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December 12, 2011

Dry Felxi-Rod Set and Maintenance

via Shamiamglam

I was discouraged when my first flexi-rod set lasted ONE DAY. But I vowed to try it again once the weather was cooler. *Slick Rick voice* Heeeere we go…




In my usual fashion, I washed, DC’ed & roller set my hair last weekend. Due to rainy weather conditions, Giovanni became undefined & fro-ish by day 4. I was admittedly heavy-handed with the Vitamin E oil during my original roller set, so this time I dry set it (no product added). I divided it into about 11 sections, then I detangled each section & wrapped it around an 11/16 flexi-rod. After that, I put my scarf on & went to bed. BTW, these soft flexible rollers are much more comfortable to sleep on than the hard magnetic ones!


The next morning I removed the rods & separated my curls by finger twirling the hair. This method creates Shirley Temple-esque ringlets. It only took me about 20 minutes to style my hair that morning & about 15 to detangle & set my hair (the night before). PIECE-O-CAKE!

That night I pineappled & tied a scarf around my hair. The next morning I fluffed it out & discovered that my right side was almost completely straight. *MacGuyver mode* I applied some Motions pomade, brushed it back & bobby-pinned it. I’m just glad that there was Day 2 hair this time…

On the evening of Day 2, I dry twisted my curls (sans product) & tied a scarf around my head. Drum roll please…


Day 3 hair was my favorite HANDS DOWN! Can you tell? It was a little frizzy, but it still had plenty of curl definition & more volume than both days 1 & 2. Definition: curlvana.

By the end of day 3 my hair was feeling pretty dry, so I added a little bit of Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk before detangling & re-twisting. Little did I know it would all be for naught.

I was simultaneously underwhelmed & disappointed by my curls on Day 4. The hair along my front hairline (ear to ear) was almost completely un-curled, so I twisted & pinned it away from my face. Then I smoothed the hair along my temples back & just tucked it behind my ears.


Notice that my kool-aid smile has left the building…

It was fun while it lasted, but I washed it out on Day 5.

*pours out a lil liquor*

33 Chime in!:

monniej said...

i thought that was a pretty good run! 4days and still looking super cute! i count that as success! i loved the day3 hair best also! :)

Anonymous said...

I loved all of these styles and the makeup was DOPE!
MzGray

Anonymous said...

Love every look you woke up to. Do you have a video tutorial for these looks?

Anonymous said...

Super cute! and no product! Wow.
I may try this tonight - with my wig on standby.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVxvbqYMp54&feature=channel_video_title

Shamiamglam
Titled:Dry flexi-rod set & my reflections

Niky said...

Extremely cute!! I wish my hairstyles last more than 2 days..... Day 3 was my favorite as well!! Good job tho!!

Miss Medi DiJah said...

Giiiirl you got more than a day out of your hairstyle, in my book this is a success story! Keep it up, you'll get better at it, and i'll give it a try. I'm just striving to get a day out of it lol

Unika Molden said...

Your hair is gorgeous!! And your makeup is fierce. I love the colors!! What brand of eyeshadow do you use?

Unknown said...

LOL! You're funny :) And your hair looked great all four days!

LM said...

Loved those curls and the makeup Wow just beautiful girl!!

KeetaRay said...

Wow, your hair looks gorgeous! Each and every day!

ChocolateOrchid said...

First let me say that your makeup is GORGE!! I need the deets on that! Especially, in the second pic. Product line, specific colors and all. Please share for each pic. Love it!
And yes, your hair is beautiful too. I will have to try this.

Anonymous said...

@ to the people asking about her makeup and such.. you can go to her direct page and it goes into more details about it.

http://shamiamglam.com/

Anonymous said...

and the same name as well for her Youtube channel with the makeup tutorials included.

Rashida Thompson said...

I know this was about hair but the makeup had me mesmerized lol. Beautiful!

Levone said...

Gorgeous hair style! Loved all 4 days.

Anonymous said...

I think your product use on the last night is what killed it. May have been too heavy for your hair. You have beautiful hair and a great sense for colorful and expressive makeup. Love the overall look! THanks!

Anonymous said...

Fah-bu-lous chick!!!! Can we get a tutorial on the make-up, especially the eyeshadow. Which eyeshadows did you use to create the different looks?

Anonymous said...

I love it!!! Gorgeous! You have inspired me to try a flexi rod set.

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful. Hair styles and make-up! Got a brand new set of flexirods that size that are waiting to be used... I may try this next time!

ShoeHOTLINE said...

I love it. Really cute hair styles and make up

Anonymous said...

I think you made it work from day 1 to day 5. I've gotta try that! And btw your eye makeup is gorgeous : D

shamiamglam.com said...

THANKS LADIES! Here are the links for the makeup looks (FOTDs)

Look 1: http://shamiamglam.com/2011/11/22/fotd-mean-green/

Look 2: http://shamiamglam.com/2011/11/23/product-review-fotd-frigid/

Look 3: http://shamiamglam.com/2011/12/12/fotd-80s-baby/

Check my YouTube channel for tutorial videos, I haven't posted any for the aforementioned FOTDs yet, but I'm working on it. Stay tuned :)

shamiamglam.com said...

Looking back I STILL cannot believe I got this many days out of one set. Imma try it again to make sure it wasn't a freak accident, LOL!

@ anonymous 3:48: YES, it was the product that killed it!

Annabel said...

I never thought about twisting my flexirod sets, that is genious! I just transitioned chopped, but can't wait until my hair is long enough to do flexirod sets again! One thing I used to do, to avoid flat sides, was to pin curl the hair around the frame of my face and pineapple the rest. Gorgeous!
PS - Think title should be "Dry Flexi-rod...."

Kisha Michelle said...

Never tried flexirods now on natural just permed hair and it was a super duper fail. But I really love your hair each day. Day 2 n 3 being my fave. I'm gonna have to revisit the flexirods because I've seen good results for many. Thanks for sharing with us.

ashley said...

I actually love the 5th day, it's so cute, I love the first day as well!

cygnet said...

"Notice that my Kool-Aid smile has left the building." Awwwwww :-(, so did the vibrant eye colors and the pretty blouses! It's almost as if you went into mourning for the curls. Is it just me, or has anyone else ever suggested that you seem to wear your moods on your skin?

I like colors better on other faces than on mine, and I enjoyed reading this article and looking at the pretty pictures. You're gorgeous :-).

M I N G said...

I loveeee the curls! I've been dying to get my hair to do this.

Lisa Michelle said...

This really makes me want to try Flexi-Rods *Christmas present to myself* Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Michelle
www.ThisHairOfMine.com

Skeeta said...

I agree with anon above, I think the shea moisture helped kill the last day but I love all the looks and makeup!

Kristen Gaines said...

I love your hair style...how did you learn to do flawless makeup?

Anonymous said...

Love the hair! did you flat iron it first to get it that str8?

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