Nikki Mae shares her love of freedom and positivity through blogging and vlogging.

Nikki Mae is an icon in the natural community. Chances are you've learned something from her by seeing her natural hair journey from the BC to her luscious twist-outs (her staple style). Her blog NaturalChica.com features product reviews, interviews and the hottest natural hair meetups and events. Her mission is to educate, inspire and motivate her reader on their curly journey.  Check out her take on staying consistently positive and her advice about being authentically YOU!

Nikki Mae Natural Hair

1. How long have you been natural?
I did my big chop back in July 2009 which was around the same time I started blogging at NaturalChica.com and vlogging under the screen name Nikkimae2003 on YouTube. 

2. What's your daily hair routine?

I like to keep my hair "stretched" and moisturized during the week to prevent tangling. I usually style my hair in twistouts or braidouts and at night, I will spray my hair with a light leave-in followed by sealing my hair with a hair butter/cream and banding and/or retwisting my hair to keep it stretched.

3. What are your favorite products?

That's always a hard question for me! I feel like every year I come across several new brands that become faves. Some of the products that are in heavy rotation for me right now are Alikay Naturals lemongrass leave-in, Alikay Naturals Moisture Rich Hair Parfait, TGIN Moist Collection for Natural Hair, Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter, CURLS passionfruit control paste and CURLS curl souffle. For even more of my favorites, you can visit my "Mae's Faves" page on my site.