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PetiteBebe- A Story of Transition

By Curly Nikki 19 Comments

Meet PetiteBebe… her story is not one of transition, but of her decision to actually wear her hair natural and stop straightening. CN: Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why? Long term but not your average story of being relaxed. I have been natural almost my entire life. There was a period in college when I…

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Is Heat Styling Worth It?… Part Deux

By Curly Nikki 44 Comments

In response to ‘Is Heat Styling Worth It?‘, Alicia J. asks: Why is it seen as a HUGE no-no to straighten natural hair? Many naturals frown on the act of even thinking about doing a blow out or flat iron. As long as one takes extra precautions (deep conditioner, gentle manipulation, heat protection product, etc.) before, during, and after straightening,…

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Is Heat Styling Worth It?

By Curly Nikki 92 Comments

Tawanna writes: This may be controversial, or at least it is in many forums. This is the topic of heat styling- is it worth it in the long run? Some naturals use heat often, and some, only a few times a year for trims and length checks. One thing I notice is that at some point they usually indicate needing…

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Syl- My Natural Lil’ Sis

By Curly Nikki 24 Comments

Syl is my sister…4 years younger, and definitely smarter. She’s currently a senior at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and on her way to graduate school! While home for Christmas, I asked her to write up her ‘hair story’ for Like me, she’s natural- only she chooses to wear it straight. I’m not an advocate for heat styling,…

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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 has amazingly awesome curly hair and equally amazing straight hair! I’ll be spotlighting her luscious curls at some point…

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