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Food for Thought and Hair Today

By Curly Nikki 27 Comments

Question: **How do you really know a product is moisturizing? Do you blindly trust in the ingredients, or do you look for tell-tale signs? ** I was thinking about this last night while doing my hair. The products that make my hands feel soft, even upon rinsing thoroughly, (instead of sticky, coated, or weird), I judge to be super moisturizing….

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Black Men and Natural Hair

By Curly Nikki 40 Comments

The beautiful and insightful Leslie, of Naturally Leslie, will be contributing cultural pieces to CN.com weekly!Check it out, and weigh in! Image from Essence.com So one topic that tends to come up over and over again on the blogs is related to how men view our natural hair. I’ve shared before how I never had an issue with this since…

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Black-Latino Identity–Naturally Leslie

By Curly Nikki 75 Comments

The beautiful and insightful Leslie, of Naturally Leslie, will be contributing cultural pieces to CN.com weekly!Check it out, and weigh in! I used to be a Spanish teacher and one thing I always found interesting was how my students did not know that you could be Black and Latino/a at the same time. They did not know that there were…

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African American Beauty: Reconstructed

By Curly Nikki 12 Comments

The beautiful and insightful Leslie, of Naturally Leslie, will be contributing cultural pieces to CN.com weekly! Today will be the first of many fabulous posts. Check it out, and weigh in! I came across this research paper by a student from Georgia State University (2004) entitled Emulated through Images: The Globalization of Misconstructed African American Beauty and Hip-Hop Culture. The…

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A Reader’s Review of ‘Good Hair’

By Curly Nikki 30 Comments

Happy Monday! So, don’t get mad…but I have yet to see this movie! I know, I know 🙂 I had several local curlies request a meet-up to see it, but I’ve obviously been dragging my feet. I’ve seen the Oprah interview, watched Chris on Jay Leno, and heard about his appearance on Tyra…I’ve read review after review…I feel like I’ve…

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Your Hair and Him…

By Curly Nikki 21 Comments

Renata writes: I haven’t permed since July because I know this natural journey is definitely one in which I am ready to embark. Unlike your hair story, however, I do not have a supportive partner…well, he is generally supportive of me, but in the hair department he’s really not. About 6-7 months ago I chopped off 8 inches of relatively…

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