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Boogie’s Twist-Out & Other Shenanigans

By January 27th, 202155 Comments

Hola Chicas,

So Boogs is CurlyNikki 2.0. Our hair, despite the slight color difference, is so similar, it’s bananas. What I affectionately refer to as ‘Gia’s pretty hair’ (to which she softly tugs on it and grins) is so damn fine… it’s wavy up front, coily and frizzier in the back, dry as the Sahara and beyond tangly. Sound familiar? But despite it’s fine nature, it’s strong as mug… what my hair would be like without the years of prodding and torture. I love playing in it and I’m ashamed to admit that I often try new products on her… totally against animal testing, but baby testing *shrugs*.

Losing the war on single strand knots, I’ve been attempting to keep her TWA stretched… quite the feat when she’s constantly going gorillas. All the dancing, rolling on the floor, chasing Lady, being chased by Lady, hightailing it from me and running from daddy not only works up a sweat, but usually results in her twists unraveling before they dry. Plus, now that she’s familiar with the comb, I often catch her attempting to style her own hair… her favorite pastime when she’s watching me do mine. So yeah, my chances of getting Boog to avoid touching her curls is about as good as my chances of getting her to actually ‘go in the pot’. Yesterday, after running around the house with her pants and diaper around her ankles, I sat her on her new training potty. She kicked and screamed as though I told her she could never dance again, so I stood her up and she shat on the floor. But I digress…

The two-strand twists (done on dry hair w/ Qhemet’s Ghee)

Boogie's Twist-Out & Other Shenanigans
Boogie's Twist-Out & Other Shenanigans

The take down… not much stretch-age, but better than nothing.

Boogie's Twist-Out & Other Shenanigans
CurlyZebra sent me the cutest satin lined hat for Gia which should help with hat hair and the knots. Pics to come. In the meantime, check out G’s favorite accessories. A hat and scarf set from Aunty Gaye (aka Sweetdrk1) that she never fails to find, put on by herself and prance around the house. This is all day.

Boogie's Twist-Out & Other Shenanigans
…and when she’s grown bored of dress up, she places things in odd places… yes, that’s a goldfish cracker. I found her pacifier in
the sub-woofer and the remote in Lady’s food bowl.

Boogie's Twist-Out & Other Shenanigans

Edited to Add:

20 minutes after this post, Boogie pooped in the pot… first time ever! We danced and sang while she clapped. Grab a drink, grab a glass… it’s a celebration!


  • Karen Minors says:

    I use Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie on my son's locs and add a bit of EVOO! Your daughter is beautiful and I love her hair.

  • Anonymous says:

    Shea butter works WONDERS for my kids.

  • Jo Somebody says:

    Oh Gia! What a cutie you are! Hair idol in the making! She looks so much like you. I remember your post a while back about who she looks more like and I thought you then, but there can be no doubt now. The spit! The spit, I say!

  • Anonymous says:

    That little gia is to precious, and look at her hair so pretty. Congrats on the potty training.

  • Anonymous says:

    Walgreens has got alot of good ethnic products here in the Garden City,GA near Savannah,Ga area. I saw Talijah woods products, African Pride Olive Miracle Products, Hollywood Beauty Argan Products, Elastqp products, Cream of Nature Argan OIl products,Nunaat Karite and Nunaat Brazilian products, Twisted SIsta, and SHeamoisture Repair /Transition kit and Curl and Shine Kit all of these at walgreens who knew. ALso Organix shampoo/condish bogo free products and the full line of 12 different sheamoisture product line.

  • Anonymous says:

    Yay! She pooped lol ๐Ÿ™‚

  • OloriOba says:

    Aaaw, Boog!!! Where has the time gone? Weren't you just born? WOW!! She is such a cutie and I can just tell she is a character, lol!! nice!! Love this site, it's become my daily fix!

  • Anonymous says:

    Love it, love it, love it – these posts are exceptional!!!! Look at that beautiful curly hair and those lovely chubby cheeks! Thanks for sharing!

  • Anonymous says:

    hitting the imaginary like button

  • Anonymous says:

    I love that back shot of Gia's head, all them curls!

  • Anonymous says:

    LOL at her pooing on the floor!

  • Anonymous says:

    Waiting on the book Nikki! These stories are priceless forreal.

  • Anonymous says:

    Stop the presses! Boog is using a toilet?! Where has the time gone?!

  • leesicam says:

    She is so stinkin' cute. My mother would love to get a hold of her cheeks

  • Anonymous says:

    Awwwww, that first pic is just too adorable—love the Boogster and those stories—I see a book in the future…"My First Year With Boogie"

  • Anonymous says:

    And yay for Boogie! She's growing up so fast!

  • Anonymous says:

    OMGoodness! Adorable and hilarious story!

  • hairscapades says:

    Nik, you may want to try that grease on her hair!! If you remember on that post, a few mothers mentioned that it was the only thing that worked on the hair of their little ones and my friend said the same thing! She tried coconut and Vatika oil and nothing … some Dax? It was the magic bullet! And, I have to agree with Anon @ 12:45, she is looking more like your hubby every day! She is an absolute doll and I love the hat and scarf!! And, as almost everyone said, LOVE the Boog stories!!! I still like the hair ones, but your Boog stories and pics bring a smile and chuckle every single time!! And sometimes, that's what one needs most!!


  • Anonymous says:

    WooooHoooooo, Go Gia, Go Gia, it's yo birthday! You can do it (again) in the potty. Yippee, yeahhhhhhhhhh!!

    Allnatural1 (Michelle in TX)

  • Shellbell says:

    You have to STOP with the beautiful baby pics b/c I'm getting baby fever over here! Only joking, but she is seriously adorable and I really do have baby fever!

  • Anonymous says:

    LMAO! Funny story Nik. I'm curious about the rest of her regimen as well, do tell!

  • Shak says:

    Yay Boog!!!!!!

  • Anonymous says:


  • Levone says:

    Too funny! Thanks for giving me my laugh for the day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    @ Natural Dija, maybe we need to email one another… I haven't conquered the dryness but I'm getting close. I'll do some posts soon, but as always, it's been trial and error. Boogie's hair, like mine, seems to like a few silicones.

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Thanks guys!!!! She's a RIOT!

  • Shaun says:

    Her curls are perfection! Precious! Thanks for sharing her with us!

    Cyber Aunt Shaunie

  • Anonymous says:

    Too cute!

  • Anonymous says:

    I needed that laugh today! baby testing>>> #dead

  • BlueSkyPinky says:

    AWWH soo CUTE…always enjoy your funny stories of the Adventures of Boogs. Happy Holidays

  • Anonymous says:

    I like these posts better too! Your stories are classic. Boogie is too cute, she looks just like you and you both have beautiful hair!

  • Rhonda C says:

    I think you have found your next calling. Start a new blog …natural hair care for toddlers…hmm?

    Love, love, love these post *dare I say better than hair postings*

  • Anonymous says:

    Congrats Boogie!

  • Jay-Jay says:

    YAY for GIA!!! To poop in the pot before peeing…..she is just too much for me. She better go ahead with her bad self…!!!

  • Jada07 says:

    Go "big" girl, go "big" girl, Go!!

  • Tiff says:

    These are my favorite CN posts handsdown. I love the little Boogie adventures!

  • BlondeByDesire says:

    Too cute!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hahahah! I can't stop laughing especially at Boogie shatting! She is such the character and looking more and more like your husband. Adorable!

  • Tasha says:

    Hilarious! Especially the potty training piece. Love it. Thanks for the laugh, Nikki.

  • Unknown says:

    How old is your daughter? I have a 2 year old and I have the same problems with finding a product that will keep her moisturized. I say Kendyl has the hair from the devil(lol), her hair is thick and tightly curled and she doesn't want me to comb it either! If you have tips or advice to share please do and your daughter is the cutest little thing ever!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks so much for the post. I have been feeling crazy about using products on my one year old. Makes me feel better!

  • theUncommonBeauty says:

    She is sooooo cute!
    It seems like she brings much joy to your life ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    So adorable!

  • keisha says:

    absolutely adorable! was just thinking where is our gia update! thanks for sharing!

  • Pecancurls says:

    Love the pics!! Like her mommy, her hair is beautiful. That Qhemet is da' bomb. Waiting for the Dec sale. No potty tips, except to be patient. Each kid is different and at some point it "clicks" for them. You seem to be taking it in stride and keeping your sense of humor and that is key for all parties involved. Love that hat!

  • Anonymous says:

    I swear I could look at these pictures all day. The one of her with the goldfish is too much. Have a good day!

  • Anonymous says:

    Gaye made that hat?! I want one!

  • Anonymous says:

    Gia is the cutest and your the best story teller! I love your baby adventures. Her hair is coming in nicely. Keep up the good work!

  • TiAnna Mae says:

    That hat and scarf set is beautiful! What a blessed baby girl and mama too!

  • DiJah says:

    dead @ "chasing Lady, being chased by Lady" lol.

    Nikki I love your stories, thanks so much for sharing. I hope if/ when I have mine, I can have entertaining experiences like this lol.

  • Anonymous says:

    Loving the twist-out ๐Ÿ˜‰ Please let us know if you find the solution to the dryness etc. I have the same issues with my 20 month old son's hair. I recently cut it thinking that it would make things easier, but no, he still likes to roll his head on EVERYTHING (sofa, carpet, my leg, pillows etc.)SSKs for days! Oh, and whenever there is a comb or brush in the area, it ends up in his head….good times!


  • MissCurly says:

    too cute

  • Ashley M. says:

    LMAO…your stories are classic!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Yep… apparently the 5 dollar baby phones we buy for her aren't good enough.

  • Anonymous says:

    Love the photos! Is that an iPhone 4 that she has????

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