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Intro­duce your­self!
N:
My name is Nic­hole and I’m cur­rent­ly liv­ing in Hous­ton, TX. I moved here in June from the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­ur­al?
N:
My last relax­er was in Jan­u­ary of 2009 and I big chopped in May 2009. I went nat­ur­al because I was expe­ri­enc­ing a lot of break­age around the front of my hair. The major­i­ty of my length was about mid shoul­der blade and the front had bro­ken off to about eye­brow lev­el from a bad relax­er. I was new to DFW from Col­orado, and so I had some­one use a box perm on my hair because I had done that in the past and had no issues. I think the com­bi­na­tion of the perm and my hair adjust­ing to the water in Texas is what made my hair break so bad­ly. I found a beau­ti­cian through a cowork­er and I went to her with inten­tions of get­ting anoth­er relax­er because I was on that creamy crack every six weeks.

When I got there she said I’m not going to put a relax­er on your hair and you need to avoid heat because of the break­age. She gave me a cute bob, added a few tracks, and light­ly pressed my hair. After speak­ing with my mom she told me I should go nat­ur­al because I had beau­ti­ful curls when I was younger. At that time I didn’t know what tran­si­tion­ing was so I either had my hair slicked back into a pony­tail or put on a wig. In May I was frus­trat­ed with the two tex­tures, googled nat­ur­al hair, read about some­thing called the big chop, called the salon, and went to get my hair cut off. It was com­plete­ly spon­ta­neous, and I had absolute­ly no clue what to do with my hair. I came home and got back on the com­put­er to fig­ure out what to do next. Luck­i­ly I found the blog Tight­ly Curly to sort of guide me along. At that time nat­ur­al hair wasn’t that com­mon, so I didn’t per­son­al­ly know any­one that was nat­ur­al and my curls weren’t accept­ed by every­one. Even­tu­al­ly the same women at my job that were against nat­ur­al hair, went nat­ur­al them­selves.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
N:
I would describe my hair as most­ly 3c, fine and medi­um den­si­ty. Like almost all nat­u­rals I have prob­a­bly 3 to 4 dif­fer­ent tex­tures in my hair. I like it though, adds per­son­al­i­ty to the curls.

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Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the month.
N:
My styling regime is pret­ty basic. I have yet to mas­ter twists, flat twists, ban­tu knots, etc., so I’m a wash and go woman. Thank­ful­ly it works for my hair and I wash it about every 5–7 days. I use apple cider vine­gar as a scalp clar­i­fi­er about once a month and cow­ash the rest of the time. I try to DC every week or two since my hair is col­or treat­ed and can get very dry. I sub­scribe to a nat­ur­al hair sub­scrip­tion box so I’m always try­ing new prod­ucts. My sta­ple con­di­tion­er is Tre­semme Nat­u­rals. I’ve used it for years, and even though they have refor­mu­lat­ed a few times it still works on my hair. The Obia Nat­ur­al Hair Care Curl Enhanc­ing Cus­tard is anoth­er sta­ple for my wash and go. My favorite use for it is to slick my hair down. It pro­vides great hold, but if I want to wear my hair down the next day it soft­ens up and allows that. It also doesn’t have the dry­ing effect that gel does.

What does wash day look like for you?
N:
Wash day can take from 2 hours to about 4 hours. If my hair is dry and tan­gled I try to pre­poo using a mix­ture of oils, con­di­tion­er, and hon­ey. I might also do an ACV treat­ment on my scalp pri­or to get­ting in the show­er. I detan­gle in the show­er using con­di­tion­er and a wide tooth comb. I DC every 1 to 2 weeks for about an hour using my Heat Ther­a­py Wrap.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
N:
My favorite go to hair­style when I don’t have a lot of time is my wash and go. I take my pineap­ple down, spray, mois­tur­ize, shake, pull, pick and go. That sounds com­pli­cat­ed, but it only takes about a minute or two and I’m out the door.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
N:
Shrink­age can be your friend or ene­my. Hon­est­ly it doesn’t both­er me so much. It’s so humid here in Hous­ton that shrink­age is inevitable. By the end of most days, I have a shrunk­en mini fro.

Tell us about your hair col­or.
N:
My hair col­or is a mix of pro­fes­sion­al and at home col­or. My high­lights were done pro­fes­sion­al­ly and I had no issues of dam­age or break­age besides a few pieces on the ends. The last col­or I applied was a Feria col­or and I feel like the col­or was too harsh on my hair, so I’ve decid­ed to take a break from col­or­ing.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
N:
My prob­lem areas seem to be around the front of my hair. It’s a kinki­er tex­ture in that area so that could very well be the rea­son it’s more frag­ile. I try to be gen­tler in those areas when I detan­gle and style.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
N:
The two do’s for my hair are to mois­tur­ize and use light­weight prod­ucts. I have high poros­i­ty hair so I’m always try­ing to mois­tur­ize my hair so it stays healthy. I do slack at times and I notice a big dif­fer­ence in how my hair feels and acts. Light­weight prod­ucts are my favorite because I dis­like weighed down hair. The big­ger my hair is the bet­ter.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
N:
The two don’ts for my hair are Jamaican black cas­tor oil and aloe vera juice. The cas­tor oil is way too heavy for my hair. I used it once and it was just too heavy. I was so scarred by the expe­ri­ence I nev­er tried it again lol. And I have some sort of aller­gy to aloe vera juice because it makes my scalp itch like crazy.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
N:
At this time I don’t have a blog, but I have sev­er­al social media pages where I can be found. On Insta­gram, Face­book, Twit­ter, and YouTube my name is Nikkibcurly.

Meosha

Just anoth­er lover of nat­ur­al hair and expres­sion.
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26 Comments on "Nichole // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon"

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teela

Beau­ti­ful girl & hair!

Desiree

Beau­ti­ful!

Jshanelle

OMG! SO BEAUTIFUL!

Love JAH

Very beau­ti­ful! Very!

T.Nichols

Wow. It doesn’t mat­ter what col­or it is, but ALL col­ors look great on her hair.

Adrienne

Absolute­ly Gor­geous! But does any­one else feel the desire to pinch her cheeks?

Tyler

Those coils are just as cute as that smile! :)

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amy

*your

amy

@Tina smith. You are rude and your igno­rance is uncalled for. You need to keep you com­ments to your­self if its not hair relat­ed.

Jane

LMAO @ Tina Smith, girl whyyyy do you say these things?! So ran­dom. I’m dig­ging the col­or of this girls hair though, and it’s so full in that straight­ened pic.

TINA SMITH

SHE NEEDS TO LOSE SOME WEIGHT

LOLOLOL

You think that your com­ment is going to help? Hon­est­ly, you think all caps are going to go “wow I DO need to lose some weight!”. I assure you, it’s not.

Jessica

tina…stahp.

keisha

absolute­ly gor­geous!!!

Coconut + Cream

So much gor­geous­ness and hair is beau­ti­ful. The last pic on the fourth row does it for me — I love the colour!

I know this site’s about hair and all, but I think it ought to be called
‘Black Girl Long Hair, Pret­ty Smile, Bang­ing Style and Bomb Ass Face’ BGLHPSBSBAF «Has a ring to it, no? Haha

x

Ms Vee

Oh my. She’s quite cute. And the hair is splen­did.

Brianna Love

Nic­hole, you my dear are STUNNING!!! :]

cacey

beau­ti­ful girl and hair. i love your lip­stick!

Irene

oh my!!! beau­ti­ful

kiki

i LOVE this lady!

Finn

I tru­ly enjoy log­ging on here to see how ver­sa­tile our hair is.

Pat

Beau­ti­ful hair and woman.

Karen

Her make­up is amaz­ing and she has great hair :)

TP

absolute­ly beau­ti­ful!! i love the hair style on the first pict. i won­der if its curl­ing wands or ban­tu knots…

Nubiahbella

How Beau­ti­ful is she?
Gor­geous hair as well!

Abii A

Gor­geous lady and gor­geous mane! 

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