Friday, December 10, 2010
Good morning fabulous naturals!
Never.... say never ! That was a great title for this post. Why ? ...well, because I did something I just spoke about having no interest in doing. And that was straighting my hair.....NO...NO...NO...not with creamy crack (lol) . Just a simple roller set, and a little saran wrap. I must admit I loooove the way it turned out ! As some of you may know from reading my previous post I shaved my sides and back pretty close. So, there really isn't much hair on my head (LOL) accept the top and front.
So, here is what happened, I was pretty bored yesterday evening and decided to do quick co wash. As I was doing so I thought...Hmmm I'm going to try a roller set , just looking for a chance... momentarily. When I worked in the hair salon I specialized in short hair cuts and styles ( my fave"s) So , styling my hair in a short style came very easy and I knew exactly how I was going to style it. I already had the supplies needed to do this style ie, rollers, clips, net, etc.
I set my hair on the top with x large rollers , because I wanted a very lose, feather type of look. Sat under the hooded dryer on low heat for about 20 -30 minutes. Came out , took out the rollers and was pleasantly surprised at the out come. After applying some QB, Amla & olive heavy cream , I then went on to do a silk wrap , by simply applying Saran Wrap ever so tightly around my head. I went around my head about 2-3 times with the saran wrap. Sat, back under the dryer for an additional 15 minutes.
Ladies, when I began to finger style my hair. I loved it ! It was extremely silky and super soft with tons of body. I did not apply any direct heat what so ever...no flat iron or curling iron, nothing!. And I do not intend on doing so. At night all I did was pin curled my hair ( using big pin curls) in the same direction of the style I wanted to wear. Woke up this morning...and it looks fabulous and very healthy.
I may wear my hair like this for a few days and then go back to my heart...my fro. But, at least now I know I do have options and one that works with out any direct heat...love that!
I did add a heat protectant to my hair before setting, just for extra precautions. Although I am under the impression that may only be needed if applying direct heat , ie curling irons, flat irons, hand held blow dryers. May be that's not true.... but you can never be to sure :)
Thanks for reading ladies, and remember to stay.....naturally fabulous !
TAKE CARE :)