wet setting curly hair

has anyone styled their hair via wet-set/rollers versus air drying/diffusing? i'd love to get advice on how to do this. i've searched up and down the internet and found very few resources and/or books about it.
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Do you mean like this:

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Well if thats what you mean than I remember getting my hair set in rollers when I use to go get my hair blowdryed at the salon. What my stylist would do is wash my hair de-tangle it and start at the very top (while hair is still very wet) section it off and put it in the roller and secure it with a bobby pin or clip tight. She would go all the way down sort of like a mohawk and than do the sides. Hope that made any sence to you!

When you let the rollers completely dry your hair comes out very soft and like big chunky curls
one day at a time..
yup, do it all the time.
the result is FANTASTIC. you just need some tools:

- LARGE plastic rollers and clips. the kind you can secure tightly. NOT velcro. NOT bendies. NOT flimsy things.
- ideally, a hair setter or a plastic bonnet equivalent. or the patience to go at it with a hairdryer.
- products that you know work for you hair.

for a wet set, i use less 'hold' products than i would if i were regularly diffusing my hair dry. the tightness and heat will get rid of the frizz alone, you just need something to weigh it and smooth a bit. I use sebastian 9 potion. put it through your hair comb and comb to ensure saturated.

put the rollers in your hair TIGHTLY to ensure your roots won't curl up oddly. Sit under the bonnet for 45minutes for hair a few inches past your shoulder. Longer for longer - shorter for shorter. DO NOT TAKE THE ROLLERS OUT UNTIL YOUR HAIR IS DRY DRY DRY. Cheating this step will only cost you time and not let the curls last as long.

When done, take out rollers and run your fingers through the roots, zig-zagging to get rid of the indentations between where the rollers were to make it look more natural.

spray if necessary, but i don't. lasts longer without in my opinion, and feels soft and natural.

sleep with all of your hair piled up in a VERY HIGH pony with a soft scrunchie.


best of luck
Great advice! Thanks!
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I rollerset my hair at least once or twice a month. It's a perfect way to achieve a straighter look without the blowdrying. I shampoo, set on large magnetic rollers (the purple ones). I use Lottabody setting lotion. Next, I sit under the dryer until my hair is completely dry. Once I take down the rollers, I have smooth, bouncy curls. If I want less curls, I'sometimes use my Maxiglide to straighten my hair a little. Then, I wrap my hair around my head and tie a silk scarf on before bed. The next morning I unwrap and the result is a nice straight look with just the right amount of body (my curls never seem to really go away.)

Try it -- you'l love the results.
I haven't wet set my hair in years. I am inspired to do it now!

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Completely cracking up because this is how my mom did her hair in the 60s and 70s. She tried to do my hair that way too but I put up quite the fight. Hate those rollers!

Later she made the switcheroo to a curling iron which was much less bother and actually worked better for her.

The key to success for her was Aquanet and lots of it.. Otherwise in the midwestern humidity, it all went poofy.

For her and my hair at least, the whole roller thing didn't work too well.
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I roller set my hair all the time and love it. I section my hair into about 11 ponytails and roll each one. I do the ponytails because it's easier to roll for curly hair and it gets the roots straight. If I want a straight look I just wrap my hair after I set it and it's straight with tons of body. I have loads of pics in my fotki and list the steps I take and products I use.
http://public.fotki.com/Pokahontas/
I roller set my hair all the time and love it. I section my hair into about 11 ponytails and roll each one. I do the ponytails because it's easier to roll for curly hair and it gets the roots straight.
Originally Posted by Pokahontas
That's a very interesting technique! What do you use? The tiny rubber bands?
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I roller set my hair all the time and love it. I section my hair into about 11 ponytails and roll each one. I do the ponytails because it's easier to roll for curly hair and it gets the roots straight.
Originally Posted by Pokahontas
That's a very interesting technique! What do you use? The tiny rubber bands?
Originally Posted by mandyv
Yes. It works very well.
http://public.fotki.com/Pokahontas/

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