"Get the kinks out of your mind...not your hair."

These curls? Courtesy of my DIY Crisco Creme and Two Strand Twists (wet)! Read more here: http://napturalnicole.com/2013/05/03/product-diy-crisco-hair-sealant/

These curls? Courtesy of my DIY Crisco Creme and Two Strand Twists (wet)! Read more here: http://napturalnicole.com/2013/05/03/product-diy-crisco-hair-sealant/

Now that’s natural! Ha! Love this! Street Art-The Heidelberg Project, Detroit, MI. Repost from @phillynaturalhairshow!

Now that’s natural! Ha! Love this! Street Art-The Heidelberg Project, Detroit, MI. Repost from @phillynaturalhairshow!

Transformation Tuesday! 

Normally I post a ‘before and after’ healthy lifestyle pic- but today, I wanted to post something that HASN’T transformed since this pic, over a year ago- and that’s a good thing! My love for The Hubbin. 

We often get caught up in ‘change, growth, improvement’- because face it, women are awesome and we always strive to be our very best. 

However, in all the length checks, product junkism, and weigh in days- try not to forget that somethings in life, don’t need a ‘Transformation Tuesday’- they are perfectly imperfect- and that’s the best thing about them. 

Have a WONDERFUL day, Curlies! 
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Transformation Tuesday!

Normally I post a ‘before and after’ healthy lifestyle pic- but today, I wanted to post something that HASN’T transformed since this pic, over a year ago- and that’s a good thing! My love for The Hubbin.

We often get caught up in ‘change, growth, improvement’- because face it, women are awesome and we always strive to be our very best.

However, in all the length checks, product junkism, and weigh in days- try not to forget that somethings in life, don’t need a ‘Transformation Tuesday’- they are perfectly imperfect- and that’s the best thing about them.

Have a WONDERFUL day, Curlies!
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I absolutely love ultra bad for you, super salty, movie theater butter microwave popcorn. If I get a whole bag in front of me- I’ll eat all 640 calories of it in 10 minutes! Haha! But instead of making it a ‘guilty’ pleasure- I just buy the Orville Redenbacher MINI sized bags!!! I can have the same movie theater buttery salty fix- and it’s only 160 calories a bag! No need to cut out the tasty because you’re living healthily! But mini sizes whenever you can for instant portion (and calorie!) control! ;) 
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I absolutely love ultra bad for you, super salty, movie theater butter microwave popcorn. If I get a whole bag in front of me- I’ll eat all 640 calories of it in 10 minutes! Haha! But instead of making it a ‘guilty’ pleasure- I just buy the Orville Redenbacher MINI sized bags!!! I can have the same movie theater buttery salty fix- and it’s only 160 calories a bag! No need to cut out the tasty because you’re living healthily! But mini sizes whenever you can for instant portion (and calorie!) control! ;)
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Some grocery store HeyStrangering- today’s theme: Shopping Cart Love! Hahaha! 
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Some grocery store HeyStrangering- today’s theme: Shopping Cart Love! Hahaha!
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#heystranger #heystrangering #washingtondc #Baltimore #randomlove #spreadlove #spreadjoy #spreadkindness #happy #randomactsoflove #randomactsofkindness #neverreallyrandom @heystrangerproject #heystrangerproject

Some grocery store HeyStrangering- today’s theme: Shopping Cart Love! Hahaha! 
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#heystranger #heystrangering #washingtondc #Baltimore #randomlove #spreadlove #spreadjoy #spreadkindness #happy #randomactsoflove #randomactsofkindness #neverreallyrandom @heystrangerproject #heystrangerproject

Some grocery store HeyStrangering- today’s theme: Shopping Cart Love! Hahaha!
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#heystranger #heystrangering #washingtondc #Baltimore #randomlove #spreadlove #spreadjoy #spreadkindness #happy #randomactsoflove #randomactsofkindness #neverreallyrandom @heystrangerproject #heystrangerproject

Rough day in the office? Nothing a little after work HeyStrangering can’t fix! ;)
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Rough day in the office? Nothing a little after work HeyStrangering can’t fix! ;)
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Maintaining Healthy Ends

When I first started wearing my natural hair out i noticed that a lot of my styles looked messy and limp, and I realized that this was because my ends were in terrible condition. Although damaged ends are less obvious on naturally curly/kinky hair, they can really affect the look of twistouts/braidouts or any out style. 

Some people prefer to trim their hair on set schedule and this works for them. However, I have found that dusting my ends regularly is the best for me. It keeps my ends from ever getting to the stage where it causes more breakage to the rest of my hair. 

What I do - whenever my hair is in twists (i.e. when I am washing it or doing a twist-out) I inspect the ends of the twists. If I see that there is significant thinning like it pictured above, I trim.

So far, I have needed to do this dusting about once a month. As you can see above, I never have to cut a significant amount of hair and I haven’t noticed any difference in length retention from doing this. If I find that my hair is particularly damaged, I will do a bigger trim to make sure any split ends are definitely gone. 

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It’s Motivation Monday today, Curlies!! Wonder what that is?! I just posted the details over at NapturalNicole.com! Check it out here: http://napturalnicole.com/2014/04/21/motivation-monday-curvy-confidence/


GO CURLIES! ;)

It’s Motivation Monday today, Curlies!! Wonder what that is?! I just posted the details over at NapturalNicole.com! Check it out here: http://napturalnicole.com/2014/04/21/motivation-monday-curvy-confidence/


GO CURLIES! ;)

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On Instagram (@napturalnicole, you always see the hashtag- #mcm (Man Candy Mondays). Welp. I don’t know about you curlies, but as I’m trying to reach my healthy lifestyle goals- I need more than some hot Idris Elba pics to get me going for the week.

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So I’m starting a new thing- instead of ‘Man Candy Monday’- I’m going to spend Mondays on Instagram posting pics addressing (silly) reasons curlies…

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So I’m starting a new thing- instead of ‘Man Candy Monday’- I’m going to spend Mondays posting pics addressing (silly) reasons curlies have shared for why they CAN’T start their healthy lifestyle journey. Let’s work through the obstacles together! Today’s No Good Reason/Picture Theme: “I can’t lose weight because I/my man loves my curves.” CURLIES, getting healthy will only DEFINE those curves and make your body pop even more! Nothing like a smaller, tighter waist to emphasize “All that wagon, you’re draggin” back there for your fella! Haha! I’m 65lbs smaller- and discovering curves, I didn’t even know I had! Haha! And The Hubbin, @colorblind79, isn’t complaining either! Make it a great week, curlies! Motivation Mondays! 
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So I’m starting a new thing- instead of ‘Man Candy Monday’- I’m going to spend Mondays posting pics addressing (silly) reasons curlies have shared for why they CAN’T start their healthy lifestyle journey. Let’s work through the obstacles together! Today’s No Good Reason/Picture Theme: “I can’t lose weight because I/my man loves my curves.” CURLIES, getting healthy will only DEFINE those curves and make your body pop even more! Nothing like a smaller, tighter waist to emphasize “All that wagon, you’re draggin” back there for your fella! Haha! I’m 65lbs smaller- and discovering curves, I didn’t even know I had! Haha! And The Hubbin, @colorblind79, isn’t complaining either! Make it a great week, curlies! Motivation Mondays!
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Whenever I wanna reach for the scissors and get a sassy haircut, Zola the Fro’la goes and pulls something like this…awesome Twistout Day with my DIY Crisco Creme! ;) 
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Whenever I wanna reach for the scissors and get a sassy haircut, Zola the Fro’la goes and pulls something like this…awesome Twistout Day with my DIY Crisco Creme! ;)
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Curlies, you know I try to never recommend anything ‘healthy’ if it doesn’t taste yummy. What’s the point if you’re not gonna eat it cause it’s gross, right?! That said- these Green Smoothies are EVERYTHING! 

I use my cheapie blender (Hamilton Beech, $15), and blend- Carrots, Spinach, Kale, Strawberries, Banana (a must to cover up greens taste if you don’t like it!), Broccoli, Peaches, a 1/2 cup of water, squeeze of lemon juice. I also add a scoop of Superfood Powder (Amazon, $15), and Chia Seeds (Target, $4.99). 

This is a complete, low calorie, zero fat breakfast and takes 10 minutes to make! The blender is so easy and fast to clean- and unlike Juicing- you’re wasting none of the veggie fiber- so you’ll feel very full and satisfied! Easy, delicious, and fast! Any of you have favorite veggie smoothie recipes to share? ;)

Curlies, you know I try to never recommend anything ‘healthy’ if it doesn’t taste yummy. What’s the point if you’re not gonna eat it cause it’s gross, right?! That said- these Green Smoothies are EVERYTHING!

I use my cheapie blender (Hamilton Beech, $15), and blend- Carrots, Spinach, Kale, Strawberries, Banana (a must to cover up greens taste if you don’t like it!), Broccoli, Peaches, a 1/2 cup of water, squeeze of lemon juice. I also add a scoop of Superfood Powder (Amazon, $15), and Chia Seeds (Target, $4.99).

This is a complete, low calorie, zero fat breakfast and takes 10 minutes to make! The blender is so easy and fast to clean- and unlike Juicing- you’re wasting none of the veggie fiber- so you’ll feel very full and satisfied! Easy, delicious, and fast! Any of you have favorite veggie smoothie recipes to share? ;)

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“Philly, Philly!!! Philly where I am from!!”

Well actually where I was this weekend!

The Hubbin and MeSelf road tripped to Philadelphia this past weekend, to attend the Vixens Hair Studio Annual Natural Hair Event!

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It was a GORGEOUS sunny weekend and I was SO excited to get out and talk hair! I was the featured blogger, and on the discussion panel.

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The event was held right down the street from…

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Digging through my old pics from my 2006 trip to Iceland, and found this one! Wow! What a difference 65lbs makes, huh?! Glad to call that first pic a THROWBACK ! ;)

Digging through my old pics from my 2006 trip to Iceland, and found this one! Wow! What a difference 65lbs makes, huh?! Glad to call that first pic a THROWBACK ! ;)

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