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The Curl Whisperer on Humectants and Humidity

By Curly Nikki 10 Comments

With the onset of summer and hot, sticky weather, it’s time to talk about one of the most moisturizing (yet frustrating) product ingredients found in hair care products: humectants. Humectants are included in many hair care product formulations to promote moisture retention within the hair shaft by absorbing water from the atmosphere. They can also slow down the evaporation of…

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Friend or Foe?

By Curly Nikki 6 Comments

Silicones get a bad rap on most curly hair websites. One thing we’ve all learned is that each head is different. So the question I’m posing today is: Are silicones your friend or enemy? If you successfully use cones, what product is it in and what results do you achieve (smoothing, anti-humidity, etc.)? I like some silicones. I seem to…

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Kitchen Beauticians

By Curly Nikki One Comment

Monique Fields wrote an informative article for The Root, that features eight hair products that you more than likely already have in your kitchen cabinet. She shouted out yours truly 😀 Check it out HERE. Please leave your experiences and thoughts on the products mentioned in the article! Later Gators,Nik

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Conditioners Containing Behentrimonium Methosulfate

By Curly Nikki 22 Comments

Hola Chicas, Here’s a blurb from an article I posted a couple of weeks ago: While perusing NaturallyCurly.com, I came across a thread on Behentrimonium Methosulfate (BMS). I first became aware of BMSulfate a couple of years ago when Spiral mentioned that she seeks out conditioners with this ingredient high on the list to effectively condition and detangle her curls….

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The Curl Whisperer on ACV Rinses

By Curly Nikki 15 Comments

Tiffany has graciously provided us with information on the purpose and benefits of rinsing with Apple Cider Vinegar. Check it out: Apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinses are one of most cost-effective and beneficial ways in existence to improve hair health. A good ACV rinse can remove product buildup, restore the pH balance of the scalp and hair, promote blood circulation…

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Great Detangling Agent

By Curly Nikki 14 Comments

While perusing NaturallyCurly.com, I came across a thread on Behentrimonium Methosulfate. I first became aware of BMSulfate a couple of years ago when Spiral mentioned that she seeks out conditioners with this ingredient high on the list to effectively condition and detangle her curls. I’ve found that my hair is a fan too! It’s one of the mildest detangling ingredients…

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DevaCurl on the use of Amodimethicone!

By Curly Nikki 14 Comments

While browsing NaturallyCurly.com last night, I ran across some pretty interesting information about one of my favorite products…it may have become one of your favs as well, so I thought I’d share! Check out what Shari had to say about the DevaCurl line: Hello Everyone, I’m Shari Harbinger, Director of Education for DevaCurl, and I am here to set the…

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Parabens and Breast Cancer…Fact or Fiction?

By Curly Nikki 17 Comments

AuNaturale, a gorgeous CurlyNikki reader, graciously shared this pertinent information with me, and now I’m passing it on to you! I honestly believe that we’re all becoming scientists in our own right- in the end, we’re going to know the good, the bad and the ugly about every single chemical compound found on the back of our fav products! Seriously….

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Hair Tip of The Day

By Curly Nikki 11 Comments

My ‘stinky’ post from yesterday got me thinking… A year or so ago, I noticed a rank smell coming from my diluted conditioner. Often times, I’d add water to my co-wash conditioner because the thinned out version added more slip and thus eased detangling. Also, adding water to expensive conditioners usually helps me to stretch them too- clever right? I…

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Our Resident Chemist…JC!

By Curly Nikki 6 Comments

For those of you that haven’t been following the comments on THIS POST, I thought I’d post a couple of JC’s pearls of wisdom here. Her knowledge is much appreciated! CN: “…So how do you feel about silicones? Parabens? Are the claims that we run across daily on the boards true? Or are people ringing false alarms?” JC: Ok I…

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