Friday, April 1, 2011

My "New" Way of Flat Ironing That Only Requires ONE PASS.

So, it's been a while since my last hair update/tutorial, etc.  Just thought I'd fill you guys in on my new method of flat ironing.  Well, first to update you on my current hair regimen, these days I'm flat ironing my hair once a month.  I then usually wear my hair straight for a 1-1.5 weeks tops.  The rest of the time, I'm in a bun and co-washing every-other-day, or a random wash-n-go style. (Of course, I still do braid/twistouts as well, but it's become rare because lately I've been loving my buns)


Wash-n-go with two twists in front:

Also, I am NO LONGER USING THE DENMAN.  Here's why...  I've been feeling like my hair has been thinning slightly.  This is something I think I've noticed over the past 6 months.  Now, I realize as hair gets longer, it does appear thinner because of the lack of volume that shorter hair showcases, and this could definitely be the case with me.  To be on the safe side, I've got my regimen down to where I only detangle with my shower comb, and any other other combing that needs to be done is done with a fairly wide wide-toothed comb.  This has given me big peace of mind.  I also no longer use that "straightening comb" that I showcased in my flat ironing YouTube video, as I've now got a simpler flat ironing routine, that gives me sleek results without it.

On to the tutorial:

1.  I washed and detangled my hair in the shower with Trader Joe's Nourish Spa shampoo and then conditioned with Silicon Mix conditioner.  Once out of the shower, I applied a little Hot Six Oil throughout my hair, followed my Fantasia IC Heat Protection Serum. 

2.  I combed through the serum and oil and then pulled my hair back into a ponytail with a side part since I plan to wear my flat ironed hair parted on the side:

3.  Next, I take small sections of the ponytail, detangle with and then roll on the magnetic rollers until the whole ponytail is in rollers.

***Also, my hair is at a length that I only do one ponytail for this ponytail rollerset, and all of my ends make it into a roller with a good amount of hair.  This is important.  I do this also because after I roll my hair, I sit under the soft bonnet dryer for about 15 minutes and then sleep on it, and it's easier to sleep with on ponytail.  If you have shorter hair, you may need to do 2 or more ponytails to make sure all hair makes it into a ponytail with enough hair to wrap around a roller a couple times***

The clips are holding my bangs (that I regret cutting) back. :)

 4.  Let airdry or dry with a bonnet dryer.  Like I'd mentioned above, I dry for about 15 minutes and then sleep on it overnight.

5.  Once dry, take out the rollers and comb out.  As you can see, if I'd maybe done a couple more ponytails, I'd be able to just stop here and just wear the style.  Feel free to do that sometimes ladies.

6.  Last but not least, flat iron your hair in small sections.  I flat iron my hair at 400 degrees, and because of my hair being stretched from the ponytail and the rollerset ends, I only have to go over each small section with ONE PASS.  I think that's kind of a big deal. haha


 Once I'm done flat ironing.  I pretty much twist my hair up into a bun (one big bantu knot) to wear when I'm around the house or out running errands or whatever.  When I'm ready to let it loose, I'm left with nice soft waves.  Here is the bun:

Oh, and I'm currently 25 weeks pregnant.  Only 15 more weeks to go!  It's a BOY!!

Anyway, hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it was helpful to someone!



  1. Another boy, yay! You look great!

  2. Good idea! I saw TraNaturally on YT do the one ponytail rollerset and I can't wait til my hair is long enough to do the same. I may do it just to stretch my hair for buns now.

  3. Thanks for the tip on the ponytail rollerset. I tried it before but didn't let it airdry. Also, I'm not that great with the blowdrying so this may be a good alternative. Cute Tummy!

  4. Love the tutorial. I will definitely have to try the wet set in a ponytail! Might be just what I was looking for.

    And congrats on the boys! Yea!

  5. Wow I love how much body you get when you put the curlers in with wet hair. Also really impressed with how your able to get to the roots. Congrats on baby # 2

  6. I am going to try this! Been so frustrated with my hair lately and our hair types and length are similar. I dread going to the salon because the Dominican ladies want to process it and the Black ladies don't want anything to do with it. I also don't like investing a lot of time in my hair, but this looks like a great alternative. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Is NikkiDior from Youtube your sister? Ya'll look alike. Congrats on the baby boy!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing this! It is the perfect solution for my ends. I usually air dry in a bun before flat ironing, and this is such a better method!

  9. hey how long hair you have when you flatten it and pull with the comb? and how long have you not when you plate and pull the comb please please reply I'm not from USA I'm from europe

  10. Ur my daughters hair idol. We just went thru ur hair blog, bout to try one of the looks!

  11. I'm so flattered!! Feel free to ask me any questions!


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