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Should Relaxers Be Used On Children?

By Curly Nikki 40 Comments

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 first relaxer. And I must…

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Black People Who Don’t Like Natural Hair

By Curly Nikki 61 Comments

A Natural Hair Discussion by Dr. Phoenyx Austin I was part of a discussion this past weekend where the hot topic of choice was black people who don’t like natural hair. The discussion was actually initiated after I received a tweet from a beautiful natural haired girl who asked for my opinion on why black men don’t like natural hair….

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Can Going Natural Really Affect Your Career?

By Curly Nikki 35 Comments

by Dr. Phoenyx Austin Let me ask a couple questions: Were you afraid of going natural because you were worried what your employer/coworkers would think? Are you thinking about going natural right now, but hesitate because you think it will negatively affect your career? The issue of “natural hair is unprofessional” was something I also struggled with before doing my…

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War and Peace: A Hair Story

By Curly Nikki 7 Comments

by Dr. Phoenyx Austin Hi, my name is Phoenyx and I’m so excited to be guest blogger on! I’ve watched CurlyNikki grow through the years and it’s such a joy to see so many beautiful, natural-haired women on this site! I definitely look forward to sharing future posts with all of you. And since this is my first post,…

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