Meet The Blogger: Naptural Nicole

naptural-nicole-hypehair3Hype Hair: Do you know the ins and outs of your own hair? How’d you learn?

Naptural Nicole: Zola the Fro’la has a mind of her own. Fortunately, after 2 years of natural hair everything, we have a pretty good relationship! When I first big chopped, I knew absolutely nothing. I spent the next several months not just viewing every YouTube, reading every blog and buying every product, but I also invested a lot of time in reading scientific studies regarding the chemical/physical composition of hair and generally learning how and why natural hair behaves as it does. It took some time but it’s been incredibly valuable.


HH: What has been your favorite post to do thus far?

NN: That’s easy. My breakdown post about the benefits of the DIY hair sealant Crisco Creme. It’s my absolute favorite homemade product. I’m a kitchen naturalista and when I discovered how amazing plain old grocery store Crisco Vegetable Shortening made my hair, I had to tell everyone. Every curlista should check it out.

HH: We remember that post! Definitely a great homemade product. So, have you made blogging your business, or do you still work other jobs?

NN: While tons of bloggers are absolutely committed to making this their 9-to-5 job, I’ve still got my everyday job working as an executive with an International Healthcare corporation. It’s great because since my blog isn’t my sole revenue source, I can choose opportunities for based on the integrity of the company, the quality of the product, and if I feel it will benefit my Curlies!

HH: What are your personal favorite hair products?

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About The Author


A New York-based editor who's currently transitioning her hair to natural. Protective styles have now replaced all of her best friends...