Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Flexirod/Straw Set on Natural Hair
My church had a Valentine's event in February and I used the occasion not only to get dressed up a little but also to try out a hairstyle that was cute but probably a little difficult to achieve on my own, the flexirod set. So, I made an appointment with Taji to go in and get my hair done.
After washing and conditioning my hair I also had Taji to cut about a 1/4 inch of hair off all around. I really needed a trim badly. She then rolled my hair on the small green flexirods and off I went to the dryer for an hour and a nap. (To me, naps under the dryer are great!!)
Here are the results a day later!
Here is the look 6 days later.
How I maintained the style: I wore my satin bonnet every night. My hair was sorta "helmet head" looking in the morning of course. I would get a generous helping of coconut oil and rub between my hands to liquify. Then I would pull my hair from the root to stretch the curls. I didn't pull the ends of my hair because I didn't want to create frizz. I used bobby pins to pin wayward curls in the direction that I wanted them to fall (i.e. the bang below)
I loved this style and will try it again! I also want to try it again with larger rods when my hair gets longer!