Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Flexi Rod Takedown & Styling

You can tell by now that I have been obsessing over curly hair from my Clash of the curls and Hot roller set posts. So it should come as no surprise to you that today I'm zooming in on the flexi rod set.


I compiled a video of both my flexi rod takedown and some fun and playful styles that are great for when your curls become tired and dreary.

I didn't film how I install the rods because it was dark and I was tired while putting them in. But I captured pretty much everything else. Enough talking, here's the vi vi videooo!

When was the last time you did a flexi rod set?


Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Hot Rollers on My Blow-dried Hair + Video

Hey Y'all!
So I know that the flexi rods won the curl contest in the Clash of the Curls, but I expressed to you that I still really love both the traditional roller set and the hot roller set.
Last wash day, I blew my hair dry and then curled it using my Remington hot rollers, and guess what! I filmed it! So today I'm sharing with you just how I get big, bouncy curls with my hot rollers. Check out the video fo' da deets:

There you have it, my blow dry and hot roller set routine.

How do you install hot rollers?

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Clash of the Curls

Hey Lovelies!!

Today I'm comparing curls.
I know what you're thinking. No, the curl combat isn't with other girls.
This one is taking place on my own head.

I'm showcasing the results of three methods of creating curls, and then deciding which is the best (IMO).
I'm grading them on beautyease and durability.

So without further ado, these are they:

1. The Flexi Rod Set

2. The Hot Roller Set


3. The Traditional Roller Set

In the beauty category, I'm gonna have to give it to the hot rollers. This method always gives me va va voom curls that are so sexy and sultry. Love them.
In terms of ease of creating the style, It's a close one between the flexi rod and the hot roller set. If my hair is already straight, it'll take me on average, twenty minutes to install my rollers. If I have to blow-dry my hair, it's about forty minutes. With the flexi rods however, on straight hair, I can get them done in 5 minutes if I do about 6 rods (as per above). And if I need to blow-dry prior to installing the rods I would need about 25 minutes. So it's a win for the flexis!
In the finally round, I'm judging based on how long a style lasts. Sorry hot rollers! You've been knocked out. This one is between the flexis and the regular rollers. This is a tough one though. I'd have to say that while the results from the regular rollers last quite some time, the flexi rod curls can go a bit longer. PLUS they can be turned into a plethora of other cute styles with ease.
Well well well! It seems the flexi rod set emerged the winner of this match-up. I didn't even realize they were such winners till today lol. I'm gonna have to do them more often.
I must say though, that I love the results I get from all three and they each have a place in my hair journey and my heart.

What's your favorite means of achieving curls?

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

15 Simple Styles for your Braid-out

Happy Wednesday!

How many times have we worn a braid-out for 3 or 4 days straight and by the day 5 we just need a spruced up look?!

Well today we are styling braid-outs on the blog!

I have compiled a video of 15 simple styles that can be done to jazz up your old (or even new) braid-out.

This quick video shows both how I achieve them and the finished look, and with the variety included, I'm sure there's at least 1 in there for you! :-)

Check out the video below:

Thank you so much for watching!

Which did you fancy?

Friday, 10 April 2015

Hair Bucket List.

Just a few things I'm wanting to do with my hair.


Chunky Cornrows.

Faux Locs.

A bob.

Blunt cut. : o

What are you itching to experiment with?

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Roller Setting my 16-weeks-post Texlaxed Hair + Video

Hey there!

Most, if not all of you, know that the braid-out is my favorite hair style to execute, mainly because of its simplicity, ease and effortless beauty.

But when I'm in the mood for something silky and smooth minus the heat, the roller set is most definitely top of my list.

Now, I've done it numerous times over my healthy hair journey, like here


and here...

...but today we're playing show & tell up in hurr, 'cause I've got a video for you, depicting exactly how I carry out my roller set to attain beautiful, bouncy, banging curls. Take a peek:

Thanks for watching!
Roller set lately?

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Return o' da Mac - Wash Day Routine + Video

Hey There!
Guess who's back?!

My apologies for my absence! I have been caught up in a whole bunch of things and time got away from me.

But I have emerged from my month-long hiatus on a very special day - It is:
  1. My 3-year hair anniversary
  2. Wash day

As such, I had to come back with something different, special even. A video of my last wash day!
I filmed the process from start to finish for you, my loves. I hope you will enjoy the video. And though it be All Fools' Day, this one is not a prank. I really do have a wonderful video below for your perusal, so go ahead and check it out.

Thanks for watching!
How was your wash day??
p.s. I'm joining the lovelies over there at the #washdayexperience for this one, so you can check them out if you're in the mood for some more wash day posts.