspiration. You are my Hair Idol!!! Grow on girl!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful hair Nadia. I'm so discouraged with my hair, I must not be doing something right…

  • Anonymous says:

    I love the growth chica!!!

  • keisha says:

    beautiful hair and growth!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Niah Yes ma'am my hair needs a stern talking to and possibly an old fashioned whooping cause chileeeeee……

    @Nadia That growth is something SERIOUS…..When I first saw the dates my first thoughts were …..excuse my french….THIS B!T@H LOL….Girl your hair is thick and gorgeous. My hair is only now starting to flourish after YEARS of being natural. You are definitely motivation.

  • April says:

    I love her puff pic :)But can someone help me do some investigating? I want to know if Shea Moisture has discontinued their Argan Oil and Raw Shea Butter, Eczema, Psoriasis and Dry Skin Relief Balm,that's the complete name lol. The company isn't really responding to me and it's a product that has really worked well for my eczema. I can't find it in the Walgreens or Target stores. Can someone please help???

  • Candace4life says:

    Her hair came out really nice :), and it's so thick and healthy that's a lot of growth. Your regime is definitely working for you because it is growing.
    On a side note ladies, check out this gorgeous makeup and hair style tutorial that fellow YT "MsDanti1" has done. If only I could get my makeup to match as perfectly as she does with the blending and the hair came out gorgeous.

    There's Part 1 & 2 of the videos.

    Title Part 1: Flat Twist Out Tutorial

    Title Part 2: Flat Twist Out and Violet Makeup Look

  • Anonymous says:

    You're an inspiration. Your hair is beautiful!!!

  • Niah says:

    O-M-G! Really?!!?? You had me at the growth from July to Decemeber!!! That's only 5 months and already, you could braid it up into a mohawk?!?! Maybe i need to start talking to my hair because she has some explainin to do! LOL!

  • NaturallyTwisted Hairstyles says:

    Gorgeous! I just did a book of hairstyles that I did on two-strand twists called One Hairstyle, Thirty-one Ways available for sale on Amazon. I usually keep my twists in for 3-5 weeks and I needed some styling options. Now I am passing them on.

  • HeyJocey says:

    WOW!!! AWESOME and beautiful….

  • The Motivated Mama says:

    Yay Nadia!! Gorgeous :)

  • TheRYL1 says:

    Beautiful…I can't wait to see the waist length pics! :-)

  • Nads says:

    Thanks for all the lovely compliments ladies! No special tricks or supplements. Just trial and error and PROTECTIVE STYLING! lol. If anyone is interested in seeing more pics you can check out my fotki at or follow me on twitter. My username is xtremelyperfect! Happy growing everyone!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hot Shu zame thats a lot of growth. I am with Nikki on dropping the mic and walking off the stage! Are u doing protective styles? Vitamins? Please share, please.

  • Anonymous says:

    Your hair is so beautiful…you are my

  • Happy J!! says:

    Your hair is fierce!!! You are hair motivation!!!! :)

  • Anonymous says:

    This is some awesome growth. I stopped relaxing in May '09 and my growth is no where near hers. Shoot I may have to up the biotin or something.

  • Ayeshia says:

    OH. MY. JESUS.
    I swear I had to go back over her pictures like 3 times just to make sure I saw them correctly!
    Wow. This gives me hope for my hair! I'm BCing again today due to heat damage so wish me luck :)

  • Quite says:

    Ditto Nikki…Nadia are you taking some type of super biotin or something?

  • The Chocolate Loveliness That Is Fraña says:

    Lol Nikki you so silly! Her hair is so beautiful! And that growth… wow!

  • Hairscapades says:

    LMBO @ Nik!! That's great and her hair is awesome!! LOVES IT!!!


  • Anonymous says:

    I with you Nikki! That's major growth! Beautiful hair Nadia!

  • Christie B. says:

    Wow!!! That's a lot of growth!!!! Beautiful!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow. Seriously.

  • Nic says:


    this is beautiful. I am taking notes for sure!

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  • Anonymous says:

    imagine where her hair will be in 20 years!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    WOW! Beautiful growth Nadia. Congratulations and keep it up!

  • Unknown says:

    That's some serious growth! Beautiful hair, girl!

  • Anonymous says:

    Yeah Nikki, my thoughts exactly! GET YO GROW ON BOO BOO!!!

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