Roller Set Help?

Okay, I want to do a roller set on my hair for tommorow, I already have setting lotion and magnetic rollers but I'm wondering do I have to use heat? Can I just let it air dry?
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when i use the heat the setting lotion makes my hair alittle hard and has a better hold.

when its air dry i don't really feel the crunch in my hair and has a more natural hold.

i rather use the heat because when i don't my hair never seems to dry all the way and the hair never falls how i wanted.
3c/3b fine texture, normal density, high porosity

Shampoo: Devacare Low Poo, Devacare No Poo
Conditioner: Devacare One Conditioner
Leave-In: Devacare One Conditioner
Oil: Grapeseed Oil
Treatment: Coloful Protein Filler
Gel: Eco Styler Argan Oil
Whenever I do a roller set (on magnetic rollers, plastic rods, or the foam twistable rods) I always use some sort of product for hold. It helps my hair stay on the rollers and it keeps it from curling up and away from the rollers on its own. Plus it keeps the style longer once the rollers are removed.

When you say heat do you mean a blow dryer or a hood dryer? I always sit under a hooded dryer. I usually use the medium or low heat setting. The only time I've used the high setting was when I was in a rush. I've only tried letting air dry once and it was taking forever. There were parts of my hair that didn't really dry so I ended up sitting under a dryer anyway...

Here's another thread: How to do a rollerset?
mostly coarse texture, normal porosity... I think?
HG: Generic Matrix Biolage, KCCC, KCKT, CBSS WSHP
Okay, I want to do a roller set on my hair for tommorow, I already have setting lotion and magnetic rollers but I'm wondering do I have to use heat? Can I just let it air dry?
Originally Posted by multiracialcurls89
I have just started rollersetting, and I air dry. My hair's not that long so it only takes a little longer than drying with heat (about 2.5 hours). The smaller your parts are of course the shorter the drying time too..

Also I add a little bit of gel to my setting lotion and that helps with hold.
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
Hi there,

I like using mesh rollers for my roller set. Setting lotion seems to help resist reversion. I have my process listed on my webpage for how I do roller sets. I hope it can be of help to you:

http://www.long-healthy-hair-advisor...ural-hair.html
Naturally Curly - 3b/3c

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Hi there,

I like using mesh rollers for my roller set. Setting lotion seems to help resist reversion. I have my process listed on my webpage for how I do roller sets. I hope it can be of help to you:

http://www.long-healthy-hair-advisor...ural-hair.html
Originally Posted by hairenvy

your rollerset looks wonderful! do you find that using mesh rollers provides a different set than the hair magnetic rollers?
natural since 1998. trying to adapt to this midwest weather while still keeping it simple. current length: MBL (stretched)

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Hi there,

I like using mesh rollers for my roller set. Setting lotion seems to help resist reversion. I have my process listed on my webpage for how I do roller sets. I hope it can be of help to you:

http://www.long-healthy-hair-advisor...ural-hair.html
Originally Posted by hairenvy

So the mesh rollers don't cause any tangles or frizziness for you? I saw the pictures and it didn't seem as if they did.. but I'm not sure how they'd work on me. Right now I use the magnetic rollers and pin two rollers together with one pin.
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
Use extra large rollers ( the grey one from Sally's). I use heat along with lottabody setting lotion and carrot creme.
3c
Relaxer free since '96. TIGI Bed Head Control Freak Shampoo, TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls condish, Let's Jam Conditioning Gel Extra Hold, IC Tea Tree Instant Moisturizer, and African Royale hot six oil
Hi there,

I like using mesh rollers for my roller set. Setting lotion seems to help resist reversion. I have my process listed on my webpage for how I do roller sets. I hope it can be of help to you:

http://www.long-healthy-hair-advisor...ural-hair.html
Originally Posted by hairenvy

hairenvy - Your part down the middle method looks like it would be waaaaay easier than the traditional mohawk method. I'll have to try it once my bunning challenge is over It looks like it would make setting easier for any size roller. I also like the idea of rolling upward instead of under... Thanks for posting the link!
mostly coarse texture, normal porosity... I think?
HG: Generic Matrix Biolage, KCCC, KCKT, CBSS WSHP
I don't put any setting lotion or papers in my rollersets, but sometimes I will either air dry (sometimes it takes forever) or use the bonnet hair dryer.

You can secure the roller tightly with 2 long bobby pins if you don't have the paper. You should also make sure to buy the correct size for your length of hair. I follow up with the flatiron, but you don't have to.

You can get a "how to" video at this website:
http://healthytextures.typepad.com/
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

Hi there,

I like using mesh rollers for my roller set. Setting lotion seems to help resist reversion. I have my process listed on my webpage for how I do roller sets. I hope it can be of help to you:

http://www.long-healthy-hair-advisor...ural-hair.html
Originally Posted by hairenvy
Hairenvy, I'm a big fan of your website! You were such a big help and inspiration when I was transitioning
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

Hi! Thank you for the compliment.

I find the mesh rollers much easier to work with. I can get a better grip of my hair. With the magnetic rollers, my curly hair just won't stay smooth on them. I am willing to try again in the future though. Also, with the mesh, I can get the pins to go in tightly for a snug fitting set which helps with my roots getting somewhat straight.

Oh, the set seems pretty much the same. Sometimes I may get mesh roller marks but they disappear by the time I finish combing my hair out!

Hi there,

I like using mesh rollers for my roller set. Setting lotion seems to help resist reversion. I have my process listed on my webpage for how I do roller sets. I hope it can be of help to you:

http://www.long-healthy-hair-advisor...ural-hair.html
Originally Posted by hairenvy

your rollerset looks wonderful! do you find that using mesh rollers provides a different set than the hair magnetic rollers?
Originally Posted by curlymami
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www.Long-Healthy-Hair-Advisor.com

Last edited by hairenvy; 06-20-2008 at 04:05 PM. Reason: missed something
Hi there,

I definitely do not get any frizziness or tangles from using mesh rollers. I do not use the cloth mesh rollers. The ones I use are plastic like. In my pictures, the green part is plastic. So, no tangles! If magnetic rollers work for you then great! I wish I could figure them out!

Hi there,

I like using mesh rollers for my roller set. Setting lotion seems to help resist reversion. I have my process listed on my webpage for how I do roller sets. I hope it can be of help to you:

http://www.long-healthy-hair-advisor...ural-hair.html
Originally Posted by hairenvy

So the mesh rollers don't cause any tangles or frizziness for you? I saw the pictures and it didn't seem as if they did.. but I'm not sure how they'd work on me. Right now I use the magnetic rollers and pin two rollers together with one pin.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
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You're very welcome!

[QUOTE=natashamck;618456]

hairenvy - Your part down the middle method looks like it would be waaaaay easier than the traditional mohawk method. I'll have to try it once my bunning challenge is over It looks like it would make setting easier for any size roller. I also like the idea of rolling upward instead of under... Thanks for posting the link!
Originally Posted by hairenvy
Naturally Curly - 3b/3c

www.Long-Healthy-Hair-Advisor.com
Thank you muchly!

[QUOTE=mariag002;618528]

Hairenvy, I'm a big fan of your website! You were such a big help and inspiration when I was transitioning
Originally Posted by hairenvy
Naturally Curly - 3b/3c

www.Long-Healthy-Hair-Advisor.com
[QUOTE=hairenvy;618677]Thank you muchly!


Hairenvy, I'm a big fan of your website! You were such a big help and inspiration when I was transitioning
Originally Posted by hairenvy
Originally Posted by mariag002
Yep, you got another new fan here too.

I'll try your method this weekend as well.. rolling up means you roll the hair underneath the roller, then curl it upwards, instead of winding the hair over the top of the roller and rolling under? (hope that makes sense)

My hair just grazes the top of shoulders/bottom of nape area now when stretched, so I wonder how that would look on me.
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
Hi BekkaPoo - Yes, that's exactly how I roll up! It helps the roller sit on top of your roots and flatten them out! Good luck.
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Okay, I want to do a roller set on my hair for tommorow, I already have setting lotion and magnetic rollers but I'm wondering do I have to use heat? Can I just let it air dry?
Originally Posted by multiracialcurls89
What setting lotion are you using?
3c
Poo: KBB shampoo bar or Shikai moisturizing shampoo
CoWash: VO5 kiwi
Cond: Robert Craig, Tresemme Natural, or Fekkai Shea Butter
Leave in/Styling: Grapeseed oil, KBB milk, KCCC, and Aveda Confixor
Originally Posted by hairenvy

That is the best tutorial I've ever seen! And the pins are an excellent idea; I'd never seen those before. i can't wait to try it.

But I don't know which setting lotion works best. I have 3c longish hair. Any recs?
3c
Poo: KBB shampoo bar or Shikai moisturizing shampoo
CoWash: VO5 kiwi
Cond: Robert Craig, Tresemme Natural, or Fekkai Shea Butter
Leave in/Styling: Grapeseed oil, KBB milk, KCCC, and Aveda Confixor
Hi BekkaPoo - Yes, that's exactly how I roll up! It helps the roller sit on top of your roots and flatten them out! Good luck.
Originally Posted by hairenvy
I tried your way last week and got all confuzzled.. My hands don't know how to roll up yet, so I'll continue to roll under mohawk style til my hair gets a bit longer. But thanks for your advice so far. I have pics of my first rollerset in my fotki.
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)

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