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Monday, January 16, 2017

How To Create A Flexi Rod Set On Transitioning Natural Hair

Flexi Rods Set On Transitioning Natural Hair
One of the most beloved styles many naturals rock beautifully is sexy, soft curls from Flexi Rods. They are ideal for several reasons but one of the best is the it requires no heat to create and they yield perfect spiral curls much easier than other methods. Flexi Rods are flexible long rollers which create sleek spiral curls on all hair textures.  They come in different sizes to give varying curl sizes and widths and are easy to use. 

If wanting spiral curls, women traditionally resorted to setting their hair on plastic or foam rollers, or resorting to curling small sections of hair with a curling iron or curling wand. Neither option was perfect for all natural hair or relaxed hair but even worse for transitioning hair that deals with at least two very different textures. Flexi rods became the solution to creating smooth/sleek spiral curls for transitioners. 


Best achieved on freshly washed hair (as most styles) flexi rods is a protective style that lasts as long as you care for it nightly and gives two or more very different textures a uniform and smooth look on any hair type. 


JourneyTo WaistLength shares an easy-to-follow video on creating sexy, soft and long-lasting flexi rods spirals. Here's how she did it. 

Products used:
Shampoo- VO5 Moisture Milks Balancing Shampoo
Deep Conditioner- Aussie Moist 3 min miracle 
Soft Hood Dryer
Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti‑Breakage Serum
ORS Olive Oil Wrap Set Mousse
Creme of Nature Leave-in Conditioner
30 Flexi Rods
Comb 
Brush 


Flexi Rods


Method:
First, split your hair into 4 sections for easier manageability. Take a square inch (or any small amount you prefer) of hair from each section and spritz with water and apply the leave-in conditioner. Brush hair to fully smooth hair, to disperse product and keep your hair stretched and detangled. 

Apply the coconut milk serum for shine and the mousse for hold. Now, place the end of your hair on the end of the flexi rod and wrap it around to secure it. Slowly roll the flexi rod and smooth the hair up to the root of the hair. Make sure to use the remainder of the flexi rod to close it by bending it up to keep hair on the flexi rod and in place

Repeat the process on the rest of your head spritzing hair with water that may have dried slightly. When you’re finished you can air dry or use a hooded dryer then sleep with a satin bonnet. For the next day, make sure that your hair is 100% dry before you unravel each flexi rod (in an outward motion) slowly making sure not to disturb the curl pattern and cause frizz. 

After all flexi rod are removed, apply the coconut milk serum for extra shine and to reduce frizz. Take each curl and carefully separate it where it naturally wants to fall and to your liking and coil back the curls with your fingers. 

Your nighttime routine should concentrate or protecting the curls. You can do this by covering with a satin bonnet, pineappleing or sleeping on a satin pillowcase (if you don't move a lot at night) to preserve the style for several days. If you see a section (or the entire style) that is losing its curl or got wet, lightly mist with some leave-in, reapply the flexi rod at night and unravel in the day to keep the style going even longer. 

So, who's ready to rock a flexi rod set on their transitioning hair? Have you tried this style? Share your thought about the style and your experience below.

Sabrina


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