Once I decided to go Natural, I considered how long I should go before doing the Big Chop. At only 3 months post relaxer, I was certain that I wanted to grow my natural texture out a lot more before this step. Normally I wore my hair straight but I was beginning to see how damaging all of the heat was. The next best thing was Rollersetting.
My Hood Dryer
I personally had never Rollerset my hair before. I had seen it done in the salon but that was about it. From what I could see on YouTube, there were a lot of ladies who did it each week instead of using flatirons and blowdryers. I also kept hearing about how handy it was to have a hooded dryer at home for this style and to do deep treatments. I figured I would give it a go.
I went to my local Sally's beauty supply and purchased the Ion hooded dryer with multiple heat settings for about $40. When I got home, my husband thought I had gone mad. I explained that it was an investment and that I would get a lot of use out of it.
My Curly Fro
As for the rollersetting, I really didn't know how it would turn out but it was worth a try. I watched plenty of videos before going for it. I used the small grey perm rods so that the two textures of my hair would blend together better. The end result was a cute and curly little afro. The style often lasted a whole week which meant less stress on my hair.
It's almost 2 years later and I still rollerset my hair. I didn't realize it then but it's a technique that can also be used on Natural hair. I'm glad that I learned how to do it during my transitioning phase because now it's one of my staple styles.