5 Tips Natural & Relaxed Girls Can Learn from CurlyNikki’s Better Than Good Hair

27 Feb


Natural hair blogger Nikki Walton’s new book, Better Than Good Hair, has already been coined a go-to natural hair bible. Walton, who is affectionately known in the natural hair community as Curly Nikki, has spent the last four years helping women transition from wearing chemically processed hair to their natural curls on her blog.

However, Better than Good Hair is not just for naturalists. Lets take a look at 5 hair tips all women of color can learn from Curly Nikki’s new book.

1. How to Defend Your Hair Choices

Better Than Good Hair is a book on how to maintain and style natural tresses, but even if you have a relaxer the book doesn’t judge. It’s main focus is to provide tips on achieving healthy hair and confidence in your hair choices — whether you rock bone-straight hair, braids, weaves or a picked-out fro.

Many of our hair choices as African-American women are determined by popular culture and fear that our loved ones and/or significant others will not like our new do.

Curly Nikki says going against the grain with your hair choices is one of the “bravest things you will ever do.” For natural girls she writes, “Going natural means facing many of our fears. It also means standing up for ourselves and learning a new skill set.”

2. How to Wash and Condition


For your hair to retain the most moisture, Curly Nikki advises washing with warm water and rising with cool water to seal and smooth your cuticles.

3. How to Love Your Hair


Some girls go natural and find that they aren’t “in love” with their hair texture. Likewise, many girls get relaxers only to find their hair still has a mind of its own and doesnt want to stay straight. This leaves us no other choice but to embrace whatever texture God has blessed us with.

4. How to Style Your Hair


Many of the hairstyles mentioned in the book are great for naturalists, and relaxed girls who are looking to protect their hair or get a new look.

Rollersets are great for girls with two textures, twist outs are popular and also braids of every kind. The book gives step-by-step guides on how to achieve many of these styles at home.

5. How to Protect Your Hair


As part of your healthy hair care regimen, Curly Nikki recommends always using a heat protecter before adding heat to your hair, avoid combs that increase breakage and remember that a silk bonnet  is always your best friend!

Cheers to wavy, coily, silky, kinky, shiny and curly HEALTHY hair!

Now, tell us why you love your hair — whether you rock it curly or straight.


3 Responses to “5 Tips Natural & Relaxed Girls Can Learn from CurlyNikki’s Better Than Good Hair”

  1. amoureu March 15, 2013 at 11:54 #

    Hello! merci d’avoir partagé cet article et aussi toutes ces belles photos sur ton blog. je suis également passionné par les animaux et j’ai même débuté un blog y’a peu de temps. a bientôt, Julie

  2. Lea March 16, 2013 at 09:55 #

    I actually loved the this information, thanks

  3. Ricki March 17, 2013 at 21:45 #

    Thanks for the tip

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