Dec 29, 2009

N♥tural Hair: Flexirod Set pt. II

I've been trying to cut down on the amount of heat I use on my hair and wasn't sure if I'd be able to recreate my previous flexirod results w/o blow drying or flat ironing.

I did my usual routine of co-washing with Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut conditioner and added Cantu Shea Butter Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment to my towel dried hair. Next, I divided my hair into 2 parts and braided each side up... putting a scarf on my hair to allow it to dry and protect it that night. The next day t I took down the braids and combed out my hair and proceeded to set my hair with the flexirods. In the morning I took out the rods and fluffed my hair. The results were a bit different than the last time but I was still pleased.

Some things I've noticed:

1. The rods still aren't my favorite thing to sleep in. I've managed to learn how to place them so I can sleep better, but they can still be annoying.

2. The more my hair grows, the more shrinkage I have to deal with. Twist Outs and Braids Outs are quickly becoming a nice alternative to blow drying my hair, but still allowing it to air dry and stretching it some.

3. I have yet to master how to really make a style last. If I get by 2 days rocking something it's a miracle. Does anyone have advice on how to make a style last? I feel like my hair gets a bit fussy.

4. Fluffing is a must. When I first take out the rods I don't love what I see... but I like it enough to fluff it out. After some fluffing my hair starts to do its own thing and I always love the results. I have learned to not get discouraged if at first I'm not smitten with what I see.
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