My Shea Butter Mix

Being a scientist, I love mixing things and experimenting. Throughout my natural hair journey I plan on making my very own mixtures, with the products that work best for me. I ordered some unrefined raw shea butter and virgin organic coconut oil from buttersnbars.com, combined them and added some olive oil to the mix. I melted the butter and oils down and allowed them to reform. It’s such a creamy mix and I love it! It keeps my hair looking very shiny and soft. I used the mix to gently separate a Curlformers set this past weekend, and I was very happy with the results!

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A Look Back

Nothing shows a journey more than a bunch of pics! So here’s a look back at my hair journey, from birth till now, enjoy!

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I didn't start growing hair till about age 2, lol

I thought I was hot here at age 3, clips and barrettes galore!

Kindergarten graduation, my mom did a big bun in the back, and curled the front

Age 8, me and the famous Clifton Davis of Amen and That's My Mama

Big Braids and Bubbles (my signature childhood style)

Age 14 (8th grade graduation), by now my hair had been relaxed for six months at age 11, fell out and grew back, and now I discovered the pressing comb smh

Relaxed again age 18

Still Relaxed Age 21 (Oct. '08)

Feb '11, Welcome Back Curls! (5 months fully natural)

A Successful Twist N Curl

For about a little less than a year now I’ve been trying to perfect the famous CurlyNikki Twist N’ Curl. I’m happy to report that this past Saturday, I’ve gotten close to my desired results. To start off, I washed my hair with TreSemme Moisturizing Shampoo and detangled with TreSemme Moisturizing Conditioner. I then deep conditioned with Organic Root Stimulator’s Olive Oil Deep Conditioner. I put on a plastic cap and sat underneath the dryer for about 30 minutes. I washed it out, and divided my hair into 9 sections. I detangled with Kimmaytube leave-in and a Denman brush. I added Jamaican Mango and Lime Lock and Twist Gel for hold and twisted my hair. I then rolled my twists on small flexirods. I sat under the dryer for another 30 minutes and let it dry overnight. I would say my hair was 90% dry when I released the twists the next morning.

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