First Rollerset: JAN 4TH
1) Pre-pooed with extra virgin olive oil with a plastic cap for 30 mins under the dryer
2) Washed with Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair shampoo and conditioned with the matching conditioner
3) Leave-in: I intended to apply my leave-in (Aphogee green tea keratin recon) to each section but I only applied it to the top and forgot to apply it anywhere else. SMH note to self don't do hair late at night. So this rollerset is basically on naked hair. While placing the rollers in my hair with a fine tooth comb, it wasn't as much manipulation as I thought it would be. There was barely had any shedding/breakage in the comb.
4) Sat under the dryer. After an hour my hair was almost dry! I did four ponytails (2 rollers on each) because I didn't have enough rollers. It was a bit damp in the sections where I did the ponytails. One thing I will say about this dryer is that it has 2 heat settings -- one setting is a bit too hot and the other is warm almost cool. I found myself switching between the two settings.
|FAIL -- My hair was damp after removing the rollers...I should have waited some more|
5) Results -- overall I am pleased with the softness from my very first rollerset but I know I can only get better with practice.
Second Rollerset: TODAY
1) Lightly detangle hair
2) Wash with Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair shampoo 2x
3) Aphogee 2 Minute Protein Treatment (for 5 mins in the shower) then Porosity Control for 1 min. Towel dry.
|Naked hair after washing and conditioning. You can see my hair is relaxed bone straight|
I did the mohawk method of putting the rollers in (one strip the width of a roller down the center of the head). I put in the rollers on the sides in a kind of hap-hazard fashion.
5) Sat under dryer for 1 hour 30 mins
6) Combed out curls. At this point my hair was very soft, flowy and bouncy. Not crunchy at all
7) I was planning to do the saran wrap method tomorrow but I figured since I'm blogging about it, might as well show it now :)
I wrapped my hair very tightly in saran wrap, and sat under the dryer for an additional 20 minutes.
8) Here are the final results. Not only is my hair bouncier and fuller, I used NO direct heat. Win win situation!
9) To maintain the look over the next week or two I plan to wrap my hair nightly and use a serum or moisturizer every couple of days (not every day). I may also experiment with flexi-rods and updo's closer to wash day. Even though I've only done a couple sets I can tell rollersetting is definitely for me!
Next set: I will definitely try using smaller rollers for the back and sides of my hair for some more curl definition. I really like the curl the yellow rollers gave, where as the purple gave more of just a "bump" at the ends.
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