Flexi-rod reflections…

19 Jul

I just wanted to share a few tips with you after my flexi-rod experiment…

  • I have slept in just about every type of roller. These, however are not sleep-able rollers! Having said that, do not plan to set your hair in the evening & then go to bed, while they dry overnight… it ain’t happenin’ sistah!
  • My advice is to start early in the day, because it may take a while for you to get the hang of these rollers.
  • I know it sounds crazy, but eat a good breakfast before taking this journey! You’ll need your strength for twisting & bending 50-70 flexi-rods, LOL! *NO JOKE!* 
  •  It can be difficult to asses the number of rollers/rods you will need.  Carefully consider the length & density of your hair, in comparison to the size of the roller/rod. For example: it requires about 35 rollers 1 inch to roller set my entire head, but  when I’m using half-inch rollers it takes 50. This is why I purchased 54 flexi-rods.
  • Unless your hair is long ( i.e. past your shoulders), purchase the short rods. I bought all the packs short rods they had @ my local BSS. I ended up having to purchase long ones so that I would have enough rods for my shoulder length hair. If I had bought all short ones, I probably could’ve fit my head underneath my hooded dryer :(
  • Consider purchasing a soft-bonnet hair dryer. Or if time permits, let your hair air dry. My dryer wasn’t wide enough, so I felt like I was in a headlock the entire time. I ended up using a hand dryer to do the job.
  • Whether or not you “believe” in using rat-tail combs, keep one handy for scratching your scalp. The flexi-rods are practically impenetrable!
  • A bonnet will flatten your curls at night, so sleep on a satin pillowcase instead. If you do not already have one GET TUH STEPPIN!!! *in my Martin voice*

In case you were wondering, my flexi-rod set lasted a total of ONE DAY *shedding tears over my frivolous efforts* It rained the whole weekend, so my curls got tighter & tighter until they fell into my natural curl pattern! Darn Giovanni & his resistance to change! Having said that, I have no intentions of repeating this coiffure until summer is over *SIGHS*

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6 Responses to “Flexi-rod reflections…”

  1. Faith July 19, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    I absolutely love the way it came out. It looks really good.. Loved the video as well. My hair is about your length, so im definitely going to try to get the short rods. Do you know the best place to purchase Flexi Rods?

    • Sham July 19, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

      I got mine @ a local Asian BSS the long rods were $3.99 for a pack of 6. The short ones were about $2.99 for a pack of 6. That’s the standard price (I checked online & also @ Sally’s). The hardest part might be finding enough packs of the size you want.

      Oh & they fit PERFECTLY in the little plastic bins they sell @ the Dollar Tree, LOL!

  2. Stephanie December 12, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    Your hair came out gorgeous!!! What did you use as a setting lotion or styler on your hair?

    • Sham December 12, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

      Thanks Stephanie! I used African Pride Leave-In Conditioner to set my hair. I mix it 50/50 with water in a generic spray bottle.

      • Sheena L May 6, 2014 at 8:53 am #

        Wow Wow Wow. I’m several years late, but I will attempt this style today!
        Do I twist my hair around the roller or the roller around my hair?! The natural-hair-confusion…!
        You did an awesome job, sistah

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