Summer Curls | Perm Rod Set

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Remember my epic fail at attempting a flexirod set earlier in my transition?  And what I didn't share is that I also attempted curlformers as well (I also tried them while fully relaxed also...still can't get it) and it too was an epic fail.  As great as I was at rod sets while fully relaxed, I truly struggled to find a good curly hair style for my transitioning hair.  I only wish I tried perm rods sooner!!!  The curls from this perm rod set … [Read more...]

Wash Day | Jumbo Perm Rods (On Weave)

Jumbo Perm Rod Set

Finally, I'm back with a wash day post!  The last time my hair was washed, it was at the salon for my current sew-in weave so there was really nothing to report.  I washed my hair last week (click here for 'How to Wash & Condition Your Weave') using Good Hair in a Bottle products. Since I began working with this company, I've found my hair really does respond well to them (particularly the conditioner) so they have become my go-to … [Read more...]

Wash Day | Flexirods on Dry Hair

Flexirods on 4C Natural Hair

Arguably my favorite two styles of all times are roller and rod sets.  While relaxing my hair, I had gotten to the point where I was able to set my hair in 45 minutes or less and with my amazing dryer, would also dry in about the same amount of time.  I prefer not using direct heat whenever possible plus these styles last for a week.  However, since transitioning (aside from a salon visit) I have only had flexirod failures, one of which … [Read more...]

Roller Set on Transitioning Hair | Good Hair in a Bottle Review

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After removing my weave, I realized I wanted to WEAR my hair.  Yes, the struggle of all these different textures and lengths (as I've cut away breakage and relaxed hair) makes it difficult to maintain my transitioning hair while working out, but sometimes that struggle is completely worth it to just enjoy my hair! Even if it is just for a few days.  Since I was sent a set of products from Good Hair in a Bottle, including setting foam, I decided … [Read more...]

How to Pin Curl Hair WITHOUT Dents!

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For a bit of change from the naturally wavy/curly look, lately I've been rollersetting my weave (10 Minute Hollywood Sew In) and rocking the resulting loose curls.  One of the advantages to rollersetting is the lasting power of the style,and I find that pin curling allows me to rock sleek curls for 1-2 weeks before they begin to look old.  Many ladies shy away from pin curling because they are never able to get the same smooth day 1 results. … [Read more...]

Wash Day | How To Roller Set Weave (Sew-In)

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I stress time and time again how important *I* believe it is to invest in your hair extensions.  Great hair from a reputable company has so much versatility and more importantly longevity.  One way to straighten your virgin curly and wavy hair extensions is with a rollerset.  Learning how to roller set your weave versus constantly straightening and curling with hot tools will preserve the hair's natural texture, plus the style lasts so much … [Read more...]

#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: How To Silk Wrap Your Hair

L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

  For a video tutorial, check out How to Rollerwrap Your Hair. … [Read more...]

My Protective Style Maintenance | Moisturize & Seal

Jane Carter Solution Hydrate Moisture Mist Quench Seal & Shine

I've had my flexirod updo for about a week and although it took forever and a day to achieve, this protective style is super easy to maintain even through working out!  I noticed with my last sew-in that my hair seemed drier than usual despite consistent spraying with two moisturizing products:  ApHogee Curlific Moisture Rich Leave-In Conditioner (review forthcoming) and Bee Mine Juicy Spritz.  Normally my hair feels soft, moisturized and … [Read more...]