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h2wQueen 04-28-2013 06:30 PM

So I need Ideas Just In Case
Okay ladies here is the situation...LOL.

I am roller setting my hair for the first time in years. I am under the dryer as i type. I like to think I did an okay job, buuuutttt just in case...what do i do if it doesn't turn out...Ideas. I have a 6am flight meaning i have to get up at 3am and be out of the door quickly. I am thinking i should take a few rollers out tonight to check it once's it's dry? My goal was to stretch my hair out..not really to have it completely straight but mostly straight. I figure later in the week while on the road i can do a twist and curl on it that will last several days.

BUT again, what are some ideas for tonight...

curlypearl 04-28-2013 06:57 PM

Hi h2wQueen, I have been doing roller sets during the cooler weather.

The thing I have noticed is that first of all your hair MUST be totally dry before you remove the rollers otherwise it will frizz into an awful mess. Also, when you first take out the rollers it is likely to be extremely poufy and at first you may freak out, but take heart. Eventually it settles down. Usually my second day is a lot better than my first and 3-4-5 are great also.

If you used a lot of setting lotion the pouf will look like a volcano! I use much less when I do my hair this way than when I do it curly. You want to contain the pouf, not encourage too much volume. This style creates enormous volume (at least on me).

It may help to settle the pouf by winding a scarf tightly around your head for about ten minutes. Do the reverse of what we do for the curly look, meaning it is good to keep smoothing and touching it and brushing and in particular, combing through it. The idea is to get it to become smooth and sleek. I also use VO-5 conditioning cream on it once it is dry, or an antihumectant like Aveda Brilliant. Hairspray might work also.

I'm very interested to know how it works out for you. If it is done correctly, it can look really pretty, soft and elegant. Please post back and best of luck!

Reeky 04-29-2013 01:39 AM

this was me a week ago, took em out when my hair was not fully dry..i tried to tension blow dry it, then bantu knotted it overnight which was cute for a day but..

it ended up in a bun, as usual.

scrills 05-01-2013 11:34 AM

How did it turn out?

I was going to suggest different styling methods - Headband, twisting one side, pulling the curls if they are too tight, etc

h2wQueen 05-05-2013 01:18 PM

The Result
The result was mixed. It achieved the goal of stretching without blowdrying. I wasn't smooth at the roots. Also I probably should use another setting lotion because it was a little too hard..I just kept it all back in curly puffish thing last week. So this week I am going to do a twist set using some design essentials stuff I've got in here. Going to do medium size twist then band them and sit under the dryer to dry then stretched. Then I'll take them loose for the twist out.

Wish me luck. Half the fun is the experimentation.

h2wQueen 05-14-2013 11:17 PM

Result on Twist Out
It was not good and this is primarily due to the product used. it caked on my hair and turned white by the next day. I aws very dissapointed. I was also very dry. I used the Design Essentials Natural twisting creme...epic mistake. Wont do that again. Also i am not sure the banding was succesful. Gonna give it another shot without banding but maybe using clips to stretch the hair down.

scrills 05-16-2013 11:07 AM

What rollers are you using? Are you using the longer ones?

h2wQueen 05-20-2013 09:25 AM

I used the normal magnetic pink (and the larger yellow) rollers with the clasp.

scrills 05-20-2013 01:22 PM

I wonder is longer rollers would serve you purpose better. that way you can wind your hair down the roller.

Have you tried perm rods or flex rollers

h2wQueen 05-21-2013 10:32 PM

I haven't tried them for a wet to dry roller set. I might have to. I've had it done at the hair dresser before, but not tried myself, but i am considering.

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