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What is a Bad Hair Day?

By Curly Nikki 17 Comments

How we Talk About Our Own Hair by Naeema of Rebellious, unmanageable, nappy, untamed, unkempt. These are just some of the words I hear people use to describe their own hair, and it’s usually not meant to be positive. This is what makes us look for so-called “miracle products” for our hair. I’m even talking about those of us…

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I Big Chopped- Raven

By Curly Nikki 10 Comments

Meet Raven… Big Chopped to the tune of India Arie’s ‘I am Not My Hair’, and loving her new look! CN: When you first chopped, what were your thoughts and feelings? How do you feel now?When I first Big Chopped I was so excited. I just took out my braids, which I only had in for a month (those itch…

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Finally In Labor!

By Curly Nikki 329 Comments

Hola Chicas! I’m coming to you bedside from the Labor and Delivery ward!!! Finally, right?! I started having awful, timeable and frequent contractions last night around 11pm (after crying for 2 hours because I feared I’d be pregnant forever) and was unable to fall asleep. So what did I do? I got up, slowly made my way to the shower…

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I Big Chopped- Isabel

By Curly Nikki 8 Comments

Meet Isabel… 2nd time Big Chopper and not feeding into any negativity. CN: When you first chopped, what were your thoughts and feelings? How do you feel now? I did my first Big Chop in 2004, but my most recent chop was on April 23, 2010. I was pretty anxious about the big chop this time because I never had…

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What’s Your Exercise Regimen?

By Curly Nikki 30 Comments

What’s your exercise and corresponding hair regimen?CN writes:During my pregnancy (from the 2nd trimester till the last few weeks) I walked 2-3 miles, 7 days a week. Although I have a treadmill, I walked many of those days outside. It kept the swelling at bay, my back feeling great and my weight gain under control. Whenever I finally drop this…

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Exercise and Natural Hair: A Match Made in Heaven

By Curly Nikki 26 Comments

Maria of To Be A Naturlista writes: I’m willing to bet the number one concern, or at least in the the top three, among the online black hair community is hair growth and retaining that length once gained. There are countless threads, blogs, vlogs and groups challenges dedicated to getting hair as long as possible. Women have admitted to swallowing…

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Show and Tell- Fierce Friday

By Curly Nikki 9 Comments

Hola chicas!It’s that time again! The images below are of CN readers at their flyyest…at work, on the town, and with the fam. Showing us all that natural hair is not a fad, it’s a way of life…an extension of our beauty! Click on the images to enlarge them: Aalima This pic was taken on a Friday morning in May,…

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Curly Attitude

By Curly Nikki 14 Comments

Curly Attitudeby Krista I’ve been natural since I was twelve, but I’ve only worn my hair curly for about eight years. During this time, I’ve noticed that my attitude or personality changes depending on whether my hair is curly or straight. Now, this may all be in my mind, but I feel that I carry myself differently depending on how…

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KinkyShea’s Health and Fitness Tip of the Week

By Curly Nikki 9 Comments

Super Food of the Week: Flaxseed With an abundance of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, the warm , earth and subtle nutty flavor of flaxseeds have become increasing popular in the diets of many health conscious consumers. Flaxseeds are available year round in the form of whole, ground, as well as in oil form. Flaxseeds are slightly larger than sesame…

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Self- Concept Thursday!

By Curly Nikki 13 Comments

Hola Chicas, It’s that time again! Remember that an affirmation can help you replace a negative thought (ex. I’ll never find love) with a more helpful positive one (ex. I’m worthy of love, and I will find it in time). By using the power of positive affirmations and by repeating them, you can recondition your brain and change how you…

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