We met Nikky in December 2021 after we sent out a model call for tight curlies + naturals that lived in Chicago. Nikky has been natural since 2016. She hadn’t had a relaxer throughout college, however decided to get one for her graduation. She was relaxed for 2 years then in 2016, decided to big chop and start over with being natural. Like many other naturals, Nikky was getting her hair care information from Youtube.
In her consultation with Aishia, she mentioned that her hair challenges were single strand knots and tangles while she was shampooing. She expressed that she wanted a curly cut that was more of a bob type style with a sharper line in the back. She even arrived to the salon with several inspo pics as this was her first curly cut (we highly recommend doing this for salon appointments, especially when you’re getting a curly cut for the first time!)
Prior to her salon appointment with Aishia, Nikky went back and forth between wash and go’s, flat twists and ponytails. Nikky discovered Black Girl Curls towards the end of 2019, early 2020 and started the #30DayHairDetox shortly after.
“I came across Black Girl Curls and Curl Mix and started taking in that information and it’s been really helpful. I learned from Black Girl Curls that there were certain products I shouldn’t be using and certain techniques that weren’t the best since I wore braids and sew ins a lot.”Nikky S. | Consumer
Nikky’s Initial Salon Visit: December 2021
In Nikky’s initial visit to the salon, her biggest challenge was single strand knots. She had not received a haircut in over a year and due to poor handling of her hair. In her after results, her hair was kept a little longer in the back since she liked to wear ponytails and flat twists at that time. Nikky’s hair type, formally known as the Essential Elements, is medium density, fine strands, with a surface texture of coarse, smooth and a little silky mixed together.
Nikky’s Follow Up Salon Visit: May 2022
Nikky arrived to the salon in a week old wash and go. During Nikky’s follow up salon visit with Aishia, she decided she was craving something new and fun for the summer. She settled on a medium taper cut and was obsessed with her results! She also loves her hair the most in its shrunken state.
You could even tell how excited she was based on the change in her body language!
Looking at Nikky’s journey, doing the #30DayHairDetox is the starting point to achieving bomb curls and reaching your hair goals. The #30DayHairDetox is simply a mindset shift on how we perceive and treat our natural hair. You can participate in the #30DayHairDetox by subscribing to our consumer education platform, The SeeSomeCurls Visual Library. Learn more by clicking here.
We’re curious, what are some of your current hair care challenges and how do you plan to resolve them? Let us know in the comments!