Google Header -->
Skip to main content
Category

Curly Nikki

November 26th is Quickly Approaching!

By Curly Nikki No Comments

Hola Chicas! This is just a reminder that the cut off date for “Journey to Natural” submissions is quickly approaching. Here’s the original post…get your story in before next week! 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…

Read More

Namaste- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki One Comment

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?I was a long term transitioner. I first relaxed my hair at the age of 12 and began to transition out of relaxers at the age of 17. (I’ve been natual now for 17 years). I noticed that my hair never grew beyond my shoulders with a relaxer. No matter…

Read More

To Cone, or not to Cone…That is the Question

By Curly Nikki 5 Comments

I came across this wonderful article by Tonya McKay on NaturallyCurly.com, and thought I’d share it with you! I avoided silicones for years, and recently I asked myself, why …I had never had a problem with silicones, but I read that they were the devil, and so I followed suit. My two fave conditioners have amodimethicone, and my hair has…

Read More

Afrikan Republic Shea Butter

By Curly Nikki 9 Comments

I purchased this from www.sistasplace.biz while attending the Grand Opening festivities. I must say that I’m very impressed by the quality of this Shea Butter! It’s very smooth and easily melts in my hands. The price was great too- $12 for 16 oz. It should last me until March of next year… I will definitely re-purchase! If you’re a Shea…

Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

By Curly Nikki One Comment

1. Nikki, why do you use tea instead of lemon juice? I thought lemon juice was essential. Catherine over at Hennaforhair.com recommends mixing your henna with an acidic liquid to aid in dye release and color retention. Lemon juice is very harsh and since us kinky/curlies already have dryness issues, adding an acid like lemon juice, or even Apple Cider…

Read More

Triangle Area Meet-Up

By Curly Nikki 3 Comments

Happy Sunday Ladies :D As you know, the sistas of Sistas Place had their Grand Opening yesterday. The turn-out was great and the demonstrations were stellar! I presented my fave five ingredients and bought some Shea Butter :D We had so much fun that we’ve decided to start a monthly meet up! If you’re a curly in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill…

Read More

KayC!!!

By Curly Nikki 4 Comments

-How long have you been natural?This is my 11th year natural. I transitioned for a year in 1997 braiding my own hair into cute styles and ponytails and rocking hats. I never did a “big chop” I trimmed it until I had a head of natural hair which took about a year. There were not a lot of people with…

Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

By Curly Nikki One Comment

Happy Friday! Lately, I’ve been receiving a plethora of very similar questions. So, I thought I’d answer a few of them here… 1. How long did it take for you to notice the effects of your multi-vitamin regimen?To be honest, two or three months. I began taking vitamins (multi, biotin, msm) in March of this year, and I didn’t noticed…

Read More

Bebedee- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki No Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?My intention was to transition from March 2006-March 2007, as I hadn’t had short hair since infancy and I didn’t think my big melon cabeza would look good sporting a TWA. However, I had a horrific detangling session one Friday night at the 8.5 month mark and decided that a…

Read More

Curly Fro Tutorial

By Curly Nikki No Comments

Autumn and her hair are friggin’ awesome! Her videos are amazing and her skin and hair are flawless :D Check out her Curly Fro- How to vid. I’m sure that many of you will find this VERY useful. Here are the links to the youtube vids that Autumn makes reference to, on how to achieve her glamorous look: Part 1…

Read More