Using Flexi Rods to obtain voluminous curls

Using Flexi Rods to obtain voluminous curls

Objective: to obtain elongated and well-defined curls according to our wishes.

If you are looking for a method to have pretty curls on your frizzy, curly hair, we advise you to use flexible curlers called Flexi rods. As you know, natural hair is very malleable. Thanks to various styling techniques, it is possible to give it different styles and a more voluminous and wavy texture.

What are flexi rods? 

Flexi rods are flexible curlers of different sizes and widths, which allow you to obtain pretty defined curls without heat. They are flexible and therefore easy to handle. Their function is to style the hair and make it curl. In addition, their shape is elongated. It is effective for obtaining elongated curls such as springs or curls. Each Flexi Rods color corresponds to a different diameter.

How to proceed to have voluminous curls without heat?


  • Flexi rods
  • An oil for hydration. For example, coconut oil, jojoba, olive, etc.
  • A wide-tooth comb or your fingers to untangle
  • Pliers (bobby pin)
  • A moisturizer or leave-in (care without rinsing) to nourish your curls (example: the Leave-In by Cantu Shea Butter)
  • A slightly fixing cream to maintain the ripples (example: Curl Enhancing Smoothie by Shea Moisture)

Step by step

  • 1 / Before starting, wash, moisturize and detangle the hair.

After shampooing, consider applying a leave-in moisturizing conditioner. That is to say without rinsing which will best seal the hydration. 

  • 2 / Secondly, divide your wet hair into small sections.

Hydrate your hair with the oil of your choice, then apply a Curl Enhancing Smoothie styling cream for example, before putting on each curler. Its purpose is to define the loops. But be careful not to overdo it so as not to have a “greasy hair” effect when you remove the cabbage.

  • 3 / Realization of Flexi rods

Very simple, you have to wrap your lock of hair around the curler (flexi rod) starting with the tips and bend the ends to fix them. Then repeat all over the head and allow to air dry. When the hair is dry, remove the curlers and you will get pretty English curls.

Before sleeping: use a satin hat or scarf to protect your hair.

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What are the advantages of this technique?

  • Obtain voluminous curls without using heating devices.
  • You can change loops according to its size.
  • Carry out on short or long hair.
  • Usable on all types of frizzy, curly, straight, wavy, natural hair.
  • Effective for stretching hair.

Additional Information.

  • This hairstyle lasts between 2 and 3 days.
  • Curlers installation time: between 45 min and 1 h.
  • Drying time of the setting: between 45 minutes and 1 hour in a hair dryer / between 4 hours and 6 hours in the open air.

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