Last week I shared a post about a flexi rod* set technique called the “Horse shoe method” and since then we have received a ton of questions about products to use and how to get the set to last in this disrespectful humid weather we are having.
With that said, I thought maybe we should expand the post a bit to tell you how you can achieve a flexi rod* set from start to finish with some resistance to humidity.
I will not promise 100% resistance because let’s face it, this heat isn’t nothing to play with and our little man-made products do not stand a chance for long.
If you do not know what flexi rods* are, they are these little ‘bendable’ tools made of spongy material on the outside and some kind of bendable wire on the inside.
I love them because they are soft so they are easy to sleep on and they come in a variety of sizes that your can choose from:
You can get your own set here.
The foundation of your set
It is imperative that when you do a flexi rod* set that you start off with very clean hair and scalp. The last thing you need is build up on your scalp and hair that will interact with the products that you will be using to set your hair. Cleanse your hair with your favorite shampoo and condition as normal.
The products you use prior to styling your hair are very important, you do not want to add any humectants to your hair. Products that contain honey* or glycerin for instance are out of the question because while these ingredients are moisturizing they also attract moisture from the air.
If the air has a ton of moisture in it then all of that ‘liquid’ will try to cling to your hair strand which is what causes frizz and ‘poofiness’ in your style. Even your leave in conditioner* should be humectant free when you use it on your hair, so read those labels well.