Perm Rod Set on Transitioning Hair

Hair washing day came for my niece Jasmyne, who’s transitioning, and guess who washed it and did everything else? That’s right! ME! I wanted to give her a cute style that would kind of mask her transitioning hair, so I settled on giving her a rod set.

Jasmyne came to my house without bringing the shampoo and conditioner I gave her, and I’m over giving her the hair products that I use in my hair, so I went snooping in my stash of many hair samples. Luckily, I found samples of the Curls Unleashed’s Lavish Shampoo and Moisturizing Conditioner she has. I proceeded to wash and condition her hair.

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We deep condition with shopping bags in my house! LOL

Once I finished with that, I added the Curls Unleashed Leave-In Conditioner and blow dried Jasmyne’s hair on the low setting in four sections. I wanted to blow dry her hair first because as always, I didn’t have time to let her hair air dry before styling. I wanted to style her hair while damp so it could dry overnight and be ready to go when she went to church in the morning.

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Nice & Curly Curl Me Up Curly Pudding

I decided to give Jasmyne a few flat twists on the right side of her head because I didn’t have enough perm rods to do her whole head LOL. I used the Nice & Curly Curl Me Up Curly Pudding to moisturize her hair before doing the flat twists.To prepare Jasmyne’s hair for the perm rods, I used the Design Essentials Natural Twist and Set Setting Lotion. This product was applied to each section of hair before I rolled her hair on the perm rods. This product does make the hair wet, which is exactly why I wanted to apply it on dry hair. The key to this step is to simply make sure the hair is smooth on the perm rod while rolling.

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Design Essentials Natural Twist & Set Setting Lotion

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The RESULTS!

So, come to find out, Jasmyne didn’t go to church the next day. She left the rods in until she had school on Monday. I came by to take out the rods for her because Lawd only know how it would’ve looked if she did it LOL. Once I took the rods out, I used olive oil to help me separate her curls. And BOOM! Check Jazzy out!

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During this whole process, I tried to explain to Jasmyne how to shampoo, condition, apply leave-in, moisturize during the week, and the whole nine, so she knows how to maintain her hair once I don’t feel like doing it any more LOL. Hopefully, she’s listening.

I think we are going to do rod sets more often because I think she looks darn cute with them, and it’s simply a great transitioning style. I’ll probably incorporate flat twists more to accomplish different looks. I am considering making a tutorial on this style or a style similar to this next time. Stay tuned!

Comments

  1. says

    I have been natural for 11 years and i used to swear by perm rods. I love them because it keeps my roots stretched and my hair would be huge-loved it. I cut about 6″ off jan ’12 just to see what a big chop felt like and i just used a smaller rod-still in love! Rod sets (air dried) are the most versitile style for natural and transitioning hair.

    • says

      Thanks! Natural hair can turn out like that because the hair would be stretched. I think her relaxed ends made it easier to wrap her hair around the rods though. I’ll try it on my hair one day.

      • Toy says

        I have pictures of my completely natural hair set on perm rods both when my hair as long and short and it always looked the same as if I had a perm. How can I send you pictures to you?

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