Best Perm Rods Tutorials on Natural Hair

Best Perm Rods Tutorials on Natural Hair

Over the past few weeks I’ve developed a love affair with perm rods on natural hair.  For months I would see tons of pictures of gorgeous curly perm rod styles and wonder if I could achieve the look as well.  How hard could it be, I thought to myself.  I’ve always been the type of person determined to do something once I put my mind to it so, after watching a couple of videos I figured I would go ahead and attempt the style myself.  What did I have to lose right? If I didn’t like the results, I could just turn it into a super cute updo.  Thankfully…I was successful!  To help you achieve this fabulous look as well, here are the best perm rods tutorials on natural hair from a few natural hair vloggers.

1. First up…for all the tapered cut beauties here’s a video by Sadora Paris.  I love her videos.  Short, sweet and easy to follow.

2.  Up next a very detailed video by @NaturalHairStyling for medium length hair.

3. I love this tutorial by @ChroniCurls, she has a great view of the back of her head as she installs the perm rods.  Her method also includes two strand twisting each section as a way to ensure the roots are smooth and take down is easy…smart!

4. If you are wondering how to get the perfect look with longer hair, here’s a great video by Romance (@HeyCurlie) detailing her steps. The result: a perfect wand curl effect.

4. And last but not least….here’s a great tutorial by Janae Mason (@nae2curly) if you want to start your perm rods on straight, blown out hair.  Personally starting with dry hair is a bit easier to me but either way works well as you can see.

Hope these were helpful! Here’s a few pictures of my successful perm rod attempts.


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Charlene Walton
Charlene Walton

Charlene Walton McCraney is a Dallas beauty and lifestyle blogger. After years of styling her and several friends’ hair as a hobby, offering advice and tips, she decided to combine two of her favorite things…writing and talking about natural hair! was created to promote healthy hair care for women of all textures and has since evolved into other beauty and lifestyle topics. Charlene loves teaching other aspiring bloggers on how to take their passion and turn it into amazing content to provide value.

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