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Snip Snip- Keeping the Shape Tight!

By January 27th, 202154 Comments
Snip Snip- Keeping the Shape Tight!

So I was hella excited to find out that my STL stylist would be in NYC
during my visit for the E.P.I.C. Tracee meetup.  I called ahead to make
an appointment but it wasn’t until she arrived at my condo that I
spontaneously decided to forgo two inches.  So after a quick wash and a
very light diffusing, she began snipping away at my undefined, damp
hair and I can’t lie, I was scurred. I’m talking Michael Richards at an NAACP meeting scared. As she grabbed what seemed to me to
be random sections of hair, and as I watched tuft after tuft fall to the
floor, my first reaction was to morph into a super diva. I mean, it was like this- 

But after
talking myself down, I was able to think clearly and rationalize… one,
she’s a professional, two, it’s just hair and it’ll grow back (charge
it to the game) and three, it would make for great blog content either
way!  In the end, she killed it and I couldn’t be happier.

Snip Snip- Keeping the Shape Tight!

Snip Snip- Keeping the Shape Tight!Snip Snip- Keeping the Shape Tight!
Snip Snip- Keeping the Shape Tight!

Product combo in the above pics-
I intended to try a new gel today (Curl Junkie) but didn’t remember until my hair was already styled… such is life.
I did however try two ‘new-to-me’ instant conditioners for detangling- Tresemme Naturals and Suave Humectant.  In the shower, I split my hair in two and applied Tresemme to the left side and Suave to the right.  Both had tons of slip, provided moisture and gave great definition, but I’ve gotta give this round to Tresemme.  I’ll most definitely be adding it to the rotation. 


  • Jessica Coletrain says:

    Nikki Did THAT!!!!!! GORG

  • Jessica Coletrain says:

    Love Tresemme Naturals Smooth and Silky! Good and super cheap, I purchased it from the local Dollar General

  • SavanahRae says:

    Love the shape!

  • Safarascurls says:

    I love the cut! I'm only 14 months in and I'm still trying to figure out how to get my hair to fluffy on top. My husband keeps requesting that. My thin crown is just not cooperating.

  • nicthommi says:

    Ditto…beautiful shape and volume and it's the kind of thing that grows out quickly precisely b/c your ends are so healthy (but I personally think it's a keeper!!)

  • Jae says:

    Lovely cut! <3 Marie!

  • Abstract says:

    HE HH has such amazing slip but if I leave it on too long it begins to irritate my scalp ๐Ÿ™ I kept trying it, convinced that the conditioner couldn't possibly be the culprit, but I had to let it go. How unfortunate.

  • Kudos says:

    I use the moisture one its Avocado and something…when I was restocking a couple weeks ago, I was tempted to try one of the other ones, but I was like "Nahhh, gotta stick with old faithful!"

  • Derika says:

    I LOVE your hair! It is the BOMB! I have been hearing so much about Tresemme Naturals and now I want to give it a try. Suave Naturals just doesn't do anything for me except cause build up. Thanks for the brief review!

  • Rela says:

    All three are in big white bottles. ๐Ÿ™‚ They have different little color strips on them–"moisture" has a gold strip, "volume" has a red/magenta strip and "smoothing" has a blue strip.

  • Positively Jewls says:

    Nikki, that cut is the business, that volume is absolutely ridic! Your stylist did an excellent job.. Don't we all want to turn into paranoid divas when we see the hair hit the floor :)…but when it's done by the right person it's worth it.

  • Blair says:

    "I'm talking Michael Richards at an NAACP meeting scared"–LMBOI!!!!!!!!! Nik, you are so silly!!! How about Donald Trump at a hair convention scared? LOL!

    I LOVE Tresemme Naturals conditioner to pieces, it never fails to leave my hair moisturized and soft, and you cannot beat the price. Your haircut is so fab!!!!

  • LBell says:

    I've decided "charge it to the game" is my new favorite phrase. ๐Ÿ™‚ I recently gave myself a much-overdue trim and accidentally made my front right about an inch shorter than my front left. Lesson learned: If I'm going to trim it myself, don't trim it loose; do it in small twists instead. Like you said, though, hair grows back. Isn't it a great feeling to have a haircut done well? Yours looks amazing.

  • LBell says:

    Thanks for this tip. The Nourishing Moisture placed a distant second to my beloved HE HH. When it runs out I'll try the Curl Hydration. Thinking my hair just likes cones and that's just how it be…

  • Hilary B. says:

    that's such a nice cut! love the shape and volume it gives you

  • Brittany says:

    Tresemme Naturals is the ish!!

  • CurlyNikki says:

    you'll love it and the price is so right

  • Angela B. says:

    Love the cut, Nikki! It looks awesome on you. Thanks for the info on Tresemme Naturals. Always wanted to try it out. I'm looking for a good detangling conditioner.

  • CurlyNikki says:

    ooooh, if I had to guess, I used the Nourishing Moisture (white bottle?). I'll check later and report back! I had no idea there were three diff kinds!

  • CurlyNikki says:

    coming soon!!!!

  • CurlyNikki says:

    Same here!

  • CurlyNikki says:

    Thanks Davina!

  • Davina916 says:

    Looks great!

  • Kudos says:

    Tressemme Natural is like the best conditioner ever! The first time I used it I was hooked

  • Shannon says:

    OoOoOoH!! Never heard of that one…looks like I'll be picking up some goodies after work lol

  • keisha says:

    your cut is DA BOMB!! Marie is talented! Umm..where is boogie bday bash post?!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rela says:

    The hair looks fab! I want that cut. Which Tresemme Naturals did you use? There are three- "Radiant Volume," "Nourishing Moisture" and "Vibrantly Smooth" (I can only find this one in Ulta stores).

  • CurlyNikki says:

    Ha! Thanks!!!!

  • hairscapades says:

    LOL!! Awwww, then just for you Nik;).

    (p.s. I already saved the pics to my Style Inspiration folder!!;)

  • CurlyNikki says:

    had to google that one boo! Thanks chica!

  • CurlyNikki says:

    Thanks Gwenn!!!!

  • CurlyNikki says:

    Thanks Megan M.! Don't be scurred!

  • CurlyNikki says:

    I'm loving it!

  • engineeringnaturalbeauty says:

    I just tried the Tresseme Conditioner this weekend, and I'm sold. It's my new go to DC.

  • Megan M. says:

    Girl I knew you would love tresemme naturals my favorite rinse out conditioner. I heart your hair I need a shape up but I am scurred! Lol!

  • Jo Somebody says:

    sehr gut!!

  • Gwenn4ya says:

    Love the hair Nikki! Ok, at least you have to length to cut and mold into a beautiful style! Shape it is!! I would of been scurred too!!!

  • H.SWABY says:

    Nikki in Jamaica the would say u Hair Cut BAD..tht means it look Hot. Love the first pic. Really show the Cut never mine scurred …lol

  • CurlyNikki says:

    Thanks Yasmin! My sides grow fast and that's actually what I wanted shaped up (cause they hung super long… so long I'd pin them back) but Marie cut it all! My hair doesn't grow evenly either so you're not alone chica!

  • Yasmin says:

    Your hair cut is hella cute! How do you get your hair to grow (mostly) even? My hair is always much longer in the back and right side, despite many cuts/trims….

  • CurlyNikki says:

    Thanks Gaye!!!! I still can't believe how unbelievably soft both your and Shelby's hair is!!! OMG! Like butter!

  • CurlyNikki says:

    Thanks!!!! Good luck on finding a fab Toronto stylist!

  • Gaye Glasspie says:

    You already know I love that hair! The cut just makes it that much more GORG!

  • Hamlish says:

    I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!! My next goal is to find someone in Toronto who can CUT!

  • CurlyNikki says:

    Thanks Shelli! and, um, don't touch your hair! I live out my super long hair fantasies through you!

  • hairscapades says:

    Nik, the cut is just RIDIC!!!! OMGosh … I'm salivating!!!! It's just so curly and full and perfectly shaped. I'm saving this picture to take to Tameeka @ Christos for when I decide my curiosity about how long my hair will grow is satiated and I feel like a big change!! LOVES IT!!


  • CurlyNikki says:

    Thanks LJ! That was my first time using it and for the price it gets 5 stars! I'm impressed! Definitely up there with Hello Hydration and Aussie Moist.

  • L J says:

    I love tresemme conditioner. Your curls look great. I hope my hair can become as beautiful and healthy as yours.

  • CurlyNikki says:

    thanks Rhonda!

  • CurlyNikki says:

    lol! #TeamJohnnyDepp over here too! And thanks girl, no idea about the straight look, but I'd imagine it would just looked layered. No plans of straightening any time soon!

  • Rhonda C says:

    She killed it ~ dead! I love the volume, shape and overall look! #twosnaps

  • Ludny Charles says:

    now you know I love me some Johnny Depp and that Edward Scissorhands clip was necessary lol. The cut is very cute…I def love the shape. Now when (or rather if) you straighten it will it just look layered? Nonetheless super chic.

  • CurlyNikki says:

    Curl Hydration… hmmmm… never even heard of that one! CHECK! I'll pick it up on my next trip out ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks chica!

  • Tashacu02 says:

    If you loved the naturals, try the curl hydration. It's my absolute favorite conditioner next to Oyin honey hemp. Lol! And your cut looks FABULOUS!!

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