Flexi rods are the cute looking and colorful soft tubes with a flexible rod running in between. These easily bendable rods are now the trending tools for making voluminous curls without using heat. No heat means no damage to your hair. What’s more interesting is they are effective on both natural hairs and weaves, giving similar results. It is the most economical way of curling your hair. In comparison to rollers, these rods work without damaging the hair, as they have a foamy cushion that does not tense it. Let us see how to use Flexi rods on the weave and natural hair, along with a few exclusive tips and information on them in this article.
Flexi rods come in different diameters to achieve various sized curls. When you choose a thinner rod, you get tighter and small curls; as the size increases, the curls become looser and farther. Also, there are several procedures in wrapping a Flexi rod.
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How To Use Flexi Rods On Natural Hair?
Natural hair needs little prior preparation before you apply Flexi rods. There are several textures in natural hair, and not every one of them is as quickly flexible as others. Depending on the flexibility, you need to apply the right products and techniques to achieve your best-curled look. Applying hair products in this process helps in frizz-free long-lasting curls.
Pre preparation steps to get started- Wash your hair clean using a mild shampoo- If you have no time to shampoo, then soak them wet- Apply hair conditioner for long-lasting curls- If you want to blow dry, then this is where you will be doing it- Detangle them well and comb them nicely and as straight as possible- Apply the curling mousse or similar hair product that helps in the curling process as per your preference
Once you are ready with your hair, you can now work in the Flexi rods into your hair for those splendid curls. When you apply Flexi rods on wet hair or blown-out hair, they form better curls than dry hair. The moisture aids in holding the shape well as it dries on the rod and stays put longer. Safely achieve the perfect and sexy curls by using a setting lotion to moisturize and the heat-less Flexi rods to form the curls.
Process Of Applying Flex Rods
Now comes the actual process of applying Flexi rods. You need to neatly partition your hair depending on the fall of the curls you want to achieve. You cannot do all curls in the same direction as this will dense them up in one place, so this division will help you distribute them evenly. Clip up all partitions and leave out only the one you are working on. Now make thinner partitions in this part, suitable for wrapping on each rod, and start wrapping from the bottom. Repeat the process on each partition, making sure you give them all a different direction to fall.
The thinner the partitions denser are the curls. While wrapping, you can twist and wrap at the same time or simply wrap, and each method gives different results. There are several variations in twisting alone, which give different results. Also, sealing the flex rods can be done as a single bend at the root end or a double bend at both ends.
Here is a video of applying Flexi rods on blown-out hair along with styling products. You get a proper idea of which hair product to use in what stage of curling your hair to achieve the luscious and bouncy curls. Also, don’t miss the valuable tip on how to get the Flexi rod closer to the root of your hair while using window motion. More such simple yet handy tips are provided in this video, making you a little more knowledgeable on the Flexi rod application technique than you were before watching it.
I mentioned a video in the section “how to use Flexi rods on weave?” check out that video also as it contains more subtle tips on finishing your hairstyle.
Leave them out overnight or 2 to 3 days, depending on your time and patience. You can also remove them within an hour or so if you are in a hurry, but the curls last proportionally to the time you have them on. If you remove them in an hour, they will hardly last a day. You must remember that the hair should be dry before you remove it, and if it is not dry, you can air-dry your hair.
After removing the Flexi rods from your hair, you need to gently separate them and apply the final product on your hair for retaining the curls. Some prefer to apply oil lightly for shine, while few others prefer hair serum. Generally, this is also when you blend in all your separated partitions gently without disturbing the curls a lot.
How To Use Flexi Rods On Weave?
Flexi rods are the most viable option to curl your weaves as they are susceptible to heat damage easily. You can also use them in combination with heat iron curler if they are made of natural human hair to achieve more dense and voluminous curls. The process is similar to the above. However, it needs a little more caution and finishing touches.
Check out this video for the complete process of how to use Flexi rods on the weave. It is the most comprehensive video I have ever seen, which shows every bit of the process in detail. You can easily follow the steps and what’s most interesting about this video is it includes all the nitty-gritty details that you need to know in the process, which aids you in achieving the complete gorgeous look without the need to refer to anything else.
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You can create any type of curls in the desired direction. Tight, loose, classic, kinky, wavy, half, coily, deep wave, or any curls style you can imagine. They are not limited by direction or type of hair. Due to their extreme lightweight, you can carry them on your head without feeling heavy, and they do not exert much pressure on your hair. As you now know how to use Flexi rods on the weave or natural hair, you can go ahead and do any curls you have been dreaming of and tons of tutorials. All you need to do is search using the hair type you have and the style you want to make. Make sure you prepare your hair well for excellent results.