Perm Rod Challenge

Hi Ladies!
Are you starting to feel like you have nothing to do with your hair ? Usually in your awkward twa stage , you start to feel defeated. Well , well , I got something for u! A wonderful challenge you can do , that will actually allow you to maintain length. Perm rods!
Perm rods are an effective way to get gorgeous curls without adding heat. Also , you can do all type of fun styles with them for work, and play. Not sure on which ones to purchase? Here’s a chart to help you out .

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Following this chart will help you get the look you are going for. Plus , you can go to the BSS to check them out in person.

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How many packs do you need ?

I would say buy 5 to 6 packs just to be safe. It never can hurt to have too many , but it sure can hurt if you don’t have enough. Lol! Trust me , you will be highly mad if you run out of rods , and have to leave out to get more.

Stylers?
Motions Wrap Lotion
ORS Wrap Lotion
Lotta Body Foam

Oils ( your favorite ones, of course)

Make sure that you let your hair completely dry before removing your rods. Also, another tip is that you can separate each curl , twisting strand by strand of you don’t like the big curl look. I know some people don’t know that , well now u do.
I hope this have gave you all a few ideas to do with your hair. Try Mohawks , Flat Twist on the sides , and or a hump in the front to accompany your curls. Good luck !

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Fabolous Curlie’s Fierce Curly Feature -Rhonda

Hello Curlies! I’m sharing another beauty with you all that I find amazing, She isn’t afraid to try new hair colors on her natural hair, and rocks any color with style with pure fierceness. Here’s Rhonda’s hair story!

 

How long have you been natural, what made you decide to stop chemically processing your hair?

I been natural for about 5 years give or take a few months. I decided to go natural after my Physician suggested it, because I had migraines on a regular basis.

Do you follow a regular hair regimen?

I am a product junkie, but for the most part I actually do follow the same routine just different products from time to time.

What is their favorite hairstyle to wear?

Wash and Go when my hair is short and manageable. When I get some length on it I usually wear twists, then twistouts, bantu knots, or braidouts.

What is your favorite thing about your natural curls?

The fact that I can go out in the rain and not care about the curls falling or my hair getting wet, too frizzy. I just go where I want to go without stressing.

What is the one pain in the butt when it comes to being natural? 

Combing it out and keeping it moisturized

What are your top three favorite products?

Oyin, SFHS by Coiffed Cafe, Darcy Botanicals

Did you chop or transition? 

I did both at different times. The first time I went natural I transitioned then I permed. The second time I cut it off and had a TWA. I have let it grow out and chopped it about four times since I been natural. I chopped if off about a month ago making it #4!!

What advice would you give someone that wanted to try being natural, but don’t know how to start?

Read as much as you can. Join some Natural hair forums on facebook and read blogs. Get educated then pick what’s best for you, big chop or transition. Don’t get discouraged and have a support group to cheer you on.
 
                                                   
 
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Thank you Rhonda so much for sharing your natural hair story with us. I think its really important that other naturals have someone that they can relate to while going through the motions of getting to know their own curls. You are Fabolous! You are Fierce! From this day forth you are a Fierce Fabolous Curlie! 
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Style #7

I put perm rods in my hair using Motions Wrap Foam. My curls came out bouncy and soft. I had to fight myself not to cowash to get my curls back, so I thought let me try something different. I left them in over night, and I used the orange large ones.

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I just love my results, too bad I didn’t go out today so people could see Free.
Pointers- When you all do your rod sets use wrapping foam, it won’t make your curls hard and crunchy. Don’t use too much product either, a dime sized amount on each section of hair is enough. Lastly, don’t use too small of a size rod, it will give you extra shrinkage (and we all don’t want that)
                                               Good Luck!
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Flat Twist & Rods

Tonight I decided to put flat twist on the side of my daughter’s head  and rod the rest. I used the orange medium sized ones and a few white small ones along her front.

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I used only my moisture mixture and eco styling gel.  It don’t take much to style her hair. Tomorrow I’ll take it down for her to wear to school. Hopefully this style will last a tad bit. I will post pics of the different styles I do with just this rod set.
                                             
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