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3 Ways to Start Treating Your Natural Hair Better

By Curly Nikki 22 Comments

 Glam idol, Treasure! by Sherrell Dorsey of OrganicBeautyVixen My hair has definitely seen brighter days. Those days I’ve gently massaged my scalp, covered it in olive oil and sat under the dryer. It’s even remembered the days I would religiously wear my satin scarf and take my Vivscal hair vitamins for extra nutrients. Now, each day is a fight. At…

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Transitioning Hair Tips You Can’t Live Without

By Curly Nikki 18 Comments

 by Lisa Michelle Congratulations, you’ve decided to go natural! Now you get to answer one of the most profound questions within the natural hair community: to transition or go for the Big Chop? If you’re not quite ready to cut your relaxed ends yet, then welcome to the wonderful world of transitioning! Here are a few tips that should help…

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Creating a Regimen for your Growing TWA

By Curly Nikki 28 Comments

 @keliise   by Naeeri of Your Africa is Showing When I originally started my natural journey, I had no idea how much I would learn about my hair. I’ve never been one of those girls who was good at sticking to a regimen, so I never even tried. I became a product junkie, buying every good product I researched, and…

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7 Mistakes Many Naturals Make

By Curly Nikki 28 Comments

source by Tammy of CurlyChics 1. Not detangling Never, not once did I properly detangle my hair, if at all. I would simply shampoo and condition my hair, throw some Motions foam wrap lotion and Paul Mitchell foaming pomade and keep it moving. I barely used a comb! Now, it was cute but that’s it. It was not healthy in…

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Protect Your Cuticle: The First Line of Defense for Natural Hair

By Curly Nikki One Comment

Fig. 1: Undamaged hair Tonya McKay writes: As a polymer scientist with a love for biological structures, I find hair and skin to be extremely fascinating systems. Human hair is an intricate composite structure comprised of keratin proteins, lipids, polysaccharides, water and pigment particles. All of the individual components are complex and perform very specific functions. Those of us with curly…

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4 Reasons to Not Give Up While Transitioning

By Curly Nikki 41 Comments

glam idol, Christine by Tammy Goodson of CurlyChics How many times have you heard “I want my hair to look like yours” only to get the side eye when you explain to them that you are relaxer free? Their face completely deflates and they are immediately defeated. As if it’s the world’s best kept secret. So many women think they…

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Um…Not All Coils Are Thick!

By Curly Nikki 79 Comments

by NaturallyChelsea I hated relaxer day! While many women looked forward to fixing their roots and having swinging’ hair, I hated my freshly done hair. Why you ask? Because it had no life. It was long, jet black and perfectly straight, but it was thin. If placed in a ponytail, it looked bald from afar, and dropping it and having…

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Got Dry, Greasy Natural Curls? Skip the Hair Butter.

By Curly Nikki 77 Comments

CurlyNikki Says:  SheaMoisture products are an ‘oh-hell-naw’ for my fine, natural curls.  I’ve revisited the Smoothie many times with absurd results (DRY, heavy, frizzy, piece-y hair).  I opt for lightweight, water based products for fluffy, soft, voluminous results.  My current fave is Giovanni’s Direct Leave-in (followed up with a light layer of oil applied to my ends), but I’m still…

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