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How To Do Rod Set On Natural Hair

How To Do Rod Set On Natural Hair

Hello Naturalisters, I will be sharing how to do a rod set on your natural hair for beautifully defined curls in this post.

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How To Do A Rod Set

What you’ll need:

 1. Spray bottle with your favorite leave-in and water mixed together 

 2. Oil or butter

 3. Gel or setting lotion

 4. Rollers (foam, perm, Flexi, magnetic, take your pick)

 5. Wide-tooth comb


 1. Working in sections and starting on dry hair, spray hair with leave-in mix until damp, and then apply oil or butter to hair 

 2. Detangle hair using a wide-tooth comb or your fingers. 

 3. Wrap ends of rollers around the hair, pull hair taut, and continue to roll hair up to the scalp. 

 4. Repeat until all sections are completed. If any section starts to get dry, spray with the leave-in mix. 

 5. Let dry completely

 6. When dry, take down the rollers and gently separate hair with fingers to create volume. DO NOT COMB!


 1. What makes this sleek is the technique, not the product. You will need to make sure the sections are small and your pulling hair taut when rolling

 2. The gel or setting lotion is optional, but if you use it, the style will last an extra day or two and resist frizz 

 3. If your hair is not completely dry when you undo the style, it will frizz. Depending on how damp your hair is and the rollers you use, it could take upwards of 24 hours. Feel free to sit under a dryer to speed up the process 

 4. To make the style last, just put it up in a ponytail, or if your hair is short, make small ponytails. Do not apply water. This will make the style frizz and shrink the hair. 

 5. Depending on the hair, you could get three days to over a week out of the style

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