March 24, 2016

How to Get a Voluminous Fro with Flexi Rods

Watch as Jamia demonstrates how to achieve a stretched curly fro sans heat!

You Will Need: 
  • Cleanser of your choice
  • Conditioner of your choice
  • Moisturizer/detangler of your choice 
  • Spray bottle
  • Flexi rods
  • Hooded dryer or similar alternative 
  • Oil or sealant of your choice 
  • Comb for fluffing
Voluminous Fro Step by Step 

1. Cleanse, Clarify, and Rinse 
Be sure to start the process with a clean slate. Follow your normal clarifying routine, focusing on the scalp. A good style needs a clean base to start with. 

2. Condition, Moisturize, and Detangle 
Follow up your cleansing with a rich, moisturizing conditioner. Do you normal conditioning routine, but focus on detangling the hair with a comb and conditioner with lots of slip. 

3. Section, Saturate, and Set 
Section your hair off into manageable pieces. Then, divide each section into smaller pieces that you can wrap around the flexi rod. Remember, the smaller the piece, the more volume you will have in the end. Twist each section, making sure the hair is still wet. Spray if necessary. Wrap each piece of hair onto the flexi rod and bend at the top to hold hair in place. 

4. Dry Hair, Air Dry, or Under Dryer 
You can choose the drying method of your preference, but sitting under a hooded dryer will decrease dry time. Air drying can be a healthier alternative, but will take more time and can be uncomfortable if trying to sleep on them.

5. Separate, Seal, and Style
Release the hair from the rods, being very careful not to disturb the curl. Separate the hair with your fingers to fluff out, but be very gentle. Apply your favorite oil or sealant to hands, and gently spread over your entire hair. Scrunch oil into hair. Fluff again with a comb to get more volume. 

6. Comb Out for a Voluminous Fro
For more volume and less curl definition, take a comb and separate the curl. Or use your fingers. Fluff and pick the hair until you have reached your desired volume. You're done!


This article was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for grammar and clarity.

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