Wash Day | Flexi Rod Set On My Natural Hair

Wash Day | Flexi Rod Set On My Natural Hair


I felt like hitting the dougie, the quan, the whip and the dern nae nae with this week’s wash day results!!!  Do ya’ll remember the horrific wash day that left me in tears and fighting the temptation to just chop my hair off?  Or the many flexirod fails I had during my transition?  I honestly thought that flexi rod sets (as much as I love them) were a thing of the past once I decided to stop relaxing my hair.  Yes, I know other naturals do them just fine, but we all know what works for one doesn’t necessarily work for everyone.

Some of my twist out styles from the past few weeks
Some of my twist out styles from the past few weeks

But when I realized I was quickly falling into a styling rut doing twist outs every week, I knew I wanted to shake things up a bit. So I decided to try ONE more time to get a good flexi rod set on my natural hair and hope and pray I didn’t end up flinging the rollers across the room halfway through the attempt.  Well, my persistence paid off this week and I ended up with a beautiful flexi rod set on my WET natural hair!  I swear I am still psyched just looking at these photos, and the best part is I didn’t apply any direct heat to achieve this style!

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I began by washing and deep conditioning my hair with (duh!) Bee Mine Products.  I swear, I’m gonna try some other stuff soon, but these babies right here?  ♥ LOVE! ♥  I detangled right before and after rinsing the conditioner from my hair, sectioned my hair and sprayed some Bee Mine Juicy Spritz and applied a bit of Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer to my ends.  I twisted my hair into 15 chunky twists then sat under my hooded dryer to get the bulk of the water out.  Next, I began creating the style – check out the video below:

As mentioned in the video, I am now a brand ambassador for Ampro products!  How cool is that?  I’ve been meaning to announce this for months but I wasn’t blogging much over the summer so I didn’t have a chance to mention it.  Faithful L4L readers know I’ve been using their products for a few years, but what is most surprising is my love of the coconut oil styling gel.  Since my hair texture is not, nor will it ever be able to “wash and go” I didn’t think I’d rely on gels much for styling, but the coconut oil in this product really makes it more like a strong styling cream then gel in the traditional sense I’ve always viewed them.  Plus, it’s free of protein and alcohols so it is not drying to the hair at all and has never given me a hard or flaky feeling.

The most important part of being able to successfully do a flexi rod set on natural hair (in my opinion) is working in medium sized sections that have already been detangled and moisturized.  Having my hair  twisted and ready to be rolled on the rods made all the difference in the world!  Also, doing the combination of rolling and winding the hair around the rods helped to stretch the length and give me more elongated curls.  I definitely recommend using a product with a bit more holding power – like a gel or firm holding styling foam at the least – to help keep the hair smooth as it dries.

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I’m so excited – starting to get my styling mojo back and I’m ready to focus all my attention on growth and retention while having fun creating cute styles!  Thank you so much for reading!

  • Your flexi rod set is gorgeous, Ebony! I never could get flexirods down. I just don’t know how to get those things to stay in place. Not sure what I”m doing wrong. And I am not mad at you for staying faithful to your Bee Mine products. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, honey! LOL! Great results!

    • Thank you Andrea! I appreciate you for always reading and commenting. Girl, how you feel about flexirods is how I feel about curlformers – I’ve NEVER been able to use them. So I think its all preference…have you tried perm rods?

      • Yes! I struggled with perm rods at first but those little things have become my best friends.

  • Absolutely stunning! I haven’t had much luck with flexi-rods (relaxed or natural). I love the results I just hate sleeping in them!

    • Thank you! I have so many sizes of flexirods, I hated to feel like I couldn’t use them. I’ve never ever been able to do flexirods…those aren’t for me!

  • Tomes Edition

    Gorgeous Flexi set

  • That is a gorgeous flexi rod set, E! You did that! The definition is amazing.

  • Lubirda Newman

    Ebony…I love the look of your flexi-rod set! Can’t wait until I can do something similar.

    I made up my mind that I want to go all natural. Since I have permed my hair starting from early teen years, this is definitely going to be a journey. But I’m committed. I’ve been reading blogs and books and looking at loads of YouTube videos. I shared my commitment to going natural with my husband today. He is so supportive. For me, this is something big. Unlike some ladies, I really don’t have a clue about what I can expect from my natural hair; but I’m excited to find out what it will do and what I will learn. Just wanted to share the start of my journey with you.