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On the Couch With GG

By Curly Nikki 15 Comments

Hi Nikki, I was reading Essence magazine this weekend and became so inspired by the “I Love Being a Black Woman” theme that is a feature of the July issue. I have a four year old daughter and another baby girl on the way, and my biggest wish for their lives is that they love themselves for everything that they…

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On the Couch with TammyG

By Curly Nikki 11 Comments

Meet TammyG… a 70’s baby that has gone natural twice…this time, for good! When I was younger, my mom would press my hair with a hot comb on the stove! My hair was long and beautiful but thin. At some point my mother grew tired of pressing my hair every other day, so she decided to put a Kitty Kit…

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On the Couch With Carletre

By Curly Nikki 13 Comments

Meet Carletre… a college wavy that manages to achieve good hair days, while on a budget! CN: Have you always embraced your natural curls? If not, who or what inspired you?Definitely not! I used to straighten my hair every day, and I did this for five years. I would come back to my dorm between classes and touch up the…

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On The Couch with Ernessa T. Carter

By Curly Nikki 16 Comments

Ernessa, author of 32 CANDLES, editor of, and self proclaimed nerd, shares a few pearls of wisdom. If you’re single, don’t spend more time on your hair than you do on dating. That advice pops up in my next novel, and I think it extends to all relationships. If I spent three hours on my hair last night but…

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On the Couch with a Current Transitioner

By Curly Nikki 9 Comments

Meet ShamiGreen… a current transitioner who has made it through her first 29 weeks with a simple, yet powerful mantra! Hey Curly Girls! My story is simple. After relaxing my hair for nearly 15 years, I just woke up one day and decided…no more! It seems strange not to know who you really are, but it feels like I’m getting…

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On the Couch With Lori

By Curly Nikki 20 Comments

Meet Lori… a confident natural that no longer feels the need to hide behind ‘manufactured hair’. “What do you call it?” That was the question that a young woman of color asked me about my hair a few years ago. “What do you call it?” I replied simply, “my hair.” And she asked, but what do you do to it?…

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On the Couch With Michalene

By Curly Nikki 17 Comments

Meet Michalene… a gorgeous natural who like many, has only recently embraced her curls. It is just over a year since I embraced my natural curls. I had got to the stage where I could do nothing with my hair and I was searching the internet for hair help and stumbled across and it was a revelation for me….

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On the Couch With Rams2gether

By Curly Nikki 29 Comments

Hola Chicas, I’m kicking off a new segment! In my years of participating in the online curly community, I’ve learned that although there are some obvious differences between being Caucasian (and/or Latina) and curly and African American and curly, there are many similarities as well. What unites us all is the need to find alternative care and styling solutions, and…

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On the Couch With Kwanza Jones

By Curly Nikki 18 Comments

Kwanza Jones captivates listeners by singing melodies and belting rock-laced hooks that riddle with emotion, reality lyrics and heart thumping beats. By resume standards, she has done it all. Releasing two full albums (Naked and Naked 2: Universal Fire), an EP (Victim of the System), and her latest single “Everything Around You” which is the prelude to her newest album,…

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On the Couch with Naturals that Rock TWAs

By Curly Nikki 2 Comments

Hola Chicas, I don’t know about you, but I greatly enjoyed reading the responses to the ‘Share Your TWA Routine‘ post last week. I thought it might be cool to give it a segment of its own. So, if you’re currently rocking a TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro) or TA (Tiny Afro), or recently had one, please respond to the following:…

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