Curls: Rod set vs twist & curl on long term transitioning hair
Hello people! I've honestly missed you guys. I'm doing the last posting of my housemanship now, I cannot believe how time flies. I took a break before starting this one and realised that *gasp* I missed work.
I'm starting to believe people that dub me "workaholic".
All four postings have been very interesting, but stress + physical and sometimes mental exhaustion can get in the way of work satisfaction. Internal medicine is noticeably less tasking and I'm really enjoying it. I even catch myself looking forward to being on call (please don't tell my colleagues I said so).
Alrighty. The reason for this post. First of all, a kiss for you reading this:
When I was ready to take down the twists, I didn't want to have to deal with washing my hair and then stretching so I kept them in, washed with Bobeam shealoe shampoo bar and followed with Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner and didn't rinse out. When it was only slightly damp, I sealed with whipped shea butter and let it dry.
Finally took down the twists and had clean, stretched, soft, moisturised hair. Winning.
I had a wedding to attend the next day and I wanted curls, baby.
To get a tapered look, I used perm rods for the periphery and flexirods for the centre. I used white perm rods for the front sides, grey for the back for tighter curls.
|I fluffed a bit and pinned up the sides, then tucked my ends in and secured too. See that errant bobby pin at the back.|
|Smh at my edges|
|The wedding, with my friend. I like what my hair was doing here|
Unfortunately I didn't have battery power to take pictures of the twists but they were medium-sized flat twits, then I rolled the ends on grey perm rods.
|Ran my fingers through the roots to obscure the parts|
|Pinned up the sides and tucked in the ends as usual|
|How I wore my hair to the June Salon day out|
The twist & curl definitely won this all-around.
- Installation time
- Take-down time
- Slightly better at blending the two textures
What's your favourite method to curl your hair? Which would you like me to try?