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How To Get Tight And Loose Curls With Flexi Rods?

How To Get Tight And Loose Curls With Flexi Rods?

Last updated date Fri May 10 2024 By William Brown

Fashion Blog

Do you want to know how to get curls with Flexi rods? Most women nowadays use Flexi rods as a heatless curling method to make beautiful bouncy curls on natural hair and weave without causing damage. Flexi rods are available in varying thicknesses. Generally, they are 7” long foam rods that can be adjusted and twisted to give desirable curls.

What are Flexi Rods?

Flexi rods, also known as flexible rods, are innovative hair styling tools crafted from foam that possess a unique, pliable structure. Designed specifically for natural hair, flexi rods offer an exceptional method for achieving exquisitely defined curls that might be challenging to attain with a simple wash-and-go approach. Available in various lengths, flexi rods cater to different hair types and lengths, providing a personalized curling experience.

What are Flexi Rods?

What Hair Types Can Use Flexi Rods?

The best thing about flexi rods is that anyone can use them to get beautiful curls. It doesn’t matter what hair texture you are curling – whether it’s curly, wavy, or fine - flexi rods can help get defined curls. However, the texture of the hair will determine how many flexi rods will be required for the curling process.

What Hair Types Can Use Flexi Rods?

Benefits of Using Flexi Rods

1. Heat-free Styling

One of the most important benefits of flexi rods is heat-free styling. This method can help you get your desired curls without any heat requirement. However, the result is still very awesome when compared with heat styling methods.

2. Easy to use

Flexi rods don’t require any complicated hairstyle skills. All you have to do is twist your hair strands around these rods and let it stay there as long as possible. If you are a newbie, this topic will give you the perfect guide to styling your hair with flexi rods.

3. Versatility

Flexi rods have lots of sizes that determine the types of curls and waves, from tight coil to loose wave. If you don’t have experience on choosing flexi rods, you have to ask the seller to help you. Most of your desired curls can be styled by these flexible rods.

4. Convenient

The flexi rod is a wonderful invention for women who usually have trips or don’t have time to go to the hair salon. Depending on your hair length and texture, you may need 10–40 flexi rods. These rods are very small and lightweight, so you can put them easily in your bag.

Benefits of Using Flexi Rods

How Long Can Flexi Rod Curls Last?

Flexi-rod styling is a heat-free styling method, so it obviously cannot last as long as heat styling methods. While heat styling methods can help you get your desired curls for up to 3–4 weeks, flexi-rod styling only keeps your curls for more than 1 week. However, with the proper care, your curls can last for 2 weeks.

How To Get Heatless Curls With Flexi Rods On Weaves?

Take a paddle brush to remove tangles from a section of the hair that needs to be curled. On that particular section of hair, spray some water. Then, wrap over flexi rod those parts of hair various times. After rolling the flexi rod around the scalp, bend its ends to hold the hair in place.

Repeat the same curling technique for each section of hair that needs to be curled. Before sleeping, wrap your head in a silk or satin scarf or bonnet. Remove flexi rods in the morning to see the beautiful curls unfurl.

How Do You Know Which Flexi Rods Are Best?

The type and thickness of the best flexi rod will depend on how tight you want the curls to become. If the rod is wider, you will get loose curls. Generally, Flexi rods have a thickness of 7/8 to ¼ inches. You should choose a thinner rod for tighter curls. Jumbo rods are the best for women who want loose curly hair.

Various factors determine how many flexi rods will be required to get the desired curly hair. The number of flexi rods that should be added will depend on the fullness, length, and texture of your hair. Moreover, the curly hairstyle that you prefer will also increase or decrease the number of flexi rods. Generally, women need more than 20 flexi rods to complete their set.

Here’s what you’ll need to get curls with flexi rods:

  • - Flexi rods
  • - Hair oil
  • - Foaming mousse
  • - Detangling brush
  • - Light leave-in conditioner
  • - Hooded dryer

Step-By-Step Instructions To Get Curls Using Flexi Rods

1 - Start With Freshly Washed Hair

Before starting, you have to ensure the hair is fresh and clean. Some women make the mistake of using flexi rods without cleaning their hair. Due to product buildup in hair, their curls look limp.

After applying the shampoo and washing hair, you should use a conditioner to massage the scalp and hydrate the hair strands. Once the hair has been cleaned, you can apply a light leave-in conditioner to add some extra moisture and remove any knots or tangles.

2 - Detangle Your Hair

You should divide the hair into 4-6 sections based on the thickness and length of the hair. Parting hair will make the detangling process easier. Start detangling from the ends of hair strands. Most women with long hair start detangling from the roots and deal with hair breakage.

Detangle Your Hair

3 - Apply Foaming Mousse

Take one to two pumps of foaming mousse to massage hair. You should always start light and gradually build up when there is a requirement for more products-those who apply too much foam notice that their hair has reverted to its original state.

Women who have super-tight curl patterns should apply some gel to their ends. This is necessary because it seals the ends and provides a sleeker finish when the rods are removed. Alternatively, on the ends of hair strands, you can tie wrapping papers to see a similar effect.

4 - Wrap Your Hair Around Flexi Rods

Using a windmill motion, begin from the ends to wind the hair and curl with flexi rods. When you twist the hair, the flexi rods will also turn and make a spiral curl. You will not only get a similar effect of the curling wand but this process will also give extra volume to the hair. Since you want the curls to fall in a certain direction, lay the rods accordingly in the same direction.

You can either move the rods towards the face or against it. Those wrapping their hair up the flexi rods should get extremely close to their root for a secure and tight hold. After reaching the top, you should bend both the rod’s ends towards each other to keep the rod from slipping.

5 - Sit Under A Hooded Dryer Or Air-Dry

After the wrapping process, you have two choices. Either go heat-free or sit under a hood-dryer for more than 30 minutes. Those who have selected the heat-less technique should leave the flexi rods on their hair overnight.

You can take them out after waking up in the morning. However, women sitting under a hood dryer also won’t damage their natural hair because they are not applying the heat directly.

Sit Under A Hooded Dryer Or Air-Dry

6 - Remove The Rods

After the hair has turned completely dry, you can cautiously remove the flexi rods by moving them in a counter-clockwise motion so that the curls hold their shape. Once all the rods are removed, you have to apply some oil using your fingertips and separate each curl into 3–4 parts. And there you go!

Frequently Asked Questions

1 - What flexi rod sizes do I use for my hair?

It depends on what kind of curl you want. If you want a loose, wavy style, use purple or blue flexi rods. If you want medium-sized curls, use orange or gray flexi rods. However, if you want little tight coils, the red flexi rods are the best choice.

2 - Should I use flexi rods on wet or dry hair?

Flexi rods may be used on both wet and dry hair. Flexi rods generate tighter, shorter curls on wet hair, but loose curls on dry hair.

3 - Can I sleep with flexi rods in my hair?

Yes, you can. Flexi rods are gentler on your head due to their foam construction. Make sure your hair is totally dry before sleeping in it.


We hope now you understand that getting curls with flexi rods is better than using hard rollers, sock curls, and curling wands. Moreover, these rods are considered better than other products for hairstyling. You will get curls without causing any damage to natural hair or weaves.


William Brown

William Brown


William is a professional hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about creating personalized, trendy looks for his clients and specializes in hair treatments and updos. He is now a certified hair adviser for Mic Hair Company. His articles are always filled with advice, pro tips, and latest hair research results.


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