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Hey Lisa, how are you? Look at you, completely natural. I can not wait until I get to that point, but as of now……..I don’t even know what to say other than HELP MEEEEEEE!
I’m almost 3 months in and today I tried my first rod set. My question is: Do I rod my hair right after conditioning when it is soaking wet? After washing and conditioning I put some Kinky Curly Knot Today to detangle, which did nothing. Then I tried the BB Foam Wrapping Lotion and Aloe Vera Gel to attempt to rod it. For some reason, my hair was so tangled that I couldn’t even smooth it onto the rollers properly. I felt like I was tearing my hair out trying to comb it, but I got it done.
Next, I sat under the dryer for 30 minutes. My hair is so thick that it feels like only about 5% is dry. It’s almost 1pm. At this point, I’m not sure if this will be dry by 6am tomorrow morning. Anyway, I’m frustrated at this point. This is the first style that I have tried other than cornrow outs with I am a beast at, but I am tired of them.
How do I get through a rod set without pulling my hair out and with less drying time? Also what is the best way to detangle? My hair seems detangled with my conditioner in it, but as soon as I rinse it out I’m back to square one. I just want to be able to do this cold wave set the right way. You are my inspiration 🙂
P.S. Sorry for my blabbering, lol.
I rod my hair while it’s soaking wet — both with water and whatever products I’m using to set. One thing to remember about detangling…. it starts before you even wash your hair. I always section my hair in 4’s and apply a cheap rinse-out conditioner and olive oil to my hair for an hour before shampooing. Even before I get into the shower I start running my fingers through my hair to get some tangles out.
Then after you shampoo, add a generous amount of rinse out conditioner and smooth it through with your fingers, slowly and carefully getting through some of those tangles. VO5 or Suave Naturals are both good options. Try to buy the kinds that say “moisturizing.” So by the time you are out of the shower your hair should be at least 50% detangled.
Keeping your hair in 4 sections the entire time is key! That will also help with detangling and prevent more tangles. Also make sure you use a shower comb, in other words, the widest tooth comb you can find.
As far as drying rod sets, I always use a hooded dryer on medium heat. I usually sit under for 20-30 minutes and let the rest air dry. If you don’t have one you can just point a blow dryer to your hair to help with drying.
Hope that helps!
Olufemi Alexander says
I love your candor…
have you ever thought about wearing Sisterlocks?
they are tiny locks that are beautiful and easy to style–
you can braid them, curl them, roll and tuck them! it is almost endless the many styles you can create with this hairstyle.
I also have a blog http://www.NYBhair.com let’s stay in touch.
shar-Ron Hardy says
Hi lisa! I thank you for being such a inspiration to me with all the information you have been sharing and creating this awesome website. I have been transitioning for almost 7 months and have been doing protective styles such as braiding. My question is when you were having your hair trimmed did you have it straighten first. You mentioned reframe from using heat!! Help please…..do I need a new stylist?
Thanks, Shar-Ron, I trim myself and while it’s wet. But since I’m only wearing my hair in rod sets, pin ups and wigs, I’m not as concerned about it being 100% even. It holds up well because of the styles I’m wearing now. Once I’m fully transitioned then I will blow out and make sure it’s evened up.
Even though heat should be avoided as much as possible, some people find that they can transition with heat and have little or no breakage. If this describes you, then continue with your routine. I just think heat comes with a risk of damaging your new growth.
All the best to ya, girl!
shar-Ron Hardy says