Perm Rod Set On Natural Hair: 7 ideas to Inspire your Next Curly Look

The secret to perfect curls on natural hair - no heat required!

Have you been looking for a way to perfectly curl your natural hair with little or no heat? Then a perm rod set on natural hair on natural hair is the hairstyle you’ve been looking for! 

Perm rods are a plastic/foam tool that you can wrap around your hair and snap into place to achieve curls in your hair. The bigger the rods, the bigger your curls will be. The smaller the rod the tighter the curls will be. You can think of perm rods as bendable rollers! 

The best way to wear perm rods is by using a hair mousse/styling creme before rolling and securing your hair into the perm rods. Perm rods are so weightless that you can sleep in them overnight. Also, for the best results, you should keep your perm rods in overnight or for a few hours before taking them out! 

Are you sold on perm rods? Then check out these perm rod styles on natural hair to inspire your next curly look! 

1.  Teenie Weenie Perm Rods Look 

Teenie Weenie Afro
Show off your new growth with this gorgeous perm rods look. Photo by Honey Yanibel Minaya Cruz

Rocking your teenie fro? This is the time to show off some curls with a mini-perm rod set. For the sleekest look with TWA perm rods style, then try styling your edges with Emerge Edge Control.

2. Mini Perm Rods on Natural Hair

tight curly hair perm rods
Rock mini-perm rods to all your best occasions this season. Photo by Holly Pezant

 Want delicate-looking chic curls, then try this mini-perm rod look! This style is best for your formal occasions and is great for mid-length natural hair lengths. For the best results, try this on slightly damp hair, and wear your perm rods overnight. 

3. Shoulder Length  Perm Rods Look 

Curled 4c Hair
For soft, shiny curls try this look! Photo by Obi Onyeador

Medium rod shoulder length perm rods will give you the soft glam look of your dreams. Simply add a styling base like Dove Curls Defining Mousse for a glamorous finish! 

4. Accentuated Curls 

Curly highlighted afro hair
Accentuate your perm rods look with gorgeous highlights. Photo by Nick Owuor

If you have highlighted in your hair, perm rods are a gorgeous way to not only accentuate your curls but also enhance and show off your color. Small to medium-sized perm rods are the best way to highlight your color. 

5. Perm Rod Bangs on Natural Hair 

Girl with perm rods afro
Create bangs with your perm rods – no scissors required! Photo by Calicadoo

Love rocking afro bangs? Your look just got 10x cuter with perm rod bangs! This look is made achievable by sectioning a large portion of your afro to the front and placing the perm rods in that section. Then add perm rods to the rest of the hair. Use the Bed Head by TIGI Foxy Curls Mousse to help make the process smoother and faster. 

6. Bouncy Perm Rods

bouncy afro with movement
Add some oomph to your fro! Photo by Miguel Bruna

Loose, bouncy, perm rods can be achieved by sectioning your afro into smaller pieces and then adding more perm rods. For an even more relaxed look, try leaving your perm rods in for a shorter amount of time. 

7. Teased Perm Rods 

teased afro
Teased Perm Rod Hair creates the perfect relaxed look. Photo by Ivana Cajina

If you love the look of perm rods, but also want to stray away from the look of “perfectly” round curls, then you should try teasing your perm rods. Try this look by slightly combing out your perm rod curls to give it more of a relaxed look. Then use The Good Stuff Volumizing Hydration Foam to help restore any shine to your curls that teasing may have taken away. 

Will you be trying out perm rods on natural hair? We would love to see how you style them! Tag us @AllThingsHairUS for a chance to be featured. Also, for more natural hair inspo, subscribe to our newsletter below! 

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