Monday, February 24, 2014

Heatless Curls

Using Flexi Rods

I'm back!! I had to take a little break but I'm back to share another hairstyle with you guys.

I finally got around to trying this heatless curl/flexi rod technique using this YouTube video (How To: Flexi-Rod Tutorial for perfect heat less curls). I talked about this technique in my Revamping An Old Hairstyle post, but when I used it there my hair wasn't freshly washed hair and I had also twisted my hair before using the flexi rods. From top to bottom the picture on the right shows my hair at each stage:
  1. Pic one is my pre-wash hair
  2. Freshly washed hair
  3. My hair is detangled; pre deep conditioner
  4. My hair after washing out the deep conditioner
  5. My hair after using the heatless curl technique

First, let me point out that my left side is thicker than my right. I try to hide it with different hairstyles, but the difference is still noticeable at times. I must also admit that the heatless curl method was very hard to do at first. I wanted to roll my hair up so that when each rod was unrolled the curl would fall in the direction I wanted it to fall in. The curls in the back were much harder to get to, but after a while, I got the hang of it!!

These pictures show how my hair looked as it fell. The first picture was about two days later and the second picture is about five days later. 

The last time I used flexi rods, I ended up with a frizzy look. This time I followed my normal wash day routine, except I used Design Essentials Compositions Foaming Wrap Lotion. I liked the style more as it fell, but it was really dry. I attribute the dryness to the wrap lotion because my hair has never been that dry after styling. I ended up spraying my hair with water as I twisted it one night and locked the moisture in with coconut oil. That seemed to get the job done.

Have you ladies tried any heatless techniques?
Have you had to battle with the frizziness?
How do you use to combat frizziness?

In other news, my curlBOX came...but they sent it to my NC address!! I got it forwarded this weekend, but I still haven't received it yet. I'm hoping to get it soon so I can try some of the products out and blog about them!! Keep your eyes open for that.

Also, I've created a page for all my hair posts. It's so much easier to lead people to my 'hair page' than to have them search through my year's worth of posts!! Click on the tab above or CLICK HERE! Tell me what you think about it!!
Have a great week you guys!!

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  1. This came out really. Hour long have you been natural

    1. Thank You! I've been natural for a little over two years! You should definitely check out my hair tab (especially when I get I finished). You'll be able to follow my hair journey.

  2. Good Job and you look Great. I respect your patience. . .'cause you sure have lots. I wear my hair very short because I suck at styling so when I see others doing it I have to applaud them.

    1. Thanks! It definitely takes some patience, which I've had to gain over the years. I definitely can't let myself walk out of the house looking any kind of way, so that's some type of motivation! LOL

  3. Your hair looks great. I've used the flexirods on twists, but never just the flexirod alone. I used them recently on my flat ironed hair for a little more body.

  4. Hey girl, just wondering if you got my response to your email about eating healthier? I did reply :) I will have a new healthy recipe up on my blog tomorrow, I was just working on it and then I remembered that I didn't hear back from you. Hope you got it.

    ps. Your hair looks nice


  5. The heatless curls came out beautiful! I just BC'd recently, but I would love to try this method once it grows out again! My hair is always thicker and longer on one side too!

  6. This turned out so cute. I've never done a completely heatless set. I usually have to sit under the bonnet dryer as a precaution so that kills the "heatless" concept lol. One side of my hair is thicker than the other too.
    Love the name of your blog. Stopping by from the #blm linkup :)

    1. You should definitely give it a try. I would watch the video and try to imitate the way she rolled her hair around the rods. I was having trouble trying to watch myself in the mirror and curl it at the same time. I think if I were to try it again, it may be a little easier, but who knows?! I usually don't sit under the dryer, but I think I'm going to start.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I have decided last year that I would keep heat out of my styling routine and options. Being naturally curly, I have had a battle with frizz ALL of my life and spent a lot of years gelling down and/or flattening my hair down on the sides only to have it frizz up again. I really wish I would have known what I know now about my curly hair back then. most specifically the T-Shirt method. I style my hair with the T Shirt method now using my CTT (curly Tee Towel) This has yielded great results of a more defined curl or twist depending on what I do to set it inside my CTT.

    Thanks for sharing. Pics look great.


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