Wednesday, September 24, 2014

[Hairstyle] Perm Rod | #WashDayExperience


This week's #washdayexperience is all about smooth and sleek roller sets! I bet you're thinking..."what-the-whaty KLP don't do roller sets!" And...well, you're right. I don't. #1 I suck at them. I know and understand my limitations. #2 The thought of sitting under the dryer forever and a day makes me want to bang my head up against a wall. #3 I'm about half way unpacked---but I've yet to find my hooded dryer anyway. I think that's a sign. Anywhos, since last week's perm rod set was pretty successful, I gave it another try. Here's how it went:




  1. Extreme deep condition- I fully detangled my hair then applied Matrix Biolage Hydrasource Conditioner to my roots and Joico K-Pak Revitaluxe to my ends. Then I massaged my stands with extra virgin coconut oil, covered with a plastic cap and let sit for a few hours.
  2. Tea Rinse- using 2 green tea bags steeped in 2 cups of water + 2 tbsp of glycerin.
  3. Smoothing Treatment- with a large dollop of Matrix Biolage Detangling Solution.
  4. Air Dried- I applied a bit of Chi Silk Infusion to 80-85% wrapped in a cotton t-shirt.
  5. Leave ins-I used Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner to moisturize, extra virgin coconut oil to seal, then set my hair on about 20 orange perm rods and left in overnight

The Method Behind the Madness:
Protein Layering-
I love protein layering because it gives my ends a boost of strength and my roots a slap of moisture. I'd gotten away from protein layering for a few weeks now, but I noticed more breakage than I was comfortable with over the last week. So, fingers crossed that this wash day nipped it in the bud. I do kinda wonder if this is my hair's way of saying that I need to pick a texture and roll with it. I mean is it even realistic to be able to prevent major breakage at the line of demarcation for 64 weeks and counting? Hmmm....

 
My Perm Rod Sets-
I loved my perm rod set last week, but this one is even better! I did a couple of things differently and broke a bunch of the setting rules in the process. First, I set on damp hair instead of soaking wet hair. Look y'all---my hair hates wet detangling. I know, I know, I know---to get the smoothest longest lasting results you should totally set your hair soaking wet. *Kanye shrug* I just can't get with it. I want smooth hair but not at the cost of crazy breakage. Second, I used my usual creamy leave in. You're supposed to go with a lighter leave in for happy bouncing curls but...see what had happened was. Well. I don't have an excuse for this. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE Jessicurl Too Shea. So I used it very sparingly. Third, I still sealed. Last week, I noticed that my hair didn't retain it's wash day moisture for as long as it usually does. I think that sealing will resolve that. Even with breaking all the dang on rules, I was able to get frizz free smooth curls with stretched roots. Hmph. It just goes to show that you have to do what you think is best for your hair. Plus, some rules are meant to be broken. I totally forgot to use my Good Hair Is...Resilient Styling Foam *Argh* to give the curls a little more hold. I guess that there's always next time!


Too bad when I woke up this morning it was raining. #epicfail. I threw on a hat and kept it moving. In a few hours, I'm sure that I'll look like a wet poodle. Sometimes I'm convinced that the universe is out to get my hair! 

How did your #washdayexperience treat you?
Besitos!
KLP





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22 comments:

  1. Your hair looks great. Your curls are fantastic. I need to get better about planning my styles instead of just going with whatever is most convenient. You were right about the It's a 10 too, hair feels much softer without the Keratin version.

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    1. At least you can go with the flow, if I don't plan my wash days out---I usually have a major fail.

      I'm so glad that you like the regular It's A 10. I got a free bottle of the Keratin version during a Ulta sale and I'm so afraid to use it!

      Thanks for stopping by chica!

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  2. Ah, mother nature! I love your curls though....very lovely.

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    1. Thanks Nerline. I should probably check the weather report first huh? LOL.

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    1. You're too sweet Yemi! Thank you so much!

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  4. From your pictures, once you separate the curls you can't even tell your a million weeks post, haha. Perm rods seem like a great technique to stretch your roots out.
    And you are rocking that outfit, you seem to be prepared for the fall season!

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    1. I definitely got the tension right this week with my set. My roots are definitely better stretched. Most folks tell you to wrap from your ends up to your roots. Instead, I rolled from my roots down to my ends. In the back, I double strand twisted each section before I rolled it on the rod to get a fuller set with half the rods and separating time. I'm going to keep practicing for sure because these curls are sooo cute! Next on the agenda---Making them last longer and cutting down my installation time. 1 1/2 hours is no bueno!

      Thanks for the compliment on the outfit. Everything is better with sparkles! (The top is J. Lo for Kohls and I swiped the black fedora from my hubby. Shhh! Don't tell him!

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  5. I'm so glad to see how you set your hair. I love your results. They look so soft and bouncy. Please come and do mine lol

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    1. Yay! And THANK YOU for reminding me to take pictures. After I have more practice, I'll share the pattern that I set the curls in. I didn't realize it the first time that I used perm rods, but it totally worked out better this time.

      Girl...I could use a vacay to the islands....Don't tempt me!

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    1. Inspired by YOU! Now I'm a perm rod fanatic!

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  7. Those perm rod sets! Your hair looks beautiful :). How long do the curls last? Assuming the weather does not misbehave :) ?

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    1. This week---they barely lasted through the day. (I forgot to use my Good Hair Is Resilient Styling Foam for a longer lasting hold.) Plus it was like 1000% humidity. My hair + curls + humidity = #fail. Ha-ha!

      Last week my curls lasted for about 3 days before they completely fell. I wore them out the first day, half up the second day, and then in a high pony for the rest of the week.

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  8. You hair always looks so beautiful KLP x

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    1. Awww...thanks Lesley! You're too kind!

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  9. Your CURLS are AMAZING. The universe has a sense of humor although it doesn't make me laugh. Great post, great look, rock on with that hat...you know I love hats. It's cooling off so hat season is coming.

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    1. It's ALWAYS hat season in my world! My hubby hates it when I steal his hats but I swear that they look better on me...Kinda...lol!

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  10. Your hair turned out amazing!
    *Besos*
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    1. Thanks chica! It was a labor of love! I just need to get the installation time down! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. these girls came out so perfect.
    and with no heat!
    i'm in awe!

    :)
    vanessa

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    1. Not one ounce of heat! I bet that perm rod curls would look amazing on you! Do you think that you'd try them?

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