Last month I got my hair straightened with the Beautiful Textures Texture Manageability System at the LW Salon in NYC. I absolutely loved the results and was so impressed that my hair stayed straight for two full weeks. However, I must admit by the middle of week two I was a little bored – I’m used to having so much versatility and life with my curly hair.
I wanted to add a little curl/texture to my straight tresses but I didn’t want to apply more heat so I had to create heatless curls. I decided to finally experiment with my flexi rods (I’ve had them for years) and I wanted to share my experience and some tips.
Step 1: Decide how loose or tight you want your curls and start with your first row at the bottom/back. I wanted my curls loose so I only used 12 flexi rods and curled larger sections while making sure the actual curls were relatively tight and secure.
Step 2: Section another row and make sure all of the flexi rods are facing the same direction as the first row. I set mine vertically so that they looked like spiral curls when I took them down.
Step 3: Decide if you want a part in the front. My hair was already parted when it was styled so I left it and worked around it.
Step 4: Finish the last section and secure any rods that may be loose or come undone (especially if you’re sleeping with them like I did).
I added a satin bonnet and slept peacefully. I’ve slept with flexi rods when I was relaxed so it wasn’t much different for me. In the morning I took down my flexi rods, shook my hair out a little and I was ready to go. I loved the finished product.
Next time: I didn’t use any holding spray after my hair was curled and by lunchtime most of the curls had dropped. Next time I might spray a little flexible hold hairspray on my hair to preserve the curl throughout the day. Other than that, I was quite pleased.