03-10-2013, 03:18 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Hi Tena, Thanks very much for responding! I'm also wondering if I could use some sort of setting lotion before I blow dry.
I looked on You tube and everyone I saw had either naturally straight or chemically relaxed hair. I didn't see anyone with curls using it, so I blow dried first. I'm really happy with the results, but only because I learned the trick from Mr. Dickey.
I had tried to use one of these hairsetters before and it was a mess. He said I was getting the foam too wet. I need to leave it on only a few seconds and knock it against the sink to remove any extra water that has condensed. Also he advised steaming the shield too. That produced great results!
I don't know how long this will last, which is an important question. Also, I can't imagine it will work in humid, high -dewpoint weather. The big advantage is that it isn't damaging to my hair.
When I blow dried first, before using the steam rollers, I was careful to use a low setting and then the steam isn't damaging at all. With regular rollers I have to dry them with the blow dryer on pretty high and the heat isn't good for my hair.
So I will use this in winter and go back to curls in spring/summer.
Please post back and let me know how it is working for you, if you decide to get it! If you have trouble, maybe I can give you some tips like Mr. Dickey gave to me.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Experimenting with cones & sulfates while the dews are high. Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
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