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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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Public Service Announcement

By Curly Nikki 6 Comments

What, or better yet who the hell smells like sour milk?! Me. Somehow, during my poor excuse of a rinsing session after my clay/yogurt treatment on Saturday, I managed to miss a small patch in the back of my head. It feels a little gritty back there, but the worse part is that it smells like yogurt, or worse, sour…

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Our Resident Chemist…JC!

By Curly Nikki 6 Comments

For those of you that haven’t been following the comments on THIS POST, I thought I’d post a couple of JC’s pearls of wisdom here. Her knowledge is much appreciated! CN: “…So how do you feel about silicones? Parabens? Are the claims that we run across daily on the boards true? Or are people ringing false alarms?” JC: Ok I…

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Another Ingredient to Avoid…

By Curly Nikki 13 Comments

I ran across this yesterday on Naturallycurly.com: From AlkalizeForHealth Toxic Ingredient Directory :“Cationic surfactants – These chemicals have a positive electrical charge. They contain a quaternary ammonium group and are often called “quats”. These are used in hair conditioners, but originated from the paper and fabric industries as softeners and anti-static agents. In the long run they cause the hair…

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Breezybaby Presents….

By Curly Nikki 3 Comments

Breezybaby’s faux Anita Grant Deep Conditioner Recipe (All ingredients are available and purchased at Trader Joe’s, except for Rhassoul) 1. 1 can of coconut milk2. 1 heaping tablespoon of organic cocoa powder3. 2 heaping tablespoons of rhassoul clay (available for purchase at www.mountainroseherbs.com)4. 3 heaping tablespoons of honey4. (Optional) 1 splash of vanilla extract5. (Optional) 1 tablespoon of whey protein6….

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Yet Another Measure of Porosity

By Curly Nikki 3 Comments

I’m sure you remember the Sink or Swim test of Porosity. If not, check it out! Last night, while browsing through the forums on NaturallyCurly.com, I came across a wonderful thread chock full of healthy strand info, and a different test of porosity! But first, a quick reminder about what porosity actually is: Low Porosity Low porosity is when the…

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Anita Grant on the Use of Bentonite Clay

By Curly Nikki 6 Comments

Happy Monday! After my two delightful experiences with Bentonite Clay, I began to wonder how often I could safely engage in this cleansing/softening clay treatment. I use to poo (hahah) 2 times a month, and I was hoping to use the clay treatment similarly. So, I contacted the ingredient guru, Ms. Anita Grant, so that she may shed some light…

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Hair Tip of The Day

By Curly Nikki 6 Comments

“I want to first say thank you for all the time you give in sharing your knowledge about products and other natural hair topics. I have found your blog so valuable and enjoy seeing what is next. My current issue is my Shea butter. I am not sure if I should melt it, whip it or what. I am currently…

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Hair Tip of The Day

By Curly Nikki 5 Comments

“Nikki, what is an ACV rinse good for? I’ve heard that it can be used in place of a shampoo?” I’ve never done one, because I’m prone to dry hair. But Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinses are good for restoring balance to the hair (pH levels), providing slip for detangling, and sealing the cuticle for lots of shine. It helps…

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