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Old 11-17-2013, 01:05 PM   #1
 
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I love my 2b/2c curls but just to do something different as a one time thing, I am considering getting a perm rod set to get 3 or 4 type curls. Have any of you done that? If so, did you like the results?
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I wore a rod set for my wedding. My hair was very defined but also verrrry soft. I wanted to embrace and enhance my natural curls not disguise them as I'd done for 20+ years. I actually believe they'll look very nice on you. You can use different sizes to retain length or have tigher curls. I believe technique plays a big part in it as well. Give it a try.

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Old 11-18-2013, 12:16 AM   #3
 
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I wore a rod set for my wedding. My hair was very defined but also verrrry soft. I wanted to embrace and enhance my natural curls not disguise them as I'd done for 20+ years. I actually believe they'll look very nice on you. You can use different sizes to retain length or have tigher curls. I believe technique plays a big part in it as well. Give it a try.

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Good insight. I take it as a compliment that it would look good on me. Did you let yours air dry or go the hooded drier route? I'm a little leery of heat but the tricky thing is finding a day to let them air dry. I'm willing to try it but want as much info as I can.
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:01 PM   #4
 
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I think you have to experiment. Wet versus damp hair. Gel versus setting lotion or foam. The harder perm rods are hard to sleep in. I think it would look good on you though.
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Prior to my natural hair journey, I always sat under a hooded dryer. Now I just air dry. The heat smoothes the hair around the rod and gives it a more polished look. I also stay away from heat due some damage I've suffered. However, if you have a dryer, you could sit under for about 20 minutes on low heat to help speed the drying process. I've never heard of this causing a problem and hooded heat would be much better than blow dryer's direct heat or heat from a curling iron. Both methods look good to me (dryer vs air or a combo). If you use smaller rods, air will get into the hair easily and it shouldn't take as long to dry. However, if you have normal or high porosity, it shouldn't take that long to dry either.

And it was a compliment, I didn't know how you'd feel if I said it would look cute so I settled for "nice" lol

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Good insight. I take it as a compliment that it would look good on me. Did you let yours air dry or go the hooded drier route? I'm a little leery of heat but the tricky thing is finding a day to let them air dry. I'm willing to try it but want as much info as I can.


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Old 11-18-2013, 06:32 PM   #6
 
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Prior to my natural hair journey, I always sat under a hooded dryer. Now I just air dry. The heat smoothes the hair around the rod and gives it a more polished look. I also stay away from heat due some damage I've suffered. However, if you have a dryer, you could sit under for about 20 minutes on low heat to help speed the drying process. I've never heard of this causing a problem and hooded heat would be much better than blow dryer's direct heat or heat from a curling iron. Both methods look good to me (dryer vs air or a combo). If you use smaller rods, air will get into the hair easily and it shouldn't take as long to dry. However, if you have normal or high porosity, it shouldn't take that long to dry either.

And it was a compliment, I didn't know how you'd feel if I said it would look cute so I settled for "nice" lol

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I wore a rod set for my wedding. My hair was very defined but also verrrry soft. I wanted to embrace and enhance my natural curls not disguise them as I'd done for 20+ years. I actually believe they'll look very nice on you. You can use different sizes to retain length or have tigher curls. I believe technique plays a big part in it as well. Give it a try.

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Good insight. I take it as a compliment that it would look good on me. Did you let yours air dry or go the hooded drier route? I'm a little leery of heat but the tricky thing is finding a day to let them air dry. I'm willing to try it but want as much info as I can.


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This is why I was suggesting experimenting. I'm low porosity and expecting my wet hair to air dry overnight completely is a pipe dream. I do better starting on damp, not soaking wet hair and then sitting under hooded dryer for part of the time.
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I agree. I have low porosity hair as well, but if I finish my hair by 7 p.m, it will be dry by the time I get ready to head out to work the next day. The products will also play a part in how long it takes to dry.

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Prior to my natural hair journey, I always sat under a hooded dryer. Now I just air dry. The heat smoothes the hair around the rod and gives it a more polished look. I also stay away from heat due some damage I've suffered. However, if you have a dryer, you could sit under for about 20 minutes on low heat to help speed the drying process. I've never heard of this causing a problem and hooded heat would be much better than blow dryer's direct heat or heat from a curling iron. Both methods look good to me (dryer vs air or a combo). If you use smaller rods, air will get into the hair easily and it shouldn't take as long to dry. However, if you have normal or high porosity, it shouldn't take that long to dry either.

And it was a compliment, I didn't know how you'd feel if I said it would look cute so I settled for "nice" lol

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Good insight. I take it as a compliment that it would look good on me. Did you let yours air dry or go the hooded drier route? I'm a little leery of heat but the tricky thing is finding a day to let them air dry. I'm willing to try it but want as much info as I can.


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This is why I was suggesting experimenting. I'm low porosity and expecting my wet hair to air dry overnight completely is a pipe dream. I do better starting on damp, not soaking wet hair and then sitting under hooded dryer for part of the time.


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Prior to my natural hair journey, I always sat under a hooded dryer. Now I just air dry. The heat smoothes the hair around the rod and gives it a more polished look. I also stay away from heat due some damage I've suffered. However, if you have a dryer, you could sit under for about 20 minutes on low heat to help speed the drying process. I've never heard of this causing a problem and hooded heat would be much better than blow dryer's direct heat or heat from a curling iron. Both methods look good to me (dryer vs air or a combo). If you use smaller rods, air will get into the hair easily and it shouldn't take as long to dry. However, if you have normal or high porosity, it shouldn't take that long to dry either.

And it was a compliment, I didn't know how you'd feel if I said it would look cute so I settled for "nice" lol

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I wore a rod set for my wedding. My hair was very defined but also verrrry soft. I wanted to embrace and enhance my natural curls not disguise them as I'd done for 20+ years. I actually believe they'll look very nice on you. You can use different sizes to retain length or have tigher curls. I believe technique plays a big part in it as well. Give it a try.

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Good insight. I take it as a compliment that it would look good on me. Did you let yours air dry or go the hooded drier route? I'm a little leery of heat but the tricky thing is finding a day to let them air dry. I'm willing to try it but want as much info as I can.


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The word "cute" wouldn't have bothered me at all. I'm beyond caring about that. In fact, I would have taken "cute" as even more of a compliment. I may just do it.
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Chanting: do it! Do it! Do it!

Plus if you don't like it, you can always wash it out.

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Prior to my natural hair journey, I always sat under a hooded dryer. Now I just air dry. The heat smoothes the hair around the rod and gives it a more polished look. I also stay away from heat due some damage I've suffered. However, if you have a dryer, you could sit under for about 20 minutes on low heat to help speed the drying process. I've never heard of this causing a problem and hooded heat would be much better than blow dryer's direct heat or heat from a curling iron. Both methods look good to me (dryer vs air or a combo). If you use smaller rods, air will get into the hair easily and it shouldn't take as long to dry. However, if you have normal or high porosity, it shouldn't take that long to dry either.

And it was a compliment, I didn't know how you'd feel if I said it would look cute so I settled for "nice" lol

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Good insight. I take it as a compliment that it would look good on me. Did you let yours air dry or go the hooded drier route? I'm a little leery of heat but the tricky thing is finding a day to let them air dry. I'm willing to try it but want as much info as I can.


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The word "cute" wouldn't have bothered me at all. I'm beyond caring about that. In fact, I would have taken "cute" as even more of a compliment. I may just do it.


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Great point that I never thought of. I feel better about doing it already. If I ever do it, I'll post pictures both with the perm rods in my hair and after. BTW, just saw the pictures you posted. I say, "Wowza! I love your curls!"


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Plus if you don't like it, you can always wash it out.

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Prior to my natural hair journey, I always sat under a hooded dryer. Now I just air dry. The heat smoothes the hair around the rod and gives it a more polished look. I also stay away from heat due some damage I've suffered. However, if you have a dryer, you could sit under for about 20 minutes on low heat to help speed the drying process. I've never heard of this causing a problem and hooded heat would be much better than blow dryer's direct heat or heat from a curling iron. Both methods look good to me (dryer vs air or a combo). If you use smaller rods, air will get into the hair easily and it shouldn't take as long to dry. However, if you have normal or high porosity, it shouldn't take that long to dry either.

And it was a compliment, I didn't know how you'd feel if I said it would look cute so I settled for "nice" lol





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The word "cute" wouldn't have bothered me at all. I'm beyond caring about that. In fact, I would have taken "cute" as even more of a compliment. I may just do it.


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Thanks and do it! I bet they'll look great.

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Great point that I never thought of. I feel better about doing it already. If I ever do it, I'll post pictures both with the perm rods in my hair and after. BTW, just saw the pictures you posted. I say, "Wowza! I love your curls!"


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The word "cute" wouldn't have bothered me at all. I'm beyond caring about that. In fact, I would have taken "cute" as even more of a compliment. I may just do it.


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I'm curious to try this. Where do you buy the rods? Are they available in drugstores? I don't think I've seen them.
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Thanks and do it! I bet they'll look great.

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Great point that I never thought of. I feel better about doing it already. If I ever do it, I'll post pictures both with the perm rods in my hair and after. BTW, just saw the pictures you posted. I say, "Wowza! I love your curls!"


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Plus if you don't like it, you can always wash it out.





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Curlypearl, I haven't seen them in drugstores. Nichelej05, I would definitely need someone to do it for me since I have nerve damage in my arm I wouldn't have the dexterity to do it myself. Plus, I'd want the curls separated too. I like that you said I can wash it out if I don't like it. Makes it sound like a "no lose" decision. Plus for some reason, I always wondered what it was like having perm rods in my hair.
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Bobby, thanks for responding. I guess I can get them through Amazon. I need more energy to do that though (LOL).

Have a good one!
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I'm curious to try this. Where do you buy the rods? Are they available in drugstores? I don't think I've seen them.
I buy them at Sally's. Some mom and pop bss have them cheaper but I find those are cheaply made and break easily.
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I'm curious to try this. Where do you buy the rods? Are they available in drugstores? I don't think I've seen them.
I buy them at Sally's. Some mom and pop bss have them cheaper but I find those are cheaply made and break easily.
Have you done rod sets on your hair? If so, how often?
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Thanks, Adthomas! If I use them on my high porosity 2c/3a hair, and I use a diffuser, about how long do you think it would take them to dry? If it's going to be a 3-4 hour ordeal, I won't go for it.
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