I loved how the perm rods made my hair look, but I was less than optimistic about the style lasting more than a day (no style ever does in mixed girls’ hair). So, in my attempt to preserve my curls, I did what most curly girls advise. I put a satin bonnet over my curls while I slept and when I woke up in the morning, I looked like Simba! My curls were a hot frizzy mess and to make matters worse, I didn’t have time to do much to it before work so I was forced to have a bad hair day. Those suck!
I couldn’t wait to get home and wash the mess out of my hair, but I noticed that the majority of my ringlets from the perm rods were still in tact, they were just really, really frizzy. So with a little water, curl creme and a prayer, I was able to get rid of the frizz while maintaining a lot of the curl definition from the perm rods. It’s not quite the same style as the day before, but it turned out pretty and it looked a heck of a lot better that it did when I woke up that morning.
Here’s what I did:
Step 1: I parted a medium section of my hair with my fingers.
Step 2: I dampened (not fully wet) my hair and ran a wide tooth comb through it.
Step 3: I applied TRESemme Flawless Curls Curl Hydration Lotion Creme to each section.
I hope this information is helpful, especially for my mixed girls with curls that have a mind of their own.
P.S. Check out my soror, Tanee! She tried the perm rods on her natural hair and rocked it!
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Jamie, if you use lottabody setting lotion when you roll your hair with perm rods the curls will hold a lot longer. And of course continue to use the sleep cap. Keep experimenting.