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Protein Sensitivity Revisited

By Curly Nikki 19 Comments

I’ve received several requests to revisit the idea of ‘protein sensitivity’ and the tell-tale signs. So, I turned to an expert, Jillipoo of Naturallycurly.com. Jillipoo says: A reaction to protein usually manifests itself through dry, brittle hair that tends to look like it might have been electrocuted. People sometimes mistake it for overconditioned hair, but the key difference is that…

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Hair Tip of the Day

By Curly Nikki 5 Comments

One hundred percent protection from heat damage with protectant products simply doesn’t exist. Period. Many flat and curling irons can reach excesses of 350 degrees Fahrenheit. There is no way to prevent that kind of heat from causing some form of damage to your hair. Paula Begoun said it best, “Could you imagine protecting skin from that kind of heat…

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Note to self…

By Curly Nikki 22 Comments

Hide the Denman again….or stand the risk of drastically and quickly reducing my new found volume. Last night I decided to do my hair for the weekend so I could be all sexy like for Valentine’s :) The obsession I have with the ends of my hair manifests as VERY frequent search and destroys. For the past 6 or so…

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Meet JC!

By Curly Nikki 6 Comments

As most of you now know, we have a scientist in our midst! JC has been popping her head in answering all of our burning, science related questions. Her responses are always eloquent, straightforward and worded in a way that makes it possible for each and everyone of us to comprehend. Her expertise is TRULY appreciated! So who is JC…

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F.A.Q.- Bentonite Clay and Silicones

By Curly Nikki 7 Comments

Hello Nikki, I love your blog! I have a question that maybe either you or JC (the “resident chemist”) could answer. Do you know if Bentonite clay removes silicones from the hair? See, I’ve been CG for about three weeks and I’ve been less than pleased. My hair is poofy, stringy, and the curls have shrunk up tremendously. I just…

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Hair Tip of The Day

By Curly Nikki 8 Comments

Yesterday we were talking about white dots… Yes, as some of you stated, white dots can signify a lice problem (ewwww!!!), but in this particular case, it’s the result of heat damage. In fact, two years ago, white dots could be found on the tips of my colored strands. I guess the color and heat damage proved to be too…

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F.A.Q.- Can Split Ends be Fixed?

By Curly Nikki 9 Comments

” Nikki, I love your blog! I have a question: I’m wondering if it is possible to repair damage done to my hair. I’ve used permanent dye, and heat, and my ends are splitting, and breaking. I also have white specs on the ends of my hair. I’m really scared, and I don’t want to start over again. What products…

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Frizz Factor

By Curly Nikki 14 Comments

Hola Chicas! There are always aspects of my routine that I wait to reveal until I know that it’s worth your time to read, or try. I’m sure many of you own a Denman…most Product Junkies do. I’ve had my D3 for about 3 years, and it’s only been used, at the most, 10 times. In the past, when I…

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Hair Tip of The Day- The Truth About Glycerin

By Curly Nikki 29 Comments

CN: Oyin’s Juices and Berries has a pretty delicious ingredient list: Purified water infused with horsetail, lavender, nettle, roses, and chamomile; organic flaxseeds; aloe vera juice; vegetable glycerine; essences of lavender, sweet orange, ylang ylang, and rosemary; grapefruit seed extract; citric acid; and love This spritz seems to truly be moisturizing my hair, despite the glycerin. I was under the…

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