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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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The Curl Whisperer on Moisture

By Curly Nikki 12 Comments

Tightly curled hair really does have its own share of challenges. Because the spirals and bends of the hair shaft are so tightly wound, it’s no surprise this type of hair is very dry by nature since the sebum produced on the scalp has little to no chance of traveling down the strand. I work with this type of hair…

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The Curl Whisperer on Shedding

By Curly Nikki 15 Comments

Tiffany, do certain products or techniques result in excess shedding? I’ve heard that conditioner applied directly to the scalp may cause hair fall.Tiffany says:Yes, there are definitely products or techniques that can cause excess loss of hair or breakage. Sulfate-based shampoos, especially those with sodium laurel sulfate, can be responsible for hair loss. The primary issue with sulfates is that…

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The Curl Whisperer on Quick Dry Methods

By Curly Nikki 5 Comments

Tiffany Anderson — aka StruttsWife on naturallycurly.com — aka ‘The Curl Whisperer’, is a hair stylist and curly hair specialist located in St. Petersburg, Florida. She will be contributing to CurlyNikki.com on a weekly basis, starting…today! I’ve learned a lot from this woman over the past 4 years, and I hope that you will too. Here are some of my…

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Aussie Moist Conditioner

By Curly Nikki 16 Comments

Two of my favorite curly friends, HeatherNicole, and Naturally Leslie, gave Aussie Moist a rave review, and told me to check it out. So, me being the raging PJ I am, purchased a bottle yesterday…despite the fact that I already own 4 family sized bottles of Hello Hydration! The ingredients resemble my beloved Herbal Essence Hello Hydration, even down to…

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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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To Cone, or not to Cone…That is the Question

By Curly Nikki 5 Comments

I came across this wonderful article by Tonya McKay on NaturallyCurly.com, and thought I’d share it with you! I avoided silicones for years, and recently I asked myself, why …I had never had a problem with silicones, but I read that they were the devil, and so I followed suit. My two fave conditioners have amodimethicone, and my hair has…

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