Flaxseed and Flexirods : Wash Day Dairy
It's really cold outside and the last thing I wanted to do was to wash my hair. However, I needed to get a fresh look since my Wash and Go using my DIY flaxseed gel had run its course.
I started by washing my hair with Naturalicious Moroccan Rhassoul 5-in-1 Clay Treatment , which helped me skip Deep conditioning my hair since this product does it while cleansing my hair.
While in the shower, after rinsing the clay off, I sectioned my hair into 4 chunky twists. I then covered my hair with a t-shirt for about 10 mins.
On each section, I followed these steps:
- Massage scalp with my oil mix
- Apply SheaMoisture Yucca and Baobab Thickening and Growth Milk for moisture
- Use oil mix to seal in moisture
- Working in smaller sections within that big section, applied SheaMoisture JBCO Styling Lotion and flaxseed gel
- Twisted hair
Once done twisting my entire hair, I used smaller flexirods (red) in front and larger flexirods (grey) in back to give more bouncy look at the back. **crossed my fingers ** and sat under the dryer for an hour and a half.
.... and after all that... my hair was still not dry. argH!!!
I decided to let it dry for about 8 more hours (all day).
I loved the results. My hair was super duper soft and shiny!! Also, the front bangs, I did a flat twist instead of my rope twists to give the roots more definition.
At night, I pinned up my hair in a loose puff and tied my scarf around the perimeter of my head. LIKE THIS:
The next morning since I needed to go to the gym, I used a mesh head wrap to secure my hair
After the gym, all I did was remove the wrap, remove all the pins, and shake...and go.
STEP by STEP Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/Curly-Twistout-in-Natural-Hair-using-Flexirods/
Fantastic post and results! I was going to ask how many flexi-rods but now it doesn't even matter because you put them in on your freshly washed twists so I have an idea! So flaxseed gel and a styling lotion check. You know how I said I was trying a roller set this week well my hair has been stretching since Sunday but the weather is so cold like 4-5 degrees that I don't think I want to let it face the rugged cold right now!ReplyDelete
Yeah, this cold is no joke. I don't even want to think about 4 degrees!! Stay warm.Delete
I'm only three months into transitioning, but my hair feels healthier. Great post!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing. It's amazing the difference, once you start getting familiar with your new growth.Delete