How to Make Jerry Curls on Short Natural Hair

  • By: BeautyAdept
  • Date: August 26, 2022
  • Time to read: 4 min.

When I was younger, my hair was thick and curly. I loved wearing it in big, bouncy jerry curls. But as I got older, my hair started to thin out and become more wavy than curly. I tried various products and techniques to bring back my curls, but nothing worked.

Then one day, I came across a tutorial on making jerry curls on short natural hair using perm rods. At first, I was skeptical. But after trying it out, I was amazed at how easy it was and how great the results were. My curls were bouncy and voluminous, just like they used to be.

What are jerry curls, and why are they so popular?

Jerry curls are named after the basketball player Jerry Stackhouse, who popularized the style in the early 2000s. The curls are created using perm rods to create a spiral curl pattern. This style is popular because it is easy to achieve and can be worn in various ways.

How to make jerry curls on short natural hair

If you have short natural hair, you can still get bouncy jerry curls by using perm rods.

Here are the steps:

Step 1: Section your hair into small parts.

Section your hair into small parts. You can divide it into four sections, eight sections, or however many sections you want.

Step 2: Wrap the perm rods around each section.

Wrap the perm rods around each section of hair, and smooth down the hair as you go. You may need a little styling product to help hold the curls in place.

Step 3: Leave the perm rods overnight (or for at least six hours).

Leave the perm rods overnight (or for at least six hours). This will give the curls time to form properly.

Step 4: Rinse and style as usual.

Rinse and style as usual. You can use a diffuser to help define the curls or air dry your hair.

You can achieve gorgeous jerry curls on short natural hair with just a few simple steps. Give it a try and see for yourself!

The benefits of using perm rods to curl your hair

The benefits of using perm rods to curl your hair are many. First, perm rods are a great way to achieve bouncy curls without heat. This is important for people with natural hair, as heat can damage and dry the hair.

Perm rods also help to define the curl pattern and add volume to the hair. The curls will last several days, depending on how you style them. And best of all, perm rods are affordable and easy to use.

How to style your curls once they’re done drying

Once your jerry curls are drying, you’ll need to style them. There are several ways to do this, depending on your preference.

If you want to keep the curls bouncy and voluminous, you can use a diffuser to help define them. You can also use a curling iron or wand to enhance the curl pattern. If you want more of a loose wave look, you can let your hair air dry.

Conclusion

I love my Jerry curls! They add so much bounce and volume to my short natural hair. I can achieve the look without heat, which is important for people with natural hair. Perm rods also help to define the curl pattern and add volume to the hair. The curls will last several days, depending on how you style them. And best of all, perm rods are affordable and easy to use.

FAQs about Making and Styling Jerry Curls

How do I section my hair for jerry curls?

To section your hair for jerry curls:

  1. Divide it into four parts.
  2. Clip the back sections out of the way and start at the nape of your neck, dividing the hair into one-inch sections.
  3. Wrap a perm rod around each section, and then smooth down the hair as you go.
  4. Repeat this process until all of your hair is curled. If you have long pieces at the front or crown of your head, you can either clip them up or wrap them around a perm rod.
  5. Leave the perm rods overnight (or for at least six hours), then rinse and style as usual.

What size perm rods should I use?

The size of the perm rods you should use will depend on the thickness and length of your hair. For short hair, use smaller rods, and for thicker or longer hair, use larger rods.

How long do I leave the perm rods in overnight?

You should leave the perm rods overnight for at least six hours. Overnight is the recommended amount of time to leave them in, but they can be left in for up to 12 hours.

Can I use a curling iron to style my jerry curls?

Yes, you can use a curling iron to style your jerry curls. Section your hair into small parts, and then wrap the perm rods around each section; smooth down the hair as you go. Leave the perm rods overnight (or for at least six hours), then rinse and style as usual. You can use a curling iron to create more defined curls if desired.

What kind of product should I use to seal in the curl pattern?

When you’re done styling your hair, use a good quality oil or butter to seal in the curl pattern. This will help keep your curls looking defined and bouncy for days. We recommend using either SheaMoisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie or Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Hair Butter.

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