April 02, 2013

Wash Day with Flexi-Rods...

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I hope everyone had a wonderful and Blessed Easter (sorry this post is alil bit late).  One of my good friends was hosting a dance show over the weekend and I was planning to go and show some support.  The show was very well attended and the performances were awesome, Barbados has great talent.  For my dress I was thinking of an artistic look (did not happen, just slapped on a jeans and nice top) and for my hair I wanted some form of curls and decided to do a Flexi-Rod set and I’m 8 weeks post relaxer.  To achieve the look I wanted, this is how my wash day went:

1)      Prepoo with EVCOEVOO on my scalp and Herbal Essence Long Term Relationship 
         Conditioner on the length of my hair for 30 mins under my heat cap 
2)      Shampoo with CON Argan Oil Moisture & Shine Shampoo [two lathers] 
3)      Apply Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor on my hair for 2 mins without heat. 
4)      When I took the mixture of my Queen Helene DC from the fridge I noticed it wasn’t 
         enough for my whole head.  I decided to try (CON Intensive Conditioning Treatment
         [first time using this as a Deep Conditioner], with a few drops of peppermint oil for 
         45 mins  under my heat cap. From 8 weeks post I increase the amount of time I DC     
         because my new growth is kicking up and I want to ensure that those coils are 
         properly conditioned. My hair felt silky and moisturized but I think I prefer this as a 
5)      Wrapped my hair in a t-shirt for 10 mins to absorb the excess water 
6)      Applied Aphogee Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer , Herbal Essences Split-End 
         Protector and Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum  to my hair and detangled 
7)      I parted my hair in 3 sections (2 at the front &  at the back) and used my wide width 
         comb first, then a smaller comb to make sure there were no knots or tangles before 
         rolling the hair.

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 8)     My hair wasn’t soaking wet but damp and I had my spray bottle filled with water on 
         hand, in case my hair starting drying out before I was ready to roll them. 
9)      I used end wrap papers to secure the ends as the rolled the hair up in a spiral curl.
10)    It took me 1 hr 15 mins to install the rods and I sat under my dryer for 30 mins and 
         yup I used use my trusted Tresemme Heat Tamer spray before getting under the 
         dryer. I wasn’t going out until a couple of hours, so I left my hair to air dry for the 
         rest of the time.

I think I used about 25 rods to set my entire head and here are the results:

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To pull apart the curls I put 5 drops of Hot Six Oil in my palms.

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I really enjoyed the outcome of my flexi-rods, actually I surprised myself because the curls came out better than I expected.  I don’t think I’ll attempt this at 8 weeks post again because the manipulation was just too much for me although I didn’t experience much breakage.  This makes me want to try roller setting but not at this stage of my stretch, perhaps after a fresh relaxer who knows, let’s see how the tides flows in…

Have you tried Flexi-Rods yet?

Be inspired


  1. Lovely!! I haven't made much success with flexi-rods in the past but one of my goals this much is to successfully set my hair. Thanks for this post!

    1. Thanks Jen! I read this is one of your goals for April, so i'm looking forward to your results

  2. Girl! I couldn't tell you were THAT many weeks post relaxer! Crazy, but it looks reallly healthy. I got mine relaxed last week after four months. I realized the ends were so stringy and tired. So I left the hair to grow out a bit and it looks and IS much healthier. So I have a new 'do. But I will def be following some of your tips to maintain my locks!

    1. Thanks for the support Heidi!!!Yes 8 weeks down, 8 weeks to go....Yup don't hold on to those ends because it will grow back and your ends will be much fuller. Looking forward to seeing this new do.

  3. I love your results and the shine is insane! I must try flexi rod set one of these days.

  4. Your hair came out great! I have tried and my first attempt was not so bad. I will try again after a fresh relaxer on damp hair. I love flexi-rod sets on dry hair!

    1. Thanks Kathy!!!! Yup I don't think I'll try another one until after my next relaxer

  5. Your flexi-rod set came out great! I need to try this for summertime!!!!


    1. Thank you so much!!! I can't wait to see your results

  6. Wow, the outcome is so beautiful

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  9. You are the flexi-rods queen girl!


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