Today’s post demonstrates how to flexi rod relaxed hair. In the tutorial, I share various rolling techniques to achieve different curl patterns to create beautiful and voluminous ringlet curls.
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You can use any flexi rods that you desire although I prefer larger flexi rods. I love the elongated, ringlet curls the larger flexi rods create. Having looser curls is better for my hair – my ends appear smoother, my hair accepts moisture better and I have less tangles. When my hair is set on smaller flexi rods, my ends are frizzy and my hair is harder to moisturize. However, for the shorter nape hair, I will sometimes use smaller flexi rods, depending on the look I’m going for.
I initially recorded the featured video when I was relaxed but I use the same methods now that I’m transitioning.
I roll on wet hair when doing flexi rod sets although the techniques are demonstrated on dry hair in the video.
Flexi Rod Maintenance
To maintain my hairstyle throughout the week, I will moisturize with a spray moisturizer and seal as needed. I try to keep product to a minimum to avoid weighing down the hair. At night, I either pineapple my hair or I will do a head full of pin curls or bantu knots.
The upper right photo is my hair pulled up to the center of my head to pineapple my hair. I lean forward, let the curls fall forward naturally and place a scarf around the perimeter with allowing the scarf to loosely drape over the center to avoid flattening the curls. I tried leaving the center portion uncovered but I sleep way to rough for that. Loosely draping and tying the scarf over the pineapple curls work best (for me).
The bottom right photo is a bun that I create mid-week to just change things up a bit.