Saturday, April 10, 2010 - Nisus

Shingle and Curl Set - Video

I took a few vids with my iPhone today of this shingle and curl set I'd been wanting to attempt. I started to take pictures, but they didn't do enough to explain what I was doing. So ta-da, my first poor quality YouTube videos :-)

Here I'm almost done setting the ends of my hair on large and medium sized snap on magnetic rollers. I braided my hair into 4 sections, applied castor oil to the ends and my scalp and towel blotted the excess water. I used mixed chicks leave in liberally in each 1/4 and then set small sections on the rollers using the pink Eco styler gel. Its basically a shingle set, using a brush similar to a denman. The natural separations of my own curls set up the pattern for separating the ends later. And I can set it faster and with more ease because I'm just curling the ends.



About after about 1.5 hrs under the dryer, time to take down the curlers! It dried faster (vs 2.5 hrs!) than a regular set because it was all so exposed to the air.



And now I separate the curls apart.



I'll take picts galore tomorrow when I wear it our for the day :-) I love it so far, and so does the Mr.

24 comments:

LadyWritesTheBlues said...

This is really cute!!!! :)

jamiewamie said...

i love this!

Kisha said...

I love it...I am going to try it (fingers crossed)...

Dru said...

Very nice...

KinkyKurlyQueen said...

This is soooo cute!!! I may try this very soon!

Nappattitude said...

Lovely results!! :)

Nisus said...

Thanks everyone. I'm still enjoying it on day 4!

Anonymous said...

Yay for videos!!!! Very nice results, too. I'm inspired to try it this weekend!

Meena said...

very cute. I can't wait to try it. How many rollers do you think you used?

Beads, Braids & Beyond said...

Omg, just looked a little through your blog, your hair is gorgeous! Kind of reminds me of my daughters. :) I found you through curlychronicles on youtube. Loving the layout.

Ever thought about adding the followers gadget? Probably not the best thing to look at but it makes it incredibly easy for me...

Anyway, keep doing what you do. Love love love the blog!

Nisus said...

I found where I saw it could be done! -
I saw it here> http://www.urbancurlz.com/2010/03/hair-cam-mix-set.html

MahoganyCurls said...

OMG! I so love this! I Curlychronicles sent me! I will definitely be trying this style, our my hair is similar to yours, I am in the process of moving, i wish i didnt send my rollers back to the states so soon, i would try it now, i will definitely do this style when i get home! Thanks!

Sasha-Shae/Afroniquely You said...

Wowzers!! You have gorgeous hair..and that shingle set is amazing!! Great job!!

tickietee said...

what product was you using at the end for shine

Anonymous said...

Love it,,,,

your hair is beautiful

Anonymous said...

Love it! U r beautiful!

CoCoCosmopolitan said...

Your hair is AMAZING. I love ur blog background image; is it your hair?

Amelia said...

Definitely love it! If anyone else with a different hair type tries it please how yours comes out :)

mitchellzee said...

Heard about your blog on YouTube(CurlyChronicles shout-out). Been wondering how I missed it. I'm catchin' it at the right time too...almost out of my olive oil eco styler and was gonna pick up the pink. Thanks for the info. Subscribing :)

Nisus said...

@ Everyone! thank you for the compliments and subscribing :-*

@ tickietee- I use Natures Blessings Pomade for shine at the very end. It's a light yummy-smelling pomade.

@ CoCoCosmipolitan - YES! It's my hair lol. multiplied and collaged.

JazzWife said...

So very nice! I think I'll be trying this, too!

Urban said...

WOW, your hair is gorgeous!! Love the set!

Lavendar said...

Omigosh Nisus! This style is fabulous and so original. I haven't seen anything like it. This is definitely on my list of favs. Thanks for sharing it!

NuTuNatural said...

Hello ... I Want to go natural Where to I begin but I want the Curly Look any pointers on how to start and end like yours? also what are all the products you used? should I use the Tidal Waves 3 to get my curl pattern going? also one last question I couldn't really see the products you used in the 3 videos...I embarrassed I don't want to seem like a copy cat but I just want to look new and feel natural and beautiful versus weaves, relaxers, etc. although all of those are beautiful to but I just need a change.

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