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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Natural Hair Tutorial | The Perm Rod Set: Corkscrew Roll VS Regular Roll

The Perm Rod Set: Corkscrew Roll VS Regular Roll
I was inspired by Vlogger Bargain Princess to do my own hair battles and  "which side" or "style" wins based on the process and how much I liked the style. So I thought I start with one that all naturals would like to know: Is it better to do a Perm Rod Set using the Figure 8 Roll or Regular Roll? Hmm, let's find out!

****The end results are based off my own experience. Yours may differ...

Before we start anything...Make sure your perm rods are clean!

First of all, I want to let you know the DO'S and DON'TS of having success with perm rod sets:
  1. Do start on freshly washed and conditioned hair
  2. Don't start on dry hair...start on damp for more definition and volume
  3. Do detangle with wide-tooth or Denman for less frizz and stretched hair
  4. Don't take out rollers before they are dry
  5. Do be light on your products used in your hair.

Products For The Perm Rod Sets:

  • Flaxseed Gel
  • Mousse (optional)
  • Purple Perm Rods
  • Denman Brush (for detangling)

The Corkscrew Roll:

For setting the style and taking out the rods using the figure 8/corkscrew roll, check out How To | Corkscrew Perm Rod Set On Natural Hair

The Regular Roll:

For setting the style and taking out the rods using the regular roll, How To | Perm Rod Set With Flaxseed Gel.


Comparing The Corkscrew Roll And Regular Roll (In Rods)

For both I did start on freshly washed and conditioned hair. No matter which way I roll my hair, both are very uncomfortable to sleep in!

Comparing Corkscrew Roll And Regular Roll (Out)

The Corkscrew Roll:

Once hair was completely dry, I took out all the rods by UNSPIRALING them instead of pulling them out. Before separating, I used a bit of serum to create less frizz. I separated the curls twice for a fuller look and used a pick to lift the roots. This creates lots of volume for this style.

The Corkscrew Roll (Figure 8 Roll) does have lots of shrinkage, but gives me lots of defined volume. This style will last me 3 days to 5 days, depending on the products I used. I do need to be careful when spiraling my hair around the roller, because it can get easy to get caught on the rubber string on the perm rod. Also, I have to make sure to not do the parts small, because I will separate them after drying.

This set gives me lots of flair and I love the style!

The Regular Roll (RR):

When my hair was completely dry, I removed the rollers by UNSPIRALING. I did use a bit of serum to aid with separating my curls twice and used a pick to lift my roots for more volume and fullness.

How To | Perm Rod Set With Flaxseed Gel.
I don't need to separate to separate the curls, but two times. Rolling the perm rods this way will automatically give lots of volume with this set. The curls are more elongated than the corkscrew set, but it does have less definition. This set tends to last 2-4 days because of the lack of definition my fine hair will keep.

However, I love the fullness this set gives!

The winner of HAIR WARS!
The Perm Rod Set: The Corkscrew Roll VS Regular Roll Is:

The Corkscrew Roll 

Check out more rod styles:

How To | Flexi Rod Natural Hair With Curls-R-Us Curl Definer

Natural hair says: don't give up on the perm rod set! Try different methods to see what your hair likes the best.

Always Desire Your Natural,

Christina J

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