August 11, 2015

Long Lost Wash Days…

I haven’t been keeping track of how many weeks post relaxer I am. Just realizing my new growth is popping and need to check my blog to see when my last relaxer was. I even started washing my hair every 2 weeks but stopped very quickly because my face wasn't enjoying that torture. I have been getting breakouts which aren't normal for me and I know that’s the culprit. Let’s get this wash-day started:
Heat Free Flexi-Rod Curls
[1]   Finger detangle has been a must for me recently. Sometimes I don’t even need to follow
       up with a wide width comb. Once done right post detangling is a breeze.
[2]   Deep Conditioned on dry hair with ORS Replenishing Pak for 1 hour under my heat cap. 
       I wasn't planning to be that long but I bought a new heat cap called Gold N Hot and 
       it doesn't get that hot. I’m seriously contemplating returning it and getting something else. 
       Oh how I miss my old heat cap now.
[3]   Shampooed with Creme of Nature Moisturize & Shine Shampoo and rinsed.
[4]   Applied Aussie Moist Conditioner for 2 mins and rinsed
[5]   Wrapped my hair in a T-shirt for 1hour
[6]   My leave in conditioner’s were Elasta QP Leave in H2, Aussie Moist Conditioner and 
       sealed with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
After wearing my hair straight for so many weeks I decided to put in some blue flexi-rods and I used 7 rods in total. I’m sorry I forgot to take a picture but I rolled them up instead of in a spiral motion. My hair was 95% dry so I just damped not wet the last 4 inches of my hair and rodded them.
The following day I applied Jamaican Black Castor Oil on my scalp. I pulled apart the curls with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil in my palms.
Heat Free Flexi-Rod Curls
The curls weren't fantastic but it worked for me while heading out to church. I didn't have any wrapping lotion or my cocktail mix but it still came out fine. 6 hours later the curls had fallen exactly how I like my curls to be as seen below. I prefer to have curls on the ends of my hair than my whole head. I probably need more patience.
6 Hours Later Curls
Do you have a wash day experience to share with us, head over to Saving Our Strands & Just Grow Already to join the link up. See you there!

When last did you put in flexi-rods in your hair?

Be inspired...


22 comments:

  1. I swear I have never seen you do a bad flexi-rod set. Your hair always looks so healthy, thick, bouncy and curly. Mine has never come out that good.

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    1. Thanks Kellly, practice, practice, practice makes perfect.

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  2. Your flexi- rod set looks amazing. I can't get my hair to comply with flex-rods. Lol!
    Hilda @ momashairjourney.blogspot.com

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  3. I love the hair, girl! You have to teach me how to get those curls on my kinky hair. Lol!

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    1. Thanks Nerline! I'm coming over soon lol

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  4. The last time I tried flexi rods was almost two years ago lol don't judge, I suck at any type of set. Your hair looks great send some of that setting powers my way :)

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    1. Take the dust off your flexi-rods and give them a try again.

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  5. Your face looks "suspicious" hope you understand Lol.

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    1. Totally confused Abena, care to share?

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  6. Your new hair color is really shining through in these curls! I love it! What do you usually use in your "curl cocktail?"

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP @ www.savingourstrands.com

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    1. Thank KLP, not sure if to dye in over for my next relaxer update. My mixture is conditioner, water and oil mixed together.

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  7. Love your curls Tomes, beautiful x

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  8. Hi. Question... Does anyone experience breakage from flexi rods? I usually use them just to add some curls on dry hair (I've never done a wet set) but I always notice short broken pieces on the floor when I take them down. I don't think they are too tight and I always use end papers. Any suggestions?

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    1. I don't think I've experienced breakage using them. Sometimes if you aren't careful taking them down, your hair can get caught in the 'white end' of the flexi-rod which may tug and cause breakage.

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    2. Thanks for your reply.

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  9. Hey Gorgeous, love those curls? Do you feel the CON shampoo causes buildup on your hair?

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  10. Love the flexi-rod curls, beautiful!

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  11. They came out great Tomes! I need to get on the flexi rod train too lol (:

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  12. Wow, just 7 rods?! Less is more because I love how your curls came out. How do you maintain your curls overnight?

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  13. Your curls are actually really pretty! I think you did a great job!

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