Every time its time to install flexi-rods, it has been on wet hair with a gel who knows what else. And every time, I HATE IT. The curls are stife (short), have a little crunch (ew), and seem to never last more than 2 days. This time, I changed the game, and set the bar. After fully cleansing, treating, and drying my hair, I began my Monday night project. I usually, set the cam up, and get to work, but I had no time for this to be a failure. Once I was done, I regretted not recording, because as you can see I fleeked it!
Starting on completely stretched dry hair, only using TWO products, I sectioned my hair into medium sized pieces pinning the rest back. It is important when drying that you don’t use a high heat. That will remove all of the moisture from your previous step (cleansing + treating or co-washing). I dried my hair on med-low temp in a waving motion, followed by a low heat to stretch it with the comb attachment.
I used Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Nourishing Conditioning Styling Butter + Mimosa Hair Honey. The secret to perfecting extra-dry and parched strands is this intensely hydrating and restorative creamy butter. The blend of Jojoba Oil with Shea Butter and Agave Nectar deeply conditions your hair to make it stronger, softer, and more manageable. As for the Mimosa, its a pomade that smoothes edges, controls frizz, and most importantly, provides a sweet shine!
Using a dime size of both products ( I really mean it, DIME SIZE), I applied the butter then the pomade. When using both the styling butter and the pomade, you want to make sure you’re distributing it evenly throughout the strands with either a paddle / Denman type brush, or comb. After you simply install your rods (I used the orange set), figure out how to sleep (I haven’t mastered that yet), and separate your curls in in the morning to your desired level of volume, and rock out! My hair is very light weight and has more bounce than an ounce! Definitely doing this again!
As for my night time routine, I simply take each curl clump, comb through it, apply a little* butter for hydration/ to remove frizz, and flexi-rod again. I personally, did this look for the Holiday. So by the time Thursday came, I could decide if I wanted to completely Dianna Ross it (fluff these curls), or leave it at the Monroe stage (pictured). Its now Wednesday, and its totally Dianna for tomorrow.
If you guys try this look, be sure to tag me or tweet me your results!
PS. There will be a video coming soon if you’re a visual learner.