Im natural and I actually like the flip over method. I think that it works really well for curly hair. It is much easier when you use hair that matches your own. The blending becomes very easy. You can literally style both your hair and the extensions at the same time. I talking about styling it like scee1206 on youtube. She just brushed her wet/damp hair into the extensions with some gel and goes.
Now using curls that dont match your own takes some planning. Bad days are bound to happen but the large headband can be your friend. Blending is notas easy because the textures dont match. I recently used 3b curls in the back and 3b/3c curls in the front. My hair is 4a and spongy. The extensions had a luster that my hair doesnt naturally have as well as bigger curls. So I flat twisted the hair and put perm rods on the ends. I never got around to gelling my hair into it, because I didnt want to look bad at work. It might have worked but I never tried.
Also flipping the hair over is not as easy as ivy makes it. If you cant style your hair into, then when you flip it over, you have to worry about blending. With kinky curly hair this was not a problem. With looser curls I noticed that tracks would show if I didnt take precaution. Plus literally flip the hair over was really big. It was cute but reminiscent of 80s hair. I think flipping the hair over is for fun outings and pictures.
I would continue to do this method because it gave my hair direction. It wasnt bulky in the front and my hair didnt get in my eyes. You didnt have the tracks showing because it is similar to the invisible part method.
Below are a couple of pictures of the looser texture.
Flip over method laying normally
flip over method actually flipped
Edited by Dany06 - Nov 01 2014 at 10:19am