I am back with another styling video.
This is my Perm Rod Set done using orange perm rods. I bought the perm rods on Amazon (here).
My method is the same as everyone else’s (nothing special at all) but I love the results I get.
If you have seen my hair before you will know that I have what I call fine and thin natural hair. It is long but still on the fine and thin side and I usually prefer setting my styles on dry hair versus wet hair. Starting with dry hair usually results in fluffier and fuller looking curls. When I set on wet/damp hair I get great definition but it lacks the fullness I like so I opt for dry styling.
- DIY Creamy Leave-In Conditioner
- Wide Tooth Comb
- Gel (I used an experimental gel but any will do)
- 26 Orange Perm rods
The following morning:
- DIY Coffee Bean Infused Almond Oil (to take down my perm rods and separate)
- Afro Pick
- DIY Edge “tame” and regrowth Pomade
Starting on dry hair that was stretched out I first separate my hair into sections (about 8) from which 2 – 3 perm rods will be used per section. I ever so slightly spritz my hair with water, followed by my DIY Creamy Leave-in and detangle. I then use a tiny dab of gel for hold and definition and then twist the root of my hair (twirling it) 2 – 3 times and then wrap my hair around the rod. I do a twisting motion at the same time as I wrap my hair around the rod. I used a total of 26 perm rods, leave them in overnight with a scarf protecting my hair during the night. The next morning I take a little oil to my fingertips to take down the perm rods. I then separate my hair by unwinding the root in the opposite direction of how I twirled my hair and then separating the hair. Once I have separated at least once I lift my roots and fluff my hair with an afro comb and continue to separate and shape till I am satisfied with the results.
My “how to” tutorial: