Is anyone else wondering how in the world it’s already October!? No? Just me? Fine -_-
 I started off by pre-pooing with L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Restoring Conditioner. I applied the conditioner to dry hair and sat under my steamer for 15 minutes.
 After letting my hair cool, I rinsed out the conditioner and co-washed with SheScentIt Blueberry Co-Wash Conditioner. First impressions: this co-wash was kinda on the “meh” side for me. It actually reminded me of As I Am’s cowash because it left my hair feeling a bit stripped after rinsing it out but it did provide a nice amount of slip on application, in addition to rinsing out well (e.g. did not cling to my scalp and hair).
 After co-washing, I coffee rinsed. For more on the benefits of coffee rinses, check out this post: Coffee Rinses for Shedding.
 After coffee rinsing, I squeezed excess liquid from my hair with my hands and then wrapped my hair with a cotton towel for 15 minutes to absorb the remaining liquid.
 Next I deep conditioning with HairVeda Sitrinillah Deep Conditioner for 15 minutes under my steamer.
 After rinsing out the conditioner, I t-shirt dried for a quick 10 minutes and then sat down for a flexi rod set. I had initially planned to go my usual tension method route but with kidney stones doing the cha-cha inside me, I just didn’t have it in me to sit for 1.5 hours to dry my hair. No ma’am. I needed something fairly quick and that would distract me so a flexi rod set it was.
For leave-ins I used Kurlee Belle Thirsty Kurls Leave-In Conditioner + Organix Shea Butter Liquid Glass Serum. For sections that needed to be re-wet prior to setting on the flexi rod, I sprayed my hair with Paul Mitchell Moisture Mist (not shown above because I forgot to grab the bottle, whoops). Per usual, I started a two-strand twist before rolling my hair on the rods in order to stretch my new growth for a more uniform finished look.
I did small sections for this set because I wanted to make sure my hair dried overnight but then next morning I still had a bunch of damp sections at my roots. I’m learning that my natural hair is too thick for it’s own good. The nerve!
I was also in a rush so I couldn’t separate the curls as much as I would’ve liked but I still liked the curls, achieved them without heat, and it only took 40 minutes to set my hair, so mission accomplished!
As much as I love flexi rod set results, I’m not a fan of the tossing sleeping in them brings so I’m going to give curlformers (well, curlformer dupes) a try!