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Hairstyle Files: My Holiday Perm Rod Set

Hey luvs ❤ ❤ !!! Hope you guys all enjoyed your holidays no matter if you got a break to spend with your loved ones or not and i hope you enjoyed all the goodies that holidays have to offer. My holidays were great especially spending it with my husband and kids while they were all on break for almost 3 weeks!!!!… We were going to go out but we decided to spend the whole break indoors together, but i still decided to get dolled up for both Christmas and the New Year holiday. It was so hard for me to decide on what to do with my hair because of my new big chop and color as i talked more about in a previous post here –>  “Big Chop #2“. Its like going natural all over again in so many ways because now i have color added so my hair doesnt react the same with certain products i used to use to achieve styles such as twist and bantu knot outs so im experimenting again and its fun but sometimes can get irritating if short on time and the style turns out to be a fail.

I decided that i haven’t done a rod set in a long time and i never did one on my shorter hair before when i big chopped for the first time back in 2011 so i figured why not see how it would turn out now.   I was so worried about how this was going to turn out mostly because i didn’t have much products to work with at the moment of time, but with confidence i proceeded and it came out wayy better than i could of imagined.

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I didn’t get a picture of me with the rollers in my head but here are the rollers,tools and the products that i used to achieve this style–> 

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 I kept my rods in for 1 whole day before i took it down because i wanted it to be completely dry so that it wouldn’t interrupt the curls to much or create to much frizz.  Here is two pics below of my hair after removing the rods and before i fluffed it out. —>

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As you can see it turned out great and super curly, i almost didnt want to take it down! After wearing it just like this for about 2 hours i decided i would style it and use an afro pick to fluff the roots and add some volume…..

 

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Rod Set Take Down

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I loved it so much that i decided to do it again for new years eve, but i think i need to get some rods that are a little bigger because it did take me forever with those tiny rods lol. I would love to try some flexi rods and see how that turn out!

DO YOU LOVE ROD SETS? WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH ROD SETS? WHAT PRODUCTS YOU USE? I’D LOVE TO HEAR ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE ON THIS TOPIC SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COMMENT BELOW!

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How do you prefer your man in your life to wear his hair if you’re a naturalista?

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Since I went natural I’ve been noticing a lot of interesting natural hair styles on men, some very normal, some very hot and some just off the charts crazy! I recently ran into the discussion on how women who wear their own hair naturally wavy, curly or kinky feel when it comes to their taste in men and mostly on how they prefer them to rock their hair and/or if they care if men would perm/texturize their hair, and a lot of women preferred for men to rock the natural look the most rather its long or short. This goes for people of all races and communities.

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What do I think?… Well I love my man to be natural just like me and this is true even before I became a naturalista myself because I just thought it was sexy, had nothing to do with it making him look more like a man or nothing homophobic either, it just was hot to me for a man to wear his natural hair the way it grown out his head rather it was kinky,curly or wavy, im also a huge lover of locs on men with hair rather its long or shorter length. However i do prefer for my man to rock his hair shorter or bald even.

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Im so into a clean look before a more rough look especially on my husband, he goes through his stages where he wants to grow it out to a mini fro then next thing I know he has a fade or if im lucky he will even wear it bald which to me he looks his best when he rocks the bald clean look vs anything else (even tho he really dont like it himself and prefer a faded cut) because i think it just adds some youth but at the same time its very mature looking and sexy. My husband at one time wanted locs but was scared of what it would look like when his hair started to thin out in the crown more so he changed his mind.

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At the end of the day, i support all hairstyles on men but when it comes to the the men in my life im a sucker for fresh clean styles even with locs i have seen men who wear them roughly and ive seen some who has worn them clean in a professional manner (but thats a whole other blog post for the future).

So, what about you.. Would you prefer your man to be natural just like you? Do you like your man to rock it long,short,braids,fro,loose or bald, or does it even matter to you? Please feel free to share in comments below about your choice,your thoughts,why and anything else you want to share on this topic!

 

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