I've been using these babies on my clients for quite a while. Each time, my clients are pleased with the outcome. Flexi-Rods come in a variety of sizes; some being as small as straws. They are very easy to use and produce consistent results - tendrils of curls.
- You'll want to stretch out the flexi-rod to a nearly straight position.
- Starting at the end farthest from the scalp, wrap the ends of the hair around the flexi-rod overlapping at least once to secure the hair.
- Wrap hair up the flexi-rod. For a more elongated curl, be sure to add more space in between each turn. Less space results in a shorter curl.
- Once you have rolled to the scalp, secure the flexi-rod by bending the tip in the opposite direction. For example, if you rolled to the right, you will bend to the left and vice versa.
After doing a flexi-rod set, I wash and dry them like dishes. This is where your standard shampoos (those containing SLS) will come in handy. Wash your rods in the sudsy water, wipe dry with a clean towel and place in your handy tote. This way you'll get rid of any excess oils and product. Tools with build-up are a no-no.
The photos you see here are of our new model, Camisha. She is a currently transitioning and has agreed to showcase her new do's (done by yours truly) on All Tressed Up.
For this particular style, Jane Carter Solution Wrap & Roll was used to achieve the silky/bouncy effect with a nice hold no crunch. Crunchy hair is sooooooooo 1995.
Flexi-rods can be used on relaxed or natural tresses. I think I'll try them on myself next. Stay tuned...