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Curly Nikki


By January 27th, 202170 Comments

a super moisturized chunky twist-out using Redken Butter Treat + Ouidad Hydrafusion on damp hair (10 twists)
So happy to be back home with Boogie!  One of us nearly sh*t ourselves from excitement! And by excitement I mean bad airplane food at the end of a 12 hour flight.  And by one of us I mean not Boogie.  


  • Anonymous says:

    got 2nd day hair – not that it was great (see above), but it looked just the same even after my scarf slipped off.

    Sill not loving the pixi-dust crap


  • Anonymous says:

    OK Y'ALL!

    Called my local Ulta and they had the Hydrafusion cream in stock. Grabbed purse and car keys and out the door I flew.

    Washed and applied it to my damp hair. My hair is 4-5 inches long with fine strands and medium density (scalpy). My hair is 4c – kinky coily and dry (yes – I said 4c – it's not a four letter word if you have 4c).
    I styled it in a TNC.

    Pros – smooth slip, great fragrance, good definition (that I spoiled with fluffing to hide the scalpiness)

    Cons – not as "soft" as I expected, but not EcoStyler hard either. Also, there's mica or some glittery pixi-dust crap in there that I didn't like. I guess it's for "sheen", but that's cheating!

    Temp 70 degress
    Dew point: 49

    Ulta has a two-day return policy on this, so unless I break out in hives overnight, this may be a keeper.


  • Anonymous says:

    Thank you Anonymous at 1:42pm for helping a sista out with the WANDA SYKES combination of all three (A.G Products) or two at a time. I gotta try this before I go on vacation to see if I want to take it on board with me. THANKS A BUNCH!!
    Allnatural1 (A.K.A. Michelle in TX)

  • Anonymous says:

    Gorgeous hair Nikki and Boogie!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Thank you all! I can't stop hugging and staring at her! She's getting big entirely too fast :(

  • Margaret says:

    Nik, you are too much! lol I hope you are feeling better. You can look at Gia and tell she had a wonderful time!!! The smile on her face is priceless. Your hair is incredible!!! Bless you and your family and I am glad you and your Husband made it back home safely!

  • Unknown says:

    adorable photo

  • Team Jacob says:

    lol Glad you are back are bloody funny! lol ha ha

  • marianela says:

    Welcome home! I love how cute your baby is. God bless you and your family.

  • EandJ says:

    Still laughing! Adorable baby!

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  • Breemimzy says:

    Your hair looks great! So much bling! Did you use the Redken Butter Treat as a leave in conditioner along with the Ouidad?

  • keisha says:

    @ Curlynikki…i've only used the AG fast food as a leave in.

  • hairscapades says:

    "I will not buy new products, I will not buy new products."

    Dang, y'all be really be tempting a wanna be reformed PJ!!! *lol*'

    Nik, Boog looks HUGE!! Okay, not huge, but like she got 6 months older in 2 weeks!!! Maybe it's just the pics?

    And, I nearly peed my pants reading about how you almost pooped yours!! LMBO!!!


  • Anonymous says:

    Below is a direct cut & paste from what AG emailed me. Hope this helps!

    Thanks for your email. Wanda Sykes loves to combine Fast Food, leave on conditioner with Recoil curl activator or for a slightly firmer curl she uses Fast Food with the Mousse gel. All the products in our curl category have amazing frizz fighters and conditioners that will help define and moisturize your curls. Fast Food is great as it provides all day moisture for your curls and leaves your hair soft and manageable. The main difference in Recoil curl activator and Mousse gel is that Recoil contains ingredients that encourage curl and Mousse Gel will define and support but not encourage. All of our products are colour safe, so don't worry about damaging your hair colour.

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  • Anonymous says:

    @CurlyNikki LOL at "I think we're hair cousins!" I believe we are! Our textures are very similar so I trust your judgement! Now you gon have me wanting to try this AG Fast Food! SMH! LOL! Where can I purchase it at? May have to go ahead and add that to the stash!


  • Anonymous says:

    The AG recoil is not thin, but not too thick either. A good balance (I thought) in between. Other reviewers indicated it left a slight white residue. That was the case if too much was used. I've only used it once, but plan to redo my hair this weekend. It's smells good and allowed the clumping I was in search of. It made my hair a little crunchy in spots where I used too much. That was easily remedied with some scrunching. I washed my hair, applied the AG Leave On, then the recoil to slightly dried hair, let it air dry a little (with no touching) for about 10 minutes, then twisted it. I'm currently rocking my twist out today (from Saturday) and plan to rock it until wash day this Saturday. Btw, that's twisted each night without my silk scarf. I am sleeping on my satin pillowcase though. I'm too going to purchase the AG mousse gel to give that a try. I read a couple of places Wanda Sykes uses all three products. I too emailed AG directly and they told me exactly how Wanda uses them. Good luck!! Hope it works as well for you as it is for me. Staples for sure….

  • watkinsabob says:

    random laugh of the day always brought to me by hahahah

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Thanks Tabitha! She was so excited!


    1,2,6 hexanetriol
    Butylene Glycol
    Dipropylene glycol
    Hexylene Glycol
    Phytantriol — enhances moisture-retention, increases absorption of vitamins, panthenol, and amino acids into hair shaft, imparts gloss
    Propylene glycol
    Sodium PCA
    Triethylene glycol
    Polyglyceryl sorbitol
    Potassium PCA
    Hydrogenated Honey
    Hyaluronic Acid
    Hexanediol beeswax
    Hexanetriol Beeswax
    Hydrolyzed Elastin
    Hydrolyzed Collagen
    Hydrolyzed Silk
    Hydrolyzed Keratin
    Capryl glycol
    Isoceteth-(3-10, 20, 30)
    Isolaureth-(3-10, 20, 30)

    glycerine and panthenol are the most common ones in my opinion! I don't use products that have glycerin and the like in the first 5 ingredients on the label. hth!

  • Tabitha Dantzler, M.A. says:

    Your hair looks fabulous and your baby looks excited to her mommy!! I enjoyed reading the updates about your trip to Brazil.

  • Lolo says:

    @CurlyNikki – what ingredients (that are considered humectants) should I avoid in my leave in products? Want to combat the high humidity where I live.

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    @Natural83, thanks for the deets! I'm glad you gave it a chance! And no I don't think I have tried the leave-in… but I may have to now! I think we're hair cousins?

    You should try the AG Fast Food underneath too… I like that it doesn't have any humectants in it and for some reason, I believe the Ouidad leave in does? And the last thing my ass needs is a humectant!


  • Anonymous says:

    via @CurlyNikki Natural83, so glad to hear you had a similar experience! How much did you use and how did you use it? I'm going on 2 months now I think… hair is always fabulous and moisturized!

    @CurlyNikki I used about a dime size amount on each twist. Have you tried the Ouidad Leave-In conditioner as well? Well, I used that as my leave-in and used the Hydrafusion on top of it to twist. I was sorta skeptical at first about the hydrafusion because I was thinking it was going to be more like a mousse and its sooo not like that! So glad I gave it a try! I live in Houston and the humidity here is horrible! If my hair survived a whole weekend, then Hydrafusion is definitely going to be one of my staple products for the summer!


  • Jasmyne says:

    I want your hair!

  • Anonymous says:

    You didn't shit yourself Nikki!?! HAHA! You are too funny. Kiss those cheeks for me!

  • Kimmie says:

    Your website is my fav hands down! I love the combination of natural hair, family life and lifestyle. Your little one is nearly edible! Thank you Nikki for sharing her and your life with us!

  • Annie L. says:

    Welcome back! Glad it was a wonderful holiday!

  • AquaCurls says:

    Nikki, glad to hear you made it back home safe and thank you for sharing your vacation with your readers. Sharing your experience has made me add Brazil to my vacation bucket list. :)

    Oh, and your curls…Awesome! I told myself last week I wasn't buying another product until September, BUT after seeing how shiny, soft, and fluffy your hair looks, I think I need to pay Sally's a visit on my lunch break. Shoot…there goes the rest of this weeks lunch money. Smh… :)

  • Anonymous says:

    I truly enjoyed watching your Rio adventures! Thanks for everything that you and for the fashion inspriation!

  • Anonymous says:

    I so enjoy your photos and trip descriptions! You have such courage – I don't know if I could ever do those things! LOL! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    About the hair – gorgeous!!! I went to Ulta looking for the Oiudad – so desperately seeking something/anything to make sleeping on rods worth it.

    Each morning I watch in amazement as my 4c TNC frizzes out before I get to work after a fitful night of tortured sleeping.

    My hair is so DEFIANTLY kinky – I am so tired of banded puffs after my fails!

    I wish you did video tutorials!!


  • Anonymous says:

    LMAO! You're much too much but I've definitely been there on the plane and there is not much worse than that. Hope you're feeling better and hugging on that little one!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    For those of you using AG Fast Food are you using it alone for a styler as well?

    at Pecancurls, thanks lady! I always appreciate reading your comments! Thanks a million!!!!!

    at anonymous 924, there are posts of the side and back of my hair around, just click through the 'my hair' tab. There's a recent one of the back of my wash and go.

    Thanks again ladies! xx

  • Keisha says:

    Boogie is adorable! Your hair is gorgeous! I bought the AG fast food and i love it! Tithe slip and moisture is amazing! Thanks for the review!

  • Pecancurls says:

    Nik, welcome back state side!! Thanks for letting me peek in on your fab vacay through your posts!! Loved it!! Your hair looks fab. Oooh, I think that Ouidad might be in my future once I save up enough duckets. :) Gia is too cute!

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful results of your twist out with that Ouidad cream. I'm on the fence about trying it. Your daughter is precious, enjoy her!

  • Anonymous says:

    What an adorable toddler, that Miss Boogie.

    Nice curls Nikki. I would like to see the back of your hair some time.

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Thanks ladies!!!!!

    Natural83, so glad to hear you had a similar experience! How much did you use and how did you use it? I'm going on 2 months now I think… hair is always fabulous and moisturized!

    anon 8:25- YAY! Tell me more about the AG recoil! What's the consistency like and does it leave you crunchy?

    And yes y'all, at 21 months, Gia is officialy a kid! She can say a on of words, including, 'wherego?' complete with a shrug, whenever someone leaves the room! Thanks again ladies!

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki…Thanks for the tip on the AG Fast Food Leave On conditioner. I purchased this while you were gone and even ventured out and got the AG Recoil. OMG!!! I NEVER write any reviews, but had to write this. My hair was remarkably soft (I couldn't keep my hands out of it), clumping was superb, totally moisturized and I whipped my hair back & forth the entire weekend. Love your site! Please keep up the good work.

  • mothereartha says:

    so freakin cute….i wish i could wear twist outs but in the heat my hair laughs at them…hardy har har. your hair looks fab.

  • Anonymous says:

    Welcome Back Nikki!

  • Anonymous says:

    Welcome back!

  • Anonymous says:

    Welcome back!

  • sugarthesky says:

    Aww she looks so precious in her hat!! Welcome back!

  • Love-on-Love says:

    Boogie is very, very pretty.

  • Unknown says:

    I LOVE the twist out!!

  • Shanay says:

    She is so cute. Welcome back!

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki, your hair looks fab! I purchased the Ouidad Hydrafusion and used it for the first time this weeekend, and guuuuuurl, you were right…this stuff is THE BOMB!!!! My hair did good all weekend and survived the humidity! So yes, I cosign your review on this product! Glad to see you are back in the USA!!! And OMG, Gia is such a cutie pie! She's growing so much!


  • Anonymous says:

    Glad you made it back, those posts were amazing I was always checking for the next adventure


  • L says:

    LOL! Hair looks great! Do you use Indigo Henna because your hair is such a rich black?

    I agree Gia needs a brother!

  • Carla R. says:

    What were they feeding Boog?! Looks like she grew overnight :)))

  • Anonymous says:

    LOLOL!!! Nikki, you are hilarious. Glad you're back in the states safely. Gia is adorable!

  • Devon says:

    Yaaay, Nik is back in the USofA!! How does it feel to be home girl?!? The hair, superb, the Boog, just as beautiful as ever and she's getting soooo big, so fast!

  • Rhonda C says:

    Welcome back to the US, Nik! Gia looks like she grew overnight!

  • Anonymous says:

    Your daughter is so cute

    Ashley L.

  • Anonymous says:

    I hate airplane food!

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  • Exhale1913 says:

    She is getting so big!!! Where is baby #2?!?! Imma need you and daddy to get on that, stat – hopefully you already did in Rio!!! She needs a playmate!!! #letsgetthisshowontheroad :-) PS the hair looks gorg!!!

  • Petra says:

    she is growing up so fast!!! welcome back love!.. hair looks fab… and sorry about the food thing.. :(

  • Yolande says:

    LOL!!! Aww Welcome Home!

  • Lola says:

    Oh My! Welcome home.

  • questlove says:

    aint nothing like being home… have fun with your babygirl

  • purplgirl48 says:

    Welcome back to the states. Glad y'all made it back safely.

  • Anonymous says:

    Gia is so grown! Love your hair and welcome home!

  • Anonymous says:

    Too funny!

  • GGmadeit says:

    Welcome back! Who is that big gurl?

  • LaShelle says:

    Sorry to hear the airplane food didn't agree with you. A long flight it NOT the place for stomach troubles. I just got off at 16hr flight from South Africa today. I thought they were gonna feed us to death! 3 meals and snacks galore. My hair will be patiently waiting for some TLC on friday…

  • Anonymous says:

    So funny…welcome back!

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