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December 15, 2009

Baby Girl's Natural Hair and Flexi Rods

NikG of BeadsBraidsBeyond dishes on ways to keep baby girl's natural hair healthy and beautiful, without pulling yours out!

Christmas is right around the corner and I know so many mamas are looking for a new style for their daughters. Instead of using heat, why not try out flexi-rods?

Flexi-rods are inexpensive (mine are $2.50 per pack of 7) and easy to use! I work on dry/damp hair and apply a little shea butter mixed with coconut oil (unrefined) on each section, then I put some alcohol free gel (I used ORS Lock & Twist Gel this time around) on that section and start rolling the hair on to the rod.

Try spacing the hair out as you roll it on the rod to add more length when you take them out. I also find that working on stretched hair seems to have better results. The flexi-rods don't get too close to the roots so stretching the hair out a day or two prior with braids/cornrows/twists should get you better results. Here is a short flexi-rod pigtail tutorial we made. 'A' would not stop talking, lol.


Flexi-rods in:

'A' sleeps in the flexi-rods overnight with no complaints. In the morning we gently roll them off and seperate each curl into 2 or 3.

You can do a variety of styles with flexi-rods.


Braid the top and do a flexi-rod set in the back:


Braid pigtails half way down and put the flexi-rods on the end:


Princess Tiana Bun with flexi-rod bang:

You can do flexi-rods all over, or just one ponytail, you get the idea. Have fun and be creative! These styles can last up to 1 week if your child sleeps with a satin bonnet.

23 Chime in!:

lawsmd said...

I am going to try a couple of those styles. Thanks for the pictures. 'A' is a cutie and has a mom who is very creative and dedicated to caring for her hair.

Kris (Good Steward) said...

The curls from the rods are beautiful! This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing. Now I can't wait til my baby girl grow in her full head of hair. I will definitely keep this in mind. Thanks for sharing!

South Loop Social Light said...

This is adorable and a great option for parents to try out during the holiday season. It's a nice, polished look for a little girl but still young and playful.

Anonymous said...

"A" is adorable and her mama takes great care of her hair from what I know. The styles above look great and I know they'd make great "do's" for the upcoming holiday. The flexi's do a great job and I can't wait to try them out. Thanks for this post!! Love the pictures!!

robinlouise said...

too cute! i *almost* wish i had another baby at home, a girlchild! can't wait to share with my sister and her daughter. great for the holidays.

honeysmoke said...

beautiful. gave me a few ideas for my own hair.

Deidre said...

hahaha A is so friggin cute! the part when she just stopped and said "hiiii" had me cracking up lol. That girl has some beautiful hair - GO MOM!

KeaShay said...

Great job as always!! You keep her hair right and you motivate others to do the same... Thanks!

Anonymous said...

love this style. wonderful job of always making A's hair beautiful!

Anonymous said...

NikG- you always do her hair in the cutest styles! She is so cute!

Nyla Coils

curlygirlz said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous- love the ponies with the curls-- she's such a cutie- go Nik!

Cygnet said...

What a beautiful little girl! Such a ham :-), and Mom is so gentle and patient with her, in addition to keeping her little princess looking gorgeous. These, as opposed to the shocking hair abuse video that blew up last summer (remember the one with the woman beating her screaming child's curls with a brush?)are the kinds of mother-daughter moments I like to see.

laleepop14 said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS STYLES!!! And cannot wait to try some on my daughter. I have been doing the same styles since she has been born, she is almost two and am glad I have a ton of other options. Thanks nad I just became a fan on facebook and ur blog!!!

dajewel1982 said...

awesome!!! 'A' is so beautiful and adorable!!

revolution girl said...

what a cute little girl! i wish i had hairstyles like this when i was a kid...and not relaxed shirley temple curls.

Butterfly73 said...

A is such a cutie - she is a ham - lol
and Nik you are so patient with her...love it!

NappySince10/01/08 said...

lol Too cute. She's going to thank you in the longrun mommy. I wish mine took care of my hair like that but Im not gonna rant lol

MsBecca said...

Love the flexi-rod styles! Good job Nik, you do a great job with her hair!!

Anonymous said...

NikG,

You are one talented "Mommy stylist";0) I absolutely love what you're doing with "A's" hair. I'll definitely reference your hairstyles when my daughter (who will be 2 in January) gets a bit older.

Maria said...

OMG just wanted to say "A" is just too cute for words!!!

Beads, Braids, & Beyond! said...

Thanks so much everyone!!!

Amara said...

thinking of trying this on my own head!! was considering a straw set but flexi rods sound more flexi-ble!! nice tutorial!! your daughter is adorably cute and has gorgeious hair!!

Anonymous said...

"A" is just to cute. I really love her hair and those flexi rods show that you can do anything with it. I can tell you are a dedicate mother and apprciate your efforts. =))

Now if only I could find some rods of my own.....

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