3 Easy Steps For a Perm Rod Set
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The first time I transitioned from permed to natural hair, it went terribly. I just had no idea how to manage my natural hair, and my hair dresser didn’t really help either. I can still imagine the painful sessions of sitting through my hair being combed while very dry (and from root to end) — I can see you cringe at the thought of it too. I went back to perming my hair, and that’s when it really cut and I had enough. I decided to learn how to keep natural hair. Now I know better, and below is how you can transform dry, matted hair into fabulous curls by using a perm rod set, with help from my friends at Mizani Naturals and Turnstyles salon.
Understand your natural hair type and act accordingly
I probably had an idea that my hair type is 4C. However, it was very comforting to have Evelyn, a Mizani Naturals professional hair expert look at my hair and explain what I was dealing with. My hair was dry, porous, did not have elasticity (so it was easily breaking) and my scalp flaky.
Tip: My hair needed protein and moisture, so Evelyn used Mizani scalp care shampoo to exfoliate my scalp and also used the Mizani Moisture Replenish Shampoo to add moisture into my hair. The shampoo does not contain sulfates, paraben-free and mineral oil-free.
Treat your hair!
Since my hair was porous, Evelyn treated my hair with Mizani Intense Moisture replenish treatment and the Moisture Replenish Conditioner. After which, I sat under the dryer for 15 minutes to let all that goodness soak into my hair.
Tip: It is important to treat all hair strands, so my hair was divided and the treatment was massaged from roots to end, and then massaged into my scalp.
After rinsing off the conditioner, add some leave-in treatment to retain the moisture. Evelyn used Mizani Curl Defining Pudding as she set the perm set rods on my hair, and placed my under the dryer.
Curl it up.
Tip: Evelyn set my curls using Thermosmooth serum to maintain their bouncy-ness, and protect the hair from any thermal stress so that they look great for longer!
If you have any questions you would like to ask Evelyn, add them in the comments below.
Originally published at www.newafropolitan.com on September 14, 2017.