Friday, November 12, 2010 - Nisus

Roller Set for the Week

It's getting cold outside!!  In some places, it's already snowing! Not here in DC, BUT I figured I'd better get ready with some winter styles.  When my hair was longer I loathed even thinking about attempting straight or stretched styles- all the rolling and drying time = blegh.  So I figured on my shorter hair I'd be more free again...  NOT.  I guess too much time has passed and I'd forgotten what the real deal is, but it took FOREVER and a day for my hair to dry in this darn roller set.  Maybe I was feeling too ambitious using the large rollers, or maybe my hooded dryer from last Christmas is underpowered (but I dunno- that sucker gets hot!)

I used Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Smooth-n-Hold Pudding to try something different.  I smoothed freshly washed hair with that and my Denman brush.  Then I sat.  FOR THREE HOURS under my dryer.  Mind you I had two false starts when I told myself "there is no way on earth its still damp now..." and it was damp.  Maybe it was the smooth and hold pudding...  I dunno.

One thing is certain.  I won't use it again (maybe do a roller set at all again!).  I had flakes when it dried :-(
  
 
 
  
Since it was late at night by now, and I wasn't sure if I could wrap it and sit under the dryer again, I decided instead to set it on the largest rollers I had for bed.
 

And ta-da!  The next day was a good day. I used my dry denman to brush the flakes out and used a silicone hair polisher serum for shine and some castor oil on my fingers while I pulled curls apart and shaped it:
 
 
 
 

And here it is at the end of the week.  It had gotten frizzy, I had never wrapped it, and the perfumey banana smell of the pudding had morphed into a greasy dirty hair smell.  So it was over.  4 days out of it. This is a flat twist on the side with a half out huge bang and a bun in back. The following day I gathered the bang into a swoosh, then I washed it the next.  Love my curls!  Natural curl pattern takes the win on this whole experiment.
 
 
Now I just need to figure out how too keep this dash of red in my hair for the winter.  Now I love it!

15 comments:

April K said...

OMG your hair came out really good! the 1 and only time i had a roller set was for my highschool prom. you have inspired me to purchase rollers to do my own roller set!

LaNeshe said...

Your hair looked so good all the days.

miisskeciia said...

cute! =)

AlongCameStacey said...

Looks great. I might try a rollerset soon. I say just put in another rinse if the red fades!

nappy headed black girl said...

Lawd, you are doin' it with curls! I love the combination of juicy hair and beautiful color. Well done.

Lori said...

I love the look. And you have my orange rollers. :~} I just did a roller set last Monday, using Jane Carter's Wrap and Roll. It came out great. I couldn't believe how straight it was (but curly). Lasted all week. But I prefer my curls too. Can't wait to see more of your winter styling options. *I've been practicing my flat twists after visiting your blog and I'm getting better!

Anonymous said...

yeah...u might want to ditch that product for a roller set...takes too log to dry.
Dry using wrap & roll foam or even aloe vera gel. dries quicker

thetiffany said...

very nice. how i wish i had the patience for a rollerset~

ME said...

I like it,looks soft! Have you tried a lighter setting lotion, like lotta body?

CurlyChronicles said...

oooo pretty! I just did a roller set after not doing one for quite some time..it came out really nice. The foam flexi rollers are best in my opinion! And anything pudding like or gel like takes soooo long to dry..such a waste if you take it down early! I used a mix of oils and shea butter with aloe vera gel and use a really tiny amount on each section and it worked out nicely! :)

Nisus said...

Thanks everyone! I definitely have to go back to the foams and setting lotions before I decide on this for a winter style. I'd kinda forgotten about them. I have lottabody and a few foams I've dabbled in from a long time ago. I have Giovanni sunset styling lotion too. Aloe vera gel! That's a great idea @Anonymous and @CurlyChronicles! I feel using a gel or something sticky really helps on the ends. Now I'm tempted to try this again this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Too fresh.

Anonymous said...

Pretty!

Amaralice said...

LOve that you have pictures with the jumbo flexi rods. I've only tried the narrow ones. You make me wanna Supersize!

Missy said...

your hair looked so healthy and pretty after your rollersett.
i like ur natural curl better, also.

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