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Last updated: May 04, 2022

Flexi-Rod Set: 4 Tips For Bouncy, Long-lasting Curls

Flexi-Rod Curls: Everything You Need To Know

Clients looking to switch up their curl pattern? A flexi-rod set is the perfect technique to create bouncy, voluminous curls that can last for days. Don’t believe us? Salon by Instyle Digital Content Manager Brendnetta Ashley (@edgybgirl) shared her pro secrets and we are sharing them below! Keep scrolling for everything you need to know about flexi-rod curls and watch the video above for a full tutorial! 


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What is a flexi-rod set?

Similar to a roller set, a flexi-rod set is a wet-to-dry styling technique that creates a new curl pattern in the hair. So why use a flexi-rod? “I like using the flexi-rods because they are able to bend in different shapes and it’s easier to wrap the hair around the rod,” Brendnetta explains. 


Who is the ideal flexi-rod client?

“It can be done on multiple different textures of hair,” Brendnetta explains. “Whether you’re straight, wavy, curly or coily this technique always creates a really nice redefined curl pattern.” 


4 Tips for the perfect flexi-rod set

Below, Brendnetta shares four must-know tips when creating flexi-rod curls: 


1. The hair has to dry. Allowing the hair to completely dry during a flexi-rod set ensures the style will last and give curls the volume and bounce clients are looking for with this technique. 


2. Sizing matters. “The smaller the rod, the tighter the curl. The larger the rod, the looser the curl pattern,” Brendnetta explains. The same goes for the sectioning, taking larger sections will result in looser curls and smaller sections will create tighter curls. 


Twisting the hair while wrapping it around the flexi-rod will help maintain tension and ensure curls don’t loosen while they dry, Brendnetta explains.


3. Avoid crunchy curls. To give clients longevity and versatility with their style, curls should be bouncy and soft. To avoid hard curls, Brendnetta makes sure that the hair is saturated and detangled before applying a curl-defining product. When choosing a curl product, avoid anything that will dry hard like a gel. For her technique, Brendnetta applied a curl mousse to every section before wrapping. 


4. Tension is key. While wrapping the hair around the rod, keep the tension tight to avoid the hair reverting back to the client’s natural curl pattern. 


Slide for the finished result! 

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