Monday, March 8, 2010

New Style Alert!

So I was browsing the internet a few days ago, bored and looking up things about hair, and I came across Tracie Mae on YouTube.  Not only is she hilarious, but she also inspired me to try a style that I have been meaning to do for a while now - a flexi rod set on wet/damp hair.  I also tried Tracie Mae's "budget curly pudding" (as she calls it) recipe: 
1 oz. oil (I used 100% aloe vera oil)
4 oz. unrefinded shea butter
8 oz. IC Fantasia Gel.  

So here is how I did it:
  1. Shampoo, (deep) condition, and detangle, as you normally would.
  2. Lightly blow your hair dry.  I really only did it for a minute or so, just to get the initial dampness out. (Note: I just redid my hair today and I left my hair wet, I like it better this way.  I kept my hair wet using a mixture of water and aloe vera oil).
  3. Take medium sized pieces and apply the "budget curly pudding" mixture to each piece, and set on blue flexi rods. (Note: Today I used KC Spiral Spritz). 
  4. Sit under the dryer for at least an hour.
  5. Take out the flexi rods and style any way you like!
Here are some pictures from the 4 days I wore this look.  I will have  video blog up of my process in the next couple of days.