Written by Mable Stanley May 24, 2022 · 3 min read
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If you have short hair, you might think that achieving bouncy curls is impossible. However, with the right tools and techniques, you can create beautiful curls using flexi rods. Flexi rods are flexible, foam rods that can be used on any length of hair to create curls without heat damage. In this article, we'll give you some tips and tricks on how to use flexi rods on short hair.
1. Choose the Right Size of Flexi Rods
The size of the flexi rod you choose will determine the size of your curls. For shorter hair, it's best to use smaller rods, such as 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch. This will help you achieve tighter, more defined curls. If you want looser curls, you can use larger rods.
2. Prep Your Hair
Before using flexi rods, it's important to prep your hair. Start by washing and conditioning your hair with products that are suited for your hair type. Then, apply a leave-in conditioner or a styling product to help hold the curls in place. You can also use a heat protectant spray if you plan on using a hair dryer to speed up the drying process.
3. Roll Your Hair
To achieve the best results, take small sections of hair and wrap them around the flexi rods, starting from the ends and rolling up towards the roots. Make sure to roll the hair tightly around the rods to ensure that the curls hold. Secure the rods in place by bending the ends of the rods inwards.
4. Dry Your Hair
Once your hair is rolled onto the flexi rods, you can either air dry or use a hair dryer to speed up the process. If you choose to air dry, make sure to leave the rods in your hair for at least 4-6 hours. If you're using a hair dryer, use a diffuser attachment and set it on a low heat setting. Make sure to dry your hair completely before removing the rods.
Using flexi rods on short hair is a great way to achieve bouncy curls without heat damage. By following these tips and tricks, you can create beautiful curls that will last all day. Remember to choose the right size of flexi rods, prep your hair, roll your hair tightly, and dry your hair completely.
1. Can flexi rods be used on all hair types?
Yes, flexi rods can be used on all hair types, including relaxed and natural hair.
2. How long should I leave the flexi rods in my hair?
If you're air drying, leave the flexi rods in your hair for at least 4-6 hours. If you're using a hair dryer, make sure to dry your hair completely before removing the rods.
3. How often should I use flexi rods on my hair?
It's best to avoid using flexi rods too frequently, as it can cause damage to your hair. Aim to use them once a week at most.
4. Can I use flexi rods on wet hair?
It's best to use flexi rods on damp, but not wet hair. If your hair is too wet, the curls may not hold properly.