|Focus on the hair NOT the face|
If you follow me on Instagram (@curlychics), you know I recently tried a new look. Ok, it wasn’t “new new”, but more of a variation of something old. That would be more accurate. I went with a rod set and I really did like the results. It was fun and girly and virtually a carefree look. I am very drawn to looks that appear to be easy breezy, even though the effort was anything but. I’m not a fan of a lot of definition (for my hair) at all but more of a messy look kinda girl. To me a rod set is a way of achieving that look so without further ado– let’s get into it.
Why the rod set?
1. Longevity - #1 motivation is the idea of not having to deal with my hair for a few days.
2. Body – I love bouncing and behaving hair. *shakes hair in slow motion like the commercials*
3. Fly shrinkage – I love a curly fro!
4. Bangs without cutting actual bangs – I generally wear my hair off of my face so temporary bangs are nice sometimes. *Sidebar – as a child my mother NEVER let me leave the house without a bang EVER EVER EVER so as an adult, I had to slowly grow comfortable with my revealing my forehead. These days I hate hair on my face or neck for the most part.
I tried this look this past summer and I thought it was cute then but now when I compare it to the current attempt, ehhh…not so much. I did things a little different in terms of both product and technique but the main difference is the haircut. Remember back in August, I went to the salon and got my hair cut using the curly girl method? This was a huge factor in the way my curls presented.
How I achieved the look:
I shampooed my hair using CoilyKinkyCurly, a product being developed by my blog sister, Lola and her partner, Lise. Click here to read all about it! I’m excited about their launch! My hair is pictured in photos #1 and #5) and deep conditioned using Karen’s Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask.
Don’t sweat the technique:
After shampooing and condition, I sectioned my hair and braided it into 6 fat braids. Once it completely dried, it was nice and stretched. I proceeded to roll my hair on rod rollers using Karen’s Body Beautiful’s Butter Love and a little eco styler.
How I maintained:
Still sticking with my formula of pineappling at night, I loosely pulled my curls up on the top of my head and coveted it with my satin scarf. The next morning I released my curls, shook it out and proceeded with my day.
What about you, tried anything new lately?