Cornrows and a Bun

Greetings, beautiful! Cornrowing has to be one of my favorite styles to do. It was what made me fall in love with hair. It is relaxing for me. I love creating designs in a persons hair and achieving different looks. The latest style I did was this gorgeous cornrow style with a loose high bun.

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This look is low maintenance requiring only a little oil on the scalp and hair occasionally and tying it up before bed or exercise. This style can last her 2-3 weeks with proper maintenance.

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When The Rod Set Goes Wrong

Hello, lovely people! I had been wearing braids and twists for the past 5 months and was happy to finally come out of the extensions and wear my hair! I wanted to experiment with this twisted rod set I saw someone try on pinterest! Yes, here I go with my pinterest finds again!

Anyway, the set was called a Bantu knot cheat! Some of you may be familiar with it. This is where they wind the hair as if to do a Bantu knot but that wrap it around a perm rod instead to give more elongation to the curl.

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I grabbed my Avocado Shea moisturizer, setting lotion and some EcoStyler gel and began twisting and rodding away! I let it air dry overnight which was about 12 hours of drying time before I sat under a medium heat hooded dryer for an hour to ensure it was completely dry.  Also, my hair was 50% dry when I began the rodding process so I could get more fullness.

Simple enough, right?! Twist and roll the hair wait for big bouncy gorgeous results, right?

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The hair was a disaster!  I would not even do myself like that and put a photo of this huge fail online. Of all the posts I put out, that would be the one photo that will somehow go viral. Ha Ha! Some parts waved and some parts knotted and some parts were just flat. Never again.

I ended up shampooing that out and opting for something simpler. I had things to do in the morning and needed to be presentable. That hair just was not! I believe my problem was that I twisted the hair to far down. I believe the twisting was only meant to be done closer to the scalp area, not towards the ends. I have not been defeated! I will try this look again!

In the meantime, I opted for a simpler go-to style that has gotten me out of many hair binds! I make a side part and flat twisted the hair in opposite directions. I connected to large 2-strand flat twists on one side and pinned the hanging tail up as well. This is my result!

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Side note: When I take selfies, I have to hold the camera above my head for my eyes to look open and normal. I The top pic was taken way above my head. The lower ones were taken slightly above eye level. Do other people with small eyes have this problem in pictures?

Back to hair! Have you tried this Bantu set cheat that I am talking about? What were your results?

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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.  😉

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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!