I Think It’s Time I Try Flexi Rods

One thing I’ve always done is experiment with my hair. I remember having 2 inches of hair and trying flat twists.  My hubby laughed and laughed at me, but I was determined to do something more with my TWA then just a frizzy fro.

Now that I have a good amount of hang time I think I’m ready to try Flexi Rods.  I’ve always ignored flexi rods because I knew it wasn’t my time yet.  If I had used them anytime sooner, I would look like an old lady from the south, and that is not the look I’m going for at all.

One thing I’m still unsure about is what size flexi rods I will need….?  I guess I’ll go with a medium size because I don’t want my curls too tight.

Oh and another thing, what products will I use to set my rods???

And one more thing, should I two strand twist my hair then put on the rods?  Should I just leave my hair loose?  Should I set my rods on wet or dry hair??

These two ladies have achieved great success with flexi rods and I’m inspired to try out some flexi rods.

Have you tried flexi rods? How do you feel about them?
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About Jenell B Stewart

Jenell Stewart MS, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.
  • Afroella

    I have used them before. I've tried both with twist and had my hair loose. I used medium rods. I have to say that for me I didn't have a lot of stretch as it looked more like a roller set but it was still cute though! I also have medium hair. Hope this helps!

  • Cristine ♥

    I like them better with my loose hair {not on twists}. I think our hair is about the same length/similar texture and I typically use the orange, blue, and red rods. the smaller rods for my edges – so those would probably be good for you. My hair curls a lot in the back, so those curls tend to shrink anyway.
    I set the rods on wet {not soaking, but not damp} hair with wrap setting lotion {jane carter, motions, etc} after using a leave-in conditioner and a little grapeseed oil {heat protectant since I'll sit under the dryer}. i've also done it using the curls pomade+aveda be curly – love it! so if you have those or similar products, that could work for you, too. I also use end papers {really cheap from the beauty supply} to make sure my ends are neat {although.. .they are usually the neatest when my ends are at their best} but you don't have to use them.
    hope this helps!

  • Vee_thehodgepodgefiles

    Flexirods are definitely on my list to try for 2012! I'm thinking I'll do them on wet hair and allow them to dry! I really don;t want the old lady look you talked about so I hope it doesn't shrink too much :) Looking forward to seeing your results.


  • JenellyBean

    Thanks! Very helpful!

  • JenellyBean

    Thanks sis!

  • Maggie

    my poor shrinking hair is not long enough yet for that! lol

  • JenellyBean

    See we r on the same page. My results were great. I'll be sharing them tomorrow.

  • JenellyBean

    I wouldn't have tried flexi rods earlier in my journey, so I understand.

  • KikiRocksKinks

    Oh sis, I know flexis will look super cute on you! I want to try them so bad but I'm not quite there yet myself and I don't want grandma curls either!

  • JenellyBean

    Results tomorrow