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!