As a pro­fes­sion­al DIY girl, I have pret­ty much tried every styling tool under the sun. One that I found pret­ty hard to mas­ter are flexirods. The results can vary from ‘per­fect’ frizz free curls, curls with tex­ture or loose waves. It all depends on your nat­u­ral tex­ture and whether your start with wet, dry or straight­ened ´hair. Here are some help­ful tuto­ri­als.

1. Per­fect Curls

The result here is real­ly quite per­fect. I believe the com­bi­na­tion of set­ting on damp hair with a hold­ing pro­duct and using small sec­tions is vital to achiev­ing the result. The size of the flexirod will deter­mine the size of the curl and final­ly allow­ing hair to dry com­plete­ly is nec­es­sary to stop frizz.

Prod­ucts used in this tuto­ri­al:
Gio­van­ni Direct Leave In
Murray’s Gel Loc Lock
Flexi Rods
Hood­ed Dry­er
Organ­ic Root Stim­u­la­tor Edge Con­trol

2. Tex­tured Curls

In this video, the flexirods form curls but the nat­u­ral tex­ture of the hair is still retained. This is in part because the hair being set was not real­ly as wet as in the ‘per­fect curl’ video. More of the nat­u­ral tex­ture of the hair is retained as the rod is wrapped. Using few­er and larg­er rods lessens the amount of time spent to achieve the look but the com­pro­mise is a lit­tle more frizz and tex­ture.

Prod­ucts used in this tuto­ri­al:
Oil Mix: Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Cas­tor Oil, Avo­cado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Vit­a­m­in E
Shea But­ter
Flexi Rods
Spray Bot­tle
Wide Tooth Comb, Medi­um Tooth Comb
Bob­by Pins
Sat­in Scarf

3. The Vol­ume and Waves Look

Prod­ucts used in this tuto­ri­al:
Gio­van­ni Direct Leave in
Wide Tooth Comb
Tre­sem­me Heat Tamer Spray
Conair Yel­low Bird Blowdry­er
Olive Oil
Flexi Rods
Sat­in Scarf

Start­ing out from blown out hair, flexi rods can give vol­ume and a large wave-like curl. The dry­ness of the hair means that the blown out tex­ture of the hair is retained.

Ladies, which of the­se looks do you like best? And do you plan to try flexi rods this sum­mer?

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LM Jones
Took a lit­tle patience, and a bit of prac­tice, but I final­ly got this to work the way I want­ed. My hair is about the same length as yours, but a dif­fer­ent tex­ture (soft — still curly; father had Indi­an in there some­where). I start­ed using a curl gel to set; made the biggest dif­fer­ence. I use no more than 12 (small ones — few­er if I use any large ones), and put more hair on each rod, still spi­ral­ing it along the flexirod. I set it damp and go to sleep with it (sat­in cap). It’s usu­al­ly dry in… Read more »

I love the results of flexi-rod sets but I get a lot of hair left on the rods. I get more hair left on the yel­low rods. I tried end papers but you have to basi­cal­ly wrap around the length of the rod or the length of the hair sec­tion which is kind of awk­ward.

Does any­one else expe­ri­ence this?

LM Jones

I did have a lot of hair on the rods at first, but I found part of that was the way I was rolling them, part the way I was tak­ing them out, and a large part because I need­ed to trim my ends. 

That’s prob­a­bly not much help, is it? Sor­ry. Hope you’re able to find a solu­tion.


I am grow­ing out dam­age, so the flexirods are frizzy when I use them due to the indi­vid­u­al hairs spring­ing out along the way as I twist. I sup­pose I could pull the hair more taught and use more gel, but I’m not with it. The look is beau­ti­ful on the­se ladies, how­ev­er! Good for them! I think I’ll try curl­form­ers next. I’ve got a whole lot of hair, so we’ll see how that goes!


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Im 15 and I’ve been Nat­u­ral all my life. I got my hair straight­ened way too many times last year and now I have inch­es of heat dam­age to deal with. I’m going to do flexi rod sets for the school year to grow out my dam­age by my nat­u­ral roots end up fluffy when I do my set. I use a leave in CO, coconut oil and Ecostyler gel to do my set ..l…any tips to help tame my roots would be great I have pic­tures linked.


I love flexirods but I hate how long I have to keep them in. I may give them anoth­er try soon.


I thank you for show­ing us all how to have beau­ti­ful styles and pro­tect our hair as well. I am going to try both of the­se and I love the body and shine in your hair.


I’m always re-moti­vat­ed to attempt flexirods. I will have to make an effort this sum­mer. Thanks for shar­ing!




I like the per­fect curls style and the blow-out flexi rod style. I will def­i­nite­ly try the­se — once I get my ends trimmed. Thanks for post­ing. ;-)


I love flexi rods! I actu­al­ly have a flexi rod set curls in now! I used to do them myself when my hair was shorter,but it seems as my hair has got­ten longer its hard­er for me to do LOL