Beanie and Beads Hairstyle and Update

Hey my naturals!
It has been a week since I first installed my beaded mini-twists. I have enjoyed having the beads in, but I'm getting bored with them. Plus, I do not want to keep the elastic bands in my hair for a long time. My method of spraying my hair and beaded ends with water mixed with oil has kept my hair from drying out. After I remove the beads, I will be washing my twists and using Cold Wave/ Perm Rods to curl my hair. This time, I'm going to try using the Cantu Curl Activator to set my curls, instead of using the Motions Wrap lotion.

What product do you use on your hair for your rod sets?