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Hair Tip of the Day

By Curly Nikki One Comment

For those of you that Wash and Go, and would like to make an attempt at the elusive ‘second day hair’, try the Claw Clip Trick: Before bed, grab a Goody Mini Claw Clip and pull your day old Wash and Go back to the nape of your neck- as if you’re going to make a low pony tail. Use…

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Growing to New Lengths

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In the cyber world, there are several concoctions and magical serums floating around that promise to swiftly grow your hair to great lengths. I’m not in the position to review any of them…not even Boundless Tresses, which I used intermittently for 2 weeks. I believe that growth happens from the inside out…Obviously, we can’t override our genes, but we can…

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Are All Alcohols Drying?

By Curly Nikki 7 Comments

I’ve been asked this question 5 times in the past week! Here’s a list of the ‘okay’ or ‘fatty’ alcohols: Behenyl alcohol Cetearyl alcohol Cetyl alcohol Isocetyl alcohol Isostearyl alcohol Lauryl alcohol Myristyl alcohol Stearyl alcohol C30-50 Alcohols Lanolin alcohol Fatty alcohols provide an emollient effect, and bind water and oil to give our favorite conditioners their slip and creaminess….

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Nikki, why do you use tea instead of lemon juice? I thought lemon juice was essential. Catherine over at Hennaforhair.com recommends mixing your henna with an acidic liquid to aid in dye release and color retention. Lemon juice is very harsh and since us kinky/curlies already have dryness issues, adding an acid like lemon juice, or even Apple Cider…

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Happy Friday! Lately, I’ve been receiving a plethora of very similar questions. So, I thought I’d answer a few of them here… 1. How long did it take for you to notice the effects of your multi-vitamin regimen?To be honest, two or three months. I began taking vitamins (multi, biotin, msm) in March of this year, and I didn’t noticed…

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Do You Have Healthy Strands?

By Curly Nikki 3 Comments

Happy Sunday 😀 I saw these 2 simple tests on the hair boards, and thought I’d share them with you gorgeous gals! I’ve always wondered if the deep conditioning treatments, henna applications, and dietary supplements, are actually benficial…I spend ALOT of time, effort, and money on ensuring the health of these curly tresses, and it’s great to know that there…

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Castor Oil- A Dry Hair Miracle

By Curly Nikki 24 Comments

Looking for other ways to seal in the goodness of that leave-in or moisturizer? The gorgeous ladies on Naturallycurly.com and Nappturality.com are finding solace in Castor Oil. I’ve tried it in past years, but I wasn’t ready for it, lol. At the time, the aesthetic of my hair was wayyyy more important than health, and I didn’t want to use…

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Heathernicole on Straightening

By Curly Nikki 2 Comments

Hola Chicas 😀 Many of you have asked me about thermal straightening techniques. Well, since I haven’t touched a flat iron in a year and a half, I thought I’d leave it up to the experts 😀 Ms. HeatherNicole of naturallycurly.com has amazingly awesome curly hair and equally amazing straight hair! I’ll be spotlighting her luscious curls at some point…

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