It’s not often that you’ll see me wearing a wash and go, but when I do you know I have to make it different! Last weekend I decided I wanted to define my curls. I used the Krystal Eco Styler Gel for definition.
This worked ok but I prefer the Olive Oil Eco Styler. It’s a lot more flexible. At any rate the next three days looked like this.
Day 1 – Messy curls
You can’t go wrong with messy defined curls. After all, that’s pretty much the point of a wash and go. It’s not often that I love day 1 hair but this was life!
Day 2 – High pompadour
Pompadours are one of my absolute favorite styles, so of course I decided to take my day 2 wash and go and throw it up into a bold high pompadour and pair it with some beautiful purple hues.
Day 3 – Head wrapped
A head wrap is a great way to take almost any style and give it some flare. That’s exactly what I did with my day 3 wash and go hair. Although I don’t have a how to on tying head wraps my lovely @nellynelle19 has a great tutorial on tying headwraps that I took some tips from. You can check it out here
I had a lot of fun with these looks. Which one do you like best?
My favorite style from wearing mini twists last month has got to be my Bantu knot out. I always struggle doing this style but with twists it was so much easier! And the curls, the curls came out beautifully.
I used the same typical method for the knots and I can definitely say that I’ll be doing this style again.
Plus, the definition lasted for days!
What do you think?
Good morning Luvs!
So last night I decided to try out something I haven’t done with my straightened hair, a flexi rid set. Typically I stick with updos when my hair is straight but I thought I’d give it a try.
When I thought about what product I should use to set my hair I wasn’t quite sure what to go with. I was trying to be really careful about not inadvertently changing the texture of my straightened hair back to its curly state by using a product with too much moisture.
I decided to go with the Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Styling Creme. It is obviously Creme based but also on the thicker side so I thought it would be a good choice. I applied the product on each section of hair before installing the rods. I used my usual 7/8″ and 6/8″ diameter and 10″ long rods. I kept the rods in over night.
In the morning I took the rods out and was very pleasantly surprised with the definition. AND my hair was extremely soft!
Next, I separated each curl about three times. I tried not too over separate so that I didn’t create a lot of frizz.
After that I styled my hair by pulling the back up and securing with bobby pins. I love the look of flexi rod curls in my face. Here’s the final look
I’m not sure if these curls will last for the entire day but they sure are beautiful soft and defined now!
Ever wish you could start the day with your end of day hair. It’s kinda like how 3rd and 4th day twist outs have a tendency to slay harder than days 1 and 2. Well, this is my reality at least 2 days out of the week.
Despite my total adoration for updos, I love big messy, curly with a side of frizz type hair just as much as the next naturalista. My ability to end the day with a brand new beautiful natural hairstyle is yet another perk of twisted updo styling!
If you follow me on Instagram you know I post those let down hair slayage pics fairly often. While I am consistently amazed at the transformation, I love to showcase the additional opportunity for natural hair styling made pretty effortlessly from the days updo (which typically takes no longer than 10 minutes whether my hair is straight or not.)
So, as I sit here enjoying today’s updo thinking about what awesomeness I’ll encounter when I get home and let my hair down, here is a look at some before and after, from updo to let down hair slayage transformations.
The let down
The let down
The let down
The let down
So, I fully intend on doing a YouTube video unboxing my very first curlBOX but I couldn’t wait to share these beautiful curls I achieved using one of the products that was included.
I’ve been wanting to try Lottabody products for a while so I was thrilled to find the Moisture Me Curl & Style Milk as one of the curlBOX products this month. I decided to try out the product with a flexi rod set. Check out these amazing curls! Very excited to do more with this product in the future.
Around 12:30am after some movie watching with hubby, I spontaneously decided to test out the flexi rods I bought on Friday.
I bought two different diameter sizes 7/8″ and 6/8″ both 10″ long. To set the style I used the Shea Moisture Curling Gel Soufflé.
I’ve heard that flexi rod sets work best on soaking wet hair but I knew they wouldn’t have enough time to dry if I did that, so I just applied them on damp hair.
I slept with my satin bonnet but as I’m sure you can imagine flexi rods are no fun to sleep on. But, they’re no worse than bantu knots. I kept the rods in until about 11:30am this morning. I unravelled them to find beautiful definition on hair that was unfortunately still slightly damp.
Although the definition only lasted for a few hours there is no doubt that this style has the potential to be amazing! Next time, I’ll be sure to plan my rod set and assure that they have plenty of time to dry.
Have a great day loves!
Good morning loves!
Last night I decided to try out Shea Moisture’s Curling Gel Soufflé. I love all of the She’s Moisture products I’ve tried so I was excited to use this new product.
For a gel it definitely isn’t heavy. It feels more water based than a typical gel and seemed to act more like a moisturizing agent.
I twisted my hair in medium size twists using the Curling Gel Soufflé and then loosely pin curled each twist.
I unraveled the pin curls and twists in the morning and gently separated the twists. My hair was definitely well moisturized which was great. After I was done styling I did have a sticky residue on my hands but I’d say that’s pretty typical of any gel.
For the look I of course pinned up the back to have a view of the undercut, but I left a large section on the left side out. My hair is full and fairly defined. Overall I really like the look. I’ll definitely try the Curling Gel Soufflé again for another style. Here are some pics of the final look. What do you think?
From day to day I always try to do something new with my hair, to challenge my creativity. Outside of loving to see the different styles I can think up, it really is a lot of fun. But, on some days simple is better for me. Today is one of those days. A style that will never fail me, will always have me looking put together while embracing my natural hair is a high curly ponytail. Just can’t go wrong sporting this baby!
To get this look I used Shea Moisture’s Curl & Style Milk and Eco Styler Gel.
Today I decided to embrace the frizz! I re-wet yesterday’s wash and go and threw it up in a loose ponytail leaving just a little out in the front. Typically I would add just a little Eco Styler to help redefine the curls but today I decided not to do that.
See, the thing about natural hair is, frizzy works!
Yep! Pretty much made my week. What a surprise it was to spot myself on Essence.com! Two of my Instagram posts made the cut for their EssenceHair page. You can check them out here along with some other great naturalistas.
Shout out to this great publication for keeping pace with the natural hair movement.