So this Sunday will be a month since I cut my grazing shoulder length hair to ear length. Let me tell you, this is a high mantenance length for me! I am doing all I can to keep from using heat on my hair. My first week I was a mess. I was in tears trying to figure out what to do with my hair. I work out 5+ days a week so I cowash my hair every other day. It is a must since I sweat like rain drops. It has been almost 4 months since I texlaxed my hair, so that is an added trial to the situation (yes, it's a situation to me). What did I do? I did the best thing I know to do....I PRAYED!
I asked the Lord to please help guide me in caring for my hair. Even at the length I am at now I can still cause damage and an acutal set back. My hair cut is not a set back at all. I wanted to even it up now that I have a better understanding as to how to care for my hair. I seeked the throne of God so I would not mess up what has taken almost a year to get right. I am finally on the path with a healthy scalp and now more evened ends. It has been a blessing to reach 4 months of stretching my texlax and there is no way I want to throw all that out the window by adding constant heat to my hair.
Praise be to Jesus, the Lord answered. I use flexi rods! It is super cute, easy and I do not have to use heat. It will last me about 2 days or at least until my next wash day. It has saved me from my frustration and from using heat. I give all the thanks to my Lord and Savior.
So, here are the steps I make to do a flexi rod set to my ear length hair. I use a total of 8-10 flexi rods:
- Cowash using Alba Drink It Up Coconut conditioner and Herbal Essences Hello Hydration conditioner
- Rinse with cool water
- T-shirt dry for 3-5 minutes
- Apply the following in order: spray on aloe vera mix, Kinky Curly Knot Today, jojoba oil, Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango moisturizer
- Oil my scalp with Liquid Gold Growth Aid with sulfur
- Section my hair and apply Lotta Body with added aloe vera juice
- Roll my hair into flexi rod
- Once all the flexi rods are in, I cover with my satin wrap and call it a night.
I do all this prior to going to bed. In the morning my hair has dried so I take the flexi rods out and gently finger pick. My hair is soft, moisturized and ready to go. It's a great low manipulation style and it lasts through out the day. Thank you Jesus!
Some people may think it is vain to pray for help with my hair but I pray to the Lord for EVERYTHING. If I do not know about how to do something or need guidance in making proper decisions, I am going to go to the Lord. He is always there to help through me whatever I am going through. That includes a bad hair day. :o)
I pray all is well with everyone this day and every day. As always, stay near the cross. You never know who you might meet there. Be blessed! :o)