Hair Styling

Transforming Flexi Rod Curls Into An Updo Hairstyle

flexi rod setHave you ever tried a new style only to be disappointed with the outcome? That’s been the story of my hair life.

I can sometimes get a new style right but anything with lots of curls is always risky for me. Sleeping on rollers is not an option. Sitting under a dryer with rollers is not an option. Hot curling is not an option.

So, how do I curl? 

A few months ago when I went to Curly Nikki’s meet up, I wanted to do something special with my hair so I decided to try a flexi rod set.  The day before the event, I washed my hair, applied Zuresh’s curl enhancing product as my leave in (hate this product by the way).

I used about 48 flexi rods (medium and small) to set my hair.  Since I did it early, I figured it would dry by evening. After 5 hours, my hair was surprisingly dry. So, I proceeded to remove he flexi rods and sleep in a satin bonnet.

The next morning the set was looking pretty good. I had to work so by the time the event took place I knew I’d have droopy curls. hmmm not so. I took a few flexis with me to work for good measure:

flexi rod set

Yes, I was at work….next.

The Flexi Rod Rescue Style

After the event, I figured I could get an extra day or 2 out of the set. What a disappointment there. Since my hair tends to straighten as it gets toward the ends, I woke up with too many straight pieces.

Not wanting to completely put my hair back into a bun, I decided to transform this 1 day flexi rod style into an Updo. It’s a wee bit frizzy in some areas but it was a decent save:

updo hairstyle

flexxi rod set updo

flexi rod updo

What do you think? Do you use flexi rods to style your hair? If so, how many days do you get out of the set?


Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

11 Comment

    1. Hi Kara-

      The longest time is putting the rods in. Depending on your hair length, it could take an hour or more. It’s also based on if you want small or large curls. The smaller the curl, the more rods you need to use.

      I started getting lazy as I got to the back of my head so the sections got bigger lol

  1. LOL!! I’m laughing too … I remember that picture!! I still can’t believe you set your hair at work … although … I’ve been caught snipping my ends there! LOL!! I know you wanted to make certain you were fab for the CN Meet-Up and your hair looked great:)!!

    I still have not gotten around to trying a flexi-rod set. I just don’t feel like making the effort!! But, I so want to try it! I need to see if I can get someone else to set it for me;)!!

    1. 🙂 If it helps my boss was in all day meetings lol

      It really does take what seems like forever. I was seriously getting tired of putting them in. I think that’s why the back was a little frizzy. I started rushing it!

  2. LOL the office picture still gets a laught out of me. Lately my rod set have been lasting at least 3-4 days. I love it. Like you I bun by the end of it running its course.

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