I haven’t done a full perm rod set on my 4c natural hair since I was transitioning. Also, I’ve only done it on stretched blow dried hair. But since one of the “rules” for the #HealthyHair4Summer challenge is to minimize direct heat usage, I decided to forgo my “normal” routine of blowing my hair out before styling. I followed my regular wash day regimen:
- Shampooed with Kinky Curly Come Clean
- Oil Rinsed (read about oil rinsing) with KeraVada Super Ego Oil – this oil is amazing!!!
- Deep conditioned with TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask (review) using my Hot Head Deep Conditioning cap (review)
- Detangled with my Felicia Leatherwood brush (review) and twisted my hair in about 10 chunky twists before rinsing the conditioner
Once I rinsed the conditioner, I began to create the style. As you see in the video tutorial, I used KeraVada products to create this style. As usual, I followed the LOC method using the KevaVada Creme Brulee as my leave in, the KeraVada Super Ego Breakage/Shedding oil to seal and the HD High Definition Gel as the cream styler.
After layering these three products, I two strand twisted each section all the way to the end and then wound it around a perm rod in a corkscrew motion versus rolling it onto the rod. I sat under my hooded dryer for about twenty minutes then headed to bed.
The next morning I dipped my fingers into a bit more of the KeraVada oil to prevent frizz as I unrolled each section. I tugged on the end of each twist to cause the curl to naturally “open” and separated the curls for fullness. I was going to wear it down, but then…ya’ll…it’s hot. It’s officially summer and I realized I’d rather rock an updo so I pulled it up with a headband and a few giant bobby pins.
I’ll be presenting much more information on KeraVada when I share my full review on the line, but I have some absolute favorites already. I’ve been talking about wanting to incorporate Indian powders and Ayurvedic herbs into my hair regimen for years and even did it for a few wash days but honestly, I’m just too lazy to keep it up. Having a product line that does the work for me is like the best thing since sliced bread! Stay tuned for more on KeraVada products.
You can WIN the collection of KeraVada products when you join the #HealthyHair4Summer challenge by following @Longing4Length on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter and use the hashtag to share your summer hair care tips, styles, or anything else hair related.