Thursday, January 17, 2013

Little Girls Natural Hairstyle: Flexi-rod Set & Flat Twists on 4b Hair

I've been getting a lot of inquiries on how to do a flexi-rod set on 4b natural hair so I decided to try a super cute age appropriate style on Miss A's cousin, Ky! This hair style is adorable for any little girl and will work on every hair type!

  • I began by washing and detangling Ky's hair. I moisturized with Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer and banded her hair overnight as I always do before doing flexi-rod sets. Click here for our Banding F.A.Q. post.
  • The next morning her hair was stretched enough to begin styling to I parted her hair from ear to ear and tied off the back section.
  • I parted a section of hair to begin creating the flat twists on the top. See pictures below to see how I do my flat twists.
How to flat twist natural hair:
Step 1: Part a section of hair. In the front of that section part off a small amount of hair and separate it into two pieces.

Step 2: With your two small pieces of hair, begin twisting each piece around the other. As you cross each section over, grab a tiny bit of hair off of the scalp. Keep your fingers as close to the scalp as possible. Continue until you reach the end of the flat twist.

Please note: I used Bee Mine Curly Butter on each flat twist.
  • After flat twisting the top section I began adding the flexi-rods. I decided to use CURLS (for Target) Control Paste on her particular hair type. I grabbed a flexi-rod and after applying a generous amount of the control paste to each 1-2 inch section of hair I began rolling the rod starting from the end of each section and working my way up. I made sure I firmly rolled her hair onto the rod to give it the desired curl I wanted. See pictures below.

Fold the remaining rod over

All done! I left the flexi-rods in for a little over 1 hair and gently removed them by unfolding and unrolling at the ends first, working my way up. I decided not to separate the curls and leave them as is.

Ky absolutely loved her hair! This was her first flexi-rod set and she was so excited to show it off. I feel so blessed to see the excitement on her face when she has a brand new hair style. Her mom typically does her hair in braids and beads so for her to be able to come to my house and with mom's permission rock an afro for the first time or a flexi-rod set is just amazing.

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I look forward to bringing you more hairstyles on different hair types. If you like this post please feel free to share on Facebook, Pinterest or any of your favorite social media websites.

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  1. This style is so cute. I can't wait to try this on my daughter's hair her type is similar to Ky's I think. You are truly talented. I'm always on here looking for inspiration. Thanks for keeping the blog going despite all you are going through.

  2. Beautiful! My daughter has the same hair type and I recently did a flexi rod set on her for the first time. She loved it and it came out beautiful! Thank you for all your help and advice, we really do appreciate it!


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