The image of perms as rods and rods as perms is widely prevalent. We have all probably seen the scene of rods being wrapped around the head and made up once or twice in TV dramas or cartoons.
In this article, we will take a look at the history of rods and perms.
The prototype of the rod was found in B.C.
It is believed that the idea of “rods” may have already existed as early as B.C.
In Egypt, with its warm climate, the concept of “perms” is said to have existed as early as around 3000 BC. That is more than 5,000 years ago.
At that time, instead of rods, wood was wrapped around the hair. Since there were no hair dryers or special machines for perms at that time, it is said that people used this method to straighten their hair by exposing it to direct sunlight.
This “tree branch” is the prototype of today’s rods.
Today’s rods are diverse
Now, rods already had their original form 5,000 years ago, but as the years have passed, rods have naturally changed. Today, they are classified by “size.
Thin rods are about 0.9 cm in size and can make thin curls. They are sometimes described as “size 6. Next is what is called a medium rod. This is labeled “No. 12” and measures 1.45 cm. Finally, the thickest rod, which can make the largest curl. This has a diameter of 2.5 cm and is also referred to as size 14.
Basic Rod Usage
The finished result depends not only on the thickness of the rod, but also on “how” it is wrapped. Whether they are placed horizontally or vertically, whether they are twisted or braided….
Depending on these factors, even with the same length of hair and the same thickness of rod, the resulting perm will vary greatly.
The most common method is to use the rod horizontally. This creates gentle curves, so there are fewer likes and dislikes, and the result is more natural. If you want to create unique curls, we recommend twisting or braiding.
The prototype of the “rod” was completed more than 5,000 years ago, in 3000 BC. It is quite interesting to note that even after all these years, the basics of the concept have not changed at all.
Why don’t you try to create a perm of your choice while thinking of the women of that time?