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Do you Have Natural Hair? Posted on 07-01-2007
niais23

Hello HBCU, My name is Nia and I specialize in Natural hair Care. I will be moving to the Atlanta Area After July 18th....For all of you College students on a budget and you have locs, twist, or even want to go natural please feel free to contact me @ 773.977.4938.

Every New Client will receive a free consultation upon service This is to help you determine what might work best with your hair and to estimate how much time will be needed for your appointment. Please call to arrange the best time for a consultation.. All services come with a free shampoo and conditioning Traditional Lock Start $55 Lock Maintenance $40 Flat Comb Twist $40 Natural Hair Trim $25 Bantu Knots $45 Double Strand Twist $50 Double Strand Twist out $ 55 Natural Rod Set $65 Natural Strawset $ 65 Prices are subject to change with out notice If inquiring about gift certificates please email me at naturalhairbynia@gmail.com
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hny05m@yahoo.com from Charleston, SC replied on 07-04-2007 11:46AM [Reply]

Hi, can u tell me the difference between a rod and straw set? Also what is a twist out. Thanks
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Jamaican Shawty replied on 07-04-2007 03:48PM [Reply]
waiting for the definition of those two intresting terms
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sweet_honeybu from Riverside, CA replied on 07-04-2007 05:22PM [Reply]

yes can u please explain what some of these things mean such as the flat comb twists, and etc...
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Blutifully Human replied on 07-07-2007 01:18AM [Reply]
Hey ladies, I'm natural and I style my own hair (and a few others here and there). Don't get me wrong, unlike the creater of the thread, i'm not a professional. Just a young lady that has learned alot about her hair, natural haircare, and maintenence within the last few years. Hope I can assist a lil... *straw sets are done by washing and conditioning the hair, application of a setting product, and seperating the hair into pieces and wrapping them around straws to create spirals. With cornrows on the side. The spirals have also been seperated a lil more to create a fuller look. *Rod sets are pretty much done in the same manner as straw sets, but instead of using straws, you use rod rollers (flexi rods, perm rod rollers, etc.). Usually the circumference of the spirals made by rod sets are a lil bigger than the spiral curls made using straws. But it all just depends on how big the sections are that you seperate your hair into these are pics of rod sets that haven't had the coils seperated her coils have been seperated to create more curls, and then pinned up on the sides *Comb coils are achieved by washing the hair, conditioning it, and saturating the hair in setting lotion/lock and twist gel/hair pudding/etc. then seperating it into small pieces and using the teeth of a rat tail comb to twist the hair into spirals. The pics that I have show small coils. But you can also make bigger spirals using this method *flat comb twists are achieved by using a rat tail comb to part the hair and twist it towards the scalp to create a cornrow effect
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Blutifully Human replied on 07-07-2007 02:05AM [Reply]
*double strand twists (also known as "two strand twists) are done by seperating the hair into two seperate pieces and twisting it around each other. Similarly to how momma used to do our hair back in the day...minus the barrets and balls at the end lol. flat twists in the front with two strand twists in the back double strand twists with added color & pulled up in a pony tail *flat double strand twists are pretty much just cornrows, but instead of frenchbraiding the hair, you twist it using two strands of hair a pic from my personal collection of hairstyles i've done another pic from the collection of hairstyles i've done *double strand twist out (commonly known as just a "twist out") is achieved after having your hair in double strand twists and taking them out to have a crinkled spiral effect. How big/small the spirals are depends on the size of the two strand twists you had. *Bantu knots are achieved by seperating the hair into sections, gripping a piece and twirling it around clockwise/counterclockwise (whichever you prefer) to give a knot effect...hence the name lol. This style can also be done with individual twists or braids bantu knots in the front with two strand twists in the back
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hny05m@yahoo.com from Charleston, SC replied on 07-07-2007 06:25AM [Reply]

THANKS! That was soooooo helpful! Does it matter how straight the hair is because I personally haven't had any chemicals in my hair for at least 2 yrs.
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Blutifully Human replied on 07-08-2007 06:33PM [Reply]
hny05m@yahoo.com wrote:
THANKS! That was soooooo helpful! Does it matter how straight the hair is because I personally haven't had any chemicals in my hair for at least 2 yrs.
Nope, straightness doesn't really matter. Well...I take that back. Sometimes hair that is TOO straight can be difficult to work with when trying to achieve some of these styles. I've had friends with relaxers who tried to get me to do some of these styles on their hair and it was an absolute nightmare lol. But like I said, it really just depends on which style it is and what look you are going for. However, I don't think you should really have much of a problem And thanks for the additional pics Evy! You did a good job on that straw set, and ya hairstylist deserves many kudos for that rod set...it looks so shiny and healthy. Oh, and I feel ya pain on those bantu knots and having to part your own hair. Imagine my frustrations when I decided to do this style on my own head... the pic that inspired my experiment. Even those these are cornrows and a twist out, I decided to do flat double strand twists and a twist out. I still don't have frenchbraiding quite down yet, so I had to improvise lol http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v51/62/78/8901714/n8901714_30767418_3606.jpg http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v51/62/78/8901714/n8901714_30767420_4218.jpg http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v48/152/104/8904291/n8904291_30751459_8407.jpg http://photos-116.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v48/39/18/8905116/n8905116_30733326_9650.jpg the final results
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hny05m@yahoo.com from Charleston, SC replied on 07-09-2007 03:40AM [Reply]

Ok, all this info has been so helpful in my tiring search to find something cute to do with my hair in its natural stage besides cornrows. I thank everyone for their comments and the pics! One question I still have though, is how do u maintain these styles? Particularly the rod & straw sets. Cause I'm one of those people that will walk out the salon looking one way and after I hit da bed and wake up it's a WHOLE nother story LOL. Screw the whole sleepin pretty thing a sista needs her rest! How do u ladies sleep and maintain ya curls, and what's the daily maintenance like?
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evy08 replied on 07-09-2007 04:02AM [Reply]
hny05m@yahoo.com wrote:
Ok, all this info has been so helpful in my tiring search to find something cute to do with my hair in its natural stage besides cornrows. I thank everyone for their comments and the pics! One question I still have though, is how do u maintain these styles? Particularly the rod & straw sets. Cause I'm one of those people that will walk out the salon looking one way and after I hit da bed and wake up it's a WHOLE nother story LOL. Screw the whole sleepin pretty thing a sista needs her rest! How do u ladies sleep and maintain ya curls, and what's the daily maintenance like?
Straw Set: The easiest to keep up in my opinion. I'd stay away from showers [because they're evil ] but if you must, keep the temp. of the water warm, not hot. And minimize your showering time. For bed time, I'd invest in a satin cap or satin pillow case....this minimizes breakage that you get from cotton pillow cases. You can also re-apply the straws at night, to which ever side you sleep on, then take em out in the morning. If you see a few strands that need to be touched up....put in a few straws while you get ready for school/work and take them out in the car. Rod Set: These are a bit harder to maintain to me. They are looser than your average straw set so the style will fall if you don't keep it up. The same advice about showers applies here as well. At night I'd pin up my curls with bobby pins or hair pins [mainly around the sides and front] then remove them in the morning. Like I said it depends on what side you sleep on. You won't have to do too much to the middle of the hair. It's usually the front, sides and back of the hair that entail the most attention.
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