My 1st Attempt at a Perm Rod Set
As I contemplated making an appointment to get a perm rod set, I was stopped by two things: my semi-fail flexi rod set due to the humidity and using the wrong products and the thought that I may be able to do this myself. So, I logged on to YouTube and watched a few videos and I got excited. I can do this, piece of cake… right? I ran out to the store, picked up about 6 packs of perm rods which ranged from 79-99c for a pack of 12 and some old school Lotta Body setting lotion to control the frizz.
I co-washed my hair with V05 Moisture Milk, then plopped with an old t-shirt. In sections I applied coconut oil and Lotta Body. I placed the magenta rods along the sides and back and the peach rods around the crown. I sat under the dryer for about 20 mins and put a satin scarf over the rods and slept in them overnight.
The pics you see above show what my hair looked like when I took the rods out. I used about 60 rods. I coated my hands with coconut oil, and separated. Once I was happy with the shape, I sprayed a little Aussie Moist hair spray for a little more insurance as I braved a day of shopping and pampering with one of my curlfriends.
The rods were a bit uncomfortable to sleep in, but I loved the end result. The Lotta Body gave me the hold I needed and so far no frizz or fluff from the humidity. I’m anxious to see how long this holds up. I am transitioning so the top right picture gives you an idea of how long my hair is. I’ll definitely reach for the perm rods again!
Here are some pics from Day 2 :) Excuse all my crazy faces… I slept in a satin bonnet. I removed the bonnet coated my hands with coconut oil and fluffed. As you can see I pulled the hair back at the crown and pulled the hair off to the side exposing my roots… still not as frizzy as my flexi rod fail the week prior. I’m happy with the results and will try this again in the near future!
Have you tried Perm Rods? What’d you think?