Maintaining My Barber Cut!

Hello, lovelies! As I shared with you all a couple of months ago (on YouTube), I got a drastic haircut. Many call it the Big Chop but I just consider it a regular old hair cut. I was natural before the cut so I wasn’t embarking on anything drastically new except this new fire cut!😎

I’ve had short hair before so I didn’t think much about keeping it up. However, I have been asked more than once how I maintain my shorter hair. In this video I discuss why I decided to cut my hair, my maintenance regimen and the costs of maintaining a shorter do!

I enjoy interacting with you all! Any questions and positive suggestions are welcomed! Thanks for checking me out!

-Melissa

D.I.M. (Did It Myself!) Styling Series: Heatless Curls with Perm Rods

Hello, Lovelies! I wanted to share my most recent perm rod set with you all! I’m getting a little better each time with this video editing stuff so I hope you all enjoy! I am starting to enjoy doing this so there will be many more videos to come! Subscribe to my channel on YouTube!

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Perm Rod Set on a Fauxhawk

Greetings! Many of you who know me know that I am a simple, afro-wearing girl. I love to do other people’s hair but do not always have the patience for my own. I decided that this year I would try a lot more things with my hair and I am excited to share those things with you! The style I am wearing this week is a fauxhawk set with perm rods!! I always veered away from rods setting my hair because I felt like it would be too time consuming and I despise sitting under the dryer!!!

I started with freshly deep conditioned and trimmed hair! I t-shirt blotted my hair, applied some leave-in and braided 3 cornrows on one side and 2 on the other. I wanted more slant on one side.  😉

wpid-20150205_100100-1.jpgI mixed a few pumps of Nairobi foam wrap with water to dampen my hair if it got too dry during the wrapping process. I used a small dab of Eco Styler to smooth the frizzy areas and fly aways during wrapping as well.

I rolled the first section of hair in my bang area with the smaller white rods for a tighter curl in the front and began with the purple then peach ones.

 

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Wrapping didn’t take as long as I anticipated. I didn’t have to be anywhere until lunchtime so I happily let them dry overnight. The fact that I did not wrap them soaking wet aided in the quicker drying process.

 

 

 

I initially fell asleep on the sofa without wrapping my hair, but before I got in bed I wrapped it up. I just knew my hair was going to be super frizzy but it was fine. It even inspired my little “freestyle” on the way to work. The next morning, I checked a few rods and they were completely dry. I sat under the hair dryer set at low for 15 minutes to help set the curl in. I let it cool for another 15 minutes and then began to take them down.

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Here are the final results! I will be doing this more often! It’s quick and will last me until my next cleansing and is low maintenance! I am all for that!

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