Hola Chicas,

While on my way back from an 8 hour road trip (I have something random to share about that too…remind me!), an old friend from NaturallyCurly.com emailed me. You probably know her as ItsMsHeatherNicole, the curly (and hilarious) youtube star, with a southern twang. We’ve been online bffs since ’05, and needless to say, I was delighted to see her name in my inbox…at 1am no less.

In short, she was giving me the heads up that she had tried the Twist-n-Curl, liked it, and made a vid about it. So, I thought it’d be cool to try her signature style too..The Curly Fro!

Last night at 7pm, I made the mad PJ dash to Sally’s to pick up some gray flexi rods. I came home and for the first time since God knows when, combed through my dry hair! It felt so strange…so wrong, lol. To loosen up my dry, stiff hair, and to help the curls set properly, I used DevaCare Set it Free, a bit of Oyin Shine and Define, and a few sprays of water. I followed her directions to a T, and ended up with 7 twists, and rolled them to the roots.

This morning, after ensuring my hair was completely dry, I took them down one by one. I un-twisted, fluffed, and was pleasantly surprised! It was shiny, fluffy, moisturized, and defined. I didn’t know what to expect–I didn’t have high hopes because of my hair type. In the end, I’m happy to add this style to my arsenal. It will come in handy when I don’t have time to wet my hair. It’s also a great primer for a stretched out up-do. I probably won’t do it too often, because I don’t think my hair likes to be manipulated dry.

Here are the specifics:

  • I carefully sectioned out the front and secured the rest of my hair in a scrunchy. I finger detangled a bit, and sprayed it 1-3 times with water. I then detangled with my wide tooth Jilbere comb from the ends to the roots. Finally, I sprayed SIF into my palms (about 5-7 sprays), thoroughly applied it to the section, and twisted. I added Oyin to the ends.
  • Repeated the instructions above with a section at the crown, one on each side above my ears, and 3 in the back.
  • Rolled the twists from tip to root and secured by folding the flexi rods (shaped like a z).
  • Slept…comfortably too!
  • Unrolled, separated twists, and fluffed!
The Rods

The Take Down

The Results

All right, Mr. DeMille…I’m ready for my close up 😉

Randomness…blast from the past:

Eight hours is a long time to be in the car…especially if you had just driven 8 hours the day before…through the mountains, in the rain!
During the last 4 hour stretch, the hubs and I scanned the radio (this is SO much fun), and sang along (albeit poorly) with such artists as Journey, Queen, Elton, and Prince. Finally, he broke out his IPhone and shuffled it–the first song that came on was Milli Vanilli ‘Baby Don’t Forget My Number’! After my initial ‘uh, WTF?!’ reaction, we discussed the phenomenon that was Milli Vanilli and how most of what I remember was actually In Living Color’s portrayal of them. So, we did a Youtube search and found the video. OMG…classic. Who the hell was their choreographer?!

The moral of this story? Don’t have one…but we definitely laughed until we cried, and Milli Vanilli are now runner ups for our 2009 Halloween Costumes…

Later Gators,
Nik