Recently, I have tried my hand at roller setting my hair again and I absolutely love it. This was a staple style for me when I was transitioning because it was a way to blend my roots with the straight ends. I'm not a huge fan of sitting under the dryer though so I stopped doing it so often and only pulled the rollers out for special occasions. Since I've been reviewing the whole flat iron thing I realized that using direct heat on my hair is actually doing more harm than good. I can get smooth results with the rollers and save my hair the damage from straightening with heat.
There was still one thing though. Whenever I did a roller set it took forever in a day to get all of the rollers in and I would end up with puffy roots. Well, there's a little cheat called the, "Ponytail Roller Set," where you use ponytail sections to smooth the roots. I still sectioned my hair with the mohawk down the middle and two side sections. So there were 4 ponytails down the middle and 3 on either side. I used mini Ouchless bands which worked well because they slid out pretty easily. Then I only had to use two large rollers per ponytail. I was so happy that it took a lot less time to get all of the rollers in and even more so that I could actually comb through my roots. That night I even did my very first successful Saran Wrap/Silk Wrap. This is when you wrap the hair after the roller set to smooth it for a more straight look. My results were so nice that I've decided, from now on, I'm going to use my rollers when I want to wear it straight. I'm okay with using the flat iron on my roots every once in awhile but there really is no need to put that kind of stress on my ends each time. Here are some pics of how it turned out.
|Back and Side|
|Roots turned out smooth|
|The setting lotion I used|
|Results from the Saran Wrap/Silk Wrap|