Low Manipulation Styles

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indirect heat and soft curls

This weekend was a blast from the past.  I went to my college reunion, which was so much fun.  I forgot how amazing my classmates were and years later they are even more so.  It was such a great time reconnecting with everyone.  And in preparation for the weekend of fun, I decided to go with

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flexi rod set fancyflairlady.

Last week I mentioned having a few low manipulation styles in your back pocket to get you through a long relaxer stretch.  And this one was an instant fave from the first time I tried it.  Flexi rods sets are quick, easy and a cute hair styling option.  Last weekend, I styled my hair with flexi

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Still aiming for stretched and detangled new growth, I opted for a flexirod set (click here for my tutorial) after last week’s blow out.  Putting my hair on the flexi rods forces me to go throughout my entire head in small sections to detangle, thus ensuring that I remove the shed hairs.

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First Voluminous Braid-Out on My Relaxed Hair

Wash Day. I’m 12 weeks post and instead of relaxing my hair I tried a braid-out.  I started my wash day by deep conditioning on dry hair using Proclaim Argan Oil Intense Moisturizing Conditioner for about 2 hours.  As I rinsed out the conditioner, I detangled my hair in three sections under the running water with

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Remember my flexi rod set from last week?  Well I wanted share how it held up in the following days.  Each night I would pineapple my hair to preserve the curls.  When the morning came I would essentially shake and go.  I did not moisturize or anything like that over the days because I wanted to

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Style Trial | My First Flexi Rod Set

To scratch my itch for something new, I decided to channel that energy into trying CourtneyNaturalHair’s No Heat Flexi Rod Set Tutorial (I bought some new goodies to complete the look 🙂 ).  I liked her video because her end results were more like waves as opposed to spiral curls that I’ve seen with other flexi rod

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Roller Setting: Half and Half Method

Lately, I’ve been roller setting my hair in this half and half method and I like it a lot.  Below you’ll find a pictorial on how I set my hair.  This method may or may not be easier than the traditional mohawk method.  But if you’re having issues with the mohawk method, I would definitely

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Regimen Building: Protect Your Hair

Why Protect?  The hair products that we use can only do so much to keep our hair on our head and looking healthy.  It is important that we take steps to protect our hair from unnecessary breakage.  Limiting manual breakage helps with retention, which expedites the results we see from growth.  It also ensure that

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This is my second check in for the protective styling challenge.  This month I kept my promise and did more with my hair in addition to my regular buns.  I did a twist out and a bantu knot out!   I’m very proud of myself. 🙂 Check out the pics below: Side Bun with a