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Hair Tip of The Day

By Curly Nikki 5 Comments

Hola Chicas, One of my fabulous readers found an image of the bonnet I wear to sleep at night. However, since I published the post about ‘second day hair sans bonnet’, I haven’t worn it! If you’re interested check it out HERE. I told you it was the opposite of sexy 😛 The 15th person to join the CurlyNikki Member’s…

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It’s in the Water…

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JC, our resident chemist’s special report on water: Shower filters are mainly used to remove chlorine from water but can also be used to remove heavy metals and the salts that cause hard water. So why remove chlorine? It has been linked to changing protein structures (such as hair) and stripping oil (from skin and hair). Chlorine is the gold…

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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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Protein Sensitivity Revisited

By Curly Nikki 19 Comments

I’ve received several requests to revisit the idea of ‘protein sensitivity’ and the tell-tale signs. So, I turned to an expert, Jillipoo of Naturallycurly.com. Jillipoo says: A reaction to protein usually manifests itself through dry, brittle hair that tends to look like it might have been electrocuted. People sometimes mistake it for overconditioned hair, but the key difference is that…

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Hair Tip of the Day

By Curly Nikki 5 Comments

One hundred percent protection from heat damage with protectant products simply doesn’t exist. Period. Many flat and curling irons can reach excesses of 350 degrees Fahrenheit. There is no way to prevent that kind of heat from causing some form of damage to your hair. Paula Begoun said it best, “Could you imagine protecting skin from that kind of heat…

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Note to self…

By Curly Nikki 22 Comments

Hide the Denman again….or stand the risk of drastically and quickly reducing my new found volume. Last night I decided to do my hair for the weekend so I could be all sexy like for Valentine’s 🙂 The obsession I have with the ends of my hair manifests as VERY frequent search and destroys. For the past 6 or so…

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Meet JC!

By Curly Nikki 6 Comments

As most of you now know, we have a scientist in our midst! JC has been popping her head in answering all of our burning, science related questions. Her responses are always eloquent, straightforward and worded in a way that makes it possible for each and everyone of us to comprehend. Her expertise is TRULY appreciated! So who is JC…

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F.A.Q.- Bentonite Clay and Silicones

By Curly Nikki 7 Comments

Hello Nikki, I love your blog! I have a question that maybe either you or JC (the “resident chemist”) could answer. Do you know if Bentonite clay removes silicones from the hair? See, I’ve been CG for about three weeks and I’ve been less than pleased. My hair is poofy, stringy, and the curls have shrunk up tremendously. I just…

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Hair Tip of The Day

By Curly Nikki 8 Comments

Yesterday we were talking about white dots… Yes, as some of you stated, white dots can signify a lice problem (ewwww!!!), but in this particular case, it’s the result of heat damage. In fact, two years ago, white dots could be found on the tips of my colored strands. I guess the color and heat damage proved to be too…

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F.A.Q.- Can Split Ends be Fixed?

By Curly Nikki 9 Comments

” Nikki, I love your blog! I have a question: I’m wondering if it is possible to repair damage done to my hair. I’ve used permanent dye, and heat, and my ends are splitting, and breaking. I also have white specs on the ends of my hair. I’m really scared, and I don’t want to start over again. What products…

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