Hey! I hope January is going great for you, now the holidays are really over and its back to reality!
I decided that i would try new styles this year, so to make it happen i decided to take a break from protective styling. Besides, my hair is in a good ppace now and i figured i should enjoy it, the awkward phase is nigh! Lol.
I watched a dozen tutorials on how to create a perm rod set and this is how i did mine.
Prep hair: wash, deep condition, detangle, moisturize and seal.
Stretch: i divided my hair into small sections and plaited them up. Tied a scarf and let them dry overnight. In the morning, my hair was 75% dry, stretched and moisturised.
Fix the perm rods: from past experience i knew mybperm rods were not enough so i borrowed some from my friend (hey girl!!!).
So i took a section, applied my camille tose naturals twisting butter and combed that section down wards to smoothe it down. Then i rolled it on the perm rods starting from my ends and up and around itself. Always make sure its smooth and you roll them up tight to avoid frizz.
What i did was, use the smaller perm rods on the sides and back to help keep my tapered shape ( i used the yellow mostly) then going up i used the grey ones and at the top i used the lilac ones ( or are they purple? Coz they r definitely not pink). Oh and those finished so i had to find one to finish up the front.
To be honest, when i went half way, i thought, ‘no need to do the rest, i can leave it be and turn it into some kinda statement tommorrow’ but the only statement i was gonna make is that im lazy (and stupid for going out with crazy hair) so i had to keep going!
Leave them to dry: now, the drying time was something else! Remember my hair was already left to dry overnight, but bi guess putting the product wet it ablittle bit more so i left the rods in for about 8 hours but to the touch i didnt beleive they were dry.
I used my hand dryer to try to speed the process but in the end, i decided to keep them in over night.
The next morning…..
I picked the roots and here are the results…