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Using a Heat Cap to Set Natural Hair (Giveaway)

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Using a Heat Cap to Set Natural Hair (Giveaway)

Below, you’ll find a re-post from 6/2/2011. I’m sharing this because in LA, I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle, the creator of the Hair Therapy Heat Wrap! She was super sweet and gave me 5 wraps to give away to the CN community. Mz. Reesie won one over the weekend and I now have 4 left!

To get your hands on one, you can;

(1) Leave a comment below telling me what you want to see more of on CN.com

(2) Join my FB fan page (old and new members are eligible)

(3) Follow me on Twitter (old and new members are eligible)

(4) Join the Forums (old and new members are eligible)

The giveaway will close at 5pm EST on Aug 26, 2011. Shortly thereafter, one lucky curly from each area will be randomly chosen to win a wrap!

About— The Hair Therapy Wrap Thermal Turban Heat Wrap is a reusable, heated hair wrap. Remember when deep conditioning meant soaking a scalding hot towel, wringing it out, and it still went cold in 5 minutes? The heated Hair Therapy Wrap does away with that and will stay hot up to 30 minutes, cordless, reusable and NO MORE sitting under electrical hairdryers!

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Hola Chicas,

If you’ve been keeping up with my latest posts, you’re more than aware of my current routine– chunky two strand twists on stretched out hair, worn until I decide to release them to rock a dry twist-out or dry Twist-n-Curl. And when I say ‘dry’, I mean applying a moisturizer to my dry hair either prior to re-twisting, or to the twists themselves. I’ve learned that applying the wet product to my loose, dry hair, can cause tangles and matting, but applying it to the twists prevents the drama.

Since I’ve drastically reduced my styling sessions (I only wash once per month), I’ve been looking for ways to effectively and efficiently moisturize my hair and keep the cuticle smooth and happy.

So for the past month, for the sole purpose of hair health, I’ve been applying water based moisturizers to my twists (along with oils), donning my satin bonnet, and then throwing on my thermal heat cap. The results… nothing short of amazing. My hair is left smooth, soft, shiny, moisturized, and *drum roll please*…. ‘set’. Imagine my surprise! The heat really molds my hair and locks in the ‘s curl’ of the twists without the straw like feeling after a bonnet dryer session.

I was so amazed and happy with my results that I reached out to chemist and friend, Nicole Hollis of Hair Liberty to find out if this was some sort of crazy fluke or placebo effect. To my surprise, she validated my findings. haha, I feel like a scientist! Apparently, applying this mild and gentle form of heat to hair that is lightly saturated with moisturizing butters and oils, mimics a deep treatment… with the added benefit of perfectly set curls! I’m enjoying defined (but HUGE, and voluminous) hair that is less prone to frizz, reversion, and dryness. My hair absorbs and retains the moisture and the set lasts and lasts! I’m talking days. On a dry set. Yep yeppers.

Moisturizers I’m Using (one or more of the following):

Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee***

CURLS Curl Souffle

Oyin Handmade’s Shine and Define



Oils I’m Using
:

Treasured Lock’s African Argan Oil Elixir

Burts Bees Nourishing Baby Oil (full of porosity reducing ceramides)

-A homemade mix of Agran and Castor oils

Serums/Anti-Humectants I’m Using:

Sabino Lok and Blok

Aveda Anti-Humectant Pomade



Heat Cap
:

I own the ‘micro heat cap‘ which has been discontinued in most places. But a very similar product can be purchased HERE. I now have this one too and LOVE It!

My process:

-Apply moisturizer to twists… just enough to make them damp. The one’s listed above, especially the Ghee, leaves ZERO residue or flakes. I don’t have to add water.

-Apply a light coating of oil to seal (optional)

-Cover hair with a scarf to hold down roots, and then with a satin bonnet

-Heat cap in the microwave for 1 minute

-Wear cap for 15-30 minutes (with twists flipped up so that the ends are near your crown and under the hat)

-Allow hair to cool if you plan to immediately release the twists.

-Apply a light layer of anti-humectant pomade or serum to your twist-out or Twist-n-Curl prior to leaving house, if appropriate.

I usually apply the moisturizer to my twists, satin bonnet, heat cap, and then leave the twists be… repeating the process the next week. I only add rollers and serums if I plan to rock a Twist-n-Curl.

This has been amazing for my low manipulation routine, allowing me to keep my hair happy even though I’m washing and styling WAY less.

Hope that all made sense!

Nik

p.s. sometimes I do a warm oil treatment, skipping the moisturizer altogether. Leaves my hair unbelievably soft!

148 Comments

  • KikiRocksKinks says:

    Hi Nikki,

    I would love to see more styling options for naturals whose hair isn't quite that long, but isn't in that TWA stage either. Styling options have always been a hurdle for me and I've run out of ideas. A little inspiration would be wonderful! Thanks!

  • Michelle @Radiant Brown Beauty says:

    Congrats ladies. I'm just going to buy one because winning one is like drilling a hole in my head. Not happenin'

  • muhr_muhr says:

    Hey Curly Nikki!
    I actually really love your website the way it is…I can't really think of anything else I would like it's pretty well-rounded.

  • Beautifully Human says:

    hey CN, i'd love to see more protective styles and more tutorials from you!

  • Coach Camille says:

    Hey Nikki,
    can you possibly provide more detail about protective styles including work appropriate ones?

  • luvnM3napturally says:

    Hello Nikki! I'm sure you've heard this a million times well here's a million and 1…I love your site! I've been natural for a little over a year, my friend who has worn locs for over 5 years sent me a link to your site & rarely a day goes by when I don't feel compelled to tune in. Yesterday you featured an article under the heading of positive affirmations, Six Strategies for Self Renewal, I would love to see that listed as a weekly feature! Thank you for what you do. Take care & God Bless.

  • Anonymous says:

    I really like your site the way that it is. It is well rounded and has a variety of things that everyone can either use or try. Your site is the only one that I have to visit daily to see what you posted. I dont and cant miss a day because it feels as though I may miss something. Keep up what you already have…as my grandmother say,"If it aint broke dont fix it."

    a fellow Niki
    nichole273@yahoo.com

  • Juliana says:

    I would love to see more day to day hairstyles

  • Charoy says:

    I would like to see lifestyle talk.i.e. pescatarianism, vegan diets, etc and more about healthy routines like running, biking, Capoeira, martial arts, and fitness dance.

  • simply_shan says:

    I would like to see more on how to make homemade products and more discussions on scalp issues.

  • Jackie C says:

    I would like to see more discussion about scalp issues and conditions like dandruff and dermatitis.

  • Kamara says:

    I would very much like to see posts on braid etiquette and what to do after the take down… I seem to be slow in both areas.

  • Tanisha says:

    I think I'd like to see more whole body health related articles. I think we could all use more of that.
    Maybe a regular feature on what readers do to take care of their hair and bodies – diet,recipes, exercise regimen, etc. And by "diet" I mean what type of food one eats, not necessarily dieting. Working out while natural can sometimes be difficult, so I'd like to see more of how other naturals do it. Perhaps, "Workout Wednesday?"

    To piggyback on what others have said, more/ greater variety of styles is always welcome.

  • Amanda Mac says:

    As a natural hair woman on a budget, I'd love to continue to see DIYs. They're so essential to my regimins right now.

  • Sabrina says:

    I'm with everyone else. I want to see more styles too! I'm at a length where I can get all my hair into a ponytail…so that boring style has been my fallback. I need some flair in my life!

  • Steel Magnolia says:

    I am constantly hunting for styles, so I'd love to see even more styling options, especially for TWAs (and just past TWA).

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to see more product reviews – even some expose's from some of the product line manufacturers themselves regarding why they thing their product would work best on a specific hair type…

  • Anonymous says:

    I would like to see more styles.

    Miah_23_ncb

  • Amanda says:

    Hey Nikki!

    I would like to see more profiles of people with 4b and 4c hair- especially with the "On the Couch" interviews.
    Nikki, your hair is so beautiful!! I'd love to know more about it and how you style it.

    Thanks!

  • eleewill says:

    Hello,
    Thank you for your site. I would like to see more care for those who are swimmers and gym enthusiasts. I am very active and have an active career, I don't know what to do with my almost shoulder length natural hair because I am constantly washing chlorine and sweat out. πŸ™

    Thanks again,
    Elizabeth

  • Anonymous says:

    Winter hair care and styles, and what to do when you must wear hats to go out in the cold; air drying in the winter is NOT an option, too cold!!! Also, styles for grandmothers!!!! I would love to win the hair wrap; it would save so much time.
    dcb

  • ChrLvsBks says:

    I would like to see more product reviews, articles explaining the characteristics of hair like porosity & elasticity as well as continuing to interview those in the limelight who wear their natural hair.

  • JcanAlena79 says:

    I would like to see more ayurvedic information/articles/discussion on CurlyNikki.com. I'm a Fan on FB (missylena), and a member of the CN forums (jcanalena79).

  • mothereartha says:

    I would like to see how people who work out daily AND sweat a lot deal with their hair. A LOT A LOT. I can achieve styles but keeping them proves hard because I sweat to the point of my hair being damp to soaking wet. Is puffing my only option?

  • cassburt88 says:

    I would like to see more information on creating a regimen for your particular hair. I also I'd like to see more about how to apply products. Like what type of products to use for styling(twists/outs, etc.) and how to apply them without making your hair frizzy.

  • Nisha says:

    I would like to see more information on how to spot heat damage. I thought my hair was nice and healthy and then one day (the day I decided to really get into the healthiness of my hair) I noticed the majority of my natural hair was straight and my "roots", like I had chemicals in, my hair were curly.

  • LoveZaporiah says:

    I would like to see more hair tutorials on Curlynikki.com. I can never get enough of those.

  • Anonymous says:

    Lol ive done all of tht stuff since i discovered curlynikki after seeing you on tyra lol but id really like to see more hairstyles and how to maintain them i love this sight and i justburned my fingers the other day attempting to wrap my head with a boiled towel:(

  • Kristen K. says:

    I would like to see more info on styles curlies can wear while on vacation or traveling to different climates.

  • Shanna says:

    I would love to see more of the healthy living, and healthy eating tips because I don't know if enough of realize how often we work out, what we eat, and how we take care of our bodies directly effects our hair πŸ™‚
    -Shanna

  • Niqui36 says:

    I would like to see more easy styles for children and product reviews.

  • M says:

    I'd like to see more ways to keep single strand knots at bay. I hate them sooooo much.

  • Avery says:

    more transition styles

  • Jasmine Mitchell says:

    More styles for shorter hair. I enjoy the interviews.

  • Nina says:

    I would like to see a special section just on protective styling.

  • Bonnie B says:

    I want to see more 4b/c naturals featured in the idols section. ,… and MORE GIVEAWAYS! πŸ™‚

  • Tommieg says:

    Nikki I would love to see some actual videos of you doing your hair. Its always nice to see the technique the each individual uses to get their twists and curls to pop! I need to see you do the famous twist and curl!

  • Tracey Joy says:

    I'd like to see more post in the health, wellness, fitness aspect of hair care. How food intake, water, vitamins and mineral affect hair grow from the inside out. We all focus on what we put on to our hair which is very important. Add the focus to what we put inside our bodies and how that affects hair, skin, nails etc. I'm liking this heat cap, very nice.

  • Kandyapple says:

    I would like to see my tutorials from those who have SL to APL, type 4, low density hair. When I try to emulate the styles of those with a lot of hair, it just never really looks as good. What are some of the go-to styles that the density-challeged ladies are wearing?

  • Monique Dorroh says:

    I would like to see more natural up-do styles. Even though there are a lot. I'm at this point where I don't know what to do. I'm tired of the old styles but I'm not sure that I can do the new styles. I need to see a lot of styles that are easy (I will do time consuming if it's worth it) and flawless looking.

  • Jivelene says:

    Most of the articles about hair color are about henna, indigo, etc. I would love to see more articles about natural who color their hair using other at home products. Which are best for your hair and testimonials from other curlies who use at home products other than henna/indigo and maintain their at home hair color with success.

  • Malisia says:

    I would love to see more updates from naturals from naturals who started their journey within the last year. It would be great to see their progress and have them share their experience.

  • Unknown says:

    Can we have more members stories. I can't get enough of looking at how other women wear their hair. And I love the stories

  • crimsonpeach says:

    I would love to see more thin density hair idols. Everyone raves over thick hair but I love to see great hair from a natural with a thinner density so I get ideas on styles/regimens.

  • JollyJoy says:

    Hey curlfriend! I would like to see more celeb interviews (Hannah Hodson aka Camille from Hawthorne), style tutorials (I'm not creative but I'm always inspired by the styles I see), and product reviews. Keep up the good work! I love this site!

  • Rica says:

    I really love the info your site has provided about henna. I would love to see more videos showing the process. I am a visual learner.

  • Unknown says:

    HELLO I WILL LOVE TO SEE MORE PICTURES OF STYLES EXPLAINING HOW ITS DONE, I MAY OR MY NOT BE THE ONLY PERSON WHO JUST RECENTLY UPGRADED TO A CELL PHONE THAT HAS THE OPTIONS TO VIEW VIDEOS, SO THAT WILL BE GREAT. I HATED EVERY TIME I ASKED A QUESTION ABOUT HOW TO DO SOMETHING I WAS ALWAYS DIRECTED TO YOUTUBE WHICH IS GREAT BY THE WAY, BUT USUALLY WHEN IM ON THIS SITE IS AT WORK AND I WASNT ABLE TO WATCH VIDEOS ON MY PHNE SO I WOULD HAVE TO WAIT TO TILL I GOT TO A COMPUTER AND HOPEFULLY I REMEMBERED WHAT I WAS SUPPOSE TO LOOK UP. THANKS!!

  • MsJboogie007 says:

    I would like to see more hair tutorials, celeb interviews, and features of everyday "naturals".

  • Lisa Michelle says:

    I agree with Tara J…I'd love to see more style tutorials! I'm pretty simple when it comes to doing my hair, but I love the fact that you feature lots of curly girls with their own unique styles (that I can find on YT as well) SN: I love my hair therapy wrap…love it and use it weekly so I think it's getting raggedy lol!

  • Tara J says:

    I would love to see more style tutorials. I think that would be very beneficial to a lot of people.

  • Unknown says:

    I'd like to see more styles for mid-length hair.

    Thanks

  • Sanni says:

    more on different types of textures and what product work best for those types

  • Kristian says:

    this heat cap looks so cool. i've hated sitting under the dryer SINCE FOREVER! wish i could find one of these around here in New Orleans.

    i would love to see more style tutorials. more of the quick ones, that are easy to master. this blog is already awesome though!

    love love love it!

  • Lacoya (thesupercoya) says:

    I would like to see….hmmm (what don't you already have LOL!)

    I would like to see more style tutorials, I suppose. I can never get enough tutorials. πŸ™‚ Love your blog!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love the site the way it is, cant think of anything additional I would need…when i have a question I go out there and always find the anwser

    Shae

  • Anonymous says:

    I would like to see more features from people with locs because I have locs and want to try different styles.

  • Unknown says:

    Hey Nikki,
    I would see read more celebrity features/interviews. Love reading about their struggles and learning how embrace their natural hair. I would also like to see your hair length feature.

    I also follow you both social sites and the forum.

  • My.Oh.Maya says:

    Hello Mrs. Curly Nikki (:
    Thanks for this giveaway! I would love love lovee to see a couple post about natural teens every once in a while!! Not a bunch.. but just a sprinkle of the teen naturals every once in a while. I'm 16 and love inspiration! Thanks for reading!
    (: Maya

  • Malisia says:

    I would love to see an interview with Andre Walker that discusses his not-so-stellar viewpoints on natural hair.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hey Nikki,

    I would love to see more interviews with men discussing their point of view with natural hair. Also, more salon roll-calls. There was a great video about a Brooklyn based salon and the stylist was knowledgeable, friendly, and was very relatable. After watching the video I was ready to visit NY from ATL. Eye candy doesn't hurt either!

    Erika

  • Anonymous says:

    It would be great to have more interviews with men about natural hair discssing their views and salons that specialize in natural hair. There was a great video earlier this year by a Brookyln based natural hair salon. I was so impressed with the stylist, I was ready to visit NY! Anyway, more featured natural hair salons and interviews with the stylists.

    Erika

  • TheDgyrl says:

    I want one!!! I'd love to see more stuff about… well – I pretty much think you cover EVERYTHING. lol

  • lyss says:

    Well, I would love to see more articles about YOUR hair. It would be great for you to do tutorials or even just post pictures of the different styles you do. I know you post some things on facebook and you also probably do not have the time, but I think posts about yourself have been lacking. Needless to say, i love the site and this is a great source of articles, opinions and everyday experiences with natural hair.

  • Elaine says:

    I love this, site and I have been a fan from the day I first found it and I love the styling tips and product reviews on here. I would love to see more scientific fact-based articles on natural hair which newbies, like I once was, can really learn about afro-textured from an unbiased source. Thanks for this giveaway Nikki!

  • LedByFaith says:

    While the site is already fabulous, I would like to see more articles on understanding your own hair…in other words, different tests to determine porosity, strand thickness….how to tell if it is protein sensitive or over moisturized. I know you can find this info all over the web if you search in different places, but it would be good to see it all in one place…especially a trustworthy one such as this. Oh, and maybe more product reviews with different people reviewing the same product and comparing their opinions.

    Now give me my heat wrap!!! πŸ™‚

    LedByFaith

  • hairscapades says:

    I would love to see more posts from you Nikki! And style tutorials! Oh, and maybe some more product reviews … that's the PJ in me talking … so bad!

    Shelli

  • Cecelia says:

    I would love to see posts on regimens for naturals who do "sweat intensive" workouts like bikram yoga. Twists are practical but I wanna be crrute too!

  • Kia says:

    I would like to see more celeb interviews & product reviews!

  • Openexpression says:

    I would love to see more "On the Couch" interviews. I would faint if I saw Corrine Bailey Rae on the site! I MUST know how she gets those gorgeous waves.

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to see more posts about you and your hair routine Nikki. I love seeing the celebs and Boogie of course lol but I'd like more posts about your hair, like the beginning.

  • Antoinette Miller says:

    I'm 17 and natural and I would love to see more featured on natural teens!!! That would be wonderful!

  • Cindy says:

    I would love to see product recommendations for caucasian curlies. My hair is frizzy, curly and straight all at the same time. I truly hate my hair, Nikki. Please help me! πŸ™

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • memi3259 says:

    I would love to see more product reviews. I just BC'ed and I want to try new products.

  • adelh says:

    i would like to see more celebrity interviews – like rachel true -and more hairstyles for professional situations – i'm a teacher, and a lot of the 'dos pictured are very nice, but not for a conservative school.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi, I would like to see more tutorials and product reviews.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love your hair and was wondering how you got it to be soooo shiny, now it makes sense. and now that i'm back at Howard for my second year (go HBCUs) its been hard because I cant use my huge hooded dry from home and I really need one.
    But from Curlynikki I would like to see a tutorial by you. There are post from others on how they do their twist outs but Ive never seen you doing one and I would love that πŸ™‚

  • Beze says:

    Simple. I would like to see more posts about, and from, CurlyNikki.

  • Chermia says:

    I would like to see more DIY videos and styling tutorials!

  • Channelle says:

    I would like to see more natural men… and interviews with them.

    Thanks.
    desirabletoot94@yahoo.com

  • gblogger says:

    This hair therapy wrap would be a great addition to my collection.

    I would really like to see more posts of different styles to wear with twist outs or bantu knots.

    Thanks! πŸ™‚

  • appreciate life again says:

    maybe it's here and i haven't come across…natural sista's over 10+ years…transformation pics…i was natural for almost 11 years and fooled around and permed it and it all fell out…now i'm starting all over..

    our journeys- pics and all…

  • Anonymous says:

    It would be nice if you could get Kimmytube on here love, love, her! She is the bomb! She is so knowledgble about hair care and overall healthy things.

  • Deondra says:

    Hi Nikki! I would love to see an article about what I can do about what I call the "hard hat blues". I have to wear a hard hat at work some days and I get up rather early for work. I don't have time to spend an hour on my hair every morning, but I don't think it's not long enough to wear twists. Any tips?

  • Brandi JusBnNappy says:

    Hey Nikki!!! I follow you on Twitter (@ChocHairAffair) and I'm on the forum ha! LOL… but truly, I'd like to see more interviews from men who are rocking their natural do's! I see many men with wonderful locs, afros/coil outs that look awesome!! I think that they need natural hair information as well and they have awesome insight to information from their view point. That'd be a nice addition to the site. Please do it πŸ™‚

  • Ashley S. says:

    i would love to see more UNIQUE style tutorials…maybe i'll stop being lazy and do one myself

  • KLW says:

    i'd love to see more product reviews, and tool reviews.

  • Anonymous says:

    I'd like to see more features from stylists in salons across the states – just in case I'd like to be pampered one day, I'd know where to go! I've been running into some "natural hair salons" that have no idea how to style unrelaxed hair in a healthy way {using products for curly hair, combing hair properly and gently, etc}

    Lenci B

  • Elina A says:

    Hi Nikki ,
    I would love to hear from curlies around the world and how their curly strands are viewed.

  • Rhonda C says:

    I love this blog! Nik, you have a great community of curlies! I have a few ideas to share:
    I would love to see more videos and tuts on hair care, styling, and transitioning.

    I also would like to see a fully developed section on caring for our children's hair (infants to tweens) since many of us are at that stage in our lives where we aren't just responsible for our own curly heads.

    Salon speak – it would be great if you could feature a stylist and/or salon. This section would give us in blogland an opportunity to post questions and also give the stylist an opportunity to hear from our natural hair community.

    Lastly, reviews on products, tools, and techniques across all hair textures (2 – 4's) would be a great addition.

    Thanks for doing what you do!

    ~Rhonda C

  • Lakechia says:

    I would love to see more tutorials and product reviews using some of the products featured on the site. I would love to also read reviews of the products won by the 31 days of natural beauty by Naturallycurly.com

  • TamekiaB says:

    I would like to see more video tutorials and pictures of different styles.

  • CurlyChellez says:

    I would like to see more product reviews from different textures/types of hair

  • Hurjurnee says:

    Hi Nikki,

    Thanks for the post! I would love to see more posts featuring hair idols who have been successful at retaining length for 5+ years. Now that I've been completely natural for 3 years, I need some more inspiration!

    Thanks in advance,
    Hurjurnee

  • Tai says:

    I would love to see more hair styling and hair recipe posts. Also, I love the product reviews.

    You're doing a great job so far! Keep up the good work!

  • Teneal J says:

    I would love to see video tutorials regarding styling during the "awkward stage" of natural hair as well as more hair idols. Thanks Nikki!

  • Mrs. G says:

    Followed you on twitter– I would like to see how to maintain protective styles for all facets of life (motherhood, work, weekend) and also tools that foster and nurture self-esteem for our friends that are attempting to go natural and struggle (fear, parents, mates, etc.)

  • Anonymous says:

    I would like to see more style options for wearing your twists in an updo.

    Joy

  • Tiki_Green says:

    Following on Twitter

  • Tiki_Green says:

    been a Fan on facebook

  • Tiki_Green says:

    Keep the tutorials coming

  • Kai says:

    I'd like to see more hair style type tutorials from Nikki πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi! I would like to see you do some OOTD posts. Thanks! Davina916

  • Nia says:

    I would like to see more stories on curly men and how they maintain their curls, especially if they are active.

  • Darcia says:

    I agree with several of the other posters – quick style tutorials, getting to know the popular you-tubers, seeing the affects of products on different types of hair, and technique. I have been realizing lately it is not all about the product but more about technique.

  • Anonymous says:

    Chantel R. you stated exactly what I was thinking! I totally agree with you…I'm in the same position (wigs and winter go together right? lol). I would love, love, more tutorials on professional hair styles, and winter styling, and what products to use!

  • MsJboogie007 says:

    I would like to see more style tutorials. Styles of all kind. Long hair, short hair. Protective, and "out" styles. Etc…I also enjoy the celeb interviews. Thanks!

  • honeybrown1976 says:

    As a long-term transitioner (15 months and two weeks strong, whoo-hoo!), I'd like to see more stories on other long-term transitioners and tips. I'm not bc'ing; so, I'd like to see more like me. Sometimes I feel alone or odd because I'm not bc'ing. It would really help and inspire me.

    Thanks!

  • Anonymous says:

    Chantel R.

    I am a college senior with a part-time professional job. I only recently began to embrace my hair since I BC'd. I would love to see professional styles for 4a/b beauties. All of the curlies in general. Also, I have never worn my hair in the winter. I usually just throw on a wig. lol. Winter hair care articles would a good addition to this amazing site.

  • Anonymous says:

    I would enjoy reading more articles on adoptive parents taking care of their African American childrens hair. I like the fact they want the children to feel good about themselves and their hair.
    Also, keep the celeb interview coming!

    FaycingmyFears

  • ATribitt says:

    I'd like to see more hair idols with short to med length hair. We can idolize more than just naturals with long hair!

    I'm really enjoying the increase in celebrity idol interviews so keep them coming!

    Maybe some "setbacks" or "what i learned from this disaster" interviews/posts? It's not always peaches n cream with natural hair. i'd like to know how someone bounced back from a not so great hair experience.

  • fitznikki says:

    I would like to see more post/topics about twa's and the in between stages. I also would love love love for you to do an interview with India Arie and Jill Scott. That is all ; ).

    I'm a facebook fan, my form name is fitznikki, and no twitter account not really into twitter sorry.

  • Charis says:

    With winter approaching, I would love to hear ways people care for their natural hair during those long months of cold temps, drying heat and winter hats and scarves breaking off ends and frizzing up everything (nevermind sucking out all the moisture).

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to see more Henna Treatments and photos, videos of transitioning phases. I follow you on Twitter @simply_cherille. I am a current transitioner myself! Hope i can win this i need this Hair Wrap πŸ™‚

    –Mahagony

  • Anonymous says:

    I would like to see more styles for those in a longer transitioning period. The styles work for a day or 2 then look crunchy. helpppp!!

    -Mo.Phy.

  • Jolie says:

    I would like to see more more articles about chicas who have big chopped and have really thick hair and don't know what to do other than a wash-n-go.(like me) πŸ™‚

  • Christian says:

    I've wanted one of these for over a year. Whenever I try to get it something always goes wrong. Still want one though. LOL

  • Jada R. says:

    I would like to see more features on taking care of my daughter's hair.

  • Winter says:

    I would love to see more twisting and protective styles for longer hair. I've been natural for 5 years now (hair is APL hallelujah from a 1 inch TWA), and feel like I've tried everything style wise. I'm going for waist length eventually, but am bored with my hair right now and have the itch to cut it. Help me hold out and grow out Nikki πŸ™‚ More inspiration would be appreciated.

    Off topic, has anyone ever did a dry twist out that got blown out by the window being down while driving? I did that yesterday on the way to work and started out big hair cute, but ended up finger in electric socket huge! Thank God for bobby pins…Help a woman out, what do you do do maintain your hair in hot weather (with no a/c and in the South)? Thanks!

  • Ciera says:

    i would like to see more receipes for us protein sensitive curlies

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Hey ladies!

    Those of you that want tutorials and frequent Youtube, could you send me nominations for the best of the best? I"ll feature those that you deem worthy!

  • MoreKinkyThanCurly says:

    I love curlynikki already but I would love to see more hair styling tutorials, especially updos. I would also love to see more Celeb hair, those are some of my favs.

  • Anonymous says:

    I would like to see more quick styling tutorials and product reviews. I also love the celeb interviews….keep those up too.

    And I gotta agree with Keanna….some Idris Elba wouldn't hurt. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks!
    Marion
    Forums: BraidsnTwists
    Twitter: Rkrgrl73
    FB: Marion Orr Franklin

  • Ezinwanyi says:

    Hey Nikki,
    I would like to see more tutorial styles for people with THIN & FINE hair, that is about shoulder length.
    Thanks.

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    dude Keanna! Idris Elba! Are you the same curly that responded to the prompt 'how would you use the oil if you won?' with- 'rub it on Idris Elba'?! I cracked up for days.

    HILARIOUS.

  • Keanna!!! says:

    i would like to see more transitioning tales. And spotlights on the routines of current long term transitioners…. and Idris Elba!!!

    #thatisall

    Keanna

  • Michelle1913 says:

    I would like to see more style tutorials as well…I'm like in remedial styling 101 and need some major help…Also, more tips on moisturizing and protection (especially the ends cause I always have a problem with it)…

  • Anne Hill says:

    I would love to see more product reviews on how a product works with different hair styles.

  • Angie says:

    Followed you on twitter! Would like to see more style and more mixing/recipe tutorials!

  • Nique says:

    I would like to see more quick styling tutorials and maybe some posts about dyeing natural hair!
    My name is MeekMonique on the CurlyNikki forums

  • Michelle @Radiant Brown Beauty says:

    Hmmm hoping to win this one!

    Would love to see more style tutorials on CN. I'm a hairstyle fanatic with little creativity πŸ™

  • Malisia says:

    I love the natural celebrity interviews. It would be great to see more of those.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous 11:37 – This is Anonymous 6:47- Thanks for the tip! I was twisting all the way down to about maybe a 1/4 inch, then twirling. I will try your method and see what happens. (fingers crossed)

  • Anonymous says:

    alot of the natural styles are cute but some r just out of their. thanks 4 the time 2 say wat was on my mind

  • Anonymous says:

    This is to answer Anonymous 11:37, instead of setting the ends with rollers, I do a bantu knot with the ends; just put hair in twists, and on the ends, about half -way down, twist the hair around itself to form a bantu knot. I think they are also called ZULU KNOTS. Also, not twisting all the way to the ends is important. Applying conditioner/oil to dry hair and twisting really works for my 3c/4a hair; I can do this for 2 or 3 weeks without wasing; want to try the heating cap set!!

  • Cherie says:

    Thanks for this post Nikki! I've been wondering how I was going to keep my hair moisturized while washing less (I want less manipulation).. I'm going to try this next week!

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous 6:47 – I'm Anonymous 11:37… After much experimentation I've come to the conclusion that the "n curl" part of the twist (or braid) n curl makes all the difference… I don't know if you have fine hair like me, but it keeps your ends stretched & moisturized so as to avoid those tangles. The key is to NOT twist (or braid) all the way to the ends, but to leave an inch or two loose. Until I find a way to avoid using rollers on the ends, i'll keep doing the braid n curl, because it gives me crazy volume and keeps my ends so shiny & moisturized. Maybe I just need to find rollers that aren't as hard & uncomfortable…

  • Anonymous says:

    @ Anonymous 11:37- I noticed the same thing with my hair also! Just last night I had to dust a little to remove the fairy knots on my ends. I just started doing braid outs and twist outs during the past month and all of a sudden these knots are popping all over the place. πŸ™ I keep my hair well moisturized and deep conditioned so I'm sure it has to be that. Any thoughts from anyone else?

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the post Nik!!! Also the Winter Hat is a great alternative Shellie! Thanks for that as well!

  • VonyΓ¨ says:

    Hey Nik,

    If you have time, can you do a photo journal of your new regimen?

  • Anonymous says:

    Anonymous at 11:32, Nikki recently posted (maybe 2 days ago) about how much better her hair is with a twist and curl. She wasn't getting the volume she wanted with a plain twist out. Nikki, you know what I find works great for generating heat and is super easy? A winter hat!! I tried to get your micro heat cap last year and, as you said, it was discontinued. The reviews on the other options weren't really that great. So, I never got one. So, if I don't have time to sit under the bonnet dryer for a DC, I put on my plastic baggie, sometimes I'll put on a satin scarf or bonnet (but not always), and throw on my winter hat. When I take it off, my head is hot/warm like I had on the bonnet. I love being able to DC with my own body heat! So, just wanted to post so people know it's an option.

    Shelli

  • Tiffany says:

    I will definitely have to try this. My hair is super dry almost all the time, so I need something to give it some moisture.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow, thanks for the tip, Nikki! I do have a question though… It seems like my hair only embraces the braid n curl. When I do a regular braid out, I experience severe tangling/knotting of the ends from twirling them. Do you still prefer twist n curls to regular twist outs? I would love to be able to achieve the same voluminous look without having to place rollers on the ends all the time (its a pain sleeping with them). Any help, from anyone, is appreciated…

  • Slinkyhead says:

    Ahhh I have been STARVING for a curlynikki hair post!

  • Tonya says:

    I do this too, but I thought it was just a great moisturizing treatment. I have noticed that my hair styles last longer. Interesting………….

  • Honeysmoke says:

    hmm, will try this soon.

  • Anonymous says:

    Novel idea! I'm on it.

  • Anonymous says:

    Just went to curl mart to order the heat wrap, cuz I know it will be sold out once everyone reads this post lol. Thanks for the tip Nik.

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