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Excuse Me, Are Your Boobs Real?

Phoenyx Austin, M.D. Ok ladies, the headline of my post was kinda meant to grab your attention. We’re not really talking about boobs today on CurlyNikki- at least not directly. LOL. So why did I mention boobs? Well let me give you the boob-backstory: This weekend, while taking time out to celebrating my birthday (yay!) …

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5 Tips for Healthy and Lovely Curls

By Dr. Phoenyx Austin Growing and maintaining healthy, gorgeous natural hair is not hard. It just requires making a commitment to certain basic health and lifestyle choices. When some women ask me about my hair and styling regimen, it’s kinda funny because it sometimes feels like they want me to reveal some super duper top …

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Hair Vitamins 101- Natural Hair Info

By Dr. Phoenyx Austin Most doctors know that a person’s hair, as well as their skin and nails, are a very good indicator of their nutritional state. Healthy hair is a direct reflection of proper nutrition- while deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals will result in stunted hair growth or even hair loss. And the …

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Why Black Women Rock!

Why Black Women Rock! My Thoughts That Crazy Psychology Today ArticleBy Dr. Phoenyx Austin In case you missed it, the now infamous article titled Why Are Black Women Rated Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women, published yesterday in Psychology Today, set twitter and blogs ablaze. Why? Well if you read what Satoshi Kanazawa (the evolutionary …

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“Natural Hair’s Not Meant To Be Defined!”

My Run In With A “Militant Naturalista”By Dr. Phoenyx Austin An interesting thing happened to me the other day. I was at a salon, asking a few naturalistas for their individual opinions on a couple hair products. More specifically I was asking them to compare and critique Taliah Waajid’s Protective Mist Bodifier vs. Kinky Curly’s …

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Should Relaxers Be Used On Children?

By Dr. Phoenyx Austin Just this past week I was featured in Essence Magazine’s Natural Hair Diary. I was interviewed by Patrice Grell Yursik, the natural-haired beauty known as Afrobella, who asked several questions about my natural hair journey- specifically when I got my first relaxer. I was actually in kindergarten when I got my …