**BLOWS CANDLES OUT** Happy anniversary to my beloved natural hair. How long has it been? Three glorious years. On June 26, 2009 I walked into the salon and had my hair chopped off. It wasn’t until April 2011 that I actually told my “big chop” story here on CurlyNikki, and now I’m back again to reflect and reminisce. Looking back, the journey has been nothing short of amazing. My hair is healthy and my afro is fierce.
Life gets hectic but I always make sure to find time to give my kinky curls the TLC it wants and needs. This summer is all about length retention and maintaining moisture.
-ACV rinse every other month
-Co-wash approximately every 10 days.
-I leave an oil mix in overnight (much like a pre-poo). It makes my hair easier to detangle and it’s much softer
-Wash with Hello Hydration Conditioner
-Apply castor oil to wet hair
-Let it air dry some before applying my whipped shea butter and twisting.
I leave my hair in twists most of the time. I re-moisturize/re-twist once a week to prevent fuzzy twists. I apply a small amount of oil to my ends every day because it’s very important to protect them. I sleep in a satin bonnet on a satin pillowcase.
If I need to get fancy, two stand twist bantu knot outs are my go to style. Since my hair is already in twists, I spray them with a mixture of water and aloe vera gel to give it a damp feel (curls are more defined when my hair is damp). I give myself about 15 knots and let it dry (usually overnight). I take them down, style and leave the house looking FIERCE!!
Herbal Essence Hello Hydration
Whipped shea butter (shea butter, EVOO, coconut oil)
Aloe Versa gel/water mix
Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner
I keep things simple because I’m a very busy lady and I live on a college student budget. I love Curly Nikki and the natural hair community. Keep encouraging healthy and natural hair growth ladies!
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