Flexi Rods Hairstyle

August 10, 2010

Flexi Rods HairstyleThis was my first time attempting a flexi rods hairstyle. The results turned out great with the help of LottaBody (Love that stuff!) and I can’t believe that just a few years ago I was completely style challenged and hopelessly dependent on my hair stylist. It felt so good to pull this one off. I always wondered how to use flexi rods, but it really was not that hard. And don’t forget I’m almost 2 years post relaxer (just under 22 months)!!! I’m not going to front, I used way too many flexi rod rollers and was a little scared about how the set would turn out when I was under the dryer… But I promise nobody can tell me anything right now. Lol!

The process was easier than I thought too. I washed and deep conditioned my hair. Next, I filled up a spray bottle (2 parts water and 1 part LottaBody Setting Lotion)and sprayed each section before twisting on a flexi rod. About 3/4 of the way into the set I ran out of the blue ones and starting using the orange ones. Last, I sat under my soft bonnet dryer for a little under 2 hours on warm heat. I’m not sure how all of those rollers made it under the dryer, but I survived! The best part is that my hair held up for a week in record breaking humid weather. The only thing I had to do before leaving out the house was fluff and go. Sooooo happy I found a new transitioning hairstyle!

Check out the pictures below! And I also included pics from a dry flexi rod set that I did back in late May on straightened hair. ETA: Mom, that’s a camisole not my… :)

Flexi Rod Rollers
As you can see…way too many rollers, lol.

Flexi Rod Curls
Left: Before plucking the curls out, Right: The final result

Flexi Rods on Transitioning Hair
A week later, both sides pinned up.

Flexi Rods Set on Dry Hair …more pictures :)

Hair Rollers

Flexirods on Dry Hair

Flexi Curls
10 hours later, it was humid outside but I was feeling the big hair result… Haha!

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Kayla August 10, 2010 at 3:02 pm

This look is cute on you! I’m currently sporting a bantu knot out that kind of looks like that.

Taniya Bragg August 11, 2010 at 5:00 am

i like your natural hair growth so much.flexi Rods Hairstyle is really very cut.

stephanie August 12, 2010 at 11:00 am

what is the difference between flexi rods and rollers? is one better than the other?

Dani August 15, 2010 at 5:45 pm

@ Kayla – Thanks!!!

@ Stephanie – A flexi rod is just a specific type of hair roller that allows you to achieve different types of curls including spiral curls and big and loose curls depending on the size of the rod. Hope that helps :)

Velvet J August 16, 2010 at 11:33 pm

love this blog, great hair and tips too.

stephanie August 19, 2010 at 11:31 pm

yes. thank you and i love your hairstyles

ghdhair August 22, 2010 at 10:44 pm

love you

Diniece August 23, 2010 at 11:06 pm

It turned out great. I’m excited to try it on my hair!!!

Roro September 7, 2010 at 8:31 am

The big hair result looks really good. Looks like something that I could wear into the office for the professional look as well as head to a lounge for a nite cap.

Chocolatebuddafly September 22, 2010 at 11:39 am

I love your hair. Looks like mine, I’ve been doing to the flexrods and it holds up pretty good and I’m glad to see the curly mohawk because I’m gonna try to rock that next. I’ve been transitioning for a year and wanted to try and make it another one, as I don’t really want to do the BC. So you are truly an inspiration! :o )

A couple of questions:

You’ve been transitioning for 22 mnths, so how much shedding/breaking have you seen? and how much of new growth do you have or is it all yours now?

Thanks and Love the pics!!

Stephanie Brown October 19, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Super cute. I could never figure out how to keep the rods in and get nice finished ends. This was a good tutorial. Thanks!

Sancha November 21, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Very cute hairstyles! Nice look using the Flexi Rods

Penna December 4, 2010 at 10:19 am

Perfect report! I am only starting out in marketing and advertising and attempting to find out to carry out it nicely – assets just like this write-up are very useful.

Samantha J December 8, 2010 at 9:16 am

I am in transition also and I found that flexi-rods are a sure thing. I am just learning how to use them, but I found that they are the best thing to use when since I workout a lot. I sometime sleep in them, its a pain to do it but I they work….

Alecia January 9, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Nice Hairstyle. I always thought it take plenty work to acheive that look. Thanks for sharing. I will surely give it a try on my daughter.

erin January 13, 2011 at 7:32 pm

hii i just decided to natural a few days ago, and im soo o excited! But my hair is really short but with permed ends (basically ive been transitioning uknowingly for almost 2 months and have about an inch of new growth).and i have no idea wat to do with my hair and i need help. i dont want to do the big chop until july and hopefully it will b to my ears by then. i just need styles. im n high school and i also have an embarrasing patch of hair missing in the back of my head and can only hide it with ponytails. thanks alot u guys. ill probably visit this blog alot more.

Tiara January 16, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Love the flexi pics! I was wondering what you used on the wet and dry hair version of it. Any tips for rolling?

Ariel March 15, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I love the hairstyle and have been trying to do it for a while. Never knew about the flexi-rods until now. I have relaxed hair right now and am thinking about going natural. I’ve tried it in the past but my hair breaks off so badly. Instead off using the LottaBody can I use a leave in conditioner? If so, what would you recommend (I want something that will keep my hair hydrated, and soft after its dry while maintaining the curl)? When I do decide to go natural I will definitely refer to your blog.


jannkahon May 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Thank you for sharing this information to us. Hope you could post more photos.

Alicia June 16, 2011 at 11:08 am

I love this style, but how do you keep it during the night?

WithLove July 9, 2011 at 6:22 pm

I love this style…I’m currently sporting the same style. I tried it for the 1st time a month ago and I loved it so much I did it again the other day. Love, Love your hair!!

Peaches September 16, 2011 at 2:09 pm

You can probably pull off any hairstyle because you are soooo cute :-) but thanks for the pics and how-to’s. I’m going to try this style on my daughter too!

jessica jenkins December 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm

how do you keep your roots so nice ? lol im transitioing 4 monthes :)

makala February 17, 2012 at 10:06 pm

what is the name of the roller you used for this style ?

Dani February 19, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Thanks for the comments… Yall are the best!

Makala, the name of the rollers are “flexirods”. I used the short blue ones. You can purchase them online at Amazon or at any beauty supply store.

Kenaisa April 14, 2012 at 9:45 am

heey , your hair looks fabulous ! and how do you pick out your curls ?

fatima May 2, 2012 at 1:09 pm

im 16 yrs old i cover my hair so all of my friends actually think that im this indian ith long straight black hair but no! my hair is long but really really curly to the point that i cant control it but i like the pinned up sides but how exactly did you do it

R. Alexander June 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I love the curls pin’d up…super cute!

Deja July 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm

your hairstyles are really cute, but what do you do to your hair for going to sleep? i usually sleep with nothing on it or in my hair, and it lasts me a few days but it starts to lose its curls

Tammie October 31, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I feel the same way. I have never been able to do my own hair. However, since I began tranisition I’ve became a pro. My friends use to laugh at my non-hairstyling ablities and now they put in requests for me to do their hair.

Robin&Route February 23, 2013 at 10:43 am

Where did you buy these Flexi Rods from? I can not find them anywhere, online or in stores! Please Answer

L. Gerald March 3, 2013 at 12:58 am

Hi Robin&Route, I have found the flex rods on ebay & amazon. They are listed as Diane Twist Flex Rods.

shunta July 6, 2013 at 1:23 am

Hello i have been transitioning since DEC 2011!!!! So happy i did wish i wouldve sooner,but my journey goes like this, i wore alot of protecive styles for the full year, taking them down every two to three month in between each sew in which is a protective hairstyle for naturalhair and for those that may not be familar with a sew in its your hairbraided down to your scalp, then you use a needle and treader for hair and you sew in the weave hair any style or hair that you want, my hair grew so much and now i have recently been wearing my natural hair using natural proucts check out ZERNES HAPPY NAPPY! I two hand twist my hair at nite and style that morning and i love it EASY!!!

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