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Lauren- A Story of Transition

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-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I was a long term transitioner (9 months) because that’s how long it took me to mentally transition. I began transitioning on accident (I put in micro braids to grow out a hair cut) and I wanted to make sure that I was ready to go natural before I chopped….

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Monica- A Story of Transition

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-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I guess I was a long term transistioner. I cut all the perm hair off about 2 years after my last perm. The reason for the length of time was that I never even considered the “big chop”. I had damaged my hair many many times before, and had always…

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Ebony Majesty!!!!!

By Curly Nikki 3 Comments

-How long have you been natural?I’ve been natural since June 2008 but stopped relaxing in December 2006. I planned to transition for two years but I had an overwhelming urge to get rid of the relaxed ends ASAP! It was so liberating and I can honestly say it’s the best thing I’ve done for my hair, I love it! I…

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BiggHair!!!

By Curly Nikki 4 Comments

-How long have you been natural?I have been natural a bit over 3 years.-What is your regimen?WashingI wash my hair usually one time a week. Lately I have been using a solution of ACV and water that I squirt onto my hair and scalp. I scrub my scalp and I also gently rub my strands. I find that I don’t…

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MissNorway!!!!

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-How long have you been natural?I have been natural for a week. I BC’d on October 18, after a 1 year transition.-What is your regimen?Like with my transition, I have kept it very simple and I think that has contributed to my growth over the past year.I love conditioner washes, which I do every day, sometimes twice with whatever conditioner…

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In case you missed this… Amazing Poem about Natural Hair

By Curly Nikki 3 Comments

As you know, I always ask our Naturally Glam-Natural Hair Idols the same question- What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?! Check out how ISAKE responded to that prompt: The love affair I am having……. Each caress of this rendezvousConfirms society’s plan for mySelf-hatred has been foiledFingering roots of rugged coilsMy hand hypnotically drifts downwardStroking the length Of extensions…

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Whitney-A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 3 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I transitioned for about 5 months. I could have gone longer, but I hated dealing with the two textures at once.I just really wanted to get rid of my relaxed ends. I was also asked to be in my best friends wedding in early August and I wanted enough hair…

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Lingo, Shmingo :)

By Curly Nikki 6 Comments

I’m sure that to some, the abbreviations and jargon I (and hair idols) use may be a bit perplexing. Here’s a list of commonly mentioned ingredients/techniques/abbreviations, that you will run across on CurlyNikki.com and other hair sites: 2nd day hair– Hair that looks good (at least decent) when you wake up the next morning…you don’t have to do much before…

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Ariel- A Story of Transition

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Today Today Braid-out during transition Perm rods during transition Flexi rods during transition -Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why? I was a long term transitioner. I grew my hair out for 16 months before doing the BC. My relaxed hair was a few inches past my shoulders, so going from that to short kinky hair…

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Journey to Natural

By Curly Nikki 20 Comments

Many of my faithful readers have requested information on transitioning from relaxed to natural hair. I have no direct experience in this process (although I’m well versed in literature out there), and so I’m reaching out to you guys! If you have recently BC’ed (Big Chopped), are currently transitioning or natural (and documented your transition well), please answer the following…

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