The Hero of Sweet Curls - Say Hi to Flexi Rods

The Hero of Sweet Curls - Say Hi to Flexi Rods
Posted on June 1st, 2023.


Flexi rods are a type of hair styling tool that is becoming increasingly popular. They are made of a flexible material, such as foam or rubber, and they come in a variety of sizes and thicknesses. Flexi rods can be used to create a variety of hairstyles, including curls, waves, and braids.



Where Did They Come From?

The exact origin of flexi rods is unknown, but they are believed to have been invented in the early 1900s. The first flexi rods were made of metal, and they were often quite large and uncomfortable to use. In the 1960s, flexi rods began to be made of a more flexible material, such as foam or rubber. This made them much easier to use, and they quickly became popular with hair stylists and women everywhere.



Benefits of Using Flexi Rods

There are many benefits to using flexi rods, including:


  • Gentle on hair: Flexi rods are gentle on hair because they are made of a flexible material. This means that they do not put as much stress on hair as other heat styling tools, such as curling irons or straighteners.
  • Easy to use: Flexi rods are easy to use, even for beginners. You can use them to create a variety of hairstyles, from loose waves to tight curls.
  • Versatile: Flexi rods are versatile and can be used to create a variety of hairstyles. You can also use them to create different looks, such as a sleek ponytail or a voluminous updo.
  • Affordable: Flexi rods are affordable and can be found at most drugstores and beauty supply stores.

Everything Has Drawbacks

Of course, even Flexi Rods can offer some challenges that could make other options attractive:


  • Time-consuming: Flexi rods can be time-consuming to use, especially if you have long hair.
  • Requires heat: Flexi rods require heat to set the curls in your hair. This can be damaging to hair if not used properly.
  • Can be messy: Flexi rods can be messy to use, especially if you have a lot of hair.
  • Not suitable for all hair types: Flexi rods are not suitable for all hair types. They are best for people with medium to thick hair. People with fine hair may find that flexi rods make their hair look frizzy or weighed down.

How Do I Use Flexi Rods?

To use flexi rods, you will need the following:


  • Flexi rods. You can purchase flexi rods in a variety of sizes and thicknesses. The size and thickness of the rods will determine the size and shape of your curls.
  • Bobby pins. You will need bobby pins to secure the rods to your hair.
  • Heat protectant spray. It is important to use a heat protectant spray before using any heat styling tool. This will help to protect your hair from damage.

As for how to use them, the process goes as follows:

  • Wash and condition your hair as usual.
  • Apply a heat protectant spray to your hair.
  • Section your hair into small sections.
  • Wrap each section of hair around the flexi rod.
  • Secure the rod with a bobby pin.
  • Repeat steps 4 and 5 until all of your hair is styled.
  • Let your hair cool completely.
  • Remove the rods and enjoy your new hairstyle!
  • Tips for using flexi rods

Here are some tips for getting the best results:


  • Use the right size and thickness of rods. The size and thickness of the rods will determine the size and shape of your curls. If you want large curls, use larger rods. If you want small curls, use smaller rods.
  • Don't over-heat your hair. It is important to not over-heat your hair when using flexi rods. This can damage your hair.
  • Let your hair cool completely before removing the rods. This will help to prevent your curls from falling out.
  • Use a styling product to help set your curls. A styling product, such as hairspray or mousse, will help to set your curls and prevent them from frizzing.

Good hair is all nice and dandy, but how about we make it great instead? To ensure the best results, you should:


  • Start with clean, dry hair. This will help the flexi rods to grip your hair and create lasting curls.
  • Use a heat protectant spray. This will help to protect your hair from the heat of the styling tools.
  • Section your hair into small sections. This will make it easier to wrap your hair around the flexi rods and create even curls.
  • Wrap your hair tightly around the flexi rods. This will help to create more defined curls.
  • Secure the flexi rods with bobby pins. This will help to prevent them from falling out while your hair is cooling.
  • Let your hair cool completely. This will help to set the curls and prevent them from falling out.

Common Mistakes

  • Using the wrong size or thickness of rods: The size and thickness of the rods will determine the size and shape of your curls. If you use rods that are too small, your curls will be tight and springy. If you use rods that are too large, your curls will be loose and wavy. The best way to choose the right size and thickness of rods is to experiment until you find what works best for your hair type and desired look.
  • Over-heating your hair: When using flexi rods, it is important to not over-heat your hair. This can damage your hair and make it more prone to breakage. The best way to avoid over-heating your hair is to use a heat protectant spray before you start styling. Heat protectant sprays will help to create a barrier between your hair and the heat, which will help to prevent damage.
  • Not letting your hair cool completely before removing the rods: Once you have wrapped your hair around the flexi rods, it is important to let your hair cool completely before you remove the rods. This will help to set the curls and prevent them from falling out. If you remove the rods too soon, your curls may fall out or become frizzy.
  • Not using a styling product: Using a styling product will help to set your curls and prevent them from frizzing. The best type of styling product to use for flexi rods is a hairspray or mousse. Hairspray will help to hold your curls in place, while mousse will help to add volume and definition.


Flexi rods are a versatile and easy-to-use hair styling tool that can be used to create a variety of hairstyles. They are gentle on your hair and affordable, making them a great option for people with all hair types.



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