Technique: Flex Rod Set

1.03.2014
I finally achieved a good flex rod set. It's been a long time coming. (laughs) I've tried flex rods in the past and my curls always came out frizzy but not this time for the most part. (Excited face) This look was inspired by a tutorial done by Mo from Mo Knows Hair. Check out her post titled "Color Transformation and Flex Rod Set."

Products/Appliances: 

Organix Moroccan Argan Creme Shampoo
It's a 10 Hair Mask
It's a 10 Smoothing Balm
It's a 10 Leave In Conditioner
Lottabody Hair Setting Mouse
Water Bottle
Conair Hooded Dryer 1875
Flex Rods
Haiwaiian Silky Argan Oil Hydrating Sleek Edge
Coconut Oil



Procedure: 
Steps:

  1. I Shampooed and Conditioned my hair as I normally do. (I left out a few details like my Pre-Poo and Tea Rinse) Check it out HERE.
  2. Next, I applied my leave in conditioner and smoothing balm. (This is the same routine I use every time I wash my hair)
  3. Afterwards, I applied Lottabody Setting Mouse to the top half of my hair  for even distribution and covered the back half of my hair with a shower cap to keep it from drying out. (In order to re-wet dry sections, I just spritzed it with water)
  4. Next, I used the purple flex rods (next size up from the orange) to roller set my hair. I parted my hair in diagonal sections or at least tried to. (Tip: Tension is key to achieving shine and sleekness. Also, rolling the hair in a spiral position as you roll down helps the hair to dry faster instead of bunching the hair on top of itself as you roll down. Lastly, bend the roller in the opposite direction than the way you rolled it to secure it in place.) *see photo*
  5. I waited under a hooded dryer for about 40 mins on high heat and another 15 mins on low heat.
  6. Once dry,  I coated my hands with coconut oil to unroll the roller and separate the curls the way I wanted them.
  7. Lastly, I applied an edge holding pomade to my edges to smooth them down. 
Pictures: 

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