Girls Love Curls

Hello Passionistas!

Today, I am going to do a post I’ve never done before.

I am going to share with you my natural hair journey, doing a flexi rod set.

I am on a natural hair journey to healthier and stronger hair. My goal is to really enjoy my natural roots. So I am trying to go with excessive heat, braids, sew-ins or anything else that is damaging to the hair. Flexi rod sets and perm rod sets are my favorite natural styles. They look good when its new and fresh, but also when its days old.

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Here’s is how my hair currently, a week old flexi rod set. It still looks good but I did this style with “dirty” hair, so I am ready to wash it now.

 

 

 

For this style I am using the following products:

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  • The Mane Choice Growth Stimulating Edge Control
  • JAM- Extra Hold
  • Spray Bottle with warm water and a few drops of oil
  • Lotta Body Setting Lotion
  • Nourishing + coconut milk conditioner
  • Mixed Chicks Shampoo
  • Curls Lavish Curls Moisturizer- Leave in conditioner
  • Curls Goddess Curls botanical gelle
  • TRESemme Thermal Creations- Heat Protection
  • Curls unleashed shea butter and honey curl defining creme
  • Shea Moisture coconut and hibiscus hold and shine Moisture mist
  • A Hard Brush
  • Big tooth comb
  • Hair clips

To start, I am going to wash my hair. I like to wash my hair in the shower. I feel like it give me a good even wash all over my hair. I am going to try to quickly explain my wash routine:

  • First, wet the hair.
  • Second, condition entire head and rinse
  • Third, shampoo roots and rinse,
  • Fourth, use hair mask- let sit for 10-15 minutes, then rinse.

If you’d like more details on my wash routine, let me know in the comments are I will do a blog post on the shampoos I use and how I wash my hair.

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After my hair is all clean, I detangle with my fingers- using the Curls Lavish Curls Moisturizer- Leave in conditioner. Then I section my hair in 4 parts with my hair clips.

 

 

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For this style I am using 4 different sizes of flexi rods. I purchased these at my local hair store for about $6.99 to $9.99 per pack of 6 to 10 rods. I buy new rods all the time, it’s almost like I collect them.. You can never have too many flexi rods.

 

 

I start by spraying each section with the TRESemme Thermal Creations- Heat Protection. Also, using the Curls Lavish Curls Moisturizer- Leave in conditioner to finger comb through each section.  I choose one section to start. I prefer to start in the back and work my way to the crown of the head, and then the front.

For each section, I put Lottabody Setting Lotion and Shea Moisture coconut and hibiscus hold and shine Moisture mist on the whole section of hair. Use the hair clips and a big tooth comb to comb through each section and create smaller sections for each flexi rod. Use the JAM- Extra Hold on your roots for sleek results from roots to ends and  Curls Goddess Curls botanical gelle on end to keep them smooth during drying.

To rod the hair, take one straight flexi rod and the end of your hair, roll the hair in a upward motion to wrap around the flexi rod. Remember to go section by section, starting in the back working your way to the front.

The front of your head can be done multiple ways. You can do a side part with your curls, a middle part with curls, or have all the curls in your face or have them all pushed backwards. It’s up to you. For this specific style, I am going a side part with curls away from my face.

For drying, I suggest one of two things- using a hooded hair dryer or letting your hair air dry. Here are some tips for drying.

If you use a hooded dryer- make sure you sure a heat protector when roding the hair, sit under the dryer for 45 mins to 90 mins to get hair completely dry. Once hair is dry, wait 30 mins to allow curls to cool before taking out your rods. If you let it air dry- make sure hair is completely dry from root to ends before taking rods out.

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When unwinding rods, work slow and carefully. I like to take all the rods out of my hair before I start pulling the curls apart for a full curly girl look. When pulling curls apart be gentle and use some type of oil on your hairs to help hydrate the curls.

 

 

 

Give this post a “like” if you enjoyed this post and it was helpful. If you decide to try this style, share what products you used and pictures in the comment section PLLLZZZZZZ. And let me know if you want to see more natural hair blogs. I think I might even do a day by day picture blog of how I style my flexi rod set once it gets older.

Until next Post

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Love it. Be it. Do it.

Natural Hair Products for a Naturalista

Greetings to all my Naturalistas!

So for most of the year, I have been rocking my LM Tresses Hair. But I finally decided it was time to let me curls shine.


I always get questions about what product I use on my hair. Well today I am going to share. I purchased all of these products at Target. That’s where I get most of my hair product- mainly because I am a REDcard holder so I enjoy the 5% off every purchase. Also- I get $3 0ff coupons from the beauty box each month, that I can use on some of these brands/ products.

 

Mixed Chicks Shampoo

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This is a first time purchase and use of Mixed Chicks Shampoo. I’ve watched a few natural beauty bloggers review it on there blogs and vlogs. I have washed my hair using this shampoo twice and I like it.

 

 

 

 

Cantu Shea Butter Dry Co-Wash

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I use this Dry Co -Wash in between hair wash days. Every night (or every other night) I lightly wet my hair and 2-string twist it for the next day. That process requires using oils and curl creams. So by day four or five they is a lot of product in my hair. This product does a great job absorbing all the excess oil. It leaves my hair looking refreshed and curls looking fresh as wash day.

 

 

Curls Blissful Length Hair Growth Oil

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This is my favorite. I use this every morning when I untwist my hair and every night when I retwist my hair. This is a naturalistas best friend.

 

 

 

 

Curls Blueberry Bliss Reparative Hair Mask

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The key to poppin’ curls is a good deep conditioner. This reparative hair mask has been a great product to help recover my “leave-out” areas. After every wash I use this to deep condition my hair for 1 to 3 hours.

 

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hold & Shine Moisture Mist

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This is the only product of this line I actually like. My experience with Shea Moisture product has never worked out in my favor. I find the products to be too heavy or greasy for my hair. But this mist for hold and shine is just right for my daily twist and retwist.

 

 

 

Mixed Chicks Leave in Conditioner and Deep Conditioner

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I purchased the travel sized of the conditioner because I wanted to see how it made my hair feel after the wash process and how easy it would be to style and hold curls. I only used half of the travel size tube for one wash after washing out the deep conditioner. But I used all of the deep conditioner product- just because. After using both products my curls felt fluffier and looker bigger.

 

Are you natural? What products do you use or recommend?

 

Here is a photo my natural curls fro …

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I love my natural hair !!! But let me tell you about LM Tresses and my stylist Latisa Monae. Latisa Monae can slay your natural hair into silk press and flawless bundles. I have purchased and installed 16-18-20 Body Wave bundles and 3 14 inch Itlian Wavy bundles by LM Tresses. Latisa Monae is professional and you are sure to be satisifed by her hair and her services. 

 

 

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