Get a perfect flexirod set in 30 minutes!

Get a perfect flexirod set in 30 minutes!

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One of the big deterrents for most of us from doing flexirod sets on a regular basis is the amount of time it takes to actually roll the hair.  I have literally cut my setting time by about 2/3 since the first time I attempted a DIY flexirod set.  Start with freshly washed and deep conditioned hair for the best results.
Here are the 10 easy steps I follow:
  1. Detangle and pre-section the hair.  I normally do a part from ear-to-ear to separate the front from the back, and a center part in the front to begin.  The back half of my hair gets divided into 3 sections, where as each side in the front gets divided into two rows (sections) of hair.  I clip each section out of the way before I begin rodding my hair.
  2. Right before rolling, dampen hair with water plus a bit of aloe vera juice.  The AVJ lowers the pH to slightly acidic which is the natural pH of hair.  Also, use distilled water in the spray bottle.  Both help the hair to stay moisturized better and therefore the flexirod set has a better final result.
  3. Apply a serum of your choice (my choice is the Kerapro Anti-Frizz Elixir).  Serums help lock in the moisture  from your deep conditioning session as well as smooth the hair, eliminate frizz, and give the hair incredible shine.
  4. Do large vertical sections.  It really isn’t necessary to create very small sections unless you really want very full, very defined spirals.  When doing larger flexi sets, its okay to do slightly larger sections, and I even use large 1 and 1.25″ rods (green and navy); Once you separate the curls, you get the same effect as if you rolled in smaller sections.  I should note that if you are using smaller rods (red, orange or blue) that the larger sections will take longer to dry.
  5. Use end papers.  The papers help create an even edge to begin wrapping your hair onto the roller as well as help the ends of your hair to stay wrapped tightly as it begins to dry resulting in a uniform curl from root to tip.
  6. Allow your hair to dry completely before you unwrap your hair.  Use a hooded dryer, bonnet dryer, diffuser, or airdry.
  7. When removing the rods untwirl rather than unroll the hair.  In other words keep the spiral shape of the hair intact while removing the roller.
  8. Apply a bit of oil or serum to your fingers and hands before separating the curls.
  9. Separate the curls until you achieve your desired fullness.
  10. At night follow my steps to preserve your flexirod set for up to 7 days.
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  • These are great tips! I get so impatient when doing rod sets that I’d given up for awhile. With your roller setting challenge, though, I’m going to have to break out all of my rollers lol.

  • Thanks to this post and video I was finally able to do a flexi rod set that I wasn’t ashamed to wear outside!

    • YESSSSSSSSSSS!!! LOL! Congrats! And thanks for coming back to let me know also! 🙂