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ghazali 10-05-2007 10:36 AM

style/rollerset advice for 2b transition?
 
Hi everybody. :)
Thanks to the info on this forum, I've been transitioning from chemically straightened hair to my natural 2b-ish hair.

Someone suggested I do roller sets to "safely" (no heat) cover up the transition period, because right now half of it is straight & frizzy while the roots are wavy. Problem is, my hair is VERY thick. Very, very, very thick. So when I put rollers in them, I ended up looking like a poodle! It was just too ringlet-y and there was WAY too much volume at the top.

So here's my question: Is there any way to get a more natural, wavy look with roller sets? Or...does anyone have tips for an alternative style that I can use? :) I know about braids, but I can't braid to save my life--and my hair is in layers of different lengths, which makes it even harder to do. :(

Jodenyse 10-10-2007 07:21 PM

Try using larger rollers so the set wont come out as curly. Also try doing a saran wrap treatment. There are some great instructions on how to do it on www.healthytextures.com
Click on tuturials ( is that spelled right?) and it should be there.

mariag002 10-11-2007 07:08 AM

When I transitioned it was easy for me to rollerset to hide my two textures. I am a 3C and I would rollerset, dry with a bonnet hairdrier, then use the flatiron sparingly just to make my hair look decent. I have some picures in my Fotki, but you can also find videos on Youtube that will show you how to do a rollerset.

bbbecca 10-11-2007 09:25 PM

You're roots are wavy? Are you sure your hair is wavy? I think it would look good if you rollerset the ends the make ringlets, even though you said you wanted to avoid that. Do you have any pictures?

gauchecoast 11-13-2007 12:06 PM

i'm going through something similar... the bottom 3/4 of of my hair makes awkward, limp,stringy waves because i flat-ironed the hell out of it, but the top 1/4 is as curly as ever (3b). it looks bizarre. i've been experimenting with rollersets and my hair either doesnt hold the curl at all or becomes a ridiculous puffy mess. a curling iron is the only way my hair ends up looking decent, but heat styling was how i got myself into this mess in the first place, so... its frustrating. i'm going to keep experimenting and i PROMISE i will report back if anything works!


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