Step 1 1
The first thing you want to do is wash your hair. I recommend washing with a sulfate-free shampoo that's going to gently cleanse your curls without causing any frizz. I love DevaCurl No-Poo Cleanser ($29).
Step 2 2
Use a conditioner that's going to deeply hydrate your hair and make it easier to detangle. I'm obsessed with Mixed Chicks Detangling Deep Conditioner ($11). It detangles so well, I don't even need to use a comb.
Step 3 3
After rinsing the conditioner, apply a curl cream or leave-in conditioner instead of gel or mousse. This will help you get soft, polished curls. I used Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner ($23).
Step 5 5
Keep the rods in overnight and in the morning gently take them out. Separate curls with your fingers to get a defined and natural look. I like to add a little bit of coconut oil to the ends to give it some shine. Try Organix's Nourishing Coconut Oil Weightless Hydrating Oil Mist ($7). It includes a combination of coconut oil and bamboo extract that leaves hair super soft and healthy-looking.