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How CurlyNikki Gets the Perfect Twist Out Every Time

By Curly Nikki 36 Comments

Exhale1913 writes: In my natural hair journey, I’ve learned that TECHNIQUE can be just as important as products, so therefore I pose a question regarding styling techniques (including products used) that gives the best results for the most defined Twist-Out or Twist-n-Curl. CN Responds: I’ve been playing around with this a lot lately… especially considering that Twist-Outs and Twist-n-Curls are…

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4 Common Mistakes that Will Ruin Your Locs

By Curly Nikki 27 Comments

by Sherrell Dorsey of OrganicBeautyVixen I’m working a little backwards here folks. When I first started my locs I was young, bull-headed and all about instant gratification. So I turned my human hair kinky twists into locs and never looked back. That in-between stage? Nah. I skipped it. As my locs began to form I would slowly trim off the…

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Why You Need Oils in Your Conditioner

By Curly Nikki 6 Comments

 by Susan Walker of Earthtones Naturals via ThreeNaturals Conditioners formulated for textured hair will typically contain emollients and oils in a fairly high amount. This is because curly and coily hair tends to be drier than other hair types. Now when it comes to conditioners, there are so many types available, and each one has its specific attributes and benefits…

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The 3 Step Program to Repairing Damaged Natural Hair

By Curly Nikki 9 Comments

source The 3R™ Damaged Hair Restoration System By Susan Walker, Founder & Creative Director of Earthtones Naturals  via Three Naturals  If your hair has extensive damage then you’ll definitely want to implement some effective strategies to improve its health. Since there is no way to really permanently repair damaged areas, preventing further damage and addressing existing issues will enhance the…

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Can I Use a Rinse-Out Conditioner as a Leave-in?

By Curly Nikki 45 Comments

via TheBeautyBrains Dark Eyes asks…Is it ok to use a regular conditioner as a leave in conditioner? I have long, thick wavy hair that needs to be weighed down. Any recommendations or ingredients to look for? The Left Brain responds: Rinse off and leave-on products are formulated differently for a reason. Almost any oily material will provide conditioning when left…

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DIY Luxury Hot Oil Treatment

By Curly Nikki 38 Comments

Kavuli Nyali-Binase via TheGoodHairDiaries I have been doing hot oil treatments since I was pretty young. I remember my mother buying these tubes of oil that was to be left in a cup of hot water for a certain amount of time. My mother would pierce the tube and squeeze wonderfully warm oil all over my head and allow it…

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Is it Bad to Condition Your Hair Every Day?

By Curly Nikki 24 Comments

 when she wouldn’t come out of the bathroom, I peeked in to investigate and look what I found… #TheyreAlwaysWatching via The Beauty Brains Question of the Day: I have really dry curly hair. Will It damage my hair if I condition it everyday? The Right Brain responds: The answer depends on HOW you condition your hair. Rinse out conditioners are…

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