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Rio Outtakes and a Giveaway!

By January 27th, 2021228 Comments

and the winner is…… 
Erica S!

Email me ( ASAP w/ your address!


Rio Outtakes and a Giveaway!
There’s monkeys in the trees! Like, lots of ’em. And they’re really friggin’, ridiculously super cute! #IWantOne
Rio Outtakes and a Giveaway!
smoothing and twirling wet frizzy curls (7 a.m.)
Rio Outtakes and a Giveaway!
the same wash and go later that day (1 p.m.)

I’ve missed the glorious, highly textured results of my wash & go,
but the single strand knots and difficulty achieving anything but dry,
flattened out, tangled ass curls by day 3? Boo. Bye. I ain’t got time
for that!

But really, the look rocks and I plan to pull it out for special occasions and in high humidity conditions.  In the meantime, I’ll be twisting it up! 

Rio Outtakes and a Giveaway!
Rio Outtakes and a Giveaway!
 Gifted House of Dereon dress

other swimsuit looks/coverups…
Rio Outtakes and a Giveaway!Rio Outtakes and a Giveaway!

Rio Outtakes and a Giveaway!
Rio Outtakes and a Giveaway!

shirt-Gifted from House of Dereon
shoes- DSW (old)
yellow monokini- ArdenB
other Monokini- Target

Continuing our restaurant tour via Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Food, we went to Oro, a gourmet restaurant in Rio and got the Iron Chef treatment!Everything on the menu was prepared with ingredients from the Amazonian Rainforest and the best thing? There was no ‘ordering’, we ate what the chef felt like preparing! #ImGoingBroke #ImMCHammer

Rio Outtakes and a Giveaway! 
 That’s (1) Acai cone, tapioca, smoked filhote tartare and fruit nitro, (2) garlic and onion, and (3) pork belly with a jabuticaba sherry vinagerette #huh

Rio Outtakes and a Giveaway! 
Baru Nut and Basil Pesto
Rio Outtakes and a Giveaway! 
 Suckling Pig, corn medal (aka, really moist corn bread) and peanut milk
Rio Outtakes and a Giveaway!
Chef Felipe Bronze
And we’re done.

We had a great time traveling, learning and making new friends and plan to do it again soon!

One final giveaway for y’all!
Rio Outtakes and a Giveaway!
see that scarf I’m rockin’?  I bought like 5 of them… they’re HUGE, versatile and so chic.  Like, hair scarf, sarong, neck scarf, skirt versatile!
Below, tell me how you rocked your hair to the Memorial Day BBQ and tomorrow I’ll choose one curly to win a Rio De Janeiro Sarong!  The contest closes at 9pm EST tonight, May 28th. 


  • Unknown says:

    beautiful hair

  • Michelle B says:

    Gorgeous hair, gorgeous dress and dope swim suit.

  • EandJ says:

    I missed the giveaway but I rocked my locks in a high pony in a sun dress. My daughter had braids into a high pony

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Thanks for the sweet comments and for your participation ladies! xx

  • Anonymous says:

    with the heat, i sometimes wish i could do wash n go…but oh well i had a uber cute twist out


  • Anonymous says:

    It was hot, but because my hair was out from the previous day, i had the most awesome twist out for memorial's day….since finding the right products my twistout last for days now!!!!!!!!!

  • Tish says:

    Kinky Kurly wash and go!

  • Spokenheart says:

    for my memorial day festivities i picked my hair out and rocked a huge disrespectful ass fro

  • Anonymous says:

    Girl, I see nothing wrong with your hair in a wash n go! I think you're anti-real kinky hair (even though you feature everyone but the most favorited seems to be those of the softer variety), it's always got to be this bi-racial textured look. As far as knots, with soft hair, all you have to do is re-wet it along with conditioner and the hair will unravel itself.

  • the mending of a broken rib says:

    Rocked a wash and Go and it was pretty fantaboulous!

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki, everything you wore seems to be "gifted". How can I get into that action?

  • JP says:

    I rocked my transitioning hair in a faux bun using marley braid hair. It matched my wavy kinky hair perfectly.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hey Nik! I wore my absolute FAVORITE style, a twist out to the cookout I went to yesterday. It was blowing in the wind, and I loved every second! πŸ˜‰


  • Anonymous says:

    Hey Nik! I wore my hair in a simple twist out to the Memorial Day cookout I went to. It was hot as a mug in TN, and my hair held up great!

    Once it gets longer, I look forward to doing more updo's. But until then twist outs and I are tight. πŸ˜‰


  • kaye_munchi says:

    I wore my old twist out in a high puff.

  • Kara Simpson says:

    I rocked a finger coil set that is almost 3 WEEKS OLD!! I threw on a cute headband, fluffed and went about my business. πŸ™‚

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  • Dale says:

    I rocked my curly afro;0

  • Fallon B. says:

    For Memorial Day Since It Was Blazin' Hot Here In Chi-City I Decided To Pin My Mini Two Strand Twists Up Into A Faux Fro Hawk Style To Avoid Any Hair Being In My Way While Chowing Down On Some BBQ!:)
    Love Your Wash & Go's Btw, You Always Look So Fierce!

  • MzGray says:

    I rocked my hair in a shingled do with SMCES and AIAN Smoothing Gel, turned out great Im gonna try that again soon!

  • Nikki Y says:

    I rocked a 4 day old twist-out that was big and fierce!!!

  • watkinsabob says:

    definitely a wash and go. Its too hot for anything else!!

  • A. says:

    I rocked the HECK out of some twists on memorial day! Old Trusty. Ambyr A.

  • Curly Chic says:

    Wash and go boo!

  • LDennis says:

    I added a little heat for a silky flat iron! I'm a part of team #it's my hair to do as I pleas πŸ™‚

  • sugarthesky says:

    I rocked a 6 day old twist-out that's now a little fro! It's wash day tomorrow πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    I had to work today, at a hospital. I rocked a 3 day old twist out which I re-moisten and banded to stretch. it was big and fluffy and I loved every minute of it. Even as it got bigger after walking in 90 degree heat.


  • Adrian Bolden says:

    I went 2 a BBQ and I did 4 twist on both sides of my head to make a mohawk! I then used Tresmes Naturals and water to make my curls POP!! Lol!! Thank you!

  • Chavelle says:

    Hey Nikki. I rocked my very hot Memorial Day with my hair in twists with one side flat twisted back. You take great pics. Do have an instagram or have you considered getting one?

  • Anonymous says:

    A super hot Memorial Day–it was 93 degrees in Chicago–I wore my hair in a French roll!
    Your travel photos are awesome, keep 'em comin'!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hello Nikki, enjoyed a family outing at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse. I'm wearing a twist-n-curl. My hubbie can't keep his hands out of my hair today.


  • Tabredmond says:

    Well Nikki my hubby is a vet and today was his day but unfortunately we did not get to BBQ because Im working a full 16 hour day today however my mom did come up (on my request) to watch our 21 month old son and to cook my hubby a good old fashion country cooked meal of Collard Greens, Fried pork chops, Corn bread, Fried green tomatoes, and his all time fav Pecan pie. So my hair was really the least of my worries but I did happen to rock a much loved afro I took down my two week old mohawk sprayed it with some leave in conditioner and water and put a rolled up head band around it and rocked it nappy yet happy

  • daydreamer says:

    My hair was in an awesome braided fro hawk style that I've been rocking for the past two weeks. It was on it's last legs, so I jazzed it up by putting a pompador in the front !

  • Charnelle says:

    I'm still went with my trusty braid out with a glitter headband πŸ™‚

  • ebonylatrice says:

    I'm a newbie w/ handling my transitioning hair is a bit difficult. These days I'm rocking a bun, and today I rocked a high bun with a fancy headband!

  • Unknown says:

    I changed it up and surprisingly, I got a lot of compliments :)….After wearing my hear in a bun for about the last 6 months, I did two strand twists a few days ago. My front pattern is really loose so the roots don't look twisted anymore. I decided to use this to my advantage. I tied my edges down 1 hour before I had to leave. On my way out the door I pulled my hair back in a clip, half-up half-down and put a leopard print scarf on and slightly pushed it back. Apparently it looked better than my usual style πŸ™‚
    Rudy W.

  • Anonymous says:

    I wore my hair in a headwrap because my blowdryer wouldn't work yesterday. My BBQ was a burger and fries at Five Guys cause I don't know how to grill.

    Nicol C.

  • Tjohnson says:

    I had way too many drinks pre Memorial Day so I had to rock a puff! Lol!

  • tjb says:

    Rocked a braid out!

  • Zings says:

    easy breezy wash and go!

  • momo93 says:

    I have flat twists in the front and bantu knots in the back.

  • LMcKnight says:

    I rocked my curly TWA, after FINALLY having the "big chop" this week! Loving the new me and my new found freedom! πŸ™‚

  • melanie says:

    After washing the smoke from grillin, I did a low puff

  • Tara-Lea says:

    Day 2 wash and go ponytail.

  • Anonymous says:

    Day 2 wash and go ponytail.

  • BritBrat says:

    I am an "army brat" stationed with my parents in the Washington DC Area where it was steaming hot(97 degree heat index!!!) for Memorial Day. I decided to forget about how hot it was going to be at the local parade my family attended and undo my two strand flat twists to rock a wavy shoulder length style a la the style Shanti from Around The Way Curls wore her hair to their CurlDaze event. Yes I was HOT, and yes my curls began to lose some wave in the heat, but overall it was a good wavy look and I will be able to maintain it for about two more days if I take care at night. I had an outstanding Memorial Day where the work of those who serve our country was reflected upon and celebrated. I am very proud to be a member of a US Army family!

  • Anonymous says:

    raquel rose

    in a high, chic, messy bun with a cute scarf

  • mimi says:

    Decided on a last minute Wash and Go for the DC memorial day parade. It grew and by the end of the day I ended up pulling it up to a puff.

  • aroundthewaycurl says:

    Well, you inspired me to try my first wash and go. I ended up looking like Doughboy from Boyz in the Hood, so braided it up and rocked my braids under a hat. When I got home I took my damp braids out and tried my curlformers for the first time. I'm in love and I have found my summer look. I have my curlformed (made that up) hair in a 'nikki bun'. Thanks, Nikki!

  • Bridgette D says:

    I rocked a 4 day old braid-out and it was as big as the summer day is long!

  • Tiffany P. -Cali says:

    I rocked a BAA (Big @$$ Afro)! We spent the weekend at a friends & I blew out my mane expecting her to braid it up for me, by the time I got through braiding her hair, I was too hot & tired for her to do mine, so I just decided to be FREE. My husband is always begging me to wear it out, he finally got his wish.

  • Avillacorta says:

    Great Memorial Day weekend. I rocked a wash n go puff all weekend and I think today the 3rd day my curls were the best. This was my first time wearing a wash n go and I so adore this style now!

  • BMimzy says:

    I rocked a twist out and then pulled it up for a puff! I love my natural hair! Now off to dc with two new deep conditioners. So excited!

  • MochaSoul says:

    I am spending my day with my husband who is a member of the US Navy and our son rockin my twist out….he loves my hair and all its curliness!!!! Happy Memorial Day!!!!

  • AshleyRae says:

    Memorial day BBQ?! I wish! I was driving from Virginia beach back to DC. But my hair was too fly to stay plaited up under a scarf so I untwisted it while sitting in stand still traffic and rocked a twistout all the way up I-95

  • Raygan says:

    Wash and go TWA for the morning. And now it is deep conditioning with Bee Mine bee u tiful conditioner. Gonna leave in all nite and rinse out in morn. πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    I rocked two strand twists with a huge floppy hat.

    Myeshia U.

  • HerAndHerHair says:

    well I'm rocking a TWA. Yesterday I did a wash'n go and styled with Eco Styler gel, and today I sprayed with water and oil mix ran my fingers through it and rocked on :-))

  • Anonymous says:

    I got my hair straightened last Friday so I could get my ends clipped. Needless to sat, I rocked my hair pinned up with a clip under a mesh hat :-). Too hot!

    -Clarise C.

  • Dana says:

    First – Nikki your wash and go is the

    Second – For Memorial Day I wore a twistout sidebun w/ a flower. It was entirely too hot and muggy in the STL for BIG hair.

  • Janele says:

    Today I played catcher to my husband and son. I wore a nice head wrap and kept it moving.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Nikki,
    You and your hair are so BEAUTIFUL!God Bless.

  • Anonymous says:

    These site is becoming more about modeling/fashion pics and less about true education and support of natural hair outside of the forum post. Logging on is starting to become a disappointment!

  • Natural Sunshine says:

    Flat twisted up do. Loving the protective style!
    Siobhan S.

  • Lola says:

    2 day old twist out, still highly textured.

  • An Aspiring Natural 318 says:

    The hubby and I stayed in yesterday & today. My hair is still two strand twisted from my wash day Saturday night. I will untwist for work in the morning.

  • Maria says:

    No BBQ – just relaxing. Easy breezy two strand twists pinned back on one side for me today.

  • Unknown says:

    Today i wore my day 3 hair (W/G). yep you guessed it, it was frizzy with this Texas humidity. but i can rocked it. It is a high pony securely tied with a green and white scarf to match my shirt.

  • Niky says:

    Rocking a 3rd day twist out (which is an accomplishment for me and my fine curlies…) pinned to the side with an awesome twistout bang with a cute blk & white polka dot scarf to add some flare πŸ™‚

  • bonni says:

    My hair?! A day old wash and go that never went…thrown up on a "bun" with a headband…don't judge me.

  • Unknown says:

    I live in Jacksonville, FL so I had to weather storm beryl this memorial day. So I spent the day indoors with my hair in my satin bonnet enjoying my veteran husband and kids. My twist out will have to wait until tomorrow.

  • Quaneasha W. says:

    Nothing special. A day old twist out.

    -Quaneasha W.

  • Engineering Natural Beauty says:

    No bbq for me either. But I am traveling and currently rocking flat twists!

  • iveyluv3 says:

    Wearing a twistup with the pompadour.

  • Nece says:

    I rocked a fab twist out…it was my best twist out ever!! =]

  • Anonymous says:

    Rocking two day old twist out <3 the site-Nadine M.

  • BETH says:

    I have my hair in a set. It is getting hot here in Detroit, so I don't want any weave hitting my neck. Saturday night, I washed and conditioned my hair with an egg and she's conditioner. Anywho, I braided my hair, rolled the braids with perm rods, and let it air dry. My hair is really one day curly. Since it's longer in the front it is falling to the left side, really cute.

  • Anonymous says:

    Letitia S.
    No BBQ, in Louisiana it's the crawfish boil! My hair is in twists because the juice can get real…it'll be just right for a twist out when it's time to board the plane back to Atlanta.

  • Shea Bogle says:

    No BBQ for me and my husband. We're going to see a sweet baby girl in the hospital then food shopping! Whoopee! I just washed and twisted my hair so it's fly. I'm sad that there isn't a BBQ to show off my mane but oh well!

  • Aitza B | Petitely Packaged says:

    Took my flat twists out and rocked a bad twist out. First time wearing my curls since I got it flat ironed and cut! Loved it!

  • Puritee says:

    I call mine "Brain on Top"…wash and go curls slicked forward and locked down with side combs and situated nicely to the front left side of my head:-)

  • Blane says:

    I'm wearing a sew in as a protective style with some of my hair out in the front. So I fluffed my weave and added a headband and out I went for the day.

  • yannikki says:

    No BBQ today, just shopping to accommodate my new accessory…baby bump. I did a wash and go and it was cute for a whole hour now it's shrunken to about a quarter of the length.

  • Anonymous says:

    Picked out afro! I feel amazing and that sarong would make things even better!

    Shellie H.

  • Kudos says:

    Bantu knot out on mini twists, with a scarf tied in a big floppy bow on top!


  • SillyRabbit says:

    Today I'm rocking a 2nd day twistout in a puff. In the front I did a flat twist to the back that kinda looks like twist bread πŸ™‚

  • Asha says:

    [drools over the food pics…catches self & wipes mouth to reply] lol.

    I just finished a set of yarn braids. Just finished, as in 4am just finished, so my BBQ look is them half up, half down. And I am feeling quite cute (and accomplished, haha).


  • Unknown says:

    No barbecue .. but I'm still making my hair work for me! =) just finished my wash n go…that took forty five minutes? lol. . . beauty comes at a price, I guess. πŸ™‚

  • Ladybug says:

    Unfortunately, no BBQ for me and the Hubs…we are spending the day with our beautiful baby boy in the NICU!!!! But next year it is on and poppin!!!! I am rocking an old WnG, that I have tucked and rolled on the sides. Happy Memorial Day!!!!

  • Aliya says:

    Hey Nikki!
    I am rocking a wash and go that with my shrinkage looks like a twa!! Later I am going to do my bi-weekly henna gloss so I am not pressed to look cute at the moment. Glad you had a blast, thanks for letting us peek into your adventures. Have a blessed and safe trip home to Boogie πŸ˜‰

  • noodles727 says:

    I'm rocking a twistout.

  • CurlyChellez says:

    I didnt go to a BBQ :(, but my hair is currently in a weave as a protective style…the fro wont debut until my bday lol

  • melmorgan4 says:

    I am wearing a twistout with a colorful scarf around the crown.

  • Steph...In Motion says:

    90 degrees outside. O_o Ran my hair under the showerhead, slathered on some Qhemet Moringa Tree leave in and some Honey Hyrdating Balm. Fro kept my hair off my neck. Thank you shrinkage!!

  • Karen says:

    I wore mini-twists to my church's picnic. They're literally in my hair all the time, because they're not fussy. And for a college student, that is ideal.

  • TTsGurlBB says:

    I wore my hair in a high puff with twist out bangs. So easy and carefree!!

  • Unknown says:

    So I did not exactly get a chance to go to a Memorial Day BBQ:/ Ive been stuck working but I thought in the spirit of the holiday I would still do my hair for work!! Ive been transioning for about 10 months now and have finally got rid of all my relaxed ends!! (YAY ME) so I have finally been able to rock a super cute wash and go!! Ive been complemented on it all weekend! I LOVE the look and its perfect for the summer:)

  • iri9109 says:

    The heat & humidity is cray! My hair wasn't cooperative so its in a bun lol

  • chcoann says:

    Braided up and loving it :")

  • Char says:

    No MM barbecue for me. Just fed and chased my three kids and six of their water-gun toting friends around. Did a blow out about four days ago and it's still going strong, even through the water fight. – Char

  • Anonymous says:


    I wore my hair in pin up twist with a nice feather headband

  • Wendy says:

    I'll be rocking one big flat twist, side braid with a fluffed out old twistout.

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm rocking a three day old twist-out to hit up this pool. I revisited Carols Daughter Healthy Hair Butter and Loc Butter to achieve the best twist out thus far! Now, three days later it is a little less defined and wild…just how I like it πŸ™‚ Happy Memorial day to my fellow service members past and present!


  • Anonymous says:

    oh the comment above is mine zainab s rocking my braids

  • Anonymous says:

    my hair was in beautiful box braids! I styled it in another big braid and left it to do what it does best -make me look good! πŸ™‚

  • Elaine D. says:

    Two strand chunky twist out all pulled to the side with fun flower accessorie πŸ™‚ Rocked it!

  • Anonymous says:

    For Memorials Day I rocked my hair in a no heat roller set right from a wash and deep condition. It's very hot here so I'm wearing it close to my head. Earrings and lil make-up and we're OUT!! (SMILE)
    Allnatural1 (A.K.A. Michelle in TX)

  • NoIsmSchism says:

    I am rocking my hair in a wash n' go with FSG for the first time!! And lovin' it!!

  • RebellePuella says:

    A day old Bantu Knot out, 3 flat twists on each side, and (for added texture) a twist out for the hump in the front…im about 5 months post relaxer nd these styles fool everyone!! πŸ™‚

  • curlychefrobin says:

    Today, Memorial Day, I'm rocking the cutest updo based upon a video I saw on your side. It's flat twisted up all the way around with single twists falling beautifully at the top. Super cute! I am cooking EVERYTHING so I needed something easy yet fierce!

  • Unknown says:

    Wash n go on my twa! Rocking the nachel lol

  • Chrissythenurse says:

    I'm rocking low puff with a decorative Head band!

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm rocking a 2 day old twist out and it looks fabulous! Joy

  • Unknown says:

    FIRST Wash and Go! We shall see….

  • Anonymous says:

    I am rocking double french braids.

  • Anonymous says:

    Erica C. Said…Four Bantu knots… Celebrating and deep conditioning at the same time.

  • Anonymous says:

    Desiree' M.
    I'll be wearing a twist/braid out later today when the food, folks, and fun begin!

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm rocking my very 1st wash n' go using the curly girl method

    Brooke B.

  • QawanDee says:

    I'm rocking a old twist out in a high bun!

  • LadyVero says:

    Happy Memorial Day! Rockin a WnG on my bigger than a twa.

  • Alice says:

    I rocked a completely blown out fro with a pompadour ^_^

  • Netta T. says:

    I want to go to that restaurant now. That food sounds good!!
    I wore braids that I did after my cowash yesterday with a black beanie and big colorful earrings. πŸ™‚
    Simple, cute, and protected!!!

  • Chimsom says:

    I'm wearing a cute afro puff!:)

  • Quite says:

    cornrow updo with twisted out bangs #humidtyproof

  • Ivorie W. says:

    I did a blow out/slight straighten of my hair last week. I hate flat hair so after a few days of Texas heat it's "puffed" up to where I like so I'm rockin it today!

  • Tareace says:

    I rocked a braid out after I henna'd my hair. Loving it!!!

  • Chic says:

    Adding Rio to my bucket list! My curls will feel at home there.

  • Penni Brown says:

    I'm sad to see the vacation is over. I loved travelling to Rio through you! I am rocking my mohawk in a wash and go today. Ultra short sides in tight little curls and long middle is in ringlets. It was too hot for much fuss today.

  • Unknown says:

    I rocked a rwist out to my cook out yesterday…funny thing, I'm not going out today and i love my twist out 10x more lol of the irony of natural hair!!!!

  • i_heart_tori says:

    Hey Nikki,
    I am sporting a curly afro via untwisted coils! This style saved me from creamy crack-lol!

  • Kenya says:

    Nikki, girl I love that blue long dress. I want a closet full of them by the time summer is over. They are officially my go-to dresses for this summer. The hair: Wash & go curly 'fro! That's how I've had my hair all weekend. πŸ™‚

  • DiscoveringNatural says:

    Love all your pics. I decided to rock a curly "transitioning" fro puff! It's in the late 90s .. hot …h-o-t!

  • B. Bass says:

    I pulled an old twist out into a high puff at the front of my head. I looked like a cute mushroom!

  • Just Call Me Dr.KJH says:

    I rocked my hair in a curly bun on the top of my head! It's too hot to have hair all in my face and on my neck lol!

  • Candace4life says:

    Wow your hair and the outfit looks really good. But onto the dinner part, was that all that the chef made? because that was might skimpy. I would have left their still starving lol…. I'm not doing anything to my other than reuntwisting the 2 strand chunky twists and applying more cantu shea butter cond w/ wgo in the yellow bottle and putting twists back in the hair. It's been raining here in Ga, suppose to all week ):.

  • katd777 says:

    2nd day wash & go pulled up into a huge puff.

  • JessLuv says:

    Happy Memorial day! I am rocking a pomp with a beautiful turban purchased at Claire's on sale 2for$3!!! I have received SOOO many compliments today! I call it my "I LOVE LUCY" look! πŸ™‚

  • Kyra says:

    Wash and go. I cut my hair into a twa.

  • Ti'ana Branham says:

    Happy memorial day! I pulled my wash and go hair up into an up do with a butterfly clip, flat twisted the front bangs and let the rest of my hair hang however. Very easy and breezy for this warm/humid SC weather!

  • Anonymous says:

    I am wearing chunky twists.

    ~ LOLBrittJ

  • Ronda says:

    I didn't do anything special to my hair…simple twist for having fun in the water!

  • Unknown says:

    You rocked your hair the entire trip Nikki!!! Fabuuuuuulous!. I revisited the wash and go with this awkard not short not quite medium length for Friday and Saturday but for the bbq yesterday I had to do a few chunky twists on the old damp wash and go and rock that…a hit, with less shriinkage!

  • karonda says:

    Happy memorial day! I'm in Myrtle Beach with my soon to be hubby! It's extra hot so I'm rocking a pony puff with a couple cute curls hanging down!!

  • DYTG says:

    I rocked my hair in a low pony, curled at the ends. Still looking cute to beat the heat.

  • LFarro says:

    I was inspired by your wash and go. Watched some YouTube videos, got my products (of course I needed new ones :0) and worked a wash and go all weekend!

  • sheenadesiree says:

    Ive been wearing a slick bun with middle part using quemet Amla and Olive heavy cream !! my have summer hair style.! super easy and tres chic !

  • Anonymous says:

    I undid my two strand twists & put it up in a big rocking puff. Dasssiiiit *Mauricio voice*
    Jamie R

  • CollegeGirl says:

    Today I'm rockin' a high bun made from an epic twist-out… but I kinda want to try that ponytail trick Naptural85 does… #decisions

  • Faith says:

    LOL @Sweetdrk1 and @Cecelia hudson!!:)

  • e says:

    I'm wearing super fab fly Updo with a combo of cornrows and twists

  • nigerianprincessXD says:

    Flat twist updo and a yellow sundress!!:)

  • Faith says:

    Rokin a cute updo by 160days2lose2!!

  • Tracy says:

    I know you've been saying it for years…but I had no idea that your hair was so 4a/3c…I've always considered you to be more 3c/3b-ish. But I see that 4a poppin with your wash n go. Love it!!

  • Tomeshia McKenzie says:

    My hair is in a twist-out pinned and flat-twisted over to one side.

  • precious c. says:

    Two French braids with a diagonal part will be cooking and sweating no wash and go for me

  • Unknown says:

    I twisted my freshly washed hair and then twisted it up into an updo.

    Stania J.

  • Darcia says:

    My finally getting the hang of a wash and go.

  • Marquita says:

    Well I'll be having a barbecue here with family and packing for my move soon…so my hair is up in a banana clip soon to be a bun!

  • Natural Beauty says:

    Today, I'm rocking Naptural85's lazy day wash and go.

  • Marcia says:

    Protective stylin it all the way with some individual braids (a la Miss Celie!)!!

    Love your WnGs but my hair is the same, looks nice but the SSKs and tangling is just OC.

  • Kris says:

    Rocking a twist out a & a sundress today πŸ™‚

  • Seazons says:

    I just pinned the sides of my hair up and headed to the pool for some fun with the kiddos…

  • Sherome says:

    I just finished taking out an almost perfect flat twist out.Planning on spending the day with my boyfriend and living it up today!

  • JackieC says:

    Rocking a super fierce 3 day old twist out! Oh, how I love old hair!!

  • Cecelia hudson says:

    8 inch FRO on arrival now its 4 inches and still shrinking. LOL

  • Anonymous says:

    Rocked my hair in a freshly washed ridiculously curly Pineapple, (which was kind of an accident) to the cookout at my parents house. πŸ˜‰

    Tia. N

  • marianela says:

    My hair is in a chic head wrap like in this YouTube video by pweetybambie and this is how I am rocking it tomorrow too, I will be enjoying this style all summer long when my hair needs some rest from the sun :)!!!

  • hairscapades says:

    That dress is gorgeous Nik!! So pretty! Your hair really is so curly!! The TnCs really do stretch them out a lot! Love your hair any way you wear it though:)!!


  • Sunshinecurls says:

    It's hella hot! So I rocked an old twist out into a high puff! Keep the heat off of my neck!

  • NIqui36 says:

    My hair is in a twistout that was done on hair stretched out with curlformers. I love it as you can really see my length!

  • GGmadeit says:

    Shelbey and I both rocked WnG but hers got all
    The attention those girls were poppin!

  • Anonymous says:

    Today I'm wearing my hair twisted and pinned up on one side and in the back and the rest is out free from two strand twist. #tohotforhaironneck

  • HolisticLifeRN says:

    Nikki, I love how you represent us skinny girls! Anywho, my locs are just down with my shades acting as a headband throughout the day

  • misskim says:

    I am rocking a wash n go shook out puff…jersey has been hottt!

  • Erica S says:

    I rocked my hair in a wash and go. More like a curly Afro.

  • Latoya L S says:

    I worked yesterday so my hair was braided under an asymetrical wig with Chinese bangs. It was hot but I made sure to wear a satin cap under it. Trying to retain length!

  • honeybrown1976 says:

    I have a twist out placed in a messy bun and topped with a stretchy headband.

  • Kweezie says:

    I am do my wash n go inspired by a YouTube guru….I mean I plan to be in the pool all day

  • Patrice H. says:

    I am sporting fresh twists for a protective style.

  • Bianca says:

    Cute big bun right on the top of my head! Helps keep the sweat off and shows off my beautiful summery face ^_^

  • Juss Gorgeouss says:

    I live in MS & it's too hot to breathe outside, so I'm rocking big twists under my bonnet.

  • Kimberly T says:

    No BBQ for me, but I'm wearing my mini twist. I heart them.

    Kimberly T.

  • Carla says:

    Luscious twist out!!!

  • Carla R. says:

    I kept it simple this Memorial Day Holiday since it's kind of warm in the DC area and today marks the 7th month of my transition, so I try not to manipulate my hair too much! I'm obsessed with the high bun look (so simple, so elegant and so cool in the summer), but my a hair is literally cut in a bob right below my hairs PLUS I'm transitioning so I have shrinkage. I added some gel to dry hair and created a high bun with kinky type hair that I had left over from a photo shoot. It turned out perfect with the dresses that I wore this weekend…the textures look natural and I received tons of compliments. I'm now on day four of my high bun style and plan to wear it until wash day sometime this week πŸ™‚

  • Athena says:

    No cookout for me. So my hair is staying in twists until tomorrow when I'll rock a twist out.

    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

  • Candi Re' says:

    I'm rocking a fresh chunky twist out today! As for my outfit a maxi dress with sandals

  • questlove says:

    today is a laid back day for me because we have nothing really planned but lately i just been rocking my lil curly fro and so farr im liking it since my hair isnt too long yet i can rock the fro with lil tangles!

  • Andrea A. says:

    Was rocking some cornrows that I undid and turned into a cute braid out πŸ™‚

  • Tamera Adjei says:


    Locs pushed straight back with a headband to hide flyaways, and untwisted new growth.

  • Fatty B. says:

    You are so cute, Nikki!!
    I wore my hair pulled up in a puff with a hump in the front. I was manning the grill, so I wanted to keep my hair simple & off my face πŸ™‚

  • srednov says:

    Rocking a twist out on an old wash-n-go. I really didn't like the turn out but my hubby and the rest of the fam thought it was awesome. #guessIwaswinningafterall.

  • Maureen Myrtil says:

    I'm going to rock a bomb flat twist out and most importantly killer confidence to shut all the naysayers who had something to say about my hair a year ago.


  • Anonymous says:

    Yay! I'd LOVE a multi-purpose scarf!!! Today I'll probably pin up my twists and find some accessory to tie the look together. Thanks.

    Monica S.

  • Anonymous says:

    Just Now waking up and I'm seeing it's suppose to be in the 90s today which means its going to be a wash and go day with my homemade leave-in and nothing else for my favorite Uncle's cookout. My fam likes how my hair shrinks into TWA anyway.

    Jasmine B. of MD

  • Taja C. says:

    I rocked a side ponytail (that was a result of a three day old twist out) under a was super cute because instead of doing the traditional one ponytail I did two ponytails, one atop the other, to give the illusion of one big fluffy, voluminous ponytail #winning

  • Anonymous says:

    This is the last day of a wash n go (like day 7) that has morphed into sort of a puff. Tonight I'll wash n go again for another week.

  • Davina916 says:

    I'm rocking a wash-n-go today. I used to call it a wash-n-no because I didn't like the way it looked. Thanks!

  • cocobutter75 says:

    I'll be wearing all that I can achieve being a newbie which is a WnG, unless I can convince my teenage daughter who likes playing in my hair to coil it. Happy Memorial Day Nikki.

  • Shani says:

    I am rocking week old cornrows

  • Anonymous says:

    Its been hot this week in VA, so I have been rocking two strand twists in updo's. This weekend I had a roll tuck and pin style with my twists and added a flower for the cookout

  • Shani says:

    I am rocking my hair in cornrows.

  • Anonymous says:

    Novelyn W.

    No BBQ today, but I'm rocking a large twists today with a brown bandu (headband)

  • Francesca says:

    I've rocked twists under a turban for the past two days. Haven't decided if I'm going to realease the twists or do another day of protective styling. Either way, I will be rocking a pair of the fiercest earrings and my new favorite summer lipstick. Hope you all have a great day!

  • Alyssa B says:

    I'm rocking a really old twistout, which turned into a shrunken dry afro, which will turn into a moisturized stretched out afro/chunky twist out! (after I put these chunky twists in)

  • Cheree says:

    I'm rocking a puff from a four day old twist out

  • OKMommy says:

    Its been hot here in OK so my finger twists are perfect. I'm on day 4 and still getting compliments :). In addition to keeping me cool, they look better the older they get.

  • January Blue says:

    I'm rocking a fly dry bantu knot out today!!!

  • Misti E says:

    Hanging with my hubby & in laws…hair in twists pulled into a bun with a jersey headband!!

  • iashley7 says:

    I rocked a luscious, thick bantu knot out. I took a pick to those roots and really.gave them somethin to talk about. #bighair

  • VAshortnsweet says:

    I spent all weekend braiding my hair into kinky twists for the first time. It worked out nice and i'm pleasantly surprised!! πŸ™‚

  • TruPoeticSoul says:

    I might trying doing a twist out since my TWA is not so TWA any more! πŸ™‚

  • Tamisha H says:

    I rocked a twist out that later on became a big Afro from the heat and humidity. But I loved it!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I hit the beach this memorial day wkend with Senegalese twist in a high bun πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    Great swimsuit looks Nikki! I have been sleeping on House of Dereon; you make their clothes look really good!! I will have to revisit!! Thanks for the posts; Rio is on my bucket list!

  • Dionne says:

    I'm washing a fly wash n go on my fly twa:)

  • M says:

    Flat twist updo with bangs. Got tired of combing my hair!

  • BCopher says:

    Rocked a wind swept WnG for the beach bbq. Water and a squirt of conditioner and out the door!

  • fournaturals says:

    thick two strand twist pinnned up with a scarf wrapped as a headband. easy peasy.

  • Helen says:

    A twist out.

  • Stesha says:

    Ha! I'm rocking a wash n go too. My hair is finally growing out of the TWA and I should start twisting…. but today it's a wash n go.

    Hugs and Mocha,

  • LifenotesEncouragement says:

    i am determined to win something since you are my twin in my head – for memorial day: twist out.
    i had it pressed for my trip and i'm finally washing, dcing, the whole 9 yds…by this afternoon it should be good to go.

  • Seychelle says:

    A high pouf with twist out bangs.

  • kisha says:

    flat twist updo

  • Unknown says:

    i did a fabulous updo with my protective styles and wore some cute earrings to match!

  • Regine! says:

    Right now I'm rocking flat twists in the front and my afro in the back. Its super cute and fun.

  • Nikki says:

    I am transitioning so everyday is either exciting or frustrating dealing with my mane! However, yesterday I co-washed, followed with Leave-In, Shea butter, and oil and twisted, twisted twisted.Untwisted today and The results were fantastic!!! I was so impressed and pleased with today's results. I'm just hoping I can repeat with the same look of trying to blend the two textures YAY!!Trying to stay encouraged πŸ™‚

  • J. Frank says:

    My lazy self rocked the same old five day wash and go.
    I'm going through closing on a house, so as far as my hair, it's on Sweet Brown status. #aintnobodygottimefodat

  • estelle says:

    No BBQ for me because I'm working BUT I'm sporting a day 2 wash and go for my patients πŸ™‚

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