Wednesday, December 03, 2014

[Hairstyle] Bouncy Curls Using Steam Rollers | #WashDayExperience


Between Turkey Day, my half-marathon training, getting sick, and trying to be fabulous for my 10 year high school reunion (OMG...I can't believe it's been TEN years since I graduated high school!), then doing it all over again, I've washed/co-washed my hair 3 times​ in 7 days!

I wanted big bouncy curls for my reunion but I knew that I wouldn't have time for either perm rods or my signature bantu knot curls. So I whipped out my steam rollers. I think that it's safe to say that I love these things---and Jessicurl!


  1. Deep Condition- My hair was well detangled from my previous 2 co-washes, so I jumped right into deep conditioning. I applied Jessicurl Deep Treatment from root to tip then massaged in a little extra virgin coconut oil to seal the conditioner in. I left it in for about 5 hours. 
  2. Detangling treatment- Then I rinsed each section. applied a dollop of Matrix Biolage Detangling Solution, worked it through my roots and rinsed.
  3. Air Dried- I added a bit of Chi Silk Infusion to 80-85% wrapped in a cotton t-shirt.
  4. Leave ins-I used Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner to moisturize and a dab of hair butter  to seal, then I blew out my roots with cold air to stretch it and set on Caruso Steam rollers for about 30 minutes.


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The Results

Bantu knot-like curls! My hair felt super soft and well conditioned. I love the curl pattern and half way through taking down the rollers, I totally wished that I had more smaller rollers than the larger ones. Hmm...looks like I have something else to ask Santa for this year!
My besties
Every wash day, I'm reminded of how much my ends need a trim. I mean, when the heck was my last real trim? July? That's kinda sad. I totally know better than that. 

But trimming requires straightening and straightening requires 3 hours of devoted time with a flat iron. Ain't no body got time for that!



Oh and these are my day after bed-head waves. I didn't wrap, set, moisturize, anything. I am not a good role model. Do not try this at home. LOL. 

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30 comments:

  1. Love the curls, looking good! Happy 10 years!

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    1. Thanks doll! We had a blast! Crazy, I had 3 besties in high school and they are still my besties today!

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  2. Gorgeous curls KLP! We all do naughty things to our hair once in a while...hope you had fun at your reunion!

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    1. I wish that I could say that it was "every once in a while" Yemi! My hair would put me on the naughty list fo sure this year! I need to get my act together!

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  3. Your curls look so gorgeous! I just want to touch them! My ten year reunion was 2 years ago, eek! Crazy!

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    1. Some days I still feel like I'm finding myself---just like I was when I was in high school. Then other days I'm like---oh to be a kid again!!!

      I'm kicking myself for not whipping out my DSLR to snap these pictures. Smh. Where was my brain!

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    1. You're so kind Sheriden! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks doll! I reallllly need to get more of the smaller steam rollers so that I can whip up this look more often!

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  6. Super cute! I absolutely love this!!!! :)

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    1. Thanks Britt! Maybe one day, I can get my braid outs to look as fabulous as yours!

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  7. Girl! Your curls are gorgeous! I know I need to add those steam rollers to my wishlist now. I'm glad you had fun at your 10 year reunion, too! I missed mine last year because it was two days after I had Jj, so I might have to call up some friends from HS and plan a reunion of some sort soon.

    And 3 hours for straightening? Wow. I don't think I would have the patience!

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    1. Awww...that sucks! Just call/tweet/facebook everyone and have a together asap! Honestly, I was a huge dweeb in High School so I didn't expect to have a good time at the reunion---man----was I wrong! It was really a blast!

      It takes me FOREVER to straighten my hair. F O R E V E R. Which is why I dread it every time. And also why I've only straightened 3 times this year.

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    1. Thanks Andrea! Bantu knot-look-a-like curls in 30 minutes---girl...I'm sprung!

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  9. Those curls are on and popping. Love them, come do mine please!

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    1. Trust me Tomi! I'd LOVE to! Plus, this girl is in total need of a vacay/change of scenery!

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  10. It looks like you had a lot of fun, girl! I love the curls.

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    1. It was really an amazing time! Thanks for commenting chica!

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  11. Wow, your curls looked like that after a night uncovered in bed?! I can only imagine how mine would look! :-) Beautiful set.

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    1. Steam rollers were---dare I say it---my best investment for my hair in 2014! Quick, easy, long lasting, moisturizing, and fairly low manipulation. I mean...what use could I really ask for?!? Thanks for your kind words doll!

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  12. Lol at this "I am not a good role model. Do not try this at home."
    It beez like dat sometimes!..lol
    Happy 10 years! Mines is next year!! #TimeFLIES
    You and your curls look great!!

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    1. I won't lie to y'all---we're too tight! But I will say---DON'T BE LIKE BAD KLP! LOL

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  13. Love your curls!! I have totally fallen for the steam rollers, too. It's so great to get those results in 30 minutes. I've become a little obsessed lol

    My 10 year reunion is next year and I can't believe I've been out that long either! Glad you had fun!

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    1. I'm actually amazing how many "kinds" of curls you can do with a steam roller! Tight spirals, loose waves, big bouncy curls---all in 30 minutes or less. LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

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  14. Time just speeds by doesn't it? Your hair though! You'll have me on a mad search fpr steam rollers in Nigeria KLP.
    Great pics. Old friends rule

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    1. Fingers crossed that you find them! Omgosh---they were definitely the best things that I bought in 2014!

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