Perm rod sets are hot with naturals right now — no doubt about it. And no wonder; the style is gorgeous and versatile, can be dressed up or down, and is heatless! The trick, of course, is to get it right. For some tips on what NOT to do, check out our writer Christina’s hilarious account of why her roller set was a fail.
1. Gorgeous Nigerian natural naturallytemi gives a quick rundown on Instagram of how she achieved this look:
Can you guys believe that I got this style on Freshly washed hair, as kinky as my hair is, I was suprised that I got such great results.
Plus I only used 2 products ???????? literally all I used was the @jsheaoil and the @frizzfreecurls new blueberry bliss control.
2. Beautiful Detroit natural nae2curly consistently slays with her perm rod styles! She broke down the tutorial on Instagram:
I washed my hair and put my hair in flat twists all over. I went to bed and when I woke up the next day, I took the twists down. For each section I brushed it out with my denman brush which created my afro. I used @motionshair to set my hair on the perm rods (large sections). Y’all know that’s one of my top styling foams. I then sat under my hooded dryer for about 1 hour and curls came to LIFE (your alternative is to air dry overnight) ???? This style isn’t about perfect curls it’s about SHAPE &VOLUME
3. Galveston, Texas natural Dee Milburn aka juscallme_dee makes this stunning perm rod set look easy! The Instagram tutorial:
So I did a #permrodset on stretched out hair from a old permrod set using water, hair polish, shea butter, and home made flaxseed gel doing the roll and twist method for the first time and i love these results !
4. Maya, of manely_maya, doesn’t give details on this perm rod set except to say it’s her first attempt. We say she did an incredible job!
So this isn’t exactly a perm rod style, but we’re including it because it involves heatless curls. Naptural85’s gorgeous messy Curlformer bun is simple and elegant! We’ve included the video tutorial for your convenience! (Check the gallery below for a larger image of this pictorial).