I refuse to be one of those healthy hair journeyers who does less and less with their hair as they grow; I am soooo not an airdry and bun kinda girl despite what I’ve become lately, lol! The whole point (for me) of growing my hair is to enjoy it…so by golly I’m gonna! I asked via the L4L Facebook page what I should do to my hair this week and my a slim margin, a flexi rod set was most requested.
I shampooed with Giovanni Smooth as Silk and deep conditioned with Vatika Naturals Virgin Olive Deep Conditioning Hair Mask (review forthcoming). Then using my seamless combs from Hercules Sageman, I detangled my hair and created four sections. Before rolling I wet each section with water and applied 1-2 pumps of Jane Carter Wrap n’ Roll. The key to a natural looking flexi rod set is using two different size rods (I used 10 grey and 15 purple rods) and rolling randomly in opposite directions; this keeps the curls separated and fluffed rather than recoiling on themselves after separating. I sat under my Pebco hooded dryer for 45 minutes then air dried while painting my nails – by time my nails were dry so was my hair. Another tip to avoid frizziness is to untwirl the flexirods rather than unroll (demonstrated in the video below). Once all the rods have been removed, apply a few drops an oil or serum (I used Optimum Care Miracle 6-in-1 Oil, see my review here) on your fingertips then separate the curls to your liking and fluff.
For your viewing pleasure, I recorded a VERY brief tutorial…I rolled in much larger sections then I normally do, which made this flexi rod set super quick and easy. And, I fell in love with my dryer all over again this week…so excited to be gifting one of you with your own dryer soon!
I feel like I got my mojo back this week…feeling cute with my curly ‘do! If you need more tips to perfect your own flexi rod set, check out this previous tutorial I posted.
FAQs: How long do the curls last? How do you sleep on them?