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Hair Tip of The Day- Twist-n-Curl Edition

By Curly Nikki 9 Comments

Nik, what type rollers do you use? What size? I use Snap-on Magnetic rollers from Sally Beauty Supply. I own the 5/8″ , 7/8″, and 1 1/8″ . I have some other sizes, but that comprises the bulk of my collection. I ALWAYS use end papers. Generally, I roll 2-3 twists on one roller- using around 10 rollers total. I…

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Hair Tip of The Day- Twist-n-Curl Edition

By Curly Nikki 11 Comments

…What are all the product combos you use to t-n-c with and what is your favorite combo? Fav Combo (overall winner for moisture, shine, and durability): –DevaCare One Condition + Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment-Seal wet ends with Devacurl Set it Free-Seal dry ends, and define frizzy parts with 100% Pure Shea Butter and Set it Free ****Set it Free shrinks…

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Hair Tip of The Day- Twist-n-Curl Edition

By Curly Nikki 16 Comments

Libra08 gave me a grand idea… she suggested that I dedicate a day to answering Twist-n-Curl questions. So, for the rest of the week, the Hair Tip of the Day will be…..The Twist-n-Curl Edition! If you have T-n-C questions, email them to me (nikki@curlynikki.com), or leave them in the comments section. Here’s a link to the video: http://www.curlynikki.com/2008/10/as-promised-t-n-c-tutorial-is-here-d.html Now, for…

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F.A.Q.- Twist-n-Curl and Frizz Fighting

By Curly Nikki 10 Comments

Hey Nikki! Just had a quick question about your twist-n-curl. When you take apart your twists how are you combating the frizz? Between fluffing and pulling apart the twists I just can get around the frizz! Also, are you twisting all the way down to the ends, or are you leaving the ends untwisted? I notice that your ends come…

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F.A.Q.

By Curly Nikki 10 Comments

Nik, Why do you henna overnight? what is the shortest time you have henna’ed and still gotten the same/similar results as an overnight henna? I henna overnight out of convenience and laziness. According to the experts over at Hennaforhair, 4 hours is adequate time to reap the conditioning and coloring benefits. I’ve done several successful 4 hour treatments. I just…

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The Truth About….

By Curly Nikki 12 Comments

Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate- the cleansing agent in many commercial shampoos. I ran across this article in a thread on Naturallycurly.com and asked JC to do her thang! The article claims that “soaps and shampoos containing sodium laureth sulfate can lead to direct damage to the hair follicle, skin damage, permanent eye damage in children and even liver toxicity”. Find her…

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Cheap DevaCurl

By Curly Nikki 10 Comments

Saving your pocketbook, and mine!!! Apparently, this site has Deva products (among others) for wayyy cheap :D Plus, if you spend 40 dollars or more, shipping is free! http://www.cosmeticmagic.com/deva-hair-products.aspx If anyone has ever purchased from cosmeticmagic, do leave a review about their customer service. When I order products, I need my stuff quick, fast and in a hurry! Later Gators!Nik

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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 :P The 15th person to join the CurlyNikki Member’s…

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It’s in the Water…

By Curly Nikki No Comments

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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