Saturday night I blow dried my hair, fully intending to flat-iron it. By the time my hair was dry my arms were tired, my biceps burned and I was fresh out of patience. I ended up flat ironing one row before calling it quits.

Perm rod set with Entwine
After blow drying the first section (of four) with cool air

I wore my hair in a high fluffy blown out bun on Sunday but I wasn’t feeling the bun at all (didn’t even take a pic for y’all) so I set my hair on perm rods Sunday night.

Perm rod set with Entwine

Working row by row, I started off by lightly misting my hair with water. Next I applied half a dime size of Entwine Naturalle Couture Exotique Leave-In Hair Potion and then Entwine’s Creme Jelle Styler for a bit of hold (per row). I used the bigger blue perm rods in the back (12) and the smaller tan rods in the front (14). Oh, and before rolling my hair on the perm rods, I started a two strand twist to make it easier to separate the curls without causing frizz.

Perm rod set with Entwine

I’d yet to have success with perm rods so I sent up a hopeful prayer before bed and let my hair dry overnight. In the morning I unraveled the curls.

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After beaucoup separating of the curls and shaking my head around:

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Next time I’ll have to (1) dampen my hair a bit more and (2) roll the hair at top of my head tighter/smaller sections for more volume and more shape to my hair or (3) just use smaller rods in the back.


  1. Lovely! This looks great! Nice bouncy and shiny curls.
    I literally just tried my first full head perm rod set (on my own) on this TWA I’ve got here. * fingers are crossed for the results*

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      ? Thank you! I hope I’ll get similar results when I try on unstretched hair.

  2. The curls came out really well Jen!! Perm rods are probably the most difficult curls to hack, in my opinion.

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      Thank you Becca! They’re definitely finicky. On some sections it was a real struggle rolling upwards at the just right position to snap the perm rod close while keeping my hair taut at the roots.

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