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On the Couch With Sharon

By Curly Nikki 8 Comments

Meet Sharon… gorgeous curly who catches grief from CHI guy in the mall! CN: Have you always embraced your natural curls? If not, who or what inspired you? No! I didn’t really know how…I never straightened my hair, but I would blow it dry with my fingers which would give me a mass of wavy hair. My curls are now…

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On the Couch With Imani

By Curly Nikki 14 Comments

Imani writes: Hi Curly Nikki Community, Making the commitment to become completely natural was a work-in-progress for me, as I’m sure it is for other naturals. The negative influences that surround women who choose to wear their hair natural are hard to ignore. The media, strangers, and sometimes even our family members tell us that the best way to wear…

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On the Couch With Shani!

By Curly Nikki 13 Comments

Meet Shani… she helps us to remember that ‘there’s more to life than just hair’! CN: Have you always embraced your natural curls? If not, who or what inspired you?No, I can’t say I’ve always embraced my natural curls because I didn’t learn how to care forthem until I was about 23 years old. I remember being a young girl…

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On the Couch With Ebony

By Curly Nikki 9 Comments

Meet Ebony… her self-esteem issues went out the window with her relaxed ends. After a long debate with myself, I decided to share my story. I have been a regular browser of the site for a while now and I use the forum on a daily basis. The love and support there is truly encouraging and uplifting. My journey to…

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Curl Becomes Woman

By Curly Nikki 23 Comments

Curl Becomes Womanby Nefertiti If I’d heard the phrase “big chop” two months ago, I would probably think it was some kind of kitchen appliance. But, in recent weeks, I’ve become acquainted with all sorts of natural hair jargon and acronyms, and now fantasize about things like reaching “APL” in 2011. Indeed, I’m new to the natural hair community, but…

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On the Couch With Whitney C.

By Curly Nikki 15 Comments

Meet Whitney… yet another Flax Seed Gel fan! CN: Have you always embraced your natural curls? If not, who or what inspired you?I never embraced my natural curls until about a year ago. I constantly fought them with flat-ironing, relaxers, and thermal reconditioning. I was always awkward looking when I was growing up, kids would tell me I should brush…

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On the Couch With Scottie

By Curly Nikki 25 Comments

Meet Scottie… relaxed most of her life and now enjoying the ‘swagger’ that natural hair has brought to her step! I am 40 years old and my hair has been relaxed for 34 years of my life. Even as a 3 year old, I was sporting a shoulder length pressed flip as I held my baby sister in a family…

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On the Couch with Angela

By Curly Nikki 13 Comments

Meet Angela… a lovely natural who came to the realization that she doesn’t need or want to be validated. True diva! The first time I BC’d I was headed off to college in Atlanta and my scissor-happy hairstylist mother and I compulsively chopped off my APL relaxed hair to less than an inch. Growing up with her has resulted in…

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Neo Soul Sistah- Perceptions

By Curly Nikki 25 Comments

“Neo Soul Sistah“by Sheena of SheenaLaShay.com I was once riding on the bus and a guy started talking to me. Eventually the conversation led to him playing guessing games about my personality type. “Let me guess. You listen to Neo Soul. John Legend. Alicia Keys, Musiq Soulchild…..” he went on. I rolled my eyes. Did he think that because of…

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