Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Most recent hair styles #1...low manipulation

I'm back to show some of the styles I have been wearing lately. These are my "protective" styles since they are low on manipulation. One of my favorite go to hair styles is flexi rod sets. These can be done at anytime throughout a transition period. Just starting or months in. The only difference I have seen from when I first started and now (@ 8 months) is that it seems to be getting fuller and bigger as I go. This is something that I love because one thing that I want from my natural hair is for it to big and full. *crosses fingers* after wearing it down for a few days I usually take some hair from the front to make a hump and pull the rest into a banana clip. The curls usually look better and less fizziness. After wearing that style for a few days it's usually time for a wash but if I don't have time or haven't been at least a week I just style the front and put a beanie or scarf on the back. An alternative to wearing a beanie/scarf is to just put your hair into a bun and tucking the ends. Then it should be wash day again!!! A flexi rod set usually last md at least a week...sometimes I may be able to get a week in a half to two weeks of wear out of it. Attached are pictures of my flexi rod set down then pinned in a bun. I will be doing another post on another low manipulation/protective style shortly.
Until next time,
Live, Laugh, Love, and stay Fabulous

Thursday, January 5, 2012

8 months post relaxer....retaining moisture

So this is my 8th month of transitioning and it seems to be the toughest month so far. It has been taking me a little more time to detangled and styling my hair. I have been having some growth. I haven't measured my hair recently but it is noticeable. I believe my growth has slowed from the beginning of my transition which is why I have decided to do more protective styles and moisturizing my hair daily. I was trying to not wet it as much as I was in the summer. The styles that I have been doing lately is mainly flexi rod sets and semi-mini twist. Both styles can be very time consuming but each last me for at least a week. Another thing I have started to help with moisture and growth is bagging. This consist of me putting my deep conditioner in my hair with some oils (usually pure olive. I put all my hair in a plastic shower cap and sleep with this overnight. I will be posting pictures of my most recent hairstyles including the steps I take and products I use in a later post.

Until later,