Tired face...Twitter you've already seen pics of my newly flat ironed hair! This past Friday, I flat ironed my hair in lieu of celebrating me being 8 months natural. :D I told ya'll last week that I was gonna do it...and I did! :D Boy, that was the longest night ever. I was so tired. I didn't start prepping my hair until 12:30-1am (was waiting for Khlo-Child to go to sleep) I ended up finishing around 4am (i think). I don't know if you ladies can tell, but the ends of my hair were anything BUT straight. Chile....I really should've watched a few YouTube videos on how to effectively straighten natural hair ends. It is NOT as easy as relaxed hair I'll tell you!
the edges felt wonderful & so smooth! As you can see my hair is around the length it was when I started my hair care journey.
Here's the breakdown:
1. Clarified my hair with VO5 Herbal Escapes Clarifying Shampoo
Clarifying made my scalp feel WONDERFUL! It's been way too long since I last clarified. It's great to do this before a flat iron session because it removes product buildup from the scalp & hair. Perfect for creating light, bouncy hair! :-)
2. Dc'ed with Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner for about 2 hours. ( won a gift set back in April...)
3. Applied Aphogee Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer & Garnier Fructis Anti-Humidity Smoothing Milk. I realize now that I should have applied either more of the Smoothing Milk or added an extra product. The Smoothing Milk gave my hair a silky feeling though.
4. Sectioned off the hair & began flat ironing with the GHD. Love this flat iron!!! Don't think I can say that enough! Remember my review?? I've written about this flat iron several times. It was just as amazing on my natural hair & made my hair feel so silky. Had I used the comb-chase method, I'm confident the entire length of my hair would have felt just as great.
After I was done flat ironing, I didn't wrap my hair. It was just too thick & the ends were curly so the wrap wouldn't have been that effective anyway. I simply wrapped my scarf around my hair & finally went to sleep. I took a shower the next day & the somewhat straight hair I had became extinct. LOL
Will show you guys the style I came up w/ in the next post!!! Very easy to do!
For a next peek of the style visit the Facebook page...It's the hairstyle in my profile pic. ;-) There's also some on Twitter...
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